Dennis Zocco, Ph.D., is a professor of finance at the University of San Diego Knauss School of Business. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Penn State University, Dr. Zocco joined the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office as a mathematician and then the IBM Corporation as a systems engineer. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Lehigh University and was a member of the University of Miami (Florida) faculty before joining the University of San Diego Knauss School of Business faculty. Dr. Zocco is a former director of the Master of Science in Executive Leadership degree program at the University of San Diego and co-chaired the School of Business Strategic Planning Steering Committee.
Dr. Zocco’s research has resulted in published articles in corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, investments, economics, small business management, business consulting, international negotiations and law. He is the author an educational software system and textbook adopted by more than 300 colleges and universities worldwide. Dr. Zocco has taught courses and executive development seminars in entrepreneurial finance, investments, corporate and international finance, impact investing, private equity finance, business consulting and international negotiations. He has taught internationally in Milan, Oxford, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Munich, Athens, Singapore, Amsterdam and Casablanca.