Ian M. Dunham is Assistant Professor of Business and Society/Sustainable Business in the Management Department in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. He currently teaches the seminar course Business and Society (BUS 682). As an instructor, his main goal is to help students question conventional wisdom about social, ethical, environmental, and regulatory issues facing businesses by analyzing case studies and thinking critically about current events and macroeconomic trends. His research explores new ways of examining the impact of business on society and the natural environment. Specific interests include consumer finance and financial inclusion, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability, and the ability of the private sector to innovate to alleviate poverty. His service to the University includes helping to organize Business Ethics Week with the Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB). Dr. Dunham received his Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies from Temple University, M.B.A. from the University of Oxford where he was a member of Green-Templeton College, and B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior professional experience includes working in consulting in Silicon Valley, teaching at Temple University, and service in public policy as a Legislative Aide on Capitol Hill. In his spare time he enjoys attending cultural events in San Francisco, spending time outdoors, and keeping current with innovation and technology in Silicon Valley and beyond.
- B.A. Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder
- M.A. Geography, Temple University
- M.B.A. University of Oxford, Green-Templeton College
- Ph.D. Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University