Director, Professor of International Business
Professor Xiaohua Yang has been recognized in both the international academic community and media for her research on Chinese enterprises in the U.S. and the globalization of Chinese business. As an award winning scholar, she explores the relationship between brand recognition and firm performance, internationalization of Chinese firms, R&D strategic alliances, and foreign market entry strategies. She is very active in the business community and has served on many boards.
Interim Associate Director
William Ktsanes has taught graduate-level finance and ethics as an adjunct professor in the School of Management since 2010. He has an MBA with a concentration in global business from the University of California, Berkeley; an MPA with a concentration in international development from Rutgers University; and is nearing completion of a doctorate in the USF School of Education’s Organization and Leadership program. His research interests relate to the intersection of housing economics and educational policy. He is a former US Peace Corps volunteer (Thailand) with an extensive background in community development finance and international education. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ktsanes
Dr. Chakraborty received her PhD at the University of Minnesota. Her areas of specialization include: applied macroeconomics, international macroeconomics, international finance, and development economics. Dr. Chakraborty has published research articles in the Journal of International Business Studies, Economics Letters, and the Journal of World Economic Review.
Chair of Asia Business Leaders Research Program
Professor Roger Chen brings to USF forward-thinking expertise in the fields of corporate innovation and growth, competition and global strategy – areas he views as entirely interdependent. By developing a balanced approach to his research endeavors – devoting equal time and effort between pure quantitative/academic research and case research methods – Dr. Chen embodies academic rigor, benefiting his students, fellow academics, global corporations and communities with his egalitarian work philosophy.
RICHARD GREGGORY JOHNSON III
Department Chair & Full Professor | Program Director, Business Minor | Professor (415) 755-7187
Richard Greggory Johnson III is a tenured Full Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, School of Management, University of San Francisco. He is also Director of the Business Minor in the School of Management as well.
Professor Peter Lorentzen is a member of the Economics Department at the University of San Francisco and director of the Master’s of Science in Applied Economics. He was previously on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, and has also taught at Stanford University.
Stephen Roddy is Professor and Chair of Modern & Classical Languages at the University of San Francisco. His research focuses on premodern East Asian literary history and cross-border cultural exchange. He has recently held research fellowships at Sogang University (Seoul), the National Library (Taipei), Nanjing University, Peking University, and the International Research Institute for Japanese Studies (Kyoto).
Associate Director (on sabbatical leave)
Professor Liang Wang brings a wealth of cross-cultural experience to USF. His esteemed research, published in leading academic journals, focuses on the interplay between strategy and geography, with an emphasis on local competitiveness within a global context.
CBSI EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE
Economic and Technology Consultant
to the Wuxi Municipal Government in China.
Ker Gibbs has served in executive and board level positions with public and privately held companies. He was most recently the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, where he focused on US-China relations and business issues facing American companies operating in Asia. Mr. Gibbs has lived in Asia for more than two decades and is a Mandarin speaker.
CBSI RESEARCH FELLOW
PETER PING LI, PH.D
Li Dak Sum Chair Professor of International Business (209) 505-3930
As Li Dak Sum Chair Professor of International Business, Dr Peter Ping Li is also part-time Research Director for the Greater China Region of US-based Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and part-time Professor of Chinese Business Studies at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Further, he is former Professor of International Business at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China, and retired Professor of Management at California State University.
JONATHAN ALLEN, PH.D
School of Management, Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy
GEOFFREY ASHTON, PH.D.
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy
ZIFEI CHEN, PH.D.
Zifei “Fay” Chen is an assistant professor of public relations and strategic communication in the
Communication Studies department. Specifically, her research focuses on public relations, social media,
corporate social responsibility, crisis communication, and consumer psychology.
XIAOYA(SARA) DING, PH.D.
Xiaoya (Sara) Ding is an associate professor of finance in the School of Management. Her
research interests are primarily in international finance, empirical corporate finance, and asset
Vivian Faustino is a multi-awarded educator specializing in international business, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
TATIANA FEDYK, PH.D.
Department of Accounting, School of Management
JOHN GONZALES, PH.D.
Assistant Professor and Director of Master of Sciences in Financial Analysis
Department of Finance, School of Management
MONIKA HUDSON, DM, EDD
Associate Professor and Director of Gallert Family Business Center
Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy, School of Management
KEITH HUNTER, PH.D.
Department of Organization, Leadership, and Communication, School of Management
JUNE LEE, PH.D.
Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy, School of Management
Department of Entrepreneurship
Innovation & Strategies, School of Management
MANASSERIAN TATOUL, PH.D
Part-Time Professor of International Business
School of Management
MARCO TAVANTI, PH.D.
CEO, SDG.Services – President, SCI-Institute
Program Director, Professor, USF School of Management
NICHOLAS TAY, PH.D.
School of Management, Department of Finance
- Muhammad Al-Abdullah, PH.D
- Richard Carney, Ph.D.
- Bruce Cuthbertson
- George Fang
- Vivian R Faustino-Pulliam
- Robert Ferguson
- Vanessa Hasse, Ph.D.
- Isabelle Lescent-Giles, Ph.D
- Donald Lewis
- Na Li, Ph.D.
- Jonathan Littman
- Matthew J. Monnot, Ph.D
- Stephen Morris, ED.D
- Kim Nevinger
- Gleb Nikitenko
- Ziecheng Ma, Ph.D, Sun
- Elisabeth Merkel
- Cindy Qin, Ph.D.
- Yat-Sen University
- Elizabeth(Liz) Wilp
- William Xiaojun Wei, Ph.D.
- Zaiyang Xie, Ph.D.
- Jessica Xu, Ph.D.
- Ruiqiong Zhong
- Xuezhen Zhu
FORMER EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Karl Boedecker, Professor of Law, is one of the great pillars of USF’s School of Management. Dr. Boedecker’s research and course work with students investigates: social, legal and ethical issues in management, corporate identity and accountability, emerging legal doctrines and their implications, unfair competition, employment discrimination, products liability and consumer protection.
Co-Director, Professor of Finance (Retired)
Barry W. Doyle, Professor of Finance, is a much admired leader and educator in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs, having been with the School of Management since 1984. Professor Doyle serves as acting Faculty Director at China Resources Holding Company and Guangzhou Enterprises, overseeing their Executive MBA Distance Learning Program as well as teaching corporate finance.
Campus Director, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
Gleb Nikitenko has worked in various director-level capacities at the University of San Francisco and currently at the Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts since 2001. He has also taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in business and public management since 2004. His current research interests are in the areas of cross-sectoral management and corporate governance, Silicon Valley entrepreneurship and innovation, international politics and business, and contemporary developments in learning and assessment.
Sun-Young Park draws from her extensive academic and professional expertise in strategy, service management, corporate social responsibility, business branding, and marketing. She strives to help her students develop more sustainable business models for various firms.