Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and International Business
J.P. Allen is an Associate Professor of Information Systems.
His areas of expertise include online/internet business, open
technology, and the digital transformation of organizations and
society. He has been a faculty member at Purdue University and the
University of Cambridge, and a visiting researcher and professor in
Germany, Sweden, Australia, Portugal, and Brazil.
David Batstone, Ph.D.,
received his B.A. with a major in Psychology from Westmont College
in Santa Barbara. After studying for a year at the International
Baptist Seminary in Ruschlikon Switzerland, he finished his M.Div.
at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley.
Department Chair / Professor
Mark V. Cannice, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized scholar, teacher, and speaker on entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Dr. Cannice writes the widely followed quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index® and China Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Reports. He also founded the highly regarded USF Entrepreneurship Program and USF International Business Plan Competition.
Professor Chen is known for his expertise in consulting
strategies for international tech firms, as stated by his "Silicon
Valley Roundtable Guru" award that he was given by the U.S.
National Business Economics Association. He is now entering his
second decade at USF, instructing within MBA and EMBA
Moira Gunn is internationally recognized for her work with
emerging information systems, and the impact of global
biotechnology and sustainability. She can be heard on public radio
stations as host of the weekly radio programs Tech Nation
and BioTech Nation. Moira has been teaching courses at the
University of San Francisco since 1979.
Term Associate Professor
Laurie MacPherson joined the faculty at the University of San
Francisco in 1993, after spending fifteen years as a manager in the
film and television industry.
Takahashi is an Associate Professor of Management within the
School of Management. She holds a B.A. in Asian Studies from Pomona
College, and an M.A. in Asian Studies, an M.B.A, and a Ph.D. in
Business Administration from the University of California,
Jennifer Walske is an Assistant Professor at the University of
San Francisco. She was previously the Faculty Director of the
Global Social Venture Competition, a worldwide program that
develops next generation social entrepreneurs, and still remains a
member of its advisory board.
Dr. Xiaohua Yang has presented and published her work in the leading management journals and conferences around the world.