Dr. Dan Moshavi has been appointed as dean of SJSU’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, effective Feb. 27.
Moshavi has previously served as a business school dean at Montana State University and at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, where he is currently a professor of management. He began his academic career at SJSU in the late 1990s as an assistant professor of management. He brings extensive experience in higher education administration, fundraising, community and alumni engagement, and interdisciplinary program development.
Moshavi’s teaching, research and consulting has focused on leadership, change management, high performance teams, and attitudes and emotions in the workplace. He has consulted for a variety of organizations, including health care institutions, universities and municipalities. Moshavi 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 at the Nemours Center for Medical Leadership. He has won more than a dozen teaching awards throughout his career, including the university-wide teaching award at Montana State.
He received a bachelor’s in international affairs and an M.B.A. from The George Washington University before completing a doctorate in management at the University of Oregon.
During the search process, Moshavi expressed a desire to build interdisciplinary programs and to engage with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to build a strategic vision for the college. More importantly, he has a strong history of working with first-generation and diverse student populations in innovative ways to help them succeed in business arenas.