About Me

Most of my career in industry was spent working in companies in the communications, computing, and medical device industries. While my expertise is in Management, I have held positions in Information Technology, Operations Management, Product Development and Marketing. The large firms I have worked at are GTE, Aspect Telecommunications, Data General, Johnson & Johnson, and American Cyanamid. I also have worked at small startup firms.

My teaching career started at San Francisco State University, where I taught the undergraduate capstone seminar course. But I have been at De Anza College for 20 years. At De Anza, I have served as the Department Chair and currently serve as the Business Department Scheduler. (Yes, that means I know which classes will be offered next quarter!)

My hobbies include international travel and animals. Although there are many countries on my to-do list, I have visited 30 countries so far. My family has always included some four-legged members (canine and feline). Some years ago, I served on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society Silicon Valley. I hope you enjoy the travel and pet pictures on My Family page.

Classes I Teach

Fall 2020

00288BUS 1013ZIntroduction to Business
25810BUS 1067ZIntroduction to Business
21638BUS 6562ZLeadership
20989BUS 9662ZPrinciples of Management

Faculty Info

Michele Fritz

Michele Fritz






MBA, Harvard University; MS in Education, CSU East Bay; BSBA Boston University.

Office Hours

Spring 2020 Online

until shelter-in-place order ends, after that in F-51J

  • Mon: 12 - 2 p.m.
  • Tues & Thurs: 1 - 2 p.m.
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