USF School of Management Faculty

Alphabetical List of USF School of Management Faculty

Liang Wang

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5801

Associate Professor Liang Wang brings a wealth of cross-cultural experience to USF. His esteemed research, published in leading academic journals, focuses on the interplay between strategy and geography, with an emphasis on local competitiveness within a global context. Having worked and lived in China, Canada, and the US, Wang is particularly intrigued by how social, cultural and institutional forces shape, and are shaped by, varying business practices in different countries. Professor Wang’s...


Ph.D., Policy/Strategic Management, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, M.A., Economics, School of Economics, Peking University, China, B.A., Economics, School of Economics, Peking University, China

Richard Waters

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2478

Richard D. Waters is an associate professor in the School of Management, where he teaches strategic communication and communication management courses. His primary research interests are fundraising, stakeholder loyalty and relationship cultivation, and the use of new technologies in organizational communication efforts. He serves on the editorial review boards at Public Relations Review, Journal of Public Relations Research, Journal of Public and Nonprofit Sector Management, Journal of...


PhD, Mass Communications, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2007, MS, Public Relations, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2000, ABJ, Public Relations (Minor in Political Science), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998


Public relations and strategic communication

Xiaohua Yang

(415) 422-4330

Professor Xiaohua Yang teaches International Business and is the founding director of the China Business Studies Initiative in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco. She specializes in the internationalization of Chinese firms, MNE corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, international R&D strategic alliances, and foreign market entry strategies. She has taught and lectured in the USA, Australia, China, Taiwan, and Europe. She regularly teaches MBA...


Ph.D., International Business/Strategic Management, School of Business, University of Kansas, M.S., College of Business Administration, Iowa State University, B.A., Shanghai University of International Studies