Dan Vencill

Lecturer
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HSS
Room Number: 
232

Biography

Emeritus Professor of Economics and Employment Studies, holding an M.A. and PhD from Stanford University, and both Visiting Scholar at London School of Economics and current Lecturer at UC Berkeley [formerly Boalt Hall] Law's Legal Studies Department. Studied under 3 Nobel Prize Laureates. Served as former SFSU Chair of Economics, and later, the Criminal Justice Program, in our formative years. In his private forensic consulting firm since 1974, he provides expert witness services in compensatory and punitive economic damage trials, including experienced testimony in over 200 cases in Federal and State courts across the country. His specialty is aircraft disasters and sex discrimination law suits, with notable statistical disparity studies of the Twitter Company promotion process for female software engineers (2018-19). Retained as technical consultant and undercover agent to the FBI for 6 years­ investigating/infiltrating industrial espionage by foreign criminal entities. Invited by President Boris Yeltsin as economic advisor to a Moscow conference on disrupting Russian Criminal Mafia organizations and inflation counter- strategies . Author of several articles and books and a multiplicity of reports and research papers published in professional literature or by government agencies. Consulted locally for Supervisor Harvey Milk, and testified before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Ordinances protecting gay vendors in San Francisco; sponsored [with Jack Osman and Lois Flynn] a conference at SFSU on the importance of the Gay Economic Sector 1978; consulted on policing strategies and computer issues to then Mayor Gavin Newsom (2002-3). Current research focus on Economic analysis of crime and corrections. Continuous teaching career for 52 years, beginning at UC Davis and Mills College.