Mar 04, 2020
Dennis Andersh, Wright State Research Institute
“The Science of Intelligent Teaming.”




Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2011, that is affiliated with, but separate from Wright State University. WSARC provides administration and oversight of government and defense contacts, while Wright State Research institute (WSRI) performs the scientific work associated with those contracts.

WSRI provides research services, playing a critical role in testing, evaluating, and inventing products and services in the human performance and technology sectors for the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Defense, and a variety of other organizations.

Over the past eight years, the organizations have experienced significant growth in the number and value of contracts. Dennis James Andersh, CEO and President of WSARC and Executive Director of WSRI will address explain the organizations’ missions and services. His presentation is titled, “The Science of Intelligent Teaming.”






CEO, President, Wright State Applied Research Corporation

Executive Director, Wright State Research Institute

Mr. Andersh connects the university’s research to new markets, while also leveraging the Wright State Institute’s (WSRI) existing commercial and healthcare business. Mr. Andersh was named Chief Executive Officer of the Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC) in May 2014.  In September 2015 Mr. Andersh was also named Executive Director of WSRI. 

With more than 20 years of documented leadership, management, and technical innovative successes, Mr. Andersh’s expertise lies in basic research; laboratory research and development (R&D); system concept development; system and platform development; and the fielding of air, ground, and space mission-critical systems. He is highly respected for building collaborative partnerships of academia, industry, government, commercial, congressional, and local entities to create strategic growth across multiple new markets in the federal, state, and local government. 

Before coming to Wright State, Mr. Andersh held several leadership positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He led the Dayton region as Senior Vice President where he was responsible for SAIC’s business with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Springfield Air National Guard, and the Dayton region.