Art  Bell

Art Bell

Professor Emeritus

Art Bell, Professor Emeritus, is the former Chair of USF's Department of Organization, Leadership, and Communication. He was a devoted teacher, highly regarded business professional, and author in the emerging field of service leadership. Drawing from his extensive academic and professional background in the humanities, he has taught students the effective communication skills to succeed as future business professionals and leaders.

Having earned his Ph.D. in English at Harvard in 1973, Dr. Bell has taught and held administrative positions in the Business Schools and English Departments at Georgetown University and the University of Southern California. In addition, Art Bell has consulted for renowned leading global clients including Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, Citibank, American Stores, the U.S. Navy, TRW, Safeway, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, British Telecom, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cost Plus World Market, Deutsche Telekom, the U.S. Coast Guard, New York Life, the U.S. State Department, and IBM.

Dr. Bell has devoted his career to helping students reach their leadership potential. During his tenure, he received USF's Full Professor Faculty Teaching Award and published several books focusing on behavioral and management communication competency. Recently, he has turned his focus on service leadership, an enlightening reexamination of how industries are centered on service management. A prolific author of 52 books, in 2012 Dr. Bell published the book Service Reborn, an investigation of the service leadership discipline as it emerges in international commercial centers and their academies. The book highlights Hong Kong, London, Singapore, New York, and San Francisco, and its implications for global business education and career preparation.


Ph.D., English, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1973
M.A., English, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971
M.A., English, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1968
B.A., English, Concordia University, Irvine, California, 1966


Service Reborn, Lexingford Publishers, Tiburon, CA, 2012 (with Chung, P.)

Intercultural Business Practices, Service Leadership Press, Hong Kong, 2012

"When the Leader Hits the Wall: A Case of Organizational Paralysis," Journal of Entrepreneurship and Organization Management, Jan. 1, 2012, 31-34 (with Dayle M. Smith)

"Metaphors Used by Venture Capitalists: Darwinism, Architecture, and Myth", Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 12 (1), Routledge, New York, New York 2010

Management Communication, 3/e, Wiley, New York, New York, 2010 (with Dayle M. Smith)

Honors and Awards

Full Professor Faculty Teaching Award, University of San Francisco, 2005

Mission Advancement Award, University of San Francisco, 2004

Outstanding Research Award, University of San Francisco, 1994

Business Professor Award, University of Southern California, 1987

Marquardt Humanities Prize, Concordia University, 1966