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Nonprofit Administration Faculty

Program Director: Richard Waters

Tel:
lpcorbett@usfca.edu

Lyn Corbett

Adjunct Professor

Lyn Corbett, Executive Pastor, Center of Praise Ministries, teaches graduate courses in nonprofit administration on governance, leadership, and strategic planning. He has held leadership roles in nonprofit organizations in New York, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, and California. Mr. Corbett approaches each opportunity with the understanding that individuals and organizations often possess the tools and assets they need to be successful. He earned his MA from New York University in Nonprofit Management.

Tel:
engler@usfca.edu

Sheldon Engler

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Sheldon Engler is an economic consultant who specializes in global economic and financial market research for businesses and institutional investors. He is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Economic Advisory Council and the National Association for Business Economics. Sheldon has 35 years of experience in financial services, academics and consulting. Before starting his consulting practice in 2007, he was head of fixed income research at Charles Schwab Investment Management.

Tel: (415) 422-5662
khickey@usfca.edu

Kevin Hickey

Lecturer

Kevin Hickey serves as the Senior Manager of High School and Bridge Programs at Jewish Vocational Services, where he leads job placement and public policy advocacy efforts on behalf of children, youth, families, and the unemployed. Kevin holds appointments on various public advisory councils and is active with Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. Currently, Mr. Hickey teaches courses on public policy and advocating for social change in the MNA and MPA programs. Kevin Hickey was awarded the USF 2013-2014 Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award for his work at the School of Management.

Tel:
ajjames3@usfca.edu

Adele James

Adjunct Professor

With combined experience as a funder, organizational development consultant, leadership development program staff, and as a certified professional coach, Ms. Adele James has a strategic understanding of what it takes to be a productive and responsive leader, team and organization. She has commissioned and facilitated grant programs totaling $173 million throughout California, including recently developing the CalMHSA Statewide Mental Health Stigma & Discrimination Prevention Work Plan.

Tel:
schafferm@usfca.edu

Elizabeth Schaffer

Adjunct Professor

Ms. Liz Schaffer is currently the Chief Financial Officer at the Global Fund for Women, the largest foundation exclusively funding international women’s human rights organizations. She co-authored Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives: Guiding Your Organization to Long Term Success (Fieldstone Alliance Press). She helps organizations and nonprofit leaders enhance their decision-making ability by improving the quality of their financial data and analysis.

Tel:
rasever@usfca.edu

Rita Sever

Adjunct Professor

Ms. Rita Sever has worked in human resources and nonprofits for her entire career. She works with nonprofits to improve their staffing structures, systems, and dynamics to better serve their mission. Through all her work, she sees the tremendous impact of supervision. She offers consulting, coaching and training through her business, Supervision Matters. She brings HR experience, coaching skills, her interest in play and community, and her commitment to social justice to help nonprofits be more effective.

Tel:
jspeers@usfca.edu

JoAnne Speers

Adjunct Professor

Ms. JoAnne Speers teaches Legal Issues Affecting Nonprofit Organizations. She brings over 25 years of legal and management experience to that task, having served as general counsel to the League of California Cities and then director of its 501(c)(3) affiliate, the Institute for Local Government. In addition to the nonprofit sector, she has worked for the California Legislature and the federal courts. Over the course of her career, JoAnne has written extensively on municipal law, ethics and local government processes.

Tel:
lmthull@usfca.edu

Lynn M. Thull

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Lynn Thull provides organizational development supports and services to nonprofit and for-profit organizations throughout California, and she consults on statewide mental health policy issues. Dr. Thull’s professional passion centers on advocating for and working with unserved and underserved communities, primarily Asian Pacific Islanders and geographically isolated populations. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.

Tel: (415) 422-2478
rdwaters@usfca.edu

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.