Richard Stackman

Richard W. Stackman


Program Director • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2148 Malloy Hall, Room 324


Richard Stackman is a professor in the Department of Organization, Leadership, and Communication. 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. Kim Connor.

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
Former Director of Strategic Initiatives, USF School of Management, 2016–19
Former Interim Academic Program Director, USF School of Management Executive Education, 2016–17
PhD, Business Administration, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1995
BS, Business Administration (Cum Laude), Major in Organizational Behavior and Accounting, University of California at Berkeley, 1985 (member of Phi Beta Kappa)
Co-Editor-in Chief, Journal of Management Inquiry, 2016-present
Executive Committee Member, Organization Development & Change Division, Academy of Management, 2019-present
President, Western Academy of Management, 2010–11
Selected Publications

“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)

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

“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)

“The Management Exercises: A Way Forward with Purpose” Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016 (with K.R. Connor)

“The Centrality of Communication Norms Alignment, Role Clarity, and Trust in Global Project Teams” International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 38, No. 8, 2016 (with L.S. Henderson and R. Lindekilde)

"Women Project Managers: The Exploration of Their Job Challenges and Issue Selling Behaviors," International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2013 (with Stackman, R.W. and Koh, C.Y.)

Awards & Distinctions

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