Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Maggie Winslow

Program Director
(415) 422-5987

Professor Maggie Winslow is the Director of the Master of Science in Energy Systems Management. She received her PhD from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley and Master of Science from the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan. She spent nine years at Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, a sustainability focused MBA and MPA program, teaching managerial economics and macroeconomics and serving as MBA program chair and academic dean...

Education:

PhD, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, MS, Natural Resources, University of Michigan, BA, Political Science, Williams College

Expertise:

Ecological Economics , Energy Management, Democracy and Environmental Quality, Valuing Ecosystem Services

Thomas Grossman

Professor
(415) 422-6156

Professor Thomas Grossman is a researcher and educator who enables students and alumni to harness the power of analytics to lead their organizations. His research and teaching encompasses spreadsheet engineering, business analytics, management of spreadsheets within organizations, analysis-driven process improvement, and the use of analytical spreadsheet models. One of Dr. Grossman's key specialties is helping students and organizations improve their managerial communication of analytic...

Education:

PhD, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 1994, MS, Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985, BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984

Expertise:

Spreadsheet engineering, spreadsheet analytics, business analytics, and spreadsheet information systems

Stephanie Siehr

Professor
(415) 422-5986

Professor Siehr works on energy–based solutions to multiple environmental problems–from local air pollution to global climate change–combining engineering with tools from political economy and organizational analysis. With a geographical focus on China, Japan, and the US, her research and teaching examine energy and carbon saving strategies; emissions inventories; city climate action; environmental and energy policy analysis; urban sustainability, international cooperation; and environmental...

Education:

PhD, MS, Environmental Engineering and Policy, Stanford University SB, Chemical Engineering, MIT

Jim Williams

Associate Professor

Professor Jim Williams is a global thought leader in the area of low-carbon energy systems. At USF his focus is on developing a new generation of energy professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to have rewarding careers in sustainably meeting society’s energy needs. Prof. Williams was formerly chief scientist at Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), where he consulted on many aspects of energy technology, planning, and regulation for government, utility, and industry clients. His...

Education:

PhD, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, MS, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, BS, Physics, Washington & Lee University

Expertise:

Energy technology, planning, and regulation, Low carbon energy systems, Climate change science and policy

Part-Time Faculty


Riya Chajed

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5987

Riya Jain Chajed is a contemporary expert in developmental finance. She works with Generate Capital Inc., a financial services company broadly focused on investments in clean tech & sustainable infrastructure. Professor Chajed has extensively worked with an array of non-banking financial institutions (such as manufacturing, retail, and logistics companies) on value-based addition models to provide operational & financial solutions. While she has broad experience in strategic modeling,...

Education:

MS, Financial Analysis, University of San Francisco, MBA, Amity Business School, B.Com, Accounting & Finance, University of Mumbai

Expertise:

Finance

Paul De Martini

Adjunct Professor

Paul De Martini is a leading expert on the business, policy and technology dimensions of a more distributed power system. His work draws upon a unique set of successful executive experiences in transforming utility operations, building successful competitive energy services firms and growing technology ventures. His extensive writings and consulting work have influenced industry transformation efforts in Australia, Canada, and across the US. Paul is also currently a visiting scholar at the...

Education:

MBA, University of Southern California, BS, Applied Economics, University of San Francisco

Expertise:

Energy Industry Business Strategy, Electric Policy and Regulation, Integrated Grid Planning, Grid Modernization

Chris Greacen

Adjunct Professor

Chris Greacen works on policy and hands-on implementation of renewable energy from village to government levels. As co-director of the non-profit organization Palang Thai he helped draft Thailand’s Very Small Power Producer (VSPP) policies and conduct studies in support of the country’s feed-in tariff program. As a consultant to the World Bank, GIZ and ADB he assisted the Myanmar government in developing and implementing the off-grid component of Myanmar’s National Electrification Program, work...

Education:

PhD, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, MS, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, BA, Physics, Reed College

Expertise:

mini grids, renewable energy, rural electrification in developing economies

Frank Lindh

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6842

Adjunct Professor Frank R. Lindh is the retired general counsel of the California Public Utilities Commission and currently a solo practitioner. Mr. Lindh has been a practicing lawyer in the field of energy law for 33 years, initially in Washington, D.C., and since 1991 in San Francisco. Lindh is former president of the Western Chapter of the Energy Bar Association, and is a past member of the Energy Bar Association's national board of directors. He also has been a member of the board of...

Education:

BA, Pennsylvania State University, MSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, JD, Georgetown University

Laura Seidman

Adjunct Professor

Laura Seidman works as the utility energy analyst at Alameda Municipal Power, where she is responsible for implementing sustainability programs reflecting the city's Climate Action and Resiliency Plan. She creates and manages city-wide incentive and educational programs focused on reducing energy and carbon from the buildings and transportation sectors. She came to this work after 10 years as an independent energy efficiency consultant in her own energy and design consulting company. During...

Education:

MEd, The College of New Jersey, Mallorca, Spain , MA, Urban Design, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K.