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Leadership

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 Webber, MichaelMichael J. Webber, Dean

Michael J. Webber began his appointment as Dean in June 2011 after serving as USF's Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. He thus became the first Dean of the newly renamed School of Management and established the School's new mission, values and strategic plan.

To be closer to our existing business, nonprofit and government partners and to open new opportunities for the School, in September 2012 Dean Webber moved the Masagung Graduate School of Management to USF’s new Downtown Campus in the historic Folger Coffee Building in the financial district of San Francisco.

A native of Wales, he holds a B.A. in Politics and History from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and a M.Sc. in Industrial Relations from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He also has his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Dr. Webber has an extensive background in Sociology and his research concentrates on how business is connected to political processes in the United States. He is an expert on the New Deal era, having authored two books and countless research articles on the subject.

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. Dr. Stackman’s recent pioneering research with Dr. 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, Dr. 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.