Dennis T. Jaffe, Ph.D.

Professor, Organizational Systems and Psychology, Saybrook University

Dennis Jaffe is professor of organizational systems and psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco, and an advisor to families about family business, governance, wealth and philanthropy. He is author of Stewardship in your Family Enterprise: Developing Responsible Family Leadership Across Generations, Working With the Ones You Love: Building a Successful Family Business, Working With Family Businesses: A Guide for Professional Advisors, as well as management books Rekindling Commitment, Getting Your Organization to Change and Take this Work and Love It, and more than a hundred management and psychology articles. In 2005 he was awarded the Beckhard Award for service to the field from the Family Firm Institute. He received his BA degree in Philosophy, MA in Management, and Ph.D. in sociology, all from Yale University, and is a licensed psychologist.