Chris Cornelison named interim Associate Vice President for Innovation and Commercialization

KENNESAW, Ga. | September 6, 2023

Kennesaw State University microbiology professor Chris Cornelison will serve as interim Associate Vice President for Innovation and Commercialization, effective September 1.

Cornelison, who for the past three years has served as Director of Intellectual Property Development, will work closely with Vice President for Research Karin Scarpinato on a variety of Office of Research initiatives, focusing on applied research and venture creation.

“Chris has demonstrated his entrepreneurial expertise through the procurement of several externally funded grants, in addition to the support infrastructure he has built for faculty here at KSU,” Scarpinato said. “Moving forward, he will be instrumental in working to expand our industry relations and commercialization portfolio.”

Cornelison will primarily focus on growing applied research and entrepreneurship across the university, a focus that includes Hatchbridge, a business incubator that launched earlier…
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