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Jennifer M. Walske

Social Impact Fellow, Visiting Faculty
(510) 666-3704
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: Mondays, 3-4 p.m., Blum Hall, 200E
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
LinkedIn Profile


DBA, Boston University

MBA, Santa Clara University

BA Communications Studies, UCSB

Positions Held

At Haas since 2009

2016 – present, U.C. Berkeley, Visiting Fellow, Blum Center for Developing Economies

2015 – 2016, University of San Francisco, Program Director, Conscious Leadership & Social Innovation, Assistant Professor

2013 – 2015, University of San Francisco, Program Director, Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management, Assistant Professor

2014 – present, Berkeley-Haas, Social Impact Fellow, Institute for Social and Business Impact

2011 – 2012, Berkeley-Haas, Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Faculty Director of the Global Social Venture Competition, Director of Social Entrepreneurship

2009 – 2011, Berkeley-Haas, Senior Fellow, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship


External Service and Assignments

  • Board of Directors, Fair Trade USA, Net Impact, San Francisco Ballet
  • Advisory Board, Better VC
  • Member, Academy of Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship Divisions
  • Member, Social Venture Network, Investor’s Circle, NVCA
  • Member, Finance Committee, Hillary Clinton for President

Current Research and Interests

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Finance
  • Human Capital

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Scarlata, M., Walske, J., and Zacharakis, A. (Forthcoming) “Ingredients Matter: How the Human Capital of Philanthropic and Traditional Venture Capital Differs.” Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Scarlata, Mariarosa, Zacharakis, Andrew, and Walske, Jennifer (2016) ‘The Effect of Founder Experience on the Performance of Philanthropic Venture Capital Firms, Journal of Business Ethics, 34(5): 618-636.
  • Tyson, L. and Walske, J. (2016) “Revolution Foods: Expansion into the CPG Market.” California Management Review.
  • Walske, J. and Tyson, L., (2015) “Built to Scale; A Comparative Case Analysis, Assessing Why Some Social Enterprises Scale.” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 16 (4): 269-281.  
  • Walske, J. and Tyson, L. (2015) “Fair Trade USA: Scaling for Impact.” California Management Review, 58 (1): 123-143.
  • Mueller, S., D’Antino, R., Walske, J., Ehrenhard, M., Newbert, S., Robinson, J.A., Senjem, J. (2015) “What’s Holding Back Social Entrepreneurship? Removing the Impediments to Theoretical Advancement.” Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 6 (3): 245-256.


  • Design, Evaluate and Scale Development Technologies
  • Social Innovator Onramp
  • Ethics and Socially Responsible Business
  • Executive MBA, Entrepreneurship

Honors and Awards

  • 2016, Outstanding Research Award, School of Management, University of San Francisco
  • 2015, Faculty Academic Excellence Award, School of Management, University of San Francisco
  • 2011, Cheit Award for Outstanding Teaching, Berkeley-Haas
  • 2012, Best Paper, NYU Stern Conference in Social Entrepreneurship
  • 1999, 2000, Ranked 2nd and 3rd in research excellence, worldwide, Institutional All American.

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