Meet our faculty members

Program faculty are experts in their fields and include two Fellowship National Advisory Council members, UC Davis Graduate School of Management faculty and other nationally recognized educators. Through their pioneering research, teaching and consulting work, faculty at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management — ranked No. 4 worldwide by The Economist — shape global management practices and prepare innovative, results-driven collaborative leaders. Faculty have taught many health care professionals in executive education and MBA programs. Now, they bring this expertise and scholarship to teach fellows in both in-person and online learning modules focused on honing leadership skills, encouraging entrepreneurship and strategic thinking.


Gina Dokko, Ph.D.Gina Dokko, Ph.D.

Professor, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Gina Dokko is a professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management focused on strategic management and professional development. She leads classes on building, managing and motivating teams. Previously, she worked in strategy and marketing at American Express and 3M. Her research focuses on organizational theory and organizational behavior, social networks, and technology and innovation, with a primary focus on the consequences of job mobility and careers.


Kimberly Elsbach, Ph.D.Kimberly Elsbach, Ph.D.

Professor of Management and Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
International Research Fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University

An internationally recognized expert in organizational behavior, Kimberly Elsbach teaches negotiation skills in competitive business environments at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. She has been with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management since 1999. Her research focuses on the acquisition and maintenance of organizational reputations, especially in the areas of legitimacy, trustworthiness and creativity.


Stephen Garcia, Ph.D.Stephen Garcia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Focused on the psychology of business negotiations at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, associate professor Stephen Garcia seeks to understand the psychology of competition and cooperation in business settings. Previously, he served in marketing, risk management and strategy positions at Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo. His research explores the psychology of competition and social comparison, as well as judgment and decision-making.


Barbara Glickstein, M.P.H., R.N., M.S.Barbara Glickstein, M.P.H., R.N., M.S.

Principal, Barbara Glickstein Strategies

Passionate about encouraging more diverse voices in health news, Barbara Glickstein is a public health nurse and media strategist specializing in training national health care leaders to advance the health of the public and public policy through various media platforms. She’s the media strategist for Carolyn Jones Productions and worked on the documentaries "The American Nurse" and "Defining Hope." Previously, she was selected to participate in Take the Lead's 50 Women Can Change the World in Journalism and the Women's Media Center's Progressive Women's Voices Program. Her research focuses on the use of nurses as sources in health news stories and journalists' experiences uses nurses as sources.  


Andrew Hargadon, Ph.D.Andrew Hargadon, Ph.D.

Professor of Technology Management and Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

An expert in innovation and entrepreneurship, professor Andrew Hargadon is focused on the role of networks in generating and executing new ventures at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. He is founding director of the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Energy Efficiency Center at UC Davis. Previously, he was a product designer at Apple Computer. His research focuses on developing and commercializing sustainable technologies.


Greta Hsu, Ph.D.Greta Hsu, Ph.D.

Professor, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Greta Hsu is a professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management who teaches about managing people in modern organizations, individual and group dynamics, strategy and structure and technology management. She has been with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management since 2004. Her research focuses on how market categories are socially constructed, how they are used and strategically manipulated by market actors, and how they shape market evolution and competitive dynamics.


Holly Jimison, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.I.Holly Jimison, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.I.

Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University 
Professor, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Director, Northeastern University Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care

A professor in both the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, Holly Jimison also serves as director of the Northeastern University Consortium on Technology for Proactive Care. Previously, she was the technology advisor for the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research at the National Institutes of Health and past president of the Oregon Chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society. As a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, her biomedical informatics research focuses on pattern recognition, decision support and consumer health informatics, especially as it relates to technology for successful aging and scalable remote care for older adults and patients with chronic conditions.


Diana J. Mason, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.Diana J. Mason, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Senior Policy Service Professor, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University School of Nursing
Professor Emerita, Hunter College
Program Director, International Council of Nurses’ Global Nursing Leadership Institute

Diana J. Mason is a senior policy service professor at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University School of Nursing and professor emerita at Hunter College, where she held the Rudin Endowed Chair and founded the Center for Health, Media and Policy. She is program director for the International Council of Nurses’ Global Nursing Leadership Institute, serves on the National Advisory Committee for Kaiser Health News, chairs the National Advisory Board for the Rush Center Health and Social Care Integration, and serves on the steering committee for the Catskills Addiction Coalition. She has produced and hosted radio programs on health and health policy since 1985, and currently hosts HealthCetera in the Catskills on WIOX Radio. Previously, she served as president of the American Academy of Nursing, editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Nursing and was lead editor of the book “Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care.” Her research focuses on the use of nurses as sources in health news stories and journalists' experiences uses nurses as sources.


Jann Murray-Garcia, M.D., M.P.H.Jann Murray-García, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Clinical Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

A founding faculty member and associate clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, pediatrician Jann Murray-García teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. She developed and directs the Anti-Racism and Cultural Humility (ARC) Training Program, which offers three and four-day immersive experiences for nurse leaders, nursing and medical school faculty and staff, as well as health system leaders. With her colleague Melanie Tervalon, Murray-García coined and developed the concept of Cultural Humility. Her research and publications focus on race, health care and child development. Along with the elimination of health disparities, Murray-García’s interests include the impact of racial stratification and racial-identity development on the health and health-related decisions of youth and adults.


Jim Olson, M.B.A.Jim Olson, M.B.A.

Lecturer, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Founder and CEO, WestShore Management Group

A guest lecturer at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and Executive Education program, Jim Olson teaches about teams and technology, negotiations, organizational development, leadership and technology management. Previously, he served as CEO of SkyStream Networks and was executive vice president of video compression systems as TANDBERG Television. His WestShore Management Group venture provides interim CEO and corporate counseling services.


Elizabeth Pontikes, Ph.D.Elizabeth Pontikes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Corporate entrepreneurship, strategy and structure, and leadership in organizations are among the courses taught by Elizabeth Pontikes, an associate professor of management at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. She is the associate editor at Management Science journal and senior editor for the Strategy Science journal. Previously, she developed sales strategies and competitive positioning at software start-ups. Her research is focused on market categorization, innovation and technological change.


Christi Zuber, Ph.D., R.N.Christi Zuber, Ph.D., R.N.

Founder and Managing Partner, Aspen Labs
Adjunct Faculty, Northwestern University

Internationally recognized for her trailblazing work in the field of innovation and human centered design, Christi Zuber is the founder and managing partner of Aspen Labs in Denver. She is also adjunct faculty at Northwestern University where she teaches students about service design and innovation. Previously, she was executive director of the Innovation Learning Network and founder and director of the innovation and design practice at Kaiser Permanente’s corporate office in Oakland, California. Through her research, she focuses innovation enablers and uncovers the secret sauce for change agents who have been successful in bringing human centered design into large complex organizations that may not be so keen to change.