School of Management Leadership

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.


Elizabeth B. Davis

Photo of Elizabeth B. Davis  Dean, USF School of ManagementDean, 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.


Linda Henderson

Linda HendersonAssociate Dean, Academic Affairs

Linda Henderson, Ph.D. has been a leader in departmental and program development at USF in her roles as department chair and director in project management and organizational behavior. She continues her programmatic leadership for the undergraduate management major. Her work as a senior level consultant for clients including Visa International, Hewlett-Packard, Dell Computers, Blue Shield of California, and Genentech informs her teaching and research on project management, complexity theory, and explorations of the challenges faced by female project managers in global organizations.


Anthony Patino

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Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Anthony Patino is a renowned expert in entertainment, advertising and promotion, consumer behavior, public policy and marketing analytics. He holds degrees in marketing, business administration, planning and social policy from Duke University, Harvard University and Temple University. His widely-published research takes him to conferences all over the U.S.


Peggy Takahashi

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Peggy K. Takahashi, Associate Professor, 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.