Capitol College President Authors Innovation and Leadership Book
LAUREL, MD (August 17, 2011) – Capitol College president Dr. Michael T. Wood has recently authored the book titled “Telecommunications Pioneers: Innovation, Leadership and Education,” as part of the Capitol College Innovation and Leadership Institute’s (ILI) three-part book series.
The ILI was founded to respond to the regional and national need for developing students with technical leadership skills. Following that principle, “Telecommunications Pioneers: Innovation, Leadership and Education,” infers lessons of leadership and innovation from the telecommunications pioneers of past generations. The book is also designed to help those in higher education continue to foster the growth of tomorrow’s telecommunications pioneers.
“I wanted to provide examples and ideas that would help aspiring technologists and entrepreneurs to become innovators for society and leaders in their professions,” Wood said. “I also hoped to share some perspectives on how higher education might help people achieve those goals.”
The book touches on a variety of topics and issues, including: former pioneers, modern pioneers, how pioneers lead, balancing ideas and strategies, the future of telecommunications, and how to develop future pioneers.
“The work by Dr. Wood is a testament to the values established by the Innovation and Leadership Institute,” Dr. Michael G. Gibbs, vice president for advancement, said. “Not only does this publication encourage the development of our future leaders, but it details the past successes and achievements within the telecommunications industry.”
Wood’s book is the second part of the ILI’s series. The first book titled “Perspectives on Leadership Education: Strategies for Leading and Innovation,” was edited by Dr. Michael G. Gibbs and Dr. Helen G. Barker, and was published July, 2010. The third and final edition in the series is set for publication in Fall 2011.
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation. Founded in 1927, Capitol offers associate, bachelor’s and master's degrees, a Doctor of Science in Information Assurance, professional development training and certificates. Academic programs are grounded in centers of excellence; these include the Space Operations Institute, the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center, the Innovation and Leadership Institute, and the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach. The college campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. www.capitol-college.edu.
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