Dan O'Neill

  • Ph.D. Student, School of Sustainability
  • General Manager, Sustainability Solutions Services, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Childsplay
  • Member, Board of Directors and Officers, Arizona MultiBank

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 878009
Tempe, AZ 85287-8009
Email: dan.oneill@asu.edu


Dan O’Neill is General Manager for the Sustainability Solutions Extension Service for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. In this role, he connects the sustainability needs of local and global stakeholders to the knowledge and delivery capabilities of ASU and its global network of partners through the delivery of real, practical, effective sustainability solutions. Prior to this role, he was a lecturer and program director for the Technology Entrepreneurship and Management program in the College of Technology and Innovation (TEM/CT). Dan worked for ASU in the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) as the Director of Venture Acceleration where he helped faculty, student, alumni and community entrepreneurs create and grow their ventures. For OKED, Dan helped create and grow the Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative. Prior to ASU, Dan co-founded and ran Hologix, an enterprise software company backed by $25 million of venture capital. Dan is Past President of the Board of Trustees of Childsplay, Arizona's professional theatre for young audiences, and is a member of the boards of Arizona MultiBank and Navajo FlexCrete Building Systems. Dan has 25 years experience as an entrepreneur and community developer.


sustainability innovation; entrepreneurship


    Certificate, Sustainable Technology Management, Arizona State University, 2007

    B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, Arizona State University, 1979

Book Chapters


O'Neill, D., J. Takamura, N. Chhetri, M. Henderson and B. Rogers. 2012. Frugal Innovation. Pp. 96-113 In: Colledge, T. H. ed., Convergence: Philosophies and Pedagogies for Developing the Next Generation of Humanitarian Engineers an Social Entrepreneurs. International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship. (link)


Oneill, G. D., S. C. Ballard and J. Levie. 2010. Launch pad: Creating the business case for innovation. In: Porter-Ogrady, T. and K. Malloch eds., Innovation Leadership: Creating the Landscape of Health Care. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, LLC.


Oneill, D. 2007. Can a sustainable economy be a competitive economy?. In: Heffernon, R., N. Welch and R. Melnick eds., Sustainability for Arizona: The Issue of Our Age. Morrison Institute for Public Policy. (link)

Conference Papers


Oneill, G. D., J. C. Hershauer and J. S. Golden. 2009. The cultural context of sustainability entrepreneurship. In: Tilley, F. and B. D. Parrish eds.,

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