In Memoriam
Eugene  Muscat

Eugene Muscat

1947 – 2010

Professor Eugene Muscat was a dedicated and compassionate professor, a distinguished researcher and a renowned expert in the fields of family business, leadership, management and marketing. A San Francisco native, Dr. Muscat worked and excelled in many different positions after joining USF in 1985. In addition to his work as a professor, he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for Executive Education, and the Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs at the School of Management. His knowledge and experience earned him many awards, including the Technology Innovation Award from USF and the Beta Gamma Sigma Award from the National Business Honor Society. The media often courted Dr. Muscat's expertise; the ABC News frequently interviewed him on topics like the U.S. economy, consumerism, gas prices, and the Health Care Bill.

Dr. Muscat's teaching and business philosophies were value-based and his ethics guided all aspects of his professional life. He was very involved in service-related efforts, devoting much of his time to serving other people. In fact, to honor his beginnings a first-generation college student, a transition program for incoming first-generation first year students was dedicated in his name, the Muscat Scholars Program. He was the Principal Investigator for the Jesuit Foundation Grant and he founded the Gellert Family Business Resource Center. He also worked for Enterprise Housing, an affordable work and housing initiative. In recognition of his admirable contributions to students and the community, the Eugene Muscat Memorial Scholarship has been established to provide aid to a student who comes to USF from Archbishop Riordan High School and has financial need.

As a professor, Dr. Muscat received overwhelmingly enthusiastic reviews from his students. They described him as an extremely knowledgeable and passionate professor who genuinely cared about his students, who they could go to for advice about anything, and whose classes always made them excited to be Business majors. Dr. Muscat was an invaluable part of USF's body of instructors and is missed by colleagues and students alike.