Rangapriya Kannan-Narasimhan

Rangapriya Kannan-Narasimhan
Phone: (619) 260-2386
Office: Olin Hall 219

Associate Professor of Management and Faculty Director of Torero Ventures Catalyzer

  • PhD, University of California - Los Angeles, Management
  • MS, San Jose State University, Psychology
  • BS, University of Bombay, Accounting and Finance

Rangapriya (Priya) Kannan-Narasimhan is an associate professor at the University of San Diego School of Business. She also holds a joint appointment as a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Exeter Business School in the UK. At the USD School of Business, Priya leads a strategic initiative called Torero Ventures (TVX), which is a catalyzer focused on developing applied, interdisciplinary skills, among student entrepreneurs as they create sustainable ventures.

Additionally, Priya is an affiliate faculty member at the USD Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. She has also been affiliated with the Management Systems Consulting Corporation since 2004 and is currently a senior associate consultant at Management Systems.

Her teaching covers strategic management, sustainable business models, and innovation management. She has papers published in premier innovation and strategy journals, including Financial Times top 50 business and management journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Organization Studies, and more. Priya has also earned several awards and recognition for her teaching, research, and service including the Steber Professorship, a distinguished university award at the University of San Diego.


  • USD Steber Professorship, 2018-19