Marketing — Business Administration
Nicholas  Imparato

Nicholas Imparato

Department Chair / Professor

Nicholas Imparato, Department Chair and Professor of Marketing, is a highly respected international educator and researcher whose work frequently takes him to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He is a former a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and he served as a senior executive and board member of publicly listed and closely held firms here and abroad.

Professor Imparato has been an advisor and speaker on innovation, public policy and leadership, with an emphasis on the effects of disruptive change driven by globalization and technology, in over 30 countries with Visa, IBM and other organizations.

Dr. Imparato is one of only two faculty members in the history of the School of Management to have earned awards from all USF audiences. He has won the prestigious university-wide Distinguished Teacher Award, the School of Management’s Outstanding Teacher award, the executive education level Excellence in Teaching Award, and a variety of student awards, including the MBA Student Association Gold Circle award for Teaching. 

As a member of the Knights of Malta, the historic lay religious and chivalric order founded in 1048, Professor Imparato participates in its mission to aid the poor, sick and disadvantaged in communities around the world.


Ph.D., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH, 1970
M.A., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH, 1967
B.A., Psychology (Cum Laude), St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY, 1965

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.

The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.

"Motivations and Determinants of Chinese FDI in Turkey: Context and Two Cases," China Goes Global Conference Proceedings, Harvard University, 2011 (with D. Trexler and C. Gursoy)

"Artisanal Gold and Transformational Exchange: Towards a Public-Private Partnership in Tanzania," Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 8, 2010

"The World's Poorest Nations and the Global Financial Crisis," World Economics: The Journal of Current Economic Analysis and Policy, 2009 (with Shalendra Sharma)

"New Relationships among Brand, Governance and Leadership," International Conference on Corporate Responsibility and Global Business, London Business School, 2006

Public Policy and the Internet: Privacy, Taxes and Contract, Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, CA, 2000

Honors and Awards

Gold Circle Teaching Award, MBA Student Association, USF, 2010

Outstanding Teaching Award, USF School of Management, 2009

Special Recognition Award, Bishop Gassis Relief Fund (formerly Sudan Relief and Rescue Foundation), 2001

Honoree, Tops in Marketing Award, Sales and Marketing Executives International, 1995


Director, Board of Directors, Bahati Education Foundation, Iranga, Tanzania, 2007 - present

Founder, Academic Global Immersion program, Middle East and Turkey, 2008 - present

Contributing Editor, Security Technology and Design, New York, Cygnus Publishing, 2003 - 2006

Contributing Editor and Columnist, Intelligent Enterprise, New York, CPM Media, 1998 - 2003

Eucharistic Minister and Lector, The Catholic Community at Stanford, Stanford University, CA, 2001 - 2007 

Nicholas Imparato, University of San Francisco School of Management