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The leadership team at the University of San Francisco School of Management embodies our vision: to be a catalyst for change in business, government, and nonprofit managerial practice. 

While drawing on the diversity and entrepreneurial energy of the Bay Area, every member of our leadership team works to graduate successful and ethical leaders who value personal responsibility and integrity.

School of Management Leadership Team

USF School of Management Dean Elizabeth B. DavisElizabeth B. Davis, Dean

Elizabeth B. Davis began her appointment as Dean of the School of Management in August 2014, making her the first woman to lead the School in its 90-year history.

Dean Davis will carry forward the USF School of Management’s strong tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship, and global business in the heart of San Francisco’s business community. The School of Management will cultivate a focus on sustainable innovation, produce “business ready” students, and develop signature programs relevant to today’s business leaders.

Prior to becoming an educator, Dean Davis began her career as a researcher at Duke University Medical School and rose to become CEO and Chief Operating Officer of the National Disease Research Interchange

USF School of Management Associate Horiuchi, CatherineCatherine Horiuchi, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Catherine Horiuchi, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, leads the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse faculty of outstanding teachers and scholars and assists in the creation of the School’s learning community, which is characterized by high quality scholarship, academic rigor, and a passion for social justice.

USF School of Management Associate Stackman, RichardRichard Stackman, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Richard Stackman, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, is a much-admired Associate Professor in the department of Organizations, Leadership and Communication. His coursework focuses on topics that include organizational change and development, leadership versus management, complexity science, and human capital investments. Professor Stackman’s recent pioneering research with Linda Henderson explores the gender differences on project team membership. His scholarly activities also underscore personal value systems and complexity theory to organizational functioning.

USF School of Management Associate John, VeitchJohn Veitch, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

John Veitch, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Professor of Finance, and Director of the M.S. in Financial Analysis program, is an esteemed faculty member with over two decades of academic and chief administrative service to the university. Specializing in financial analysis and risk management, Professor Veitch is the co-author of a number of articles on country risk in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa due to contributing factors of financial integration, currency devaluation and currency contagion.