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Christopher DeFusco, Ph.D.
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He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Philosophy from Temple University.
Christopher R. DeFusco is Director of Portfolio Management at Covidien Pharmaceuticals in Saint Louis, Missouri. Prior to joining Covidien, he was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Textronics, a pioneer in the field of textile electronics and a spin out of DuPont Invista. Prior to joining Textronics, he was Vice President and General Manager in charge of US operations, as well as a Board member, for BTG International Inc., a London-based technology commercialization company. He joined BTG's intellectual property licensing and enforcement division in 2001.
Before joining BTG, Dr. DeFusco held a variety of sales, national accounts management and sales management positions with General Electric and Hewlett-Packard. During his 12 years with HP, he also managed the Federal Government business for the Medical Division. Prior to HP, he worked for the Cambridge Medical Instruments division of Picker International as a sales representative, a district service manager and as a sales channel manager. He also worked as an R&D engineer for Hittman Medical Systems.
Dr. DeFusco is active in the Licensing Executive Society (LES), the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), The American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP).
Dr. DeFusco has been an Adjunct Professor at Holy Family College in Northeast Philadelphia at the Abington Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. He has been a guest lecturer in at Temple University and has also worked as a professional tutor at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified on-ground instructor for the University of Phoenix in St. Louis, Missouri.
In January of 2005, he published his first book entitled Animal Consciousness: Grounds for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He has also published an original article on Ethics in the 2nd Annual Proceedings of the International Conference on Arts and Humanities and has presented original papers on epistemology at the 10th Annual State Society of Higher Education Interdisciplinary Association for Religious Studies, on the future of medical technology at the 3rd Annual Joint Services Health Facilities Symposium, on cross-cultural negotiations at the 30th Annual Association of University Technology Managers, on nanotechnology at the Spring 2004 Licensing Executive Society and on the enforcement of intellectual property rights at the 2005 Annual Association of University Technology Managers. He has also served as Program Chairperson for panel discussions at the 26th Annual Asian Studies Conference.
His opinions on technology have been published in Electronics Weekly and his opinions on topics relative to the study of philosophy have been published in the Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association. He has also published a book review of What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula.
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