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Our Supportive Community is Here to Help You Succeed

At USD you will join a community of individuals who are all committed to one common goal, your success. As you consider what degree is right for you, take the opportunity to virtually meet our team and connect with the resources available to you as a student. Click on a profile below to learn more about the office or staff member.

Academic Director Jeff Teza Read More

Academic Director

Jeff Teza

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Professor of Practice and Program Director: MS in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Jeff has over 35 years of executive management, marketing and engineering experience primarily in Software and Semiconductors. He has been involved in 14 startup ventures and served on 5 boards. Jeff is currently a Professor of Practice and the Program Director for the M.S. in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. He most recently spent time as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, at USD’s School of Business, and a Professor of Practice for the School of Business.

Jeff has been a CEO, VP of Marketing, General Manager, VP of Business Development and started his career as a Design Engineer. He has worked for Texas Instruments, Rockwell International and co-founded startups including Brooktree Corp. and Syntricity. His participation in industry-wide innovations include being among the world’s first 2000 IC Design Engineers designing microprocessors and bringing early “Fabless” semiconductor and “SaaS” companies to market.

Jeff’s experience includes raising Angel and Venture Capital, Angel investing, Initial Public Offering, over 7 Mergers & Acquisitions, Consulting, Recruiting over 100 professionals and precedent setting IP litigation. He earned a BSEE from Stony Brook University and Executive MBA from UC San Diego.

Program Manager Benn Joyce Read More

Program Manager

Benn Joyce

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Your Program Manager oversees the retention team that is dedicated entirely to your success. Whether it’s working behind the scenes ensuring that things are running smoothly, or working hand in hand with the team to optimize systems and procedures, the Program Manager role is dedicated entirely around student success–your success!

USD Student Success Team Read More

USD Student Success Team

Faculty

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

You and Ashleigh will have many interactions while you’re enrolled. She will be communicating important dates, deadlines and details to you in order to insure you have all the information you need to successfully engage in your program.

Ashleigh is here to respond to your questions and concerns, and to help you develop solutions for success in this program. In the event that she doesn’t know the answer to a question, she can still put you in touch with the right office or person. She will be your first point of contact throughout your time as a student at USD, so it is encouraged to keep her email and phone number handy.

One Stop Student Center Read More

One Stop Student Center

My USD Community

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Welcome

The One Stop Student Center at the University of San Diego is here to answer all of your Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Registration questions.

Hours and Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-4600 x2888
Email: onestop@sandiego.edu

A Message from the One Stop Center

Military and Veterans Program Read More

Military and Veterans Program

Faculty

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Welcome

Our military and veterans program was designed to allow students to use their benefits as efficiently as possible. If you are active duty or a veteran of our military, please connect with us to see options available to you.

Hours & Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-7483
Email: military@sandiego.edu

A Message from the Military and Veterans Program

Office of Financial Aid Services Read More

Office of Financial Aid Services

Faculty

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Office of Financial Aid Services

Financial aid is important consideration for many students. Sometimes it can feel unnerving—it doesn’t have to be though. Our team of financial aid advisors and counselors are part of your USD Community and we are here to assist you.

As you begin to review your financial aid information and for a review of the financial aid process, we encourage you to start by reading the steps that are outlined in your “Tuition and Financial Aid” page located here in your Student Success Center. That information was written specifically with you in mind and to help simplify things as much as possible.

If you have questions after reviewing this process, please feel free to reach out. It is the mission of the Office of Financial Aid Services to provide financial assistance in an accurate, efficient and timely manner as well as to provide the best possible service. Once again, welcome! We look forward to working with you.”

Hours & Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: (619) 260-2700
Email: onestop@sandiego.edu

A Message from the Office of Financial Aid Services

ITS Help Desk Read More

ITS Help Desk

Faculty

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

ITS Help Desk

The Information Technology Services (ITS) department assists students with troubleshooting with technology-related issues on Blackboard, USD account log-in assistance, and claiming the USDOne Account.

Hours and Contact Information:

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7AM – 7PM
Friday: 7AM – 5PM

Summer/Intersession Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED (Limited Phone Support)

Phone: (619) 260-7900
Email: help@sandiego.edu

Graduate Admissions Read More

Graduate Admissions

My USD Community

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Admissions is here to support you as you work through your USD graduate application. Upon successful completion of your application, this team prepares your completed application for committee review and processes your acceptance so that you are ready to join the USD community as an admitted student.

Hours & Contact Information

  • Location: Manchester Hall, Suite 205
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Phone: (619) 260-4524
  • Email: grads@sandiego.edu

A Message From The Office of Graduate Admissions

Faculty Read More

Faculty

Faculty

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Our talented and experienced faculty members are some of our greatest resources.

All of the instructors in the Master of Science in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship program at USD possess a unique combination of government, academic and industry experience. They come with extensive experience in performing and leading a variety of data science projects in different industries. Their background and experience span technology, engineering, business, marketing and education.

 

Copley Library Read More

Copley Library

My USD Community

Degree Program

  • Master of Science in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship

Copley Library

The Copley Library holds books, journals, reference works, databases, and more to help you further your education.

 

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