USF School of Management Faculty

Alphabetical List of USF School of Management Faculty

Alison Cohen

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6447

Assistant Professor Alison K. Cohen teaches in the Public and Nonprofit Administration Department in the School of Management and does research related to issues of health, educational, and environmental equity.  A San Francisco native, Cohen has a PhD in epidemiology and a Master of Public Health in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of California Berkeley and a BA in education policy and community health from Brown University.  Cohen is a quantitative social scientist with...


Ph.D. in Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley., Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), in community health (with honors) and education studies, magna cum laude, Brown University

Fernando Comiran

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4214

Assistant Professor Fernando Comiran brings to USF both an enthusiasm for accounting and a philosophy that attempts to integrate real-world application and leading-edge research in the classroom. His research areas of interest include Earnings Management, Accounting Fraud, Voluntary Disclosure, Financial Statement Analysis, and Security Valuation. Currently, Professor Comiran is focusing his research on individual investor behavior and company incentives to better understand how disclosure...


Ph.D. Business Administration - Accounting, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2014, M.Sc. Finance and Accounting, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2009, B.S. Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2005

Kimberly Connor

Faculty Chair for Mission Integration
(415) 422-2869

Kimberly Rae Connor is the author of Conversions and Visions in the Writings of African American Women (Tennessee, 1994) and Imagining Grace: Liberating Theologies in the Slave Narrative Tradition (Illinois, 2000). She has written extensively on African American religious life and cultural production and multicultural and Ignatian pedagogy. Connor has also been active as an editor for Oxford University Press and in service to the American Academy of Religion. Although trained in the humanities...


PhD, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1991, MA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1988, MA, Literature and Theology, University of Bristol, England, 1981, BA, English (Magna Cum Laude), Gettysburg College, PA, 1979

Johnathan Cromwell

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6537

Innovation drives the production of new and useful products, services, and technologies that can help solve some of society's greatest problems. However, it is important to understand that these innovations are created by and for people. Johnathan Cromwell USF Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Johnathan Cromwell's research focuses on how people collaborate with each other as they define, solve, and change problems while working on creativity and innovation projects in organizations. This...


DBA Management, Harvard Business School, S.B. Chemical-Biological Engineering, MIT

Majid Dadgar

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-5768

Assistant Professor Majid Dadgar specializes in Management Information Systems and Industrial Design. His teaching philosophy is explore, do, and learn. His classes are organically designed, and include interactive and participatory business cases that require experiential learning. Dadgar’s research focuses on the extent of importance human values are to patients with chronic disease and who are impacted by self-management systems. He hopes to both inform policy debates in the National...


Ph.D, Management Information Systems, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 2016, M. A., Industrial and Product Design, Applied Software Engineering (minor), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2011, B.A., Industrial Design, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Rebekah Dibble

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5695

Associate Professor Rebekah Dibble investigates the impact of national culture and government on organizations, the adjustment processes in cross-cultural teams and collaborations, and the theoretical implications of boundary fluidity in teams. Engaging her students in discussions on leader effectiveness and cross-cultural team performance—and the implications of what it means to have a 'global mindset' — Dibble urges her students to explore various forms of interaction within organizations, to...


Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, Thunderbird School of Global Management, PhD, Management, University of California, Irvine, MBA, Brigham Young University, Utah, BA, Business Management, University of Utah

Xiaoya (Sara) Ding

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4558

Xiaoya (Sara) Ding is an associate professor of finance in the School of Management. Her research interests are primarily in international finance, empirical corporate finance, and asset pricing. Her work has been published in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance and presented at numerous finance conferences and seminars in North America, Europe, and Asia. She is the recipient of best-paper awards at the Asian Finance Association Conference and China...


Ph.D., Finance, School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada, M.A., Economics, College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Canada, M.A., Finance, School of Economics, Nankai University, China, B.A., Finance, School of Economics, Nankai University, China


International finance, empirical corporate finance, and empirical asset pricing

Tatiana Fedyk

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4697

Associate Professor Tatiana Fedyk is an experienced financial analyst and consultant who, before teaching at USF, held teaching positions at the University of California at Berkeley and Arizona State University. Her research interests include R&D investments, real earnings management, financial management tools, accounting value relevance, and underlying volatility. In her teaching, Dr. Fedyk combines her entrepreneurial consulting experience with her technical and business education to...


Ph.D., Accounting, University of California at Berkeley, 2008, C.P.A., Certified Public Accountant, Moscow, Russia, 1996, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Moscow State University, 1990, B.S., Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow State University, 1988

Jean-Marc Fullsack

Executive Chef / Instructor
(415) 422-6577

Jean-Marc Fullsack, Executive Chef and Instructor in the Hospitality Management Program, was born in France where he trained in classical French cuisine and graduated from the Hotel and Restaurant School, Ecole Hôtelière, in Strasbourg. While Chef Fullsack worked in first-class restaurants, hotels, private clubs, and in food service management, one of the highlights in his culinary career was preparing dinner for President Bill Clinton and his family at the White House. Chef Fullsack’s...


CAP, Ecole Hôtelière de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, 1972