Faculty profile: Jonatan Jelen


The last time Jon lived in France, he was completing his Doctorate from the University of Pau. Now, this dynamic member of the Parsons faculty will be in Paris to teach Introduction to Design and Management as part of our Summer Intensive Studies program.

Jonatan Jelen is a business owner, manager, as well as Assistant Professor of Business at Parsons The New School for Design. There, he is the founding director of the graduate program ‘MS in Strategic Design and Management’ and is involved in several social ventures as investor, advisor, and founder. One of his main research interests and publication efforts is leadership.

He earned a Doctorate from University of Pau, France; he is currently finishing his PhD in Computer Information Systems at Baruch College/Graduate School and University Center of CUNY and is pursuing a DBA with Edinburgh Business School of Heriot Watt-University.

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