Faculty

Steven C. Currall
Chancellor's Advisor / Professor of Management

Research Expertise: Organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, trust and negotiation, corporate governance

Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior Cornell University | Ithaca, N.Y.
  • M.Sc., Social Psychology London School of Economics and Political Science
  • B.A., Psychology Baylor University | Waco, Tex.

A behavioral scientist, Professor Steven Currall has conducted research and taught for over two decades on organizational psychology topics such as innovation, emerging technologies, negotiation, and corporate governance. He served as dean of the Graduate School of Management from 2009-2014.

At the invitation of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Currall was a member of the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group. He has been a grantee on $21,533,893 in external funding of which over 78% came from refereed research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Currall has held a range of administrative and faculty positions. In addition to positions in schools of management, he has served in engineering schools as vice dean, department chair, and endowed chair holder; he has also held faculty appointments in a Department of Psychology and in a Department of Statistics.

In June 2014, UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi appointed Currall as Chancellor’s Advisor to lead the campus-wide effort to develop a possible additional campus in the Sacramento region. Currall transitioned from dean to his new role in October 2014.

He has served as a member of the boards of the ten-campus University of California Global Health Institute, BioHouston (interim Vice Chair; Executive Committee; chair of Governance Committee), Leadership in Medicine, Inc., Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas, and Interferometrics, Inc. a venture-funded medical device start-up.

He has been quoted over 600 times in publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Business Week magazine, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television and the Nightly Business Report.

Learn More About “Organized Innovation”:

Mrak Hall, Room 519, UC Davis
(530) 752-7272
(530) 752-6940

Publication

Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity
Oxford University Press, 2014

Image of Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity

An innovation gap has emerged as American universities have focused on basic research and industry has concentrated on incremental product development. This gap has widened in recent decades, and the country has failed to close the gap in large part because of three myths-that innovation is about lone geniuses, the free market, and serendipity.

Commands

Twitter Feed

Loading tweets...

Spotlight Story

Andrew Barkett Finds Innovative Ways to Fuel Entrepreneurship
Named First-ever Chief Technology Officer for Republican National Committee

Image of Andrew Barkett Finds Innovative Ways to Fuel Entrepreneurship

UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark

Spotlight Story

MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

Image of MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT

Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

Spotlight Story

UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

Image of  UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%

(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

Spotlight Story

Mark Otero MBA 07 Builds Sacramento’s Coolest Company
The secret of social gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme

Image of Mark Otero MBA 07 Builds Sacramento’s Coolest Company

The secret of Midtown Sacramento’s Facebook gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme.