Andrew H. Van de Ven is Vernon H. Heath Professor of Organizational Innovation and Change in the Carlson School of the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1972 and taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before his present appointment. Van de Ven directed the Minnesota Innovation Research Program during the 1980s and 1990s. Since 1994, he has been studying changes unfolding in health care organizations. In addition to organizational innovation and change, Van de Ven’s research has dealt with the Nominal Group Technique, program planning, organization assessment, and inter-organizational relationships. He is co-author of 12 books, including The Innova- tion Journey (1999, 2008), Organization Change and Innovation Processes (2000), Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation (2004), and Engaged Scholarship (2007), which won the 2008 Terry Best Book Award from the Academy of Management.