School Director and Professor

Dr. Donald Siegel is Foundation Professor of Public Policy and Management and Director of the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Arizona State University. SPA is ranked #9 in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report and #3 in research, according to the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. From 2008-2016, Don served as Dean of the School of Business at the University at Albany, SUNY. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and his master’s and doctoral degrees in business economics from Columbia University. He then served as a Sloan Foundation post-doctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Siegel has also taught at SUNY-Stony Brook, the University of Nottingham, RPI, where was he was Chair of the Economics Department, and the University of California-Riverside, where he served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. 

Professor Siegel is an editor of the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Technology Transfer, a former co-editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, an associate editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis, a former associate editor of the Journal of Business Venturing and Academy of Management Learning and Education, and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review,  Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Business Venturing, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and the British Journal of Management.  He has also co-edited 49 special issues of leading journals in management and economics. In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management.

Dr. Siegel has published 126 journal articles, 21 book chapters and 12 books on issues relating to university technology transfer and entrepreneurship, the effects of corporate governance on performance, productivity analysis, the economic effects of gambling, and corporate and environmental social responsibility in such leading journals as the American Economic Review, Economic Journal, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Research Policy, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Management.  His most recent books are the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives (forthcoming) and the Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship (University of Chicago Press).  His citation count, according to Google Scholar, is 44,455 (h-index: 77).

Don has received over $3.3 million in grants or fellowships from the Sloan Foundation, NSF, Kauffman Foundation, NBER, American Statistical Association, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the U.S. Department of Labor. His most recent NSF grant (with David Waldman of ASU) is the first study of the impact of “organizational justice” on university technology transfer/academic entrepreneurship. Siegel also served as a consultant or advisor to the U.N., National Research Council (NRC), the Council on Competitiveness, the U.K., Italian, and Swedish governments, the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, Chase Manhattan, Securities Industry Association, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co, Deloitte and Touche, and the National Association of Manufacturers. Siegel was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Commerce on “Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy” and a member of New York Governor David Patterson’s Small Business Task Force. He currently serves as Co-Chair of a National Academies Committee on “Advancing Commercialization from the Federal Laboratories.” He previously chaired a National Academies Committee on “Best Practice in National Innovation Programs for Flexible Electronics” and was a member of National Academies committee evaluating the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.  In 2011, Siegel testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology regarding reauthorization of the SBIR program. He also served on the Board of Directors of New York State Industries for the Disabled and the Research Foundation of the State University of New York. 

  • university technology transfer
  • entrepreneurship
  • corporate governance
  • social responsibility