Joe Hsueh, Ph.D
Founder & Managing Director
Since earning his Ph.D in System Dynamics from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Joe has spent his career developing the theory and practice of participatory systems mapping, expanding it into a tool that helps corporations, foundations, governments, multinational NGOs, and grassroots coalitions to co-develop strategy for systems change, together with their stakeholders.
Joe has completed more than 60 systems mapping projects worldwide, the majority focused on building collective understanding and collaborative strategy to address large-scale social, economic, and environmental issues. Projects have included:
Joe’s methodology for systems change has been codified into a Systems Change Process Map and has been featured by The Guardian and Harvard Business Review.
Joe has lectured at MIT and in Harvard’s Executive Education Program and is a co-founder of the Academy for Systems Change. He currently holds an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor at National Taiwan University where he teaches a project-based consulting course, in which students gain first-hand experience applying systems mapping to the development of companies and initiatives in pursuit of sustainable development.
Before pursuing his doctorate, Joe earned a Masters of Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He first began to glimpse the importance of self transformation as an enabler of systems change during a gap year spent living and working in a Buddhist Monastery.