Ronald Purser, Ph.D.

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Ronald Purser is Professor of Management in the Lam Family 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.

  • 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: 
  • Lam-Larsen Distinguished Research Professorship Award (2021-2023)
  • 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