Innovation & Design


Elizabeth Kovats is on the faculty of the BerkeleyHaas School of Business, in Innovation and Design. Her area of interest is in design and ethics, and how we can design products and/or processes to advance the common good. Prior to academia, Elizabeth worked in the high technology industry in Silicon Valley. Joining a start-up as the eighth employee, she helped scale operations through to an IPO. She attended the Jesuit School of Theology, focusing on philosophy and design, and studied creative writing at the University of Arizona and the University of Iowa.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Design and innovation
  • Ethics and philosophy
  • Responsible innovation
  • Human centered approaches in legal contexts and machine learning implementations