Santa Clara University

Geoff Desa

Executive Fellow
Assistant Professor of Management, San Francisco State University

 
Geoff Desa is an assistant professor of management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. He is a member of the Sustainability Group within the College of Business and teaches business & 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.