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Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration

Department Chair

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Richard Callahan


Department Faculty

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Larry Brewster


Larry Brewster embodies the University’s mission for social justice. A passionate educator, author and professional consultant, Dr. Brewster teaches the importance of ethically sound business practices and guides future professional leaders to understand the significance of social responsibility.

Tel: (415) 422-4557

Richard Callahan

Department Chair / Associate Professor

Richard Callahan is a highly active international educator with a broad range of expertise in areas ranging from public management to governance issues. His lifelong dedication to social justice from a global perspective exemplifies his commitment to the University’s vision to change the world from here. Professor Callahan is the Director of the Public Administration Program.

Tel: (415) 422-2869

Kimberly Rae Connor

Program Director / Associate Professor

Kimberly Rae Connor is a greatly admired author and teacher of social and leadership ethics, religion, and literature. Her teaching focuses on African American religious life and cultural production, emphasizing the importance of social justice and mindfulness to diverse perspectives.

Tel: (415) 422-6728

Ron Harris

Associate Professor

Ron Harris has evaluated the effectiveness of state programs that aim to serve at-risk teens and older adults. Dr. Harris’ findings have been instrumental in evolving the application of governmental assistance to the aging population; allowing seniors to age with greater dignity. His expertise in public service experience, health policy, and management provides the necessary knowledge for students to better assess efficient government policies and programs.

Tel: (415) 422-2132

Catherine Horiuchi

Associate Professor

Catherine Horiuchi previously worked for a subsidiary of AC Nielsen crunching cereal sales figures for General Mills and was a former Peace Corps volunteer in the Sultanate of Oman. Dr. Horiuchi employs her extensive multi-disciplinary expertise in organizational theory, public administration and analysis with continuing aim of serving her students and faculty in her dual roles as educator and academic administrative executive.

Tel: (415) 422-2884

Anthony Ribera

Director / Term Assistant Professor

Anthony Ribera is the director of the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership at the University that sponsors an annual groundbreaking form for progressive law enforcement training and leadership. Dr. Ribera draws from his own work in proactive police administration by seeking to help awaken leadership and motivation driving forces within students so they may examine real world scenarios with the aim of developing real world management skills.

Tel: (415) 422 4288

Marco Tavanti


Dr. Marco Tavanti is an international development scholar whose experience stretches over 25 years and whose work has taken him to more than 18 countries in Europe, East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Dr. Tavanti’s teaching in sustainable development, leadership ethics, intercultural diversity, and NGO management is grounded in Jesuit values and his scholarship is an embodiment of the University’s mission to be of service to humankind. Professor Tavanti is the Nonprofit Administration Program Director.

Tel: (415) 422-2478

Richard D Waters

Associate Professor

Richard Waters’s research explores such varied topics as LGBT issues in strategic communication, relationship management theory with emphasis on the nonprofit-donor relationship, the ethics of fundraising, and effective use of social media in the classroom. He has authored multiple books and his articles have been published in a number of esteemed professional journals including the Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.