Jan Dowdle Thornton, JD, MBA, CLP

Executive Director

Innovation Advancement & Commercialization
Phone Number (334) 844-4977

Ms. Thornton holds an MBA degree from the University of Alabama and a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law. Formerly with the Marketing Operations Department of Protective Life Corporation, Thornton came to Auburn in June 1994. As director, she is responsible for the leadership and management of the IAC office, its technology commercialization, industry relations, intellectual property management and policy development activities.