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Our Office is made up of professionals in higher education, Intellectual Property (IP), and technology transfer spaces. We bring a diverse set of expertise to meet the goals set in our Mission and to further the University's innovative spirit.

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Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education: Corinne Lengsfeld

Corinne.Lengsfeld@du.edu

Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld serves as the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education and holds a tenured faculty position at the rank of Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Denver. As Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, she has oversight over the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs,  the Center for Statistics and Visualization, and the Nobel Institute for Healthy Aging. Dr. Lengsfeld received her bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Irvine in 1992, 1993, and 1997 respectively. Dr. Lengsfeld has been part of the University of Denver community for over twenty years.

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Manager: CeCe Ging

CeCe.Ging@du.edu

CeCe Ging joined the Office as Manager in May 2018. She holds a JD from the University of Tennessee College of Law and her undergraduate degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. CeCe leads the Office in all stages of research commercialization, while promoting compliance with University intellectual property policies.

Clair Wright, Extern

Intern: Clair Sumerfield

Clair.Wright@du.edu

Clair joined the Office as a legal intern in August 2019. She is a forth-year, dual-degree student at the University of Denver – earning both a JD from Sturm College of Law and an MA in Art History & Museum Studies from the School of Art and Art History. Her background in the arts and legal coursework in intellectual property brings a unique perspective to the University's efforts to protect and commercialize technology.

Joe Shapiro, Extern

Extern: Joe Shapiro

Joseph.Shapiro@du.edu 

Joe joined the Office as a legal extern in May 2020. He is a second-year law student at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law. His background is in computer science and digital forensic investigations. He is interested in applying his technical background to the legal field by focusing on intellectual property and data privacy.