Campus Leadership

Steven F. Tello, Academic Affairs

Steven F. Tello, Academic Affairs

Associate Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
Allen House, 2 Solomont Way, Lowell, MA 01854


Steven Tello, associate professor in the Manning School of Business and associate director at the University’s Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), serves as associate vice chancellor from Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. In this role, Tello works under the direction of Executive Vice Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney to develop and implement strategic initiatives related to entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development. 

Tello co-founded the University’s undergraduate concentration in Entrepreneurship in 2007 and founded the interdisciplinary MS in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship in 2010. He serves as the campus liaison to the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, an entrepreneurial outreach program supported by the Deshpande Foundation.

These joint appointments allow him to combine his passion for teaching with research examining how to best promote the commercialization of emerging technologies. Tello maintains an active role in support of technology integration on the campus and within the UMass system.

Tello received his doctorate of Education in Leadership in Schooling from the Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2002. He received his M.B.A. from the Isenberg School at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Lowell, and an M. Ed. in Management from Cambridge College.