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John Kraft

John B. Hall Chair
Full Professor

(352) 294-7564



John Kraft is Professor and Susan Cameron Chair of International Business, Director, International Business Center, in the Eugene Brigham Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate at the Warrington College of Business.  John Kraft is former Dean of the Warrington College of Business, the Heavener School of Business, the Fisher School of Accounting, and the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida from July 1990 to July 2020. Prior to becoming Dean at Florida, John Kraft was Dean of the College of Business at Arizona State University.    

 John Kraft has a B.S. in Mathematics from St. Bonaventure University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Pittsburg.  He is the author of over 100 research articles, book and monographs.


  • PhD - Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1971
  • MA - Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1970
  • BS - Mathematics, St. Bonaventure University, 1966

Research Interests

  • Strategic Management
Last 3 years

Courses Taught

  • Capstone Project (MAN6900)
  • Global Bus Concepts (GEB6930)
  • Global Strateg Manage (MAN6636)
  • Global Strateg Manage (MAN6637)
  • International Entrep (ENT6930)
  • Special Topics (GEB6930)
  • Strategic Decision Making (GEB6930)
  • Strategic Decision Making (GEB6930)
  • Strategic Entrepr (ENT6930)
Last 3 years

Phd Students Advised

  • Mark Wardell — Current
  • Matt Walman — Current
  • Pamela Zavala — Current
  • Pamela Zavala — Current
  • David Reed — 2023
  • Alexander Silva — 2022
  • Sarah Fisher — 2022
  • Brenda Lugano — 2021
  • Lisa Stedman-Falls — 2020
Last 5 years

Professional Service

  • Board of Advisors, Aarhus Business School — 2013 to Present
  • Board of Advisors, University of Pittsburgh - Board of Vistors — 2018 to Present
  • Chairperson, AACSB Accreditation — 2021
  • Board of Directors, University of Florida Research Foundation — 2013 to 2020
  • Chairperson, AACSB — 2020
  • Chairperson, AACSB — 2019
  • Board of Advisors, Association of American Universities - Affinity Group — 2013 to 2018
  • Board of Advisors, Universtiy of Florida Finance Committee — 2013 to 2018
Last 5 years

Conference Proceeding Publications

  • Closing the knowing-doing gap in online courses: Business simulations and assessment of learning for graduate and undergraduate students
    Status: Published
    Published Year: 2017
    Author: John Kraft
Last 5 years

Journal Article Publications

  • Long Energy Transitions: The Global Energy Industry, Investors and the International Firm
    Status: Accepted
    Journal: Journal of International Business Studies
    Accepted Year: 2017
    Author: John Kraft

Contact Details

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department
Bryan Hall 218

(352) 294-7564