Professor John J. Donovan , Ph.D., Dr. Hon


Books written by Professor John Donovan

Professor Donovan endeavors include roles as an academic, businessman, government adviser, conservationist, and philanthropist.

His academic career includes; MIT: Tenure professor Management, Electrical Engineering, Post Doctorate Fellow., and is presently affiliated with the MIT Department of Economics. As a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Tufts School of Medicine, he was a Founder and Director of the Birth Defects Center. In addition he taught at sixteen other universities including Harvard, Yale, Texas Tech, University of Economics (Prague),University of Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, and Paris Sorbonne, teaching over 5000 students, Authored 20 books, translated into 14 languages, 84 publications, 28 patents and supervised 54 theses. He also is presently a Fellow at Yale, his alma mater, Chief Science Advisor  at Palm Beach Medical College.

In his business career, Professor Donovan co-founded and led over two dozen companies, including six public companies such as Cambridge Technology Partners. He has guided over 200 companies and agencies in their business innovation and application of technology. Professor Donovan is a pioneer who has helped to establish multiple markets—including UNIX for business applications, 3-tiered architectures, and client-server architecture. He is now Science and Technology Advisor myHealth, Chairman of Cambridge Technology Group, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Hamilton Thorne.

In government, Professor Donovan worked for four administrations, nine Governors, and six Senators advising them on energy, technology transfer with the USSR, DARPA projects, national security, and collaborated with the Joint Chiefs of Staff regarding military security. Presently, he works with State and Federal Government on improving the quality of health care while reducing the cost through application of Cloud technologies.

In conservation, Professor Donovan has spent four decades assembling over 800 acres of protected land, worked with his son, John, to develop municipal ball fields, and works with his wife, , on open space and trail preservation throughout the community. The Donovans have hosted many community charity events..


As a benefactor, Professor Donovan has endowed scholarships at Yale for children of city employees, and most recently endowed the "Donovan Scholars " at Boston University,and has been a  benefactor to Harvard his Father's alma maters. , Professor Donovan has worked with the Coalition for the Homeless and taught underpriviledged children in Cambridge.

Professor Donovan was educated at: Yale (Ph.D.), Yale (M.S.), Yale College (M.Eng.), Tufts/MIT (B.S.), MIT (Postdoctorate), University of Economics (Prague) (Honorary Doctorate Economics).