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.