Richard Stackman

Richard Stackman

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Associate Dean
Malloy Hall, Room 324


Richard Stackman is a tenured professor in the Humanistic Management and Hospitality Department. 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 approach to understanding human and social interaction and its impact on leadership and organizational change exemplifies the Jesuit tradition of the compassionate workplace.

Stackman is highly appreciative of the range of intellectual and cultural offerings in the Bay Area, with its astounding display of diversity, political opinion, social awareness, and entrepreneurial innovation. He views the Bay Area as an ideal location to nurture the type of academic curiosity and progressive thinking that transforms students into leaders, not just managers. He brings this awareness to his teaching and faculty advising, striving to help his students to help become more well-rounded leaders. He accomplishes this in his role as the founding faculty advisor role for USF’s Malloy Group, an MBA student-run consulting firm, and in his development of the Management Exercises with colleague Dr. Kimberly Rae Connor.

Research Areas

  • Organization Change and Development
  • Complexity Science
  • Global Virtual Project Teams
  • Values
  • Organization Sages


  • Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, USF School of Management, 2021-present
  • Member, Strategic Planning Core Committee, USF, 2020-present
  • Director BS in Management Program, USF School of Management, 2019–present
  • Former Department Chair, Organization, Leadership & Communication Department, 2018–19, 2009–12
  • Former Chair Associate Deans Affinity Group Board, AACSB, 2017–18


  • University of California, Berkeley, BS in Business Administration (Cum Laude), Major in Organizational Behavior and Accounting, 1985
  • University of British Columbia, PhD in Business Administration, 1995

Prior Experience

  • Co-Editor-in Chief, Journal of Management Inquiry, 2016-present
  • Executive Committee Member, Organization Development & Change Division, Academy of Management, 2019-present
  • Director of Accreditation, USF School of Management, 2019-2021
  • President, Western Academy of Management, 2010–11

Awards & Distinctions

  • State of Mind Award, Western Academy of Management, 2021

  • Outstanding Research Award (Full Professor), USF School of Management, 2019

  • Jesuit Foundation Grant, 2015

  • Outstanding Faculty Award, USF Executive MBA, 2014

  • Outstanding Service Award, USF School of Management, 2012

  • MBA Faculty Jesuit Award, Graduate Business Association, USF School of Management, 2012

Selected Publications

  • “Why Cultural Intelligence Matters on Global Project Teams” International Journal of Project Management, In Press, (with L.S. Henderson and R. Lindekilde)

  • “Dialogue as Renounced Aggression: JMI and the Case of AOM’s President’s Response to EO13769” Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2019 (with P. Martin de Holan, N. Argyres, S. Cabral, T.P. Moliterno, J. Stoner, and J.P. Walsh)

  • “Further Thoughts on Kerr’s ‘Folly’ and Repeat Offenses: Where We Are, Have Been, and Are Going” Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2018 (with T.A. Wright, J. Hollwitz, and A. DeGroat)

  • “Away from Abilene and Toward a Community of Practice Ecosystem: Developmental Peer Reviews Realized” Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2018 

  • “Generative Curiosity: Introducing JMI’s Newest Section” Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2017 (with D.R. Hannah)