David Choi

Professor of Entrepreneurship & Director of the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship, Loyola Marymount University

    Dr. David Y. Choi has had an active career as an academic, consultant and entrepreneur over the last 30 years. Dr. Choi has been a faculty member at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) since 2003 and is director of the nationally-ranked Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship. He has taught undergraduate and MBA courses in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, social entrepreneurship and technology management at LMU as well as other institutions around the world including Peking University, KAIST, and Korea University. Dr. Choi is a winner of a national teaching award from the United States Association of Business and Entrepreneurship (USABE).

    As Director of LMU’s Entrepreneurship Center, Dr. Choi has planned and launched co-curricular programs for students across the University. Under his leadership, the Center has enhanced its national reputation: For 2017, US. News & World Report has ranked LMU’s the undergraduate and graduate Entrepreneurship programs #13 and #10, respectively.
    Dr. Choi writes broadly in the areas entrepreneurship and innovation and is a co-author author of a book titled Values-Centered Entrepreneurs. His articles have been published in such journals as Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Technovation, and Business Horizon. Dr. Choi has been featured or quoted in major news outlets including Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Business Journal, Fortune Magazine, The Guardian, and Wall Street Journal.

    Dr. Choi has started, managed, or owned businesses in several industries including biotechnology, software, financial services, and foods – several of which have been acquired or gone public. He has also been an advisor for a number of venture capital firms. Prior to LMU, Dr. Choi worked with The Boston Consulting Group, Harvard Business School, Diamond Technology Partners, Titan Corporation, and several startups. Dr. Choi received his B.S and M.S in Industrial Engineering at UC Berkeley and Ph.D. in Technology Management from UCLA.