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Passionate Teachers, Researchers & Professionals

Our Faculty

Learn From the Experts

Our award-winning faculty have extensive business experience and are engaged in research and consulting, which they use to enrich the classroom experience. In addition to teaching, our faculty continue to advance in their fields with articles, books, academic presentations, business cases and professional projects. As a student at the St. Thomas Opus College of Business, you will experience engaged, passionate teachers who are excited to share their expertise and help you meet your academic goals.

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St. Thomas Faculty Leads Digital Marketing for Super Bowl

On February 4, 2018, all eyes were on Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Thousands of football fans arrived early to partake in game-related activities in...
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St. Thomas Faculty Engages Students to Solve Sustainability Problems

St. Thomas has a strong history of thinking sustainability and implementing it in a variety of ways. Jason Utgaard ’07 of Spotted Door sells...
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Leaders in Business Ethics

We have one of the largest and most prestigious business ethics faculty in the U.S

Strength in Numbers

Over 90 full-time faculty members

Academic Excellence

Our faculty members have doctoral degrees from top institutions:

  • Duke University
  • Michigan State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University

Endowed Chairs

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Stefanie Lenway, PhD

Opus Chair and Dean

Stefanie Lenway is a worldwide leader in competitive strategy and business education, known for driving organizational change and implementing competitive strategies.
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Peter Young, PhD

3M Endowed Chair in Global Business

Peter Young is responsible for global business education initiatives at St. Thomas, in addition to overseeing the MBA courses and non-degree programs in risk management.
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Sameer Kumar, PhD

CenturyLink Chair in Global Communications and Technology

In this position, Dr. Kumar is focused on providing research leadership and a strong commitment to teaching and service. He is also active on 10 academic journal editorial boards.
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Ritch Sorenson, PhD

Opus Chair in Family Enterprise

Ritch Sorenson has conducted national surveys about family business, and has developed concentrations in family business at St. Thomas and at Texas Tech University.
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David Deeds, PhD

S. Schulze Chair in Entrepreneurship

David Deeds’ current research interests include new venture growth and adaptation, technological discontinuities and technology commercialization. Before becoming an academic, Deeds was co-founder and president of LightSpeed Corporation.
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Teresa Rothausen, PhD

Susan E. Heckler Chair in Business Administration

Teresa Rothausen teaches, consults, writes, and conducts research in the area of leadership, with an emphasis on individual and relational leader development. She also studies diversity and inclusion, with a focus on whiteness in organizations.

What always amazes me about our faculty is their passion for teaching, dedication to students and commitment to active learning environments for our students. They bring together a wealth of industry knowledge, professional experience, research expertise, and teaching acumen to provide our students with a relevant and rigorous course of study, all for the noble purpose of inspiring and developing principled business leaders. I am quite proud to be part of such a caring and engaged community of teacher-scholars.

Michael Garrison, Senior Associate Dean