Jean-Francois Coget, Ph.D.

Dean | School of Business and Economics

SBE Dean Jean-Francois Coget
Jean-Francois Coget, Ph.D.


(707) 664-2220

 - Ph.D, in Management from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA
 - MS and BS in Management from HEC Paris


JF (Jean-Francois) Coget joined Sonoma State University as Dean of the School of Business and Economics on July 1st 2020. Prior to that, he served for 14 years at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo as Associate Dean, Chair of the Management, Human Resources, and Information Systems Area, and Professor of Organizational Behavior.

JF is passionate about teaching. He earned several teaching awards and average teaching evaluations of 3.84/4 at Cal Poly. Besides Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, JF also taught a popular Wine Business consulting course. His intellectual interests encompass creative leadership and collaborative management, intuitive decision making, internet and social media in business and education, and sustainable corporate and community practices. He has published 27 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and books on these topics.

JF earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and an MS and BS in Management from HEC Paris. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, he worked at Morgan Stanley, EY, and served as an officer in the French Navy. Native to France, JF has happily called California home for the last 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoys engaging with his wife, two boys and dogs, running, hiking, and foraging wild mushrooms; cooking, traveling, and having Franco-Californian conversations around a bottle of wine.