Don CampodonicoDon Campodonico

Assistant Professor, School of Business and Management

Mr. Campodonico is currently a full-time Instructor in the School of Business and Management and Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) .  Mr. Campodonico has been associated with NDNU since 1993.

Mr. Campodonico has ~thirty (30) years of business experience in the computer systems, telecommunications and bio-tech industries.

From August 1998 through the September of 2001 he was the Vice President of Human Resources with Inhale Therapeutic Systems (now Nektar Therapeutic) in San Carlos.  Prior to Inhale, he was a Vice President in the Octel Messaging Division of Lucent Technologies.  Because of Lucent’s acquisition of Octel in September 1997, his last role at Octel was directing the post=merger integration of Octel into Lucent.   Prior to the acquisition, he was Vice President of Operations, overseeing the Manufacturing, Corporate Quality, Information Systems and Order Management functions.  Prior to Octel, he spent nine years at ROLM Corporation where his last role was Vice President of Operations overseeing a similar set of functional areas.  Prior to ROLM, he was the Manufacturing Manager employed by Landis and Gyr, a Swiss firm, producing supervisory control and data acquisition systems for public utilities.

The majority of his career has been in Operations, specifically, manufacturing, information systems, and quality and operated in a senior or executive management capacity for 21 of his 30-year career in the hi-tech electronics and bio-tech industries.

He earned both his undergraduate and MBA degrees from San Francisco State University.


  • MBA, San Francisco State University, 1982.

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Management Accounting
  • Undergraduate Corporate Finance
  • Undergraduate and  Graduate Business Strategy & Policy (Capstone)

Research and Interest

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Organizational Development


  • 2010 George M. Keller Teaching Excellence Award

Professional Affiliations

  • American Management Associations
  • Omicron Delta Kappa