Ronald Purser, Ph.D.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Management
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 349
Phone: 
(415) 338-2380
Office Hours: 
Fall 2017- TH Virtual 11am-1pm; on campus TH 2:30-4:30pm
Faculty Site URL: 
Biography: 

Ronald Purser is Professor of Management in the College of Business and the Educational Doctorate in Leadership program in the College of Education at San Francisco State University. His scholarship currently focuses on mindfulness in organizations, and how Buddhist psychology and Buddhist social theory can inform social change and transformation. In addition, Prof. Purser writings have been exploring the challenges and issues of introducing mindfulness into secular contexts, particularly with regards to its encounter with modernity, Western consumer capitalism, and individualism. Dr. Purser is an ordained Zen Dharma Teacher in the Korean Zen Taego order of Buddhism.

Education: 
  • B.A. (1985), Sonoma State University
  • Ph.D. (1990), Case Western Reserve University
Research Interests: 
  • Critical Perspective on Corporate Mindfulness
  • Time in Organizations
  • Creativity
Honors and Awards: 
  • Distinguished Service Award, Academy of Management (2002)
Professional Associations: 
  • Academy of Management
  • International Society for the Study of Time (ISST)
  • Consciousness, Mindfulness and Compassion International Association
  • European Group for Organizational Studies