Daniel S. Fogel, Ph.D.

Founder and Chairman, EcoLens Group

Dan serves as Associate Dean for Working Professional Programs and Executive Professor of Strategy at Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management.  He has held key academic positions at the University of Houston, Tulane University, and the University of Pittsburgh and has served as a senior manager at two oil companies and a hospital system.  Dan’s international research and teaching has been conducted around the globe, including South America, Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe. He was Dean of the International Management Center, Budapest, Hungary; Dean for the Czech Management Center in Prague, Czech Republic, and Associate Dean at the University of Pittsburgh and Tulane University. Dan also served as Professor of Business Administration and Director of the Institute for Industrial Competitiveness at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

His research and teaching areas focus on international business and strategy, including strategy development for firms in emerging and transition economies and innovation for large organizations. Dan has published in behavioral studies, education, health care, psychology, sociology, economics, and management journals and has written several book chapters, books, cases and popular press articles. His books include Managing in Emerging Market Economies (Westview) and Firm Behavior in Emerging Market Economies (Avebury). His current book is on Innovation Models for Organizations (due in 2009).

Dan received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin.  His awards include research grants, several teacher-of-the-year awards, a Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil, the 1988 Winner of the Yoder-Heneman Award, and he received several Distinguished Professor Awards. Dan has served and is serving on numerous boards of directors or advisory boards within the United States and abroad.

Dan S. Fogel
"We have not inherited the environment from our ancestors; we are borrowing it from the next generation.  A sustainability lens will become the most important means of generating wealth in the future."