faculty – Sara Beckman
Sara Beckman teaches classes on problem framing and solving, applications of design thinking, and new product development at the University of California’s Haas School of Business. In her tenure at the Haas School, she has developed, institutionalized and directed the school’s Management of Technology Program, initiated new courses on design, entrepreneurship in biotechnology, and new product development, won four awards from MBA students for excellence in teaching, and received the Berkeley campus Distinguished Teaching Award. Prior to and concurrent with her involvement at the Haas School, Sara Beckman worked for the Hewlett-Packard Company, most recently as Director of the Product Generation Change Management Team. Before joining HP and the Haas School, Sara Beckman worked in the Operations Management Services practice at Booz, Allen and Hamilton. Sara Beckman has B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management at Stanford University and an M.S. in Statistics from the same institution.