The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Robert Ronstadt (1998)
tandofellow@tando.org
Expertise
competitive tennis
nanotechnology
revolutionizing higher education
virtual digital learning
Bio

Dr. Robert Ronstadt served as the IC2 Institute’s third director from 1997 to 2002. He retired from academia in 2006 after serving as vice president of technology commercialization at Boston University. Currently Bob lives in the Lakes Region of Central New Hampshire, where he founded and runs a state-wide tennis & education organization called Advantage Kids: Shaping the Future of NH Youth through Tennis & Education. In 2015, the United States Tennis Association named Bob as the “Volunteer of the Year for New Hampshire” and in 2016, Advantage Kids was named the “Best Community Tennis Association” for all New England. “What we do is quite novel… using tennis as a mechanism for learning social and life skills that help make kids successful on and off the court.”Bob also helps children and their parents prepare for college. He has written on matters affecting education, particularly higher education, for Forbes.com, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications. He is the author of many books, including Surviving the Tuition Travesty, and most recently, Ronstadt’s Paying for College. Bob holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Oregon at Eugene, and Harvard University where he received his doctorate in International Business and the Management of Technology. After Harvard, Bob taught at Babson College for 11 years where he helped start their entrepreneurship program. Later he served as Pepperdine University’s first Professor of Entrepreneurship. Over the years, he’s lectured at many universities in the United States and abroad.

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