John Francis

John Francis

Associate Professor

Academic Affairs
Fowler College of Business
Management Department,Sports MBA Program

San Diego

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John Francis is an Associate Professor of management for the College of Business Administration. Prior to coming to SDSU, Dr. Francis taught at Iona College in the New York City area, Mississippi College and the University of Memphis. He teaches International Management, Business Policy and Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Montevallo in Alabama. He received his Masters in Business Administration from Samford University in Alabama and his Ph.D. from the University of Memphis.

His work experience includes positions in project management and financial analysis for BE&K Inc. and Rust International, international engineering and construction firms. Dr. Francis also spent three years doing research and program development for the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at The University of Memphis. Francis has published several peer-reviewed articles and has spoken at numerous international conferences. His research focusing primarily on turnaround strategies for declining firms, international mergers and acquisitions and foreign market entry strategies.