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Jason D'Mello, Ph.D. - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Jason D'Mello, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, College of Business Administration | Loyola Marymount University



You can contact Jason D'Mello at jdmello@lmu.edu.

Jason Francis D’Mello, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles. Professor D’Mello researches funding gaps for minority entrepreneurs, underdog entrepreneurs and motivations, universal basic income, new venture teams, and small business succession and has published in Journal of Management Inquiry, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, Marketing Letters, Journal of Global Mobility and other academic journals and has been cited by media publications including Inc. Magazine and CNBC and has appeared as a subject-matter expert on multiple episodes of The Try Guys. He teaches undergraduate and graduated courses including LMU's Business Incubator, Social Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Decision Making (Executive MBA), New Venture Creation, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, New Product Design and Development and was a national finalist for the USASBE "Excellence in Pedagogical Innovation Award" for creating LMU's course: "Entrepreneurial Acquisitions. He serves as Head of Research for Caseworx.co and on several nonprofit boards and has been a founder/advisor for multiple companies in education technology, music education, social enterprise, ecommerce, and financial literacy education. He is a Kentucky Colonel and music producer originally from Kalamazoo, MI. Professor D’Mello received his PhD from the University of Louisville and MBA from LMU and BBA from Western Michigan University and now resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Education (3)

University of Louisville: Ph.D., Entrepreneurship 2015

Loyola Marymount University: MBA, Finance & Entrepreneurship 2010

Western Michigan University: B.B.A., Marketing 2006


Areas of Expertise (8)

Social Entrepreneruship


Business Strategy

Brand Management

Project Management




Industry Expertise (2)

Management Consulting