Richard F America


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McDonough School of Business (MSB)
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481 Hariri Building


Professor America has published on economic development in distressed areas, small and medium enterprise development in Africa, corporate philanthropy in communitydevelopment, and social marketing and community revitalization. His books include: Developing the Afro-American Economy; Moving Ahead: Black Managers in American Business; The Wealth of Races (Editor); Paying the Social Debt; Philanthropy and Economic Development (Editor); and Soul in Management: How African American Managers Thrive in the Competitive Corporate Environment. He has published in Harvard Business Review and other management and policy journals. Professor America has consulted on public affairs and economic development. He has also worked for the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bank of America, and Stanford Research Institute. He has been an adjunct lecturer at the McDonough School of Business, and was a Lecturer and Director of Urban Programs at the Business School at the University of California at Berkeley, and Visiting Lecturer at Stanford Business School.


  • B.S. () Pennsylvania State University, Economics
  • M.B.A. () Harvard University,