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Faculty Bio

John H. Wilson (PhD, MBA) is an entrepreneur, intrapreneur (corporate entrepreneur), scholar, and public speaker with more than twenty years of experience in the software & services industries. Prior to joining the Drexel faculty, Dr. Wilson served as Director, Product Management (General Manager for Global & Foundational Technologies lines of business) at Vertex, Inc (NASDAQ: VERX). 

Career Highlights

  • Director, Product Management; Regional Director, North America Sales - Vertex, Inc (1999-2020)
  • Founder/Program Steward, Corporate Social Responsibility - Vertex, Inc (2010-2018)
  • Founder - Strategic Collisions International (2014-Present)
  • Author: True Leadership: Leadership Styles & the Kenotic Relationship (editor); Freedom at Work: Psychological Empowerment and Self Leadership; Empowering Excellence


  • PhD, Organizational Leadership, 2014
  • MBA, Business Strategy/Leadership, 2001
  • BS, Marketing, 1996

Research Interests

Intrapreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Self-Leadership, Employee Empowerment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership, Innovation


John H. Wilson, Assistant Teaching Professor | | 215-895-2545