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Ph.D.,Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Business Economics, 1988
M. Phil.,Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Business Economics, 1987
B.A.,Columbia College, Economics, 1981
Dr. Donald Siegel is Professor of Management at the University at Albany, SUNY. From 2008-2016, he served as Dean of the School of Business at the University at Albany. During that period, he helped the school raise over $21.4 million in donations and over $13.2 million in grants, contracts, and sponsored research, worked with architects to design a new $64 million School of Business Building (which was recently voted the 4th most attractive business school facility in the world), and spearheaded a campaign to improve the school’s U.S. News and World Report’s and Princeton Review rankings. Thanks to these efforts, the school was ranked #1 in the country by U.S. News, in terms of job placement, for three years in a row. The school has also been ranked five times in the top 10 in the U.S. by Princeton Review, including as high as #2 in the country, for “providing the greatest opportunity for women.”
Dr. Siegel also serves as President of the Technology Transfer Society, a non-profit organization devoted to interdisciplinary analysis of entrepreneurship and technology transfer from universities and federal laboratories to firms. 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. Don has taught at SUNY-Stony Brook, Arizona State University, 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. Dr. Siegel is an editor of the Journal of Management Studies, and the Journal of Technology Transfer, a former editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, an associate editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis, and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Perspectives, 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 40 special issues of leading journals in economics, management, and finance. In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management, an honor bestowed on less than 1% of the Academy’s 20,000 members.
Don was recently ranked #2 in the world for research on university entrepreneurship and #760 in the world among academic economists. He has published 108 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, 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 Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Technological Change, the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance, the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, and the Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling, all published by Oxford University Press, and the Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship (University of Chicago Press). His citation count, according to Google Scholar, is 27,051, with an h-index of 63, which makes him the most widely cited academic at UAlbany.
Dr. Siegel has received 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. Don has also served as a consultant or advisor to the UN, 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. Professor 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 Governor David Patterson’s Small Business Task Force. He is chair of the NRC Committee on “Best Practice in National Innovation Programs for Flexible Electronics” and an advisor to the NRC on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. In 2011, Dr. Siegel testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology regarding re-authorization of the SBIR program. He also serves on the board of directors of New York State Industries for the Disabled and has served on the board of directors of the Research Foundation of the State University of New York.