Professor of Practice

Education:Judy Giordan
BS, Rutgers University College of Agriculture and Environmental Science (1975)
PhD, University of Maryland (1980)
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Frankfurt (1980-81)

Alexander von Humboldt Alumni Networking Award (2015)
Henry Whalen Award of the American Chemical Society (2014)
Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2013)
Garvan-Olin Medal of the American Chemical Society (2010)
Who's Who in Research and American Women (1990, 1994)
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow (1980)


VP and Managing Director, ecosVC, Inc.; Co-Founder, Chemical Angels Network

A physical organic chemist by training, Judy spent the majority of her career leading research and development organizations and developing products in the chemical and consumer products industries.  Currently, work focuses on research and training programs in innovator and commercial development.  She also develops and leads initiatives to foster and build skills for women STEM innovators.  As part of her work, she is building out the global organization What Women Can Do.

Representative Publications:

  • Lens of the Market innovator training workshops ( at major universities across the country.
  • J.C.Giordan, J.Steig, A.Shartrand, P. Weilerstein, “Transforming the Practices and Rationale for Educational Programs to Aid Academic Researchers in Translating Research into Innovations and Ventures”, ASEE National Meeting present to publish, Vancouver, Canada, (June 28, 2011)



STEM Innovation processes and women's in careers in STEM