USF School of Management Faculty

Alphabetical List of USF School of Management Faculty

Shivani Shukla

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6185

Shivani Shukla works in the fields of Operations Research, Statistics, and Game Theory. Her research is in security investment issues in the realm of supply chains and logistical networks that examine the financial and strategic implications of cooperation among various entities of the networks. In addition to the applied benefits, her goal is to make methodological contributions to successfully bring together optimization and game theoretic techniques in presence of uncertainty. Her work has...


Ph.D., Management Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017, M.S., Statistics, Gujarat University, 2009, B.S., Statistics, Gujarat University, 2007

Mouwafac Sidaoui

(415) 422-6787

Mouwafac Sidaoui, Department Chair and Professor of Business Analytics and Information Systems, is a greatly respected teacher of quantitative analysis, decision modeling and algebra/statistics for business, renowned for his expertise in entrepreneurship around the world, particularly in the Middle East. He strives to teach his students how to approach the concepts of strategic thinking and analysis of global business from more dynamic and socially conscious vantage points. Sidaoui makes every...


Post Doctorate, Finance & Accounting (with an emphasis on Business Analytics), Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida, FL, 2011, EdD, Education, Academic Global Leadership, University of San Francisco, CA, 2007, MBA, emphasis in Innovation Technology, Boston University, MA, 1991, BS, Technical Management, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1991, BS, Mechanical Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1990, AA, Associate Degree in Mechanical Design (minor in Mathematics), Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1988, Minor in Mathematics, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1988

Richard Stackman

(415) 422-2148

Richard Stackman is a professor in the Department of Organization, Leadership, and Communication. His coursework focuses on topics that include organizational behavior, organizational change and development, leadership versus management, and complexity science. Stackman’s recent research with Dr. Linda Henderson explores the gender differences on project team membership, and his scholarly activities underscore personal value systems and complexity theory in organizational functioning. This...


PhD, Business Administration, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1995, BS, Business Administration (Cum Laude), Major in Organizational Behavior and Accounting, University of California at Berkeley, 1985 (member of Phi Beta Kappa)

Peggy Takahashi

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs / Associate Professor
(415) 422-6884

Peggy K. Takahashi, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Programs Associate Dean, is a highly accomplished academic with a primary focus on international business management with research interests in organizational strategy and policy, comparative studies of East Asian business (with a concentration on Japan), Keiretsu and Alliance. Dr. Takahashi's undergraduate courses are designed to help students examine organizational behavior in global firms at both the macro and micro levels. They...


PhD, Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, CA, MBA emphasis on International Business and Manufacturing, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, CA, MA, Asian Studies, emphasis on Economic History and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA, BA, Asian Studies, Pomona College, CA (year of study at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)

Manuel Tarrazo

(415) 422-2583

Manuel Tarrazo has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses throughout his career at USF, including: financial management, investment analysis, entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing in Bay Area firms, and entrepreneurial finance. His research interests center on financial decision-making, especially financial management and the selection of investments. He has made contributions (including 30 journal publications and 40 academic presentations) to pedagogy, the enhancement...


PhD, Economics and Finance, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1993, MA, Economics, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1985, Licenciado, Economics (with concentration in Business and Public Finance), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 1981


Corporate finance, financial management, investment analysis, entrepreneurial finance, and investing

Marco Tavanti

Program Director / Professor
(415) 422-4288

Dr. Marco Tavanti is an international development scholar whose experience stretches over 25 years and whose work has taken him to more than 18 countries in Europe, East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Dr. Tavanti’s teaching in sustainable development, leadership ethics, intercultural diversity, and NGO management is grounded in Jesuit values and his scholarship is an embodiment of the University’s mission to be of service to humankind. Professor Tavanti is the Nonprofit...


PhD, Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 2001 (with distinction), MA, Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 1999, MA, Cross-Cultural Theology, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL, 1996, MDiv Master in Divinity, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL, 1994, BA, Philosophy, Gregorian University-Studio Teologico Fiorentino, Florence, Italy, 1991


Sustainable Development, Leadership Ethics, Intercultural Diversity, NGO Management

Nicholas Tay

(415) 422-6100

Professor Nicholas Tay’s research focuses on building theoretical models and conducting empirical studies to understand how human behaviors and market frictions interplay to affect the pricing of financial assets and the stability of financial markets. He uncovers relationships and patterns through financial econometrics and non-economic concepts, including agent-based modeling, social network analysis, cellular automata, genetic programming, fuzzy logic, chaos theory, fractal analysis, wavelet...


PhD, Finance, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, ABD, Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, MS, Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, BS with Honors, Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Sweta Thota

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6519

Assistant Professor Sweta Chaturvedi Thota is primarily interested in exploring consumer behavior with specific research emphasis on consumers' emotional and psychological response to pricing, online search and the effects of advertising. She asks her students to become hyper-observers of marketing in their own environments, engaging them in questions like: "Who is the target audience for annoying banner ads and do these banners hurt or help the host website?" By creating a curriculum that...


Ph.D., Business Administration, Louisiana State University, 2004, M.B.A, Marketing, FORE School of Management, India, 1997, B.S., Chemistry/Zoology, Dayalbagh University, India, 1994

Ricardo Villarreal

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Ricardo Villarreal De Silva brings to USF years of extensive research on ethnic identity and core cultural values in the consumer behavior of Hispanics in the U.S. Dr. Villarreal is an expert in multicultural behavior and collaborates with international food production companies on ad account planning projects. Dr. Villarreal’s research presents and empirically tests a theory of ethnicity, which he defines as “the combined effects of ethnic identity and cultural values.”...


Ph.D., Advertising, University of Texas at Austin, 2004, M.B.A., Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, 1996, B.A., Business Administration, University of the Incarnate Word at San Antonio, 1992

Neil Walshe

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4508

Professor Neil Walshe addresses the role of morality and virtue in organizational life, exploring the psychosocial processes and mechanisms through which moral constructions become moral behaviors. Dr. Walshe's research and teaching investigate the role of courage and cowardice in the workplace, as well as the subject of ethics in such contentious industry sectors as armaments and defense. Dr. Walshe aims to develop greater insight into how employees construct and exhibit virtuous behavior at...


PhD, Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, United Kingdom, 2010, MS, Occupational Psychology, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2002, BS, Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2001