Research Expertise

Our faculty has a global mindset -- and we can prove it. 

  • Approximately 55 percent of our faculty have taught a course abroad organized by the Ahlers Center for International Business or the International Center at USD.
  • Almost 60 percent have participated in an international faculty development program organized by the Ahlers Center.
  • Over 40 percent are currently engaged in internationally-focused research.
  • 43 percent speak a language other than English.
  • 77 percent have either worked or studied in a country other than the U.S.

Where have USD School of Business Faculty Lived or Worked?

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Oceania

International Visiting Faculty

To complement the expertise of our own faculty, we are honored to bring internationally-recognized professors from institutions across the world to our classrooms here at the USD School of Business. Meet some of the international faculty members we have hosted.

Gayle Allard, PhD Gayle Allard, PhD Professor of economic environment, IE School of Global & Public Affairs (Madrid, Spain)
Ariel Casarin, PhD Ariel Casarin, PhD Associate professor of economics, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Santiago, Chile)
Josep Franch, PhD Josep Franch, PhD Dean, ESADE (Barcelona, Spain)
Paolo Guerrieri, PhD Former senator of Italy; professor of economics, University of Rome 'La Sapienza' (Rome, Italy)
Ricardo Leal, PhD Professor of finance, COPPEAD/UFRJ (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Mansoo Shin, PhD Professor of international business, Korean University Business School (Seoul, South Korea)

Faculty Expertise and Research Interests

Our faculty are experts with research interests in a wide array of international topics ranging from trade and finance to sustainability, management, culture, and more

Faculty research expertise
Jason Campbell, assistant professor of economics International trade
Zhenhua Chen, assistant professor of accountancy Language, culture and information generating/processing activities 
Stephen Conroy, professor of economics  International comparison of ethical attitudes
Simon Croom, professor of supply chain management Supply chains; psychology; sustainability
Richard Custin, clinical professor of business law and ethics Mediation; peacemaking; law
Eileen Daspro, clinical professor of international business Global strategy
Josh Della Vedona, assistant professor of finance Behavior of investors with a focus on Scandinavian markets
John Demas, clinical professor of real estate Taxation; family succession planning; corporate governance
Denise Dimon, professor of economics Latin American economic environment; international education
Kokila Doshi, professor of economics Social entrepreneurship; base of the pyramid; Asian development 
Sara Esfahani, clinical professor of economics Resource allocation and efficiency in African agriculture
Jeremy Gabe, assistant professor of real estate Market incentives for green building; international approaches to housing affordability
Alan Gin, associate professor of economics China and international economics
Jaime Gómez, professor of management Strategy; cross-cultural management
Johanna Hunsaker, professor of management Cross-cultural management and women in leadership
Phil Hunsaker, professor of management International organizational behavior and cross-cultural management
Aarti Ivanic, associate professor of marketing Marketing and retailing 
Priya Kannan-Narasimhan, associate professor of management Strategy and entrepreneurship
Maria Kniazeva, professor of marketing Cross-cultural marketing
Alyson Ma, professor of economics International Trade
Jennifer Miles, assistant professor of management Cross-cultural differences in ethical decision-making
Norm Miller, Hahn chair of real estate finance Sustainability strategies
Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management Cultural difference in creativity
Andrew Narwold, professor of economics International trade
Manzur Rahman, professor of finance International financial markets and corporate governance
Ryan Ratcliff, associate professor of economics Foreign direct investment; international finance
Daniel Rivetti, associate professor of finance Determinants of international liquidity
Miriam Rothman, professor of management Education and international HR management
Tara Ceranic Salinas, assistant professor of social and legal research International business ethics, sustainability and CSR
Tygarajan Somasundaram, associate professor of marketing International marketing
Steven Sumner, associate professor of economics Banking and monetary transmission in Canada
Charles Tu, Mulvihill professor of commercial real estate Real estate; sustainability
Nicole Wissman-Weber, assistant professor of management Identifying climate risks and solutions; social entrepreneurship
Carsten Zimmermann, associate professor of management International mergers and acquisitions and international sourcing
Dennis Zocco, professor of finance Fintech; International investment
Phil Zhu, associate professor of finance International finance