Marketing faculty hold doctoral degrees from Harvard, Haas (University of California), and other recognized leaders in marketing education and research, including institutions acclaimed for academic specialties (for example, performance prediction, advertising).  All have experience on the editorial review boards of prominent “A level” academic journals and academic publishers or conferences. Their service on the boards of directors of closely held/private and publicly listed firms contributes to the shape and real-world profile of the program.

The department’s faculty put teaching effectiveness among their highest priorities and have earned accolades and recognition at the School of Management and university levels, as well as from organizations outside the university.

Meet Our Faculty

DEPARTMENT CHAIR: Ricardo Villarreal | rvillarrealdesilva@usfca.edu

Jonathan Barsky

Associate Professor

(415) 422-6219

Associate Professor Jonathan Barsky, a teacher in the School of Management for over two decades, is the author of more than 100 articles published in…
Vivian Faustino specializes in international business, entrepreneurship, and international marketing. She has 20 years of banking and consulting…

Nicholas Imparato

Faculty Emeritus

(415) 422-6740

Nicholas Imparato served as a professor of marketing and management at the University of San Francisco and formerly as a research fellow at the…
Stephen Kraus is an expert in marketing and consumer insights. He is author of three books and many articles, and has delivered a TedX talk.…

Ryan Langan

Associate Professor

(415) 422-2501

Assistant Professor Ryan Langan’s research area lies in branding and corporate social responsibility with a focus on understanding how consumers…
Dr. Nadeem believes in an entrepreneurial mindset and preparing leaders to contribute lasting value to all types of organizations, in all sectors…

Anthony Patino


(415) 422-4152

Anthony Patino is a renowned expert in entertainment, advertising, and promotion, consumer behavior, public policy and marketing analytics. He holds…

Sonja Martin Poole


(415) 422-4454

Sonja Martin Poole is a pre-eminent thinker, influencing key decision-makers in transformative marketing strategy and public policy. As Professor of…

Sweta Thota


(415) 422-6519

Sweta Chaturvedi Thota’s work is motivated by the ever-increasing complexity of, and the need to understand, consumers’ psychological and emotional…