John Sebesta

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Koch Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship; Professor of the Practice
Office of Entrepreneurship, Endowed Chair
John Sebesta

Biography at a Glance

John is the Koch Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and a professor of the practice at the Daniels College of Business. He has taught entrepreneurship at Daniels since 2020. John also taught social entrepreneurship throughout Central America and is a proven entrepreneur with experience in sustainable real estate development and technology startups. With over 10 years of international business management and negotiation experience in a Fortune 50 firm, John also understands the opportunities and challenges for large multinational corporations.

John’s research interests focus on the role of business in society and the opportunity to use business as a catalyst for the public good. He also continues to oversee sustainable real estate development projects and advise business leaders.


  • Executive PhD, Daniels College of Business (expected May 2023)
  • MBA, Southern Methodist University
  • BBA, New Mexico State University


  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Wine tasting
  • International travel