Ann Kedia is a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University and teaches graduate courses in engineering management, with a focus on strategic communications and project management. In industry she is currently the Communications Department Head and Chief Communciations Officer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Ann has over 25 years of experience in a variety of industries, including government sponsored research, financial services, and software development. She also has significant experience in building an organizational culture of innovation, program management, software development, systems engineering, information technology, social media, productivity optimization, operations management, and technology transfer.

Education History

  • Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
  • Master of Science Technical Management, Johns Hopkins University

Work Experience

Lecturer, JHU Whiting School of Engineering


Kedia, Ann E., Krill, Jerry A. (2021). Inspiring Innovation and Creativity at APL, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, 2021, 35,(4), 363-379.

Krill, Jerry A., Kedia, Ann E., Fayer, Jason P. (2020). Capturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit to Develop Revolutionary Technologies in a Laboratory Setting, 2020 IEEE TEMS International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICTE) (Conf. Cancelled), Bologna, Italy, 2020.

Kedia, Ann E., Darrin, M. Ann, Smith, Dennis O. (2020). Innovation Programs and Embracing Heterogeneous Cultural Styles, 2020 IEEE TEMS International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICTE) (Conf. Cancelled), Bologna, Italy, 2020.

Boampong, Angelina H., Kedia, Ann E., (2017). Measuring Innovation Data – A Structured Framework Approach. ISPIM Innovation Summit, 2017 Toronto, Canada.

Darrin, M. Ann, Cimilluca, Maria, Kedia, Ann E., Krill, Jerry. A., (2016). JHU/APL, Creating an Innovative Culture: A Framework for Increased Absorptive Capacity. ISPIM Innovation Summit, 2016 Porto, Portugal.

Kedia, A. E. (2016). Resourcing – Integral to Systemic Innovation. In Darrin, A. and Krill, J. (Eds) Infusing Innovation Into Organizations: A Systems Engineering Approach. CRC Press. 2016.

Kedia, Ann E., Darrin, M. Ann, Krill, Jerry. A., (2016). Design Thinking, Flexible Minds, and the Innovation Framework. ISPIM Innovation Summit, 2016 Boston, MA, USA.

Kedia, Ann E., Darrin, M. Ann, Krill, Jerry. A., (2015). JHU/APL, A Case Study: Infusing Innovation into Engineering Practices. ISPIM Innovation Summit, 2015 Brisbane, Australia.

Darrin, Ann G. and Kedia, Ann E. (2015). Central Spark: A Lessons Learned Perspective. Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, 33(2), 150-160.

Krill, J. A., Darrin, A., Grant, C. J., Kedia, Ann E. (2015). Engineering innovation into systems engineering practices. 2015 9th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon), 27-32.

Ann Kedia, Judith Theodori, Angelina Boampong, and Karen Higgins, Building a Collaborative Organization, KMWorld 2013, Wash, DC (November 2013).

Ann Kedia and Stas Tarchalski, Virtual Live: Blending the Best of Online and Onsite Learning, Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Faculty Meeting, Laurel, MD (October 2013).

Ann Kedia, Measuring Knowledge Sharing and Innovation at JHU/APL, KM World 2011 Conference, Wash, DC (November 2011).

L. David Balk and Ann Kedia, PPT: A COTS Integration Case Study, International Conference on Software Engineering, Limerick, Ireland, (June 2000).

Honors and Awards

  • Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, Excellence in Teaching Award (2014)
  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Enterprise Accomplishment Award, Innovation (2014)
  • T. Rowe Price, Management Excellence Award (2001)

Professional Organizations

Project Management Institute
International Association of Innovation Professionals