McManus is a Senior Lecturer and award-winning faculty in the Strategy & Innovation Department at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University teaching a range of courses at the undergrad, graduate and executive levels in strategy, innovation management, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
He currently focuses the application of design, systems and platform thinking toward strategy development for maket-based solutions to complex social, environmental and economic challenges that are systemic, integrative, and human-centered. At the moment, he is deeply involved in product/service, business model and policy innovation related to the fundamental transformations taking place in energy, mobility and sustainable cities.
In addtion to his teaching apointment, he is affiliated with the following research centers and institutes at Boston University:
FELLOW: Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy
The Susilo Institute develops ethical capacity in today’s and tomorrow’s global business decision-makers to lead with integrity, inspire courage through action, and use their voices boldly to impact their organizations and the world.
ASSOCIATE: Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future convenes symposia and conducts interdisciplinary, policy-relevant, and future-oriented research that contributes to long-term improvements in the human condition. The Center’s focus is defined by its longer-range vision and is not confined to any particular set of issues. Our work seeks to identify, anticipate, and enhance the long-term potential for human progress.
AFFILIATE: Institute for Sustainable Energy
Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is a University-wide institute, administered by the Questrom School of Business, that assists and promotes faculty research, and enhances BU’s curricular offerings and communication products related to sustainable energy.
Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University full-time in 2006, McManus was a Venture Partner with Boston Millennia Partners, a $740M venture capital fund with international investments in early-stage technology ventures in the life sciences, healthcare, medical device, information technology and telecommunications industries.
Previsouly, he spent eight years as consultant to investors, multinational corporations, government agencies and startups in the international venture community and fifteen years as a corporate new venture development executive, product manager and engineer in the high-tech industry with Digital Equipment Corporation.
McManus received an MBA from Boston University in 1986 and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1977.
MBA, Boston University, 1986.
BS, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1977.
GSM SI839 A1
Design Thinking and Innovation
GSM SI849 B1
Corporate Sustainability Strategy
SCOPE: A Smart-city Cloud-based Open Platform and Ecosystem, NSF. (February 15, 2014 - Present).
McManus, P. The Utility of the Future Study, MIT, Editorial Board Member, International, One-Time Editorship (Edited One Issue, Edition, Etc.), Appointed, Academic. (July 1, 2015 - Present).
Member of the Faculty Advisory Committee
2013 Henry Morgan Award for Service to the Entrepreneurship Program, Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Service, University. (May 16, 2013).
2010 Broderick Prize, School of Management, Service, University. (May 16, 2010).
For Service to Graduate Programs
Voted faculty of the year by the MBA class of 2009
Board of Advisors, Greentown Labs, Somerville, MA