Nelson Pizarro is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. He holds an MBA from the University of Florida and a DBA in Entrepreneurship from Grenoble Ecole de Management. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Faculty at Cal Poly Pomona.
Dr. Pizarro conducts research on opportunity finding, entrepreneurship education, sustainable entrepreneurship, and self-leadership. Current research involves opportunity finding from the perspective of systems thinking and self-leadership from the perspective of the Buddha’s Teaching. He has published in journals, such as Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship and Economies et sociétés, He helped start up 6 companies including business consulting, consumer electronics, consumer electronics refurbishing, and automatic vehicle location systems. In April 2012, he launched EcoStatic Inc. He has done business in 46 countries. He also has experience in a corporate environment working for multinational companies such as Brother International and Uniden. In the government sector, he worked for Americorps as a full-time volunteer, Miami Dade Community College, and at the City of Gainesville, FL, as the Small and Minority Business Development Coordinator. When he is not teaching he meditates, practices yoga and bikes.