Faculty

The University of San Diego School of Business Administration has attracted highly qualified faculty with degrees from well-recognized universities around the world. Their primary focus is to educated students about the applicability of proven management theory.

Among our faculty are three Fulbright scholars, more than a dozen certified in their professions, and nearly 20 who have authored books in their field.

Faculty are regularly invited to speak at conferences, seminars, and dinner meetings in the U.S. and abroad, and maintain regular contact with the business community.

Faculty publications are frequent and recognized for their contribution to the business world as well as academia.

  • Linda Barkacs, J.D.

    Associate Professor of Business Law

    Professor Barkacs received her J.D. from USD’s School of Law. She owned her own law firm and currently owns a business consulting firm that provides negotiation, teams and ethics training for the private sector…

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  • Craig Barkacs, J.D./MBA

    Professor of Business Law

    A former attorney who often represented the underdog in high-profile civil and business litigation, Professor Barkacs is sought out by media to provide commentary on business, legal, ethical, and political issues…

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  • Kenneth Bates, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor in Marketing

    Professor Bates has research interests within both cognitive and social psychology, and his work explores the effect of mortality salience on consumer behavior by studying individual cultural worldviews…

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  • Simon Croom, Ph.D.

    Professor of Supply Chain Management

    A global writer and speaker, Professor Croom has been an advisor on Procurement to the UK Government and Consult with Global Fortune 500 corporations

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  • Shreesh Deshpande, Ph.D.

    Area Chair, Finance
    Professor of Finance

    Professor Deshpande has taught internationally in Canada, India, and Jamaica. He has numerous publications in the areas of corporate finance, derivatives and international finance…

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  • Jaime Alonso Gómez, Ph.D.

    Ahlers Center Distinguished Professor of International Business
    Professor of Intl Strategy, EGADE-Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City

    Under Professor Gomez’s leadership as the Founding Dean of the Monterrey campus, EGADE was recognized as one of the top business schools in the world and in Latin America…

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  • Phil Hunsaker, D.B.A.

    Professor of Management

    Professor Hunsaker has received many awards, including two University Professorships for outstanding career achievement in teaching, scholarship and service, the most prestigious faculty award given by USD…

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  • Johanna Hunsaker, Ph.D.

    Professor of Management and Team Leader

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    Don Kelly, M.A.

    MSGL Faculty

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    Judy Liu

    MSGL Faculty

  • Ryan McKeon, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor in Finance

    Prior to pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, Professor McKeon worked in London for three years, first for Goldman Sachs then Credit Suisse First Boston in Fixed Income Derivatives Operations…

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  • Cynthia Pavett, Ph.D.

    Professor of Management

    Because of her interest in cultural differences, Professor Pavett has enjoyed teaching in exotic locations like Ching, Prague, the Gold Coast of Australia, Yerevan, Innsbruck, and Pairsi…

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  • Junichi Semitsu, J.D.

    MSGL Faculty

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  • Marko Svetina, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Finance

    Professor Svetina’s excellence is reflected in his numerous teaching and research awards, including: Steber Fellowship, SBA Dual Excellence Award, Professor of the Year, IB Research Award, MSGL Professor of Impact…

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  • Charles Teplitz, D.B.A.

    Professor of Decision Sciences

    Professor Teplitz has authored numerous articles on operations and project management and is a frequent speaker, trainer and consultant in the U.S. and abroad…

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  • Carsten Zimmermann, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Management

    Carsten Zimmermann has received the Steber Fellowship, the MBA Cohort Outstanding Professor Award, and has twice received the Professor of Impact Award…

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