Kevin Lo is a professor at the University of San Francisco, School of Management. He is also a graduate of the USF joint Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program. His scholarly work and teaching focus on emotional and cultural intelligence.


  • Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
  • Mindfulness and Self-Care
  • Experiential Education
  • Community-Engaged Learning

Research Areas

  • Strengths-Based Leadership
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Management Education


  • President, Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
  • Co-Chair, University Peer Review
  • USFFA, Social Director


  • University of Hawaii, PhD in International Management, 2007
  • University of San Francisco, MBA, 2001
  • University of San Francisco, MA in Asia Pacific Studies, 2001
  • Brown University, BA in East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, 1996

Prior Experience

  • Assistant Professor in Management and International Business, University of Auckland

Awards & Distinctions

  • University of San Francisco Distinguished Teaching Award 2020

  • University of San Francisco School of Management Outstanding Teaching Award (Tenured Faculty) 2017

  • University of San Francisco Faculty Service-Learning Award 2014

Selected Publications

  • Lo, K.D. (2023). Contextual and Experiential Understandings of Privilege as Intersectional. Journal of Management Education, 47(1), 79-103.
  • Clayton, R.C., Thomas, C., Lo, K.D., Sukup, L, Julien, M., & Stratton, M. (2021). The influence of exercise on developing resilience skills. The Southern Business and Economics Journal, 44(1), 1-16.
  • Bennett, A. A., Lo, K. D., Pervez, A., Nelson, T. A., Mullane, K., Farrell, M., Wilson, S., Decker, M. W., & Tarr, E. K. (2021). Exploring business doctoral students’ attitudes, training, and use of classroom experiential learning activities. International Journal of Management Education, 19(2), 100493. 
  • Pervez, A.J., Brady, L., Mullane, K.B., Lo, K.D., Bennett, A.A., & Nelson, T.A. (2021). An Empirical Investigation of Mental Health, Impostor Syndrome, and Social Support in Management Doctoral Programs, Journal of Management Education, 45(1), 126-158.