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USF School of Management Dean Elizabeth Davis


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 develop successful and ethical leaders who value personal responsibility and integrity.

USF School of Management Dean Elizabeth B. Davis

Elizabeth B. Davis

Dean, USF School of Management

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.

Dean Davis gained a deep understanding of Jesuit education during her 12 years on the faculty at St. Joseph’s University School of Business in Philadelphia, where she taught and served as chairperson of the management and information systems department. 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.

Dean Davis earned her B.A. from Columbia University (Barnard College) and Ph.D. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Strategic Management.

USF School of Management Interim Associate Dean Barry Doyle

Barry Doyle

Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Barry Doyle works with universities around the world helping coordinate and evaluate academic programs. He serves as acting Faculty Director at China Resources Holding Company and Guangzhou Enterprises, overseeing their Executive MBA Distance Learning Program. Prior to teaching, he was a consultant for Federal Realty Investment Corporation and reviewer for the Journal of Financial Research and Journal of Financial Education.

USF School of Management Associate Dean Richard Stackman

Richard Stackman

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Richard Stackman's 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.