Project Leadership Team
Daria works with corporations, organizations and business partners to source strategic projects for the School’s full-time and part-time MBA students’ capstone degree requirement.
Previously, Costello was the associate director of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program, which welcomed its charter class in 2012. She managed recruiting and admissions, program management and career placement for MPAc students.
Costello has a background in counseling, education (including a teaching credential from UC Davis) and project management.
Research Expertise: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, IMP Project Faculty Advisor
Joe DiNunzio is an assistant adjunct professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, where he leads the IMPACT Consulting program for MBA students. DiNunzio is also a director at the startup business accelerator Davis Roots and a speaker and mentor at the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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Lecturer Steve Lewis has spent three decades helping build successful operations and technology-intensive companies. He sits on Procter & Gamble’s External Board for Supply Innovation and has been a board member of several public and private technologies companies, including Axcient, Borland and PC Helps.
Keisha Liggett–Nichols joined the Graduate School of Management as a lecturer in fall 2015. During her career in academia, Nichols has taught business management, specifically courses focused in business strategy. With her significant practical industry experience, she has primarily taught graduate studies.
Courses Taught: New venture formation, business planning and product management
The IMPACT curriculum is a 10-week project capstone course that allows UCD MBA students to gain real-world experience by working on corporate strategy projects in small teams. Tracey serves as a liaison for sponsor donors, faculty leads, and student team members to provide high-level support for the course, performing complex coordinating, planning and analysis functions.
Davis, CA 95619