Dr. Jean D. Kabongo has been selected to serve as the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus dean for the USF Muma College of Business. Kabongo, professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship, joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 2010. Campus dean positions, which were established as part of the consolidation of the three USF campuses that took effect on July 1, 2020, are responsible for the delivery of academic programs on their specific campus. College deans have university-wide oversight responsibility for all three campuses.
For the past five years, Kabongo has partnered with Dr. Jessica Grosholz, associate professor of criminology at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, to develop and deliver a unique entrepreneurship program for inmates at Hardee Correctional Institution. The program is designed to help inmates use their time while incarcerated to develop strategies to build a business upon their release, and also provide USF students with an opportunity to engage in research. Kabongo’s current research focuses on the analysis and promotion of sustainable practices in organizations, sustainable entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education in developing economies.