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 results...

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

Catherine Horiuchi

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2132

Catherine Horiuchi, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Master of Public Administration program, employs her extensive multi-disciplinary expertise in organizational theory, public administration and analysis, quantitative methods, statistics, and emerging technologies—with the continuing aim of serving her students in her role as educator. Dr. Horiuchi is the former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Management, where she led the recruitment, development, and...

Education:

DPA, Public Administration, University of Southern California, 2001, Graduate Studies in Linguistics and Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, 1982–84 , MA, Linguistics, University of Utah 1978, BA, Latin (magna cum laude), University of Utah, 1975

Expertise:

Organizational theory, Public administration and analysis, Quantitative methods, Statistics, Emerging technologies

Alice Kaswan

Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, and Dean's Circle Scholar
(415) 422-5053

Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship Alice Kaswan is an expert on climate change and on environmental justice. She has written and spoken widely about climate federalism, addressing the appropriate roles of federal, state, and local governments in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Her work also explores the intersection between environmental justice and climate change policy, with special emphasis on the environmental justice implications of climate adaptation...

Education:

BS, UC Berkeley, JD, Harvard University

Expertise:

Administrative Law, Climate Change Policy, Environmental Law, International Environmental Law, Regulation

Vijay Mehrotra

Professor
(415) 422-2257

Professor Vijay Mehrotra serves as a professor of Business Analytics at the University of San Francisco, where he has recently developed an innovative module for his MBA students that is focused on Customer Success Management (the first such academic program in the world). He also leads the Business Analytics concentration within USF's MBA program and teaches courses in Business Analytics, Predictive Modeling, and Data Mining. Since 1992, he has been active in the world of analytics, technology...

Education:

Ph.D., Operations Research, Stanford University, 1992, M.S., Operations Research, Stanford University, 1989, B.A. Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, St. Olaf College, 1986

David Saah

Associate Professor and Director of Geospatial Analysis Lab
(415) 422-4316

Dr. Saah has been broadly trained as an environmental scientist with expertise in a number of areas including: landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, ecosystem modeling, natural hazard modeling, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial analysis. He has used these skills to conduct research primarily at the landscape level in a variety of systems. Dr. Saah has participated in research projects throughout the United States and Internationally....

Expertise:

Ecosystem ecology, Landscape ecology, Hydrology, Geomorphology, Ecosystem modeling, Natural hazard modeling, Remote sensing, Geographic information systems (GIS) , Geospatial analysis

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


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

Kenneth Munson

Adjunct Professor

Ken is a recognized leader in cloud-based demand-side management, grid analytics, and intelligent energy storage technology. His innovations pioneered many of today’s applications that have unlocked environmental and economic value streams using grid-edge energy storage, solar, electric vehicle charging and demand responsive devices for both residential and commercial customers. A calculated risk-taker with deep industry knowledge and relentless perseverance, Ken has championed distributed...

Education:

MBA, St. Mary’s College of California, BA, Marketing, California State University at Sacramento

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.