Department Chair

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Professor Jennifer Parlamis's academic career has centered on pioneering social-psychological research in the areas of negotiation, conflict resolution, communication, and organization dynamics. Specifically, she studies the impact of technology on negotiation outcomes and the role of anger and incompetency emotions in negotiation and conflict contexts. In addition, she has written on ageism in organizations as well as negotiation pedagogy.

She employs the latest scholarly research to help...

Education:
  • PhD, Social and Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2001
  • The Moscow Institute of Social and Political Studies, Moscow Russian Language Certificate, Moscow, Russia...
Expertise:
  • Negotiation and Bargaining
  • Team Dynamics
  • Self-as Instrument
  • Consulting Practices
  • Mindful Leadership

Full-Time Faculty

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Assistant Professor Zachary C. Burns specializes in managerial and organizational behavior with research in the psychology of morality and ethics, applications in law, and judgment and decision-making. His works surrounds behavioral patterns, intellectual property and intentionality. Dr. Burns previously taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

He has had articles on his research published in the Journal of...

Education:
  • Ph.D. Managerial and Organizational Behavior, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Center for Decision Research, 2013
  • Masters Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School...
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Kimberly Rae Connor is the author of Conversions and Visions in the Writings of African American Women (Tennessee, 1994) and Imagining Grace: Liberating Theologies in the Slave Narrative Tradition (Illinois, 2000). She has written extensively on African American religious life and cultural production and multicultural and Ignatian pedagogy. Connor has also been active as an editor for Oxford University Press and in service to the American Academy of Religion.

Although trained in the...

Education:
  • PhD, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1991
  • MA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1988
  • MA, Literature and Theology, University of...
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Associate Professor Rebekah Dibble investigates the impact of national culture and government on organizations, the adjustment processes in cross-cultural teams and collaborations, and the theoretical implications of boundary fluidity in teams.

Engaging her students in discussions on leader effectiveness and cross-cultural team performance—and the implications of what it means to have a 'global mindset' — Dibble urges her students to explore various forms of interaction within organizations...

Education:
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • PhD, Management, University of California, Irvine
  • MBA, Brigham Young University, Utah
  • BA, Business Management...
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Keith Hunter's primary research interests revolve around organizational networks, culture, and leadership. He is particularly interested in how social networks both influence and reflect the active mental models and power dynamics within organizations. His investigations of the patterns of interaction among people and their implications for human behavior and organizational outcomes are of critical significance to tomorrow's business leaders.

His rich background inspires his research and...

Education:
  • Carnegie Mellon University, PhD in Organizational Behavior and Management
  • Carnegie Mellon University, MPhil in Public Policy and Management
  • University of Central Florida, MS in Computer Science...
Expertise:
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Teaching and Facilitation
  • Team Leadership and Development
  • Agent-based Modeling
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Kevin Lo, associate professor in the Department of Organization, Leadership and Communication, is 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.

Professor Lo has lived and worked in Beijing, Taipei, and Auckland and draws upon these international experiences to encourage his students to recognize a wide range of management and...

Education:
  • 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...
Expertise:
  • Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
  • Mindfulness and Self-Care
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Courtney Masterson conducts research that investigates employees’ well-being inside and outside of the workplace. Her research focus aims to advance understanding of the role of business in society and the impact that organizations have on stakeholders’ well-being. Dr. Masterson’s most recent research addresses women’s career mobility and issues at the intersection of work and family. She utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand these phenomena from various vantage points...

Education:
  • PhD, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Master of Business Administration, Management, DePaul University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science...
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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...

Education:
  • 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...
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Neil's principle area of research is the role of virtue and morality (or the lack thereof) in organizations, specifically the presence of courage and cowardice within organizational life. His work explores the psychological mechanisms and consequences of virtuous behavior as part of expected occupational roles. By focusing on high-risk occupations such as ordnance disposal, private military contracting, and air-traffic control, Neil attempts to develop greater insight into how workers construct...

Education:
  • Birkbeck College, University of London, PhD. in Organizational Psychology
  • Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, MSc. Organizational Psychology
  • Queens' University of Belfast...
Expertise:
  • Ethics & Morality
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Evidence-based Management

Part-Time Faculty

Loni Davis, PhD, brings over thirty years’ experience working in the field of organization development (OD). Her work has included consulting, training, and teaching in the areas of organizational change, development, and design for a variety of profit and non-profit, national and international organizations in the healthcare, education, technology, and public sectors.

Currently, Davis manages her own consulting practice to provide client services that support effective leadership development...

Education:
  • PhD in Human & Organizational Systems
  • MA Human & Organization Development
  • MA Educational Psychology

Kathy Garlick’s poetry and prose have appeared in Art and Ideas, Fourteen Hills, Field, Pool, and other publications. Her chapbook of poems, The Listening World, was published by Momotombo Press at St. Mary’s College. Kathy currently teaches creative writing and academic writing at the University of San Francisco and creative writing and literature in the English Master’s program at Holy Names University.

Education:
  • University of Houston, Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing, 2005
  • Sarah Lawrence College, MFA in Creative Writing, 1995
Expertise:
  • Poetry
  • Academic writing & creative writing

Dr. Amy Martin, a member of the USF Mission Council and McGrath Graduate Fellowship Committee, has over twenty years of experience as an administrative leader in the areas of nonprofit management, human resources, and healthcare. Her areas of research interest include the intersections of gender, culture, and ethnicity as both ways of knowing and making meaning of leadership and leading. Her dissertation, entitled Making Meaning of Leadership: A Phenomenology of Italian-American Women Leaders...

Education:
  • Gonzaga University, PhD in Leadership Studies, 2018
  • Dominican University of California, MA in Humanities, 2007
  • University of San Francisco, BA in Human Communication, 1996
Expertise:
  • Leadership
  • Ethnicity and Culture
  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Behavior

Professor Sander is an adjunct who teaches introductory classes on analytics, which is many students' first introduction to Excel as a business tool. He started his teaching days after he earned his MBA, with the encouragement of his professors. For the last 10 years, he has worked in the Financial Planning & Analysis department of several Bay Area startups, helping them improve their budgeting, forecasting, and reporting capabilities, and dealing firsthand with all the frustrations that Excel...

Education:
  • MBA, University of San Francisco
  • JD, University of San Francisco
  • BA in Political Science, University of California, Davis

Faculty Emeritus

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Associate Dean for 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...

Education:
  • PhD, Organizational Communication, Florida State University, FL
  • MS, Communications, Texas Christian University, TX
  • BS, Education, University of Nevada, Reno, NV