Geoff Desa, Ph.D.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business
Management
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Office: 
BUS 353/DTC 610
Phone: 
(415) 338-7490
Office Hours: 
Fall 2017- M 11:00am-1:00pm; T (DTC) 1:45pm-4:05pm
Biography: 

Geoff Desa is an associate professor of management in the College of Business. He is a member of the Sustainability Group within the College of Business and teaches business and society, strategic management, and social entrepreneurship. Geoff's research examines resource mobilization and venture development in the technology and social entrepreneurship sector. He earned his Ph.D. in business from the University of Washington in Seattle with emphases in technology entrepreneurship, strategic management, and public affairs. Prior to that, Geoff worked at Novera Optics and at Hewlett Packard as an optical engineer. He earned his M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is on the board of the Common Data Project, a technology social venture engaged in information technology privacy.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. in Business from University of Washington, Seattle