About the College
Moez Limayem came to USF 2012, charged with enhancing the college's profile and increasing its resources. Since then, the college has received three multi-million dollar naming gifts and programs have risen in national rankings. The Muma family's $25 million 2014 gift was the single largest gift in USF's history; nearly $90 million has been raised since 2012. In 2020, colleges in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee were consolidated.
Gary Patterson has been appointed as interim dean of the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance and Muma St. Petersburg interim campus dean effective immediately. Patterson began work at USF in 2000 as an assistant professor on the St. Petersburg campus.
Cihan Cobanoglu is the interim dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The school became part of the Muma College of Business in 2020. Cobanoglu is responsible for providing leadership to the faculty, students and industry constituents. He is also serving as the Director of International Partnerships for the Muma College of Business.
Jean D. Kabongo is a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship in the School of Marketing and Innovation. He was named USF Muma College of Business campus dean in Sarasota-Manatee in 2020.
Jackie Reck is the associate dean for financial management and academic affairs at the Muma College of Business and the James E. Rooks Distinguished Professor in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy. She teaches graduate-level courses in government-nonprofit accounting.
Gert-Jan de Vreede
GJ de Vreede is the associate dean for research and professional programs and a professor in the School of Information Systems and Management. He has taught undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and executive courses in areas such as agile software development, systems analysis and design, teamwork/facilitation and research methods.
Kaushik Dutta has nearly 20 years of professional and research experience in the field of enterprise information technology infrastructure, data analytics and big data systems. He is the director of the School of Information Systems and Management.
Doug Hughes is a professor of marketing and director of the School of Marketing & Innovation. He began his full-time duties in 2019, coming from the Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. He leads a school that includes programs in marketing, supply chain management, sport and entertainment management, sales, entrepreneurship and global business.
Steven Miller is an associate professor of finance at USF's Muma College of Business in Sarasota-Manatee. He is the director of the School of Risk Management and Insurance. Miller joined USF in 2019.
Mark Taylor is the director in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy and he is also the Dan and Tina Johnson Distinguished Professor of Accountancy. He joined USF in 2019.