Applied Humor Associates provides consulting and services to assist organizations to effectively apply humor in improving technical innovation, communication and education. Our strength is derived from the qualifications of our team that include a unique integration of technical and humor skills.

After a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at MIT, Pete Ludovice did postdoctoral research at IBM, NASA and the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule in Zurich Switzerland, where he learned a number of things like how to pronounce Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule. An Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, he carries out research in the computer simulation of synthetic and biological macromolecules and the application of humor to improve technical innovation, communication and education. He has appeared as a stand-up comedian in front of technical and non-technical audiences across the U.S., and is currently touring with his one-man show “Feel the Power of the Dork Side.” “Inside the Black Box” is the title of his weekly radio show on science and technology whose motto is “Science, only funnier. This show ran on WREK-Atlanta for 10 years. Pete is now directing the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Alabama.”

Dr. Lew Lefton received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois after getting a Bachelor's degree in Math and Computer Science from New Mexico Tech. He held positions in California and Louisiana before joining the faculty of Georgia Tech in 1999. Lefton recently retired from the position of  Assistant Vice President for Research Cyberinfrastructure at Georgia Tech and also the Assistant Dean of Information Technology for the College of Sciences there. Lefton's interests are in scientific computing, applied mathematics, applications of humor, and the role of the maker movement in STEAM education. He also has over 30 years of experience as a stand-up and improvisational comedian, and he mentored an improvisation troupe of high school students in Atlanta. His business card sums it up best:  Lew Lefton, Mathematician/Stand Up Comic, "He's funny and he can prove it"