Dr. James L. Koch is the Don C. Dodson Distinguished Service Professor of Management at Santa Clara University and Founder of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship (formerly Center for Science, Technology, and Society). He is formerly Dean of the Leavey School of Business and has also served as Interim Dean of the School of Engineering. In 2001 he co-founded the Tech Awards—Technology Benefiting Humanity, an internationally acclaimed awards program that celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2016.
In 2003 Jim co-founded the Global Social Benefit Incubator and was appointed to serve as its founding Executive Director. His current work focuses on systems thinking and “minimum critical specifications” for assessing the viability of social venture business plans. Jim has served on the Boards of Directors for Informix Software and Ascential Software in addition to Commonwealth Club of California and the Board of Trustees of Bay Area Council Economic Institute.