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Michael L. King

Professor of Practice

Ph.D. ChE. University of Delaware (1981)
M.S. ChE. University of Virginia (1976)
B.S. ChE. Virginia Tech (1974)

Phone: (434) 924-6277
Email: mlk4sf@virginia.edu

Academic Experience

  • Distinguished Brenton S. Halsey Visiting Professor, SEAS, U.Va. (2007, 2012)
  • Lecturer Engineering and Society, SEAS, U. Va. (2008–13)

Industrial Experience

  • Independent Consultant (2007–Present)
  • Merck and Co., Inc. (1975–2007)
    • Senior Vice President and Advisor to the CEO
    • Senior Vice President Science and Technology
    • Vice President North American Operations
    • Executive Director Process Development
    • Senior Director Bioprocess Development

Areas of Interest

My industrial career experience developed an appreciation for the many challenges faced in new product innovation and commercialization—especially for pharmaceutical and vaccines. I leverage those experiences in teaching the UVA SEAS Business Minor "The Business of New Product Development" course as well as a special topics course on vaccine development. Additionally I have a strong interest in the areas of leadership, strategy development, organizational design, team effectiveness and change management. I also enjoy coaching students in career planning and helping them find positions to launch their careers.