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.

  • Craig Barkacs

    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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  • Linda Barkacs

    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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  • Kenneth Bates

    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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  • Shreesh Deshpande

    Professor of Finance
    Area Chair, 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

    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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  • Johanna Hunsaker

    Professor of Management and Team Leader

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  • Phil Hunsaker

    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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    Don Kelly

    MSGL Faculty

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    Judy Liu

    MSGL Faculty

  • Ryan McKeon

    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

    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

    MSGL Faculty

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  • Marko Svetina

    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

    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

    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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