Denise Dimon

Denise Dimon
Phone: (619) 260-6824
Fax: (619) 260-4162
Office: Serra Hall 201K

Associate Provost for International Affairs, Professor of Economics

  • PhD, University of Illinois, Economics
  • MS, University of Illinois, Economics
  • MIM, University of Denver, Masters of International Management
  • BA, University of Colorado, Economics

Denise Dimon, associate provost for international affairs, professor of economics and director of the USD International Center, has served as the director of the Ahlers Center for International Business since 1999. She has always had an interest in international business having received a master's in international management from the University of Denver and a PhD in economics from the University of Illinois with a specialization in international economics and economic development. She has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and Uruguay, a distinguished visiting professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership of at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (EGADE Campus Monterrey), a visiting professor at ESC Reims, France, Université Robert Schuman, ICES, Strasbourg, France, and EADA in Barcelona, Spain. She has held positions at numerous institutions as a visiting scholar and consulted for private companies on four continents.

Dimon has worked with several international organizations on consulting and educational programs including the Academy for Educational Development, Educational Development Center, United Nations Development Programme and the Interamerican Development Bank. She has coordinated consulting projects and executive education programs in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, China and India in a variety of industries including telecommunications, health care, tourism and manufacturing. She was selected Women of the Year by the Women in International Trade (WIT, San Diego) and recognized as one of the top 25 outstanding Women Business Leaders in San Diego (San Diego Business Journal). She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the San Diego World Trade Center. She has twice been recognized with a Steber Professorship from the School of Business for outstanding contributions to the school and the university. In 2009 she received a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Ahlers Center to develop additional initiatives in Latin America and Asia. 

Areas of Expertise

international business, economics


  • Woman of Impact, University of San Diego, 2013

Areas of Interest

Dimon teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in Sustainable Business Model Design, Latin America Business Environment, International Comparative Management, International Economy and Business and Peace Through Commerce.