About Ian M Dunham



Assistant Professor


ManagementCollege of Business


At SF State Since:



Ian M. Dunham is an assistant professor of business and society/sustainable business in the Management Department in the Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State University. He teaches courses in responsible business and environmental sustainability including Business and Society (BUS 682) and The Greening of Business (BUS 450). His research utilizes a variety of methods to explore critical business ethics issues including economic inequality, financial inclusion, and environmental justice. Prior to becoming a professor, his professional experience includes positions in the private and public sectors in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. and master's from Temple University, MBA from the University of Oxford (Green-Templeton College), and bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.



Foster, A., Dunham, I. M., & Bukowska, A. (2022). An environmental justice analysis of urban tree canopy distribution and change, Journal of Urban Affairs. Link to full text.


Stewart, O. J., Desa, G., & Dunham, I. M. (2022). Widening the lens of business education: Exploring systemic (in) justice through public exhibitions of student art and creative writing. Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, 6(1), 38-49. Link to full text.


Foster, A., Olson, A., Dunham, I. M., Kunches, D. (2020). Documenting land use practices in South Kensington, Philadelphia. The Illinois Geographer 1 (62), 49-69. Link to full text


Dunham, I. M. (2019). Landscapes of financial exclusion: Alternative financial service providers and the dual financial service delivery system. Business and Society Review, 124(3), 365–383. Link to full text


Friedline, T., Dunham, I. M., & O’Brien, M. (2019). The financial services environment and schools’ savings rates in the San Francisco Kindergarten to College (K2C) program, Journal of Consumer Affairs, 53(4), 1797-1824. Link to full text.


Ryan, J. A. C., Ives, M., & Dunham, I. M. (2019). The impact of cost of capital reductions on regulated water utilities in England and Wales: An analysis of isomorphism and stakeholder outcomes. Journal of Management & Governance, 23(1), 259-287. Link to full text


Dunham, I. M., Foster, A., Graves, S., & Masucci, M. (2018). Navigating the dual financial service system: Neighborhood level predictors of access to brick-and-mortar financial services. The California Geographer, 57(1), 139-165. Link to full text


Foster, A., Dunham, I. M., Kaylor, C. (2017). Citizen science for urban forest management? Predicting the data density and richness of urban forest volunteered geographic information. Urban Science, 1(3), 30. Link to full text


Dunham, I. M., & Schlosser, K. (2016). Energy security discourses and environmental protection measures in U.S. federal energy legislation: An introductory exploration. The Extractive Industries and Society, 3(1), 86-94. Link to full text


Foster, A., & Dunham, I. M. (2015). Volunteered geographic information, urban forests, and environmental justice. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 53, 65-75.  Link to full text


Dunham, I. M., & Foster, A. (2015). Proximate landscapes of economic inclusion in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Professional Geographer, 67(1), 132-144. Link to full text