Karl Schubert is a Research Professor and serves as the Director of Research for Innovation and Data Science Initiatives for the University of Arkansas College of Engineering and the Sam M. Walton College of Business. His research interests include innovation, technology, data science and interdisciplinary project-based active learning methodologies. As part of his current role, Karl is leading an interdisciplinary multi-college faculty and administration committee, sponsored by the Deans of the Colleges of Engineering, Business and Arts and Sciences, to develop an interdisciplinary multi-college B.S. degree in Data Science and he is developing an interdisciplinary multi-college Innovation Curriculum. Prior to his appointment at the University, in senior-level corporate roles that include CIO, CTO, Global SVP of Engineering and Development, and General Manager, Karl has developed a steadfast reputation for driving strategic business growth. He has strong experience in interdisciplinary innovation and technology, data science and lifecycle management, operations, global business, through working in companies that include IBM, Dell, Lifetouch, midrange companies and start-ups and his own company, TechNova Consulting, LLC. Dr. Schubert has authored two books and has been awarded patents for early work in storage systems architecture, storage area networks, data analysis methods, touch screen technologies, and other technology areas. He is an elected member of the Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, a 2008 recipient of the College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award, was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) in 2015 and inducted as a charter member of the University of Arkansas Academy of Computer Science and Computer Engineering in 2017.