Department of Marketing

The Department of Marketing includes 17 faculty, 12 full time and five adjuncts. Faculty hold doctoral degrees from Harvard, Northwestern, University of California, Berkeley, and other recognized leaders in marketing education and research, as well as institutions acclaimed for academic specialties (for example, performance prediction, advertising).

The diversity of interests is reflected in faculty service on the editorial boards of prominent academic journals and on the boards of directors of both closely held and publicly listed companies, and in leadership roles in professional and socially minded organizations. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the department #22 in the nation across all 825 accredited schools with undergraduate marketing programs.

In addition to its Faculty, the USF School of Management is directly linked to the greater business community through invaluable guidance provided by prominent CEOs and executives who serve on our advisory board.

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…


Ph.D., Marketing, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1991, M.S., Hotel Restaurant and Travel Administration, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1981, B.A., Spanish, Minor in Business Administration, Bucknell University, PA, 1978

Nicholas Imparato

Department Chair / Professor

(415) 422-6740

Nicholas Imparato is a professor of marketing and management at the University of San Francisco and, since 2011, chair of the Department of Marketing…

Ryan Langan

Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor Ryan Langan’s research area lies in branding and corporate social responsibility with a focus on understanding how consumers…


Ph.D., in Marketing University of South Florida, M.B.A., in Marketing University of Portland, B.S., in Sports Management at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse

Bhavya Mohan

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-4182

Assistant Professor Bhavya Mohan teaches in the Marketing Department of the School of Management. Her research examines issues of transparency,…


Doctor of Business Administration, Marketing, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, 2016, Bachelors of Arts, Economics and English with Honors, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

John O'Meara


(415) 422-4518

John O’Meara is a recognized industry expert in marketing, having earned numerous national and international awards in advertising, branding, and…


M.B.A., emphasis on Marketing and Finance, Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), B.S., Magna Cum Laude, University of San Francisco, CA

Anthony Patino

Professor / Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

(415) 422-4152

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


PhD, Business Administration, Marketing, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006, MBA, Marketing, Duke University, North Carolina, 1991, MA, Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989, BA, Mathematics, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1985

Sonja Martin Poole

Associate Professor

(415) 422-4454

Sonja Martin Poole is an internationally recognized lecturer and researcher on transformative and multicultural marketing strategy and marketing…


Post-doc, Business, Marketing Emphasis, Tulane University, Freeman School of Business, New Orleans, PhD, Education Policy, Organization, Measurement and Evaluation, University of California at Berkeley, MA, Economics, California State University, East Bay, College of Business and Economics, MA, Education, University of California at Berkeley, BA, Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Sweta Thota

Associate Professor

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Assistant Professor Sweta Chaturvedi Thota is primarily interested in exploring consumer behavior with specific research emphasis on consumers'…


Ph.D., Business Administration, Louisiana State University, 2004, M.B.A, Marketing, FORE School of Management, India, 1997, B.S., Chemistry/Zoology, Dayalbagh University, India, 1994

Ricardo Villarreal

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Ricardo Villarreal De Silva brings to USF years of extensive research on ethnic identity and core cultural values in the consumer…


Ph.D., Advertising, University of Texas at Austin, 2004, M.B.A., Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, 1996, B.A., Business Administration, University of the Incarnate Word at San Antonio, 1992