Jean Desmazes is a University Professor at IAE La Rochelle, where he was Director from 2012 to 2014. He is also the former Director of IAE Tours and Vice-President of the IAE Network, in charge of the quality approach from 2002 to 2006.
He is currently Deputy Director of the Doctoral School Societies and Organizations (ED 526) of the PRES LPC. He teaches production management, quantitative methods, research methodology and studies.
His research work concerns more specifically public management.
Since October 2016, he is editor-in-chief of the journal PMP (Politiques et Management Public).