Professor Joe Lassiter studies one of the world's most pressing problems: developing clean, secure, and carbon-neutral supplies of low-cost energy all around the world. He teaches in the Harvard Business School (HBS) MBA program, as well as in Harvard University's Executive Education programs. In addition to being a Senior Fellow at HBS today, he is a Faculty Fellow of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) and a Faculty Associate of the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE). Since joining HBS in 1996, Joe's work has focused on financing high-potential ventures and bringing their innovations to market in different parts of the world.
From 1994 to 1996, Joe was president of Wildfire Communications, a telecommunications software venture backed by Matrix Partners and Greylock Partners. From 1974 to 1994, he was a vice president of Teradyne and a member of its management committee.
Joe began his career at MIT's Department of Ocean Engineering as an instructor in 1970 and was promoted to assistant professor in 1972. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. from MIT.