Innovation Happens at USD

The University of San Diego celebrates two dynamic leaders at the forefront of business and social entrepreneurship and innovation.

Moving Business: Mary Long

Mary Long

Mary Long, MBA

When the world is your stage, getting things from here to there is not always easy. Mary Long brings world-class experience to lead USD's Supply Chain Management Institute.

Mary Long is managing director for the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) in the University of San Diego School of Business. Formerly vice president of logistics and network planning with Domino’s Pizza, her areas of experience include logistics, supply chain strategy and systems, engineering, manufacturing, global equipment and supply, customer collaboration and operations.

Learn more about the Supply Chain Management Institute.

Shaping a Better World: Patricia Marquez

Patricia Marquez

Patricia Marquez, PhD

Patricia Marquez and the Kroc School of Peace Studies have a vision for San Diego: become the leading binational region for social innovation.

The just-launched Master's of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) program at USD is breaking from the past. The poverty, inequality and humanitarian crises in today’s world demand new ways of thinking. The MASI program will empower future social entrepreneurs, design thinkers and community leaders with a holistic, cross-disciplinary approach to today's challenges.

"It’s about listening, paying attention, and then creating systemic change," says Patricia Marquez, dean of the Kroc School of Peace Studies, who envisioned the program. By being rooted in a Peace School, the MASI is unlike any other program because it starts by diving deep into real social challenges, and then pairs that knowledge with critical thinking, inventiveness, leadership and sustainable business design. "Our graduates go on to start-ups, businesses, government and foundations to make an impact."

Learn more about the Master’s in Social Innovation.