Melissa Schilling is a professor of management and organizations at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Schilling teaches courses in strategic management, corporate strategy and technology and innovation management. Before joining NYU, she was an Assistant Professor at Boston University (1997-2001), and has also served as a Visiting Professor at INSEAD, and the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has also taught strategy and innovation courses at Siemens Corporation, IBM, the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Fellows program, Sogang University in Korea, and the Alta Scuola Polytecnica, a joint institution of Politecnico di Milano, and Politecnico di Torino.
Schilling is widely recognized as an expert on innovation and strategy in high technology industries. She was an appointed member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Overcoming Barriers to Electric Vehicle Deployment, and she has served on the review panels of the European Research Council and the U.S. Department of Energy. Her textbook, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (now in its fifth edition), is the number one innovation strategy text in the world, and is available in seven languages. Her research in innovation and strategy has earned her awards such as the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award, and the Best Paper in Management Science and Organization Science for 2007 Award. Her research has also appeared in leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Economics and Management Strategy and Research Policy. She also sits on the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Discoveries, Organization Science and Strategic Organization.
Schilling received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in strategic management from the University of Washington