Richard Stafford, Ed.D.

Richard Stafford, Ed.D.

Associate Dean and Director, Executive MBA Program

Richard Stafford, Ed.D.

Office: Hilton 044 
Phone: 310-338-1651 

Areas of Expertise 

  • Human Resources Management
  • Strategic Planning


Longtime EMBA faculty member Dr. Richard Stafford is associate dean and director of the Executive MBA Program at Loyola Marymount University. He played a key role in the development of LMU’s EMBA Program and has been a part of the EMBA faculty since 2000. He’s taught a number of courses over the years, including “Strategic Use of Human Resources” and the “International Project Business Plan.” In addition, he often accompanies EMBA students on the international trip each spring. His areas of expertise include human resources management and strategic planning.

In addition to his contributions at LMU, Stafford is founder of Human Capital Management, a firm dedicated to helping organizations develop and implement leading-edge human resources strategies. He previously worked for several prestigious firms, including Montgomery Watson, Inc. and the Hughes Aircraft Company.

Stafford received an Ed.D. degree from Harvard University, an M.A. degree from the University of California, Davis, and M.J. and B.A. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Human Resources Roundtable at UCLA, the Human Resource Advisory Committee at California State University, Long Beach, and the Society for Human Resource Management.


  • EdD: Harvard University (1980)
  • MA: University of California, Davis (1974)
  • MJ: University of California, Berkeley (1971)
  • BA: University of California, Berkeley (1966)