Elizabeth Gladfelter, PhD

Portrait of Elizabeth Gladfelter

Elizabeth Gladfelter, PhD

TLI Faculty, Capstone Advisor, Technological Leadership Institute


Post Doctoral Work
The Pennsylvania State University

Doctor of Philosophy
The Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Arts
Douglass College-Rutgers University


Betty has 20+ years of corporate experience in technical innovations and R&D management. Her technical achievements are protected by over 30 patents and applications. After leaving her corporate position, she started her own consulting business specializing in the areas of competitive intelligence and intellectual property emphasizing patent portfolio analysis for a competitive advantage.

M.S. in Medical Device Innovation


  • Intellectual property management
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Patent portfolio analysis
  • Strategic market analysis
  • New product development and commercialization
  • Technical innovations; project management
  • Technical leadership development

St Olaf College, Henkel Corporation, Ecolab , Independent Consulting Business


Currently Teaching Courses
Medical Device Industry Macro Environment (MDI 5012)

Honors and Awards

Excellence at RD&E Team Award (Team Leader)

CEO Stock Option Grant

Solid Ground – Non- profit (White Bear Lake, MN) – Volunteer of the Year 2010