Anna Thornton, Ph.D

Lecturer,  Management of Innovation

Dr. Thornton earned her B.S.E. from Princeton University, her Ph.D. from Cambridge University, and was a faculty member in MIT’s Mechanical Engineering department six years. Prior to her current position she was a partner at Analytics Operations Engineering.  She is currently the Director of Engineering and Quality at Dragon Innovation where she helps new hardware startups take a prototype design through to full production and implement world class quality systems. During her time at MIT her research focused on quality systems, product development and manufacturing systems. At Analytics she worked with a wide variety of companies to help them implement, streamline, and improve their quality and product-development initiatives. Dr. Thornton is the author of many articles, blogs and a book on a variety of quality related topics.