Richard Dean Telford


Executive in Residence in the Pratt School of Engineering

Ric is an Executive-in-Residence and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Pratt School of Engineering.  He teaches both technology and business courses with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and helping students who share a passion for innovation.  Ric also is the Director of the Center for Mobile Application Development, which assists students and faculty in developing iPhone and iPad apps.  As a former IBM executive with 32 years experience, Ric tended to be at the forefront of emerging technologies with ability for understanding the value in new technologies from a business perspective.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Executive in Residence in the Pratt School of Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 101 Science Drive, Box 90271, Durham, NC 27708-0271
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-6989
  • Email Address:


  • B.S. Trinity University, 1983

Courses Taught

  • ECE 564: Mobile Application Development
  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • MENG 570: Business Fundamentals for Engineers