Dean Elizabeth B. Davis

From the Dean:

Photo of SOM Dean Elizabeth Davis USF drew me in the moment I met the faculty, administration, and students. The School of Management is poised to strategically advance business education using the talent of its faculty to positively impact their fields; connecting students directly to the business community through internship experiences and, engaging an outstanding alumni to help create signature programs for the School. Dean Davis

Dean Elizabeth B. Davis. Dean Davis brings to the USF School of Management a stellar academic foundation, a solid grounding in Jesuit management education, a wealth of industry leadership experience, and proven success as a dean. With more than 25 years of higher education experience, she will steer the course for the future of the School of Management.

An expert in strategic management, business policy, and organizational dynamics, Dean Davis culminated her successful industry career leading a biotechnology firm in Philadelphia prior to launching her equally accomplished academic career. She served as Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Management at the University of New Haven (UNH) in Connecticut. Prior to New Haven, she served as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication, and Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at George Washington University.

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. While at St. Joseph’s, she successfully led her department through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation process.

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. A highly respected and widely published scholar, her work has appeared in the Organizational Management Journal, The Journal of Business and EconomicsBusiness Journal, Journal of Production and Operations, Case Research Journal, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Medical Humanities, Health Policy Journal, and Sage’s Environmental Leadership volumes. Her most recent work involves several NSF grants working on global sustainability.