Faculty Directory - Alpha Order
Executive Director, Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Research Expertise: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Joe DiNunzio is a senior executive with three decades of creative, technical and business leadership creating new ventures and building successful organizations. He has extensive experience as a management consulting practice leader, a Fortune 100 senior operating executive, an entrepreneur and an educator.
540 Alumni Lane
Research Expertise: Organizational theory, organizational behavior, social networks, job mobility, technology and innovation
540 Alumni Lane
Eamonn Dolan served as chief investment officer and managing director of CM Capital (CMC), managing diversified portfolios emphasizing alternative investments. He was responsible for asset allocation, strategy formulation, manager selection, process design, and leading the investment team.
Research Expertise: Entrepreneurship, innovation, nonprofits, new ventures, technology management and venture capital
Courses Taught: New and Small Business Ventures, Sustainable and Responsible Business
540 Alumni Lane
Research Expertise: Leadership in organizations, perception and management of individual and organizational images, identities and reputations, especially images of legitimacy, trustworthiness and creativity
Courses Taught: The Individual & Group Dynamics, Negotiation in Organizations, Business Policy and Strategy
- International Research Fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University
- NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative and National Champion Masters Swimmer
- Past UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow
- Globally visible expert in organizational behavior
Professor Kimberly Elsbach focuses her research on the acquisition and maintenance of organizational images, and identities and reputations, especially images of legitimacy, trustworthiness and creativity. She also teaches and studies negotiation skills in competitive business environments. Her research provides a framework for communicating with shareholders, customers and employees in the immediacy of a reputation crisis and through long-term recovery. In papers published in the Harvard Business Review and the Academy of Management Journal, Elsbach showed how Hollywood movie and television producers judge the creativity of people pitching story ideas.
540 Alumni Lane
MBA, University of California, Davis
BS, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Amy L. Fraher is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Organisation, Work and Employment at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham in the UK and a Lecturer in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California Davis in the USA. She is a retired U.S. Navy Commander and Naval Aviator, and former United Airlines pilot, with over 6,000 mishap-free flight hours in four jet airliners, five military aircraft, and several types of civilian airplanes.
Stephen Garcia previously served on the faculty at the University of Michigan, where he most recently held a joint appointment as Professor of Psychology and Professor of Organizational Studies. His research explores the psychology of competition as well as judgment and decision-making. His work has implications for understanding competition and cooperation in business and organizational settings. His research has also been featured in major media, including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Washington Post.
Noah Gift is lecturer and consultant at UC Davis Graduate School of Management in the MSBA program. He is teaching graduate machine learning and consulting on Machine Learning and Cloud Architecture for students and faculty. He has published close to 100 technical publications including two books on subjects ranging from Cloud Machine Learning to DevOps. He is also a certified AWS Solutions Architect and has an MBA from UC Davis, a M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Cal State Los Angeles, and a B.S. in Nutritional Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Fortune 500 manager | Top ranked MBA | Experienced faculty member
Courses Taught: Managers and the Legal Environment
Lecturer Steven Green is Special Counsel to the California Department of Insurance representing the Insurance Commissioner in state and federal whistle blower lawsuits involving allegations of insurance fraud. .
In December 2016 Green retired after a 25+ year career a Deputy Attorney General – California Department of Justice. In this capacity, his practice was entirely devoted to federal and state litigation on behalf of California’s tax, insurance and business agencies.
Research Expertise: Accounting, accounting and financial theory, evaluation of accounting methods, financial information and disclosures
540 Alumni Lane
Sharad Gupta is an executive leader with extensive strategy and execution experience in driving innovation and technology transformation initiatives for business enablement. Gupta is a tech-savvy leader and has deep healthcare industry experience in the payer and provider domains. He is an industry-recognized thought-leader with focus on applying emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Data Science, Digital Technologies, and Modern Architectures for new innovations and business capabilities.
Sally Hamilton, Ph.D. has lectured for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management since 2015. She teaches accounting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has taught Managerial Accounting and Cost Management. She has extensive experience both in industry and teaching. She was a Clinical Assistant Professor for Drexel University Sacramento for 5 years.
Lecturer John D. Hancock provides valuation consulting services in civil and business litigation through economic and financial analysis. He also teaches at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as a visiting professor.
Research Expertise: The effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies
Professor Andrew B. Hargadon has written extensively on innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly the commercialization science and technology and the management of research and development. He has published numerous articles and chapters in leading scholarly and applied publications.
540 Alumni Lane
Shannon Kahn is currently an Associate Director for Private Sector Counseling and Programs at UC Berkeley School of Law. From 2015-2019, she was an Associate Director of Career Services at King Hall. She received a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2008. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Robert W. Sweet, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then worked as an associate in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
Marybeth Kavanagh joined the Graduate School of Management as a lecturer in 2018 after spending 30 years with IBM Corporation leading numerous software development and technical consulting engagements.
Her extensive experience working with clients to achieve critical business goals through technological improvement and organizational change strategies gives her an excellent foundation for advising MBA student teams’ Integrated Management Practicum consulting projects for client organizations.
Research Expertise: The development of persuasive, professional speaking and writing skills for business, and the use of critical thinking protocols that optimize decision.making