Dr. Dan Moshavi joined SJSU in February, 2017 as dean of the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. Dan previously served as professor of management and dean of the business schools at both Dominican University of California and Montana State University. He began his academic career at San Jose State as an assistant professor in the late 1990s.
Dan has extensive higher education administrative experience in strategic positioning, fundraising, community and alumni engagement, interdisciplinary program development, university operations, and faculty and staff development, and has led and managed initiatives focused on diverse and first generation student populations. Dan's teaching, research and consulting focuses on leadership, high performance teams, change management, and attitudes and emotions in the workplace. He has consulted for a variety of organizations, including health care institutions, universities and municipalities. He has been a faculty member in an executive master’s program at the University of Lugano in Switzerland and has served as a research fellow with the Nemours Center for Medical Leadership.
A skilled facilitator and instructor, Dan has won more than a dozen teaching awards during his career including the university-wide teaching award at Montana State. Prior to his academic career, he worked in industry in marketing and public relations. Dan received his Ph.D. in management from the University of Oregon as well an MBA and a B.A. (international affairs) from George Washington University in Washington DC.