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Dan Himelstein

Dan Himelstein

Lecturer (Continuing)
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
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BS, Business Administration, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
MSc, Economics, The London School of Economics & Political Science

Positions Held

At Haas since 1998 
2009 - present, 1998 - 2006, Lecturer, Haas School of Business
2008 - present, Founder, Your Local Playground
2006 - 2007, Executive Associate Dean, University of San Francisco, School of Business and Management
2005 - 2006, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Facilities, UCB Office of the Chancellor  
2001 - 2003, Chairman and Co-Founder, Enfocall, Inc.
1998 - 2006, Executive Director, Undergraduate Program, Haas School of Business
1994 - 2005, President and Founder, Pangea Business Planning
1993 - 1994, Program Director, International Business Education and Research (IBEAR) Program, USC Graduate School of Business 
1992 - 1993, Manager, Global Product Development, Upper Deck Authenticated
1990 - 1991, Research Associate, California-Mexico Project, USC School of International Relations
1988 - 1990, Strategic Planning Director, Allegiance Distribution, Inc.
1984 - 1986, Project Consultant, AMROC, Ltd. 
1982 - 1983, Marketing Associate, IBM Corporation

External Service and Assignments

  • Ashesi University of Ghana, Co-Chair, United States Board of Advisors
  • Sherman Elementary School, Chair, School Site Council
  • Congregation Sherith Israel, Member, Education Committee
  • International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, Member, Editorial Board
  • eJur, Inc., Member, Board of Directors
  • California Fitnuts, Inc., Member, Board of Advisors
  • RightFreight, Inc./Rely Software, Inc., Member, Board of Advisors
  • Tartan Holdings/BSMG Capital, LLC, Member, Board of Advisors
  • City of Beverly Hills, Member, Technology Committee
  • Beverly Hills Unified School District, Member, Financial Advisory Commission

Current Research and Interests

  • Global business
  • Entrepreneurship, small business
  • Leadership, organizational development, culture
  • Strategic business planning, consulting
  • Technology


  • Business Communications, UGBA 100
  • New Venture Creation, UGBA 195T
  • Entrepreneurship, MBA 295A
  • Principles of Business, UGBA 10
  • Introduction to International Business, UGBA 178
  • Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, UGBA 195P
  • International Consulting for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), UGBA 196

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