Rick Kelso

Rick Kelso

Room: BSN 3525
Phone: (813) 974-6004
Fax: (813) 905-6175

Rick Kelso is an instructor in the marketing department, where he teaches the strategic management capstone course for graduating seniors. He has also taught eleven undergraduate and graduate management courses at USF, and is a recipient of the university-wide Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.

His research interests include organizational debureaucratization, service quality improvement, and leadership coaching.

Kelso holds a BS from the University of Florida, and both an MBA and PhD from USF. He has also taught at Florida Southern College and USF Polytechnic, where he was recognized with an Outstanding Faculty Award. He worked previously in mainframe sales with IBM and consultative sales in the training and development field with Achieve Global and Development Dimensions International before starting his own executive recruiting firm.


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At USF, Kelso serves as the co-chair of the graduate and undergraduate Muma College of Business case competitions, and as a committee member on the student rights and responsibilities code of conduct review board and the faculty council on student admissions.