Term Associate Professor
Laurie MacPherson joined the faculty at the University of San
Francisco in 1993, after spending fifteen years as a manager in the
film and television industry.
While working in that industry, she was named the youngest Vice
President for Lorimar Productions at MGM Studios, as well as
serving as THX Technology Systems Divisional Vice President and
General Manager, and Corporate Officer at Lucasfilm LTD. During
that time, she lived and worked in America, Europe, and Japan. Ms.
MacPherson began her business career at the Hammermill Paper
Company in her hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania, where she worked for
three years as Special Projects Assistant to the
corporation's Executive Group.
Professor MacPherson has received seven nominations for the
school's Teacher of the Year award, and received that
honor three times. She has served as a Corporate Advisor for
creativity, innovation, and leadership at Kodak (in its
ImaginationWorks and Digital Divisions, as well as Corporate
Headquarters), and for general management at both IDEO Product
Design Company, and the Hewlett-Packard Corporation. She is
presently a Company Advisor and innovation strategist for Encore
Consultants, LLC, an international music and media company
headquartered in the San Francisco bay area.
Dr. MacPherson has been a contributing member of the
University's Business Executive Programs, teaching applied
creativity and innovation, and entrepreneurial management in the
Bay Area, as well as Hong Kong and the People's Republic
Ph.D., Management, Case Western Reserve University