Faculty

USF Marketing professors come from Harvard, Northwestern, and Berkeley, with the connections to help students succeed.

In addition to its Faculty, the USF School of Management is directly linked to the greater business community through invaluable guidance provided by prominent CEOs and executives who serve on our advisory board.

Full-Time Faculty


Ricardo Villarreal

Department Chair

Associate Professor Ricardo Villarreal De Silva brings to USF years of experience in consumer behavior research and methodology. He was the lead researcher on two large consumer behavior studies that brought together experts in the advertising industry with his research expertise. That expertise started in multicultural marketing, where his theory of ethnicity provided great insight into understanding U.S. Hispanics’ consumer behavior. Recently, his work has focused on applying sophisticated...

Education:

Ph.D., Advertising, University of Texas at Austin, 2004, M.B.A., Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, 1996, B.A., Business Administration, University of the Incarnate Word at San Antonio, 1992

Expertise:

Consumer Behavior, Media Behavior, Identity and Branding, Culture and Marketing, Research Methodology

Jonathan Barsky

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6219

Associate Professor Jonathan Barsky, a teacher in the School of Management for over two decades, is the author of more than 100 articles published in reputable academic and trade journals, and two books including World-Class Customer Satisfaction, now in its 17th year of publication. Dr. Barsky brings to USF internationally recognized research in the field of customer satisfaction, with a focus on the hotel and gaming industries. Conducting extensive research into the factors that influence...

Education:

Ph.D., Marketing, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1991, M.S., Hotel Restaurant and Travel Administration, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1981, B.A., Spanish, Minor in Business Administration, Bucknell University, PA, 1978

Nicholas Imparato

Professor
(415) 422-6740

Nicholas Imparato is a professor of marketing and management at the University of San Francisco and formerly a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (1996-2012). During a lengthy series of special leaves of absence from the university, he held positions as a senior executive and board member at publicly listed (NYSE, NASDAQ) and closely held companies here and in Europe. As a speaker and adviser in over 35 countries with Visa, IBM, and other organizations, Professor...

Ryan Langan

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2501

Assistant Professor Ryan Langan’s research area lies in branding and corporate social responsibility with a focus on understanding how consumers perceive and respond to firms who engage in corporate philanthropy.  His current projects explore the potential for corporate giving to elicit feelings of gratitude on the part of consumers. Langan’s research has been published in the Journal of Brand Management, Journal of Business Research and the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public...

Education:

PhD, Marketing, University of South Florida, MBA, Marketing, University of Portland, BS, Sports Management, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse

Bhavya Mohan

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4182

Assistant Professor Bhavya Mohan teaches in the marketing department at the School of Management. Her research examines topics related to transparency, disclosure, and marketing ethics. Specifically, her current work investigates how consumer behavior changes when firms are transparent about wages paid to employees. Her research has been featured in media publications such as The Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Globe and Mail, PBS, Harvard Business Review, and...

Education:

Doctor of Business Administration, Marketing, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, 2016, Bachelors of Arts, Economics and English with Honors, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

John O'Meara

Instructor
(415) 422-4518

John O’Meara is a recognized industry expert in marketing, having earned numerous national and international awards in advertising, branding, and design. Throughout his career he has helped build many of the world’s best-known brands for companies such as Nestle, Hilton, Honda, Chevron, MGM, Adobe, and PepsiCo. John worked as a senior executive for Y&R Advertising, Landor Associates, and Anthem Worldwide for 30 years prior to becoming a full-time professor at USF’s School of Management...

Education:

M.B.A., emphasis on Marketing and Finance, Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), B.S., Magna Cum Laude, University of San Francisco, CA

Anthony Patino

Professor / Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
(415) 422-4152

Anthony Patino is a renowned expert in entertainment, advertising, and promotion, consumer behavior, public policy and marketing analytics. He holds degrees in marketing, business administration, planning and social policy from Duke University, Harvard University, and Temple University. His widely-published research takes him to conferences all over the U.S. During his career in entertainment, Patino worked in marketing, sales and research at leading entertainment firms like Sony Picture...

Education:

PhD, Business Administration, Marketing, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006, MBA, Marketing, Duke University, North Carolina, 1991, MA, Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989, BA, Mathematics, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1985

Sonja Martin Poole

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4454

Sonja Martin Poole is an internationally recognized lecturer and researcher on transformative and multicultural marketing strategy and marketing education. With particular emphases on creating and communicating value for nonprofit and public sector organizations and the social impact of marketing, Poole explores topics in the domains of marketing ethics, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, diversity, education, public policy, and social welfare. As an associate professor of...

Education:

Post-doc, Business, Marketing Emphasis, Tulane University, Freeman School of Business, New Orleans, PhD, Education Policy, Organization, Measurement and Evaluation, University of California at Berkeley, MA, Economics, California State University, East Bay, College of Business and Economics, MA, Education, University of California at Berkeley, BA, Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Sweta Thota

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6519

Sweta Chaturvedi Thota’s work is motivated by the ever-increasing complexity of, and the need to understand, consumers’ psychological and emotional responses to various issues such as pricing, consumer search, and advertising effects. Her research has appeared in several leading national and international journals, including Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Advertising, International Journal of Advertising, and Journal of Consumer Marketing. Professor Thota motivates students to...

Education:

Louisiana State University, Ph.D. in Marketing, 2004, FORE School of Management, New Delhi (India), MBA (Marketing Specialization), 1997, Dayalbagh University, Agra (India), B.S. Chemistry Hons. & Major in Zoology, 1994

Expertise:

Relative Thinking, Brandjacking, Banner Ads, Consumer Irritation

Part-Time Faculty


Shelley Blozis

Adjunct Professor

Professor Shelley Blozis received a doctorate in quantitative psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her expertise in quantitative methods focuses on repeated measures, longitudinal data, and missing data techniques. She has used her expertise to help corporations understand consumer behavior and segmentation, and has consulted for a large metropolitan utility provider and a global corporation to provide consumer insights and forecasting. Professor Blozis has been a member of multiple...

Education:

PhD, Psychology, University of Minnesota, MA, Psychology, California State University, Fullerton , BA, Psychology, California State University, Fullerton

Expertise:

Statistics, Psychometrics

Vivian Faustino-Pulliam

Adjunct Professor

Vivian Faustino-Pulliam specializes in international business, entrepreneurship, and international marketing. She has 20 years of banking and consulting experience in Asia and North America, and has served in senior management positions in various financial institutions. Passionate about education that is accessible and inclusive, Vivian dedicated her advocacy work in teaching at refugee camps across the world through Jesuit Worldwide Learning. She also founded the Center for Entrepreneurship...

Education:

Columbia University - New York, NY Doctoral Candidate, Adult Learning and Leadership, Ateneo De Manila University - Manila, Philippines Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Expertise:

International business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Banking and Finance, Adult learning and leadership

Stephen Kraus

Adjunct Professor

Stephen Kraus is a recognized expert on consumer insights, with particular expertise in digital media, market research, social trends, affluent consumers, and generational marketing.  He is the author of three books, contributor to Forbes, MediaPost& MarTechAdvisor, delivered TEDxtalk, led three highly-respected syndicated research studies, and widely cited in the media.

Education:

PhD, Social Psychology, Harvard University, BS, Psychology, University of Florida

Stephan Sorger

Adjunct Professor

Stephan Sorger is an award-winning serial marketing executive, an adjunct faculty member of several major universities, the author of multiple marketing textbooks, a popular speaker on marketing topics, and a member of several advisory boards. Mr. Sorger has more than 30 years of marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, and product development experience. His experience includes leadership and hands-on roles at several leading companies, such as Oracle, 3Com, and NASA. Mr. Sorger is also an award-...

Education:

MBA, Finance and Technology Management; USC, Los Angeles, California, MS, Electrical Engineering; USC, Los Angeles, California, MS, Aerospace Engineering; USC, Los Angeles, California, BS, Mechanical Engineering, with minor in Electrical, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, California

Contact Info

Admission: Undergraduate

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(415) 422-6563