Anuradha Basu is a professor of entrepreneurship in the School of Global Innovation and Leadership at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. She is the Director of the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship whose initiatives foster innovation, an entrepreneurial mindset, and new venture creation among SJSU students. Her research focuses on immigrant, minority and transnational entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial education. She holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Damon Moon is a lecturer at the Lucas College of Business and a co-founder of a student engagement platform, AskClass.com. His research interest focuses on how social interactions, gratitude, and forgiveness impact a culture of innovation and creativity. Before his teaching career, he founded SamsungOpen, an open innovation program that brings new ideas to life at Samsung. He also served as a management consultant at Bain, Accenture, and PwC, helping high-tech companies identify new opportunities for growth around the world. Damon holds a master’s of business administration from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Rangapriya (Priya) Kannan is the dean of the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business and a professor in the School of Global Innovation & Leadership. Her research primarily focuses on how individuals achieve innovation within limited resources using creative resourcing and reframing. Kannan’s background includes expertise in leadership to affect strategic change, designing interdisciplinary programs, employee development, alumni and community outreach, and creating inclusive work environments. She holds a doctorate degree in management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.