Faculty

Director of Administrative:

Brent von Forstmeyer


Daniel Rascher

Academic Director
(415) 422-5637

Dr. Rascher is Professor and Director of Academic Programs for the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco, where he has taught...

Education:

PhD, Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Sport Economics & Finance, Master's Project, Dir Reading/Research

Nola Agha

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6642

Professor Agha teaches courses in research methods and strategic management and previously taught sport finance and sport economics at the University...

Education:

PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Courses:

Sport Business Research Methods, Strategic Management and Human Resources in Sport, Dir Reading/Research

Richard Cellini

Professor
(415) 422-6860

Dr. Cellini teaches the Leadership and Critical Thinking course for all cohorts. He also serves as the Internship professor. In addition to his work...

Education:

PhD, University of New Mexico

Courses:

Leadership and Critical Thinking in Sport Management, Internship in Sport Mgmt, Special Topics in Sport Management, Dir Reading/Research

Michael Goldman

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5280

Michael Goldman is an Associate Professor in the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco. He teaches Sport Marketing and...

Education:

DBA, Gordon Institute of Business Science

Courses:

Revenue Generating w/Partners, Business Development and Sales in Sport, Sport Marketing, Special Topics in Sport Management, Dir Reading/Research

Part-Time


Scott Abbott

Adjunct Professor

Scott Abbott worked for the United States Olympic Committee's Coaching Division in 1999 and has coached 15 All-Americans and 35 conference champions...

Education:

MA, Sport Management, University of San Francisco, 2007 | BA (magna cum laude), University of California, Los Angeles, 2000

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management

Ashley Adamson

Adjunct Professor

Ashley Adamson is a studio host, anchor and reporter covering all Pac-12 Network shows and events. She joined the San Francisco-based network prior...

Education:

MS, Broadcast Journalism, Boston University | BA, English, Boston College

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management

Matt Andrus

Adjunct Professor

Matt Andrus teaches Accounting and Budgeting in Sport. An invested, solution-oriented sport professional, Professor Andrus leads the day-to-day...

Education:

MA, Sport Management, University of San Francisco | BS, Business Administration, California Polytechnic State University

Courses:

Accounting and Budgeting in Sport

Keir Beadling

Adjunct Professor

Keir Beadling is an experienced consumer brand growth marketer. Most recently, he served as Head of Growth of Blueberry, a new marketplace entrant in...

Education:

Juris Doctor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law | BA in History, Duke University

Kevin Blue

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Blue has served in his current position as Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Stanford University since August of 2013. In this role, Blue...

Education:

BA, Psychology, Stanford University | PhD, Psychosocial Aspects of Sports, Michigan State University Graduate School of Education

Dedan Brozino

Dedan Brozino is currently the Associate Athletics Director for Marketing & Revenue Development at Long Beach State Athletics, bringing almost a...

Education:

Master's in Sport Management, California State University, Long Beach, Graduate Program in Sport Management | Bachelor's in Sport Administration, Minor in Print Journalism, DeSales University

Rich Campbell

Adjunct Professor

Prof. Campbell is a Professor in the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University. In addition to a Marketing PhD from the University...

Education:

PhD, University of Oregon | Master's in Sport Management, University of San Francisco

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management

Tom Davis

Adjunct Professor

Tom Davis enjoys a 25-year track record of success in sports marketing and management. As a sponsorship executive he developed, activated and managed...

Education:

Bachelor's degree, Southern Illinois University | Master's degree, Purdue University

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management, Dir Reading/Research

Solly Fulp

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Fulp is currently the Senior Vice President - Conference Relationship Manager for ISP Sports (recently acquired by IMG). He is responsible for...

Education:

MA, California State University, Sacramento | Undergraduate, University of Oregon

Michael Gilleran

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Gilleran is the Director of Athletics at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco. He previously served is the Executive Director of the...

Education:

BA, Journalism, Seattle University, 1971 | Juris Doctor, Seattle University, 1975 | Washington State Bar Examination

Courses:

Sport Law

Rob Halvaks

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Halvaks teaches the Management and Organizational Leadership course in Southern California and is the faculty mentor for the Master's Project....

Education:

MA, Ohio University

Courses:

Managing Sport in a Dynamic Environment, Master's Project

Kimberlie Harmon

Adjunct Professor

Kim Harmon is a market research veteran with research experience spanning the video game and motion picture industries to food and beverage to...

Education:

MBA, University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business | BA, Economics / International, University of California, Los Angeles

Courses:

Dir Reading/Research

Casey Leppanen

Adjunct Professor

Casey Leppanen is a strategic marketing, promotions and broadcast executive with a proven track record of creating innovative plans that drive...

Education:

MA, Sport Management; University of San Francisco

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management

Jonathan Lowe

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Lowe is a strategic marketing and promotions professional with over ten years experience in creating dynamic and innovative campaigns for sports...

Education:

BA, Politics and English, Oberlin College

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management

Stephanie Martin

Adjunct Professor

Ms. Martin is a corporate communications executive with an established reputation of creating and executing high-touch, award-winning communications...

Education:

BA, English, Tufts University | MA, Communication Management, University of Southern California

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management, Executive Strategic Communications

Mark Nagel

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Nagel is currently an Associate Professor in Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. He has previously taught a...

Education:

EdD, University of Northern Colorado

Courses:

Budget Cycle/Financial Mgmt, Managing Sport in a Dynamic Environment

Joanne Pasternack

Adjunct Professor

Ms. Pasternack is entering her sixth season as the Director of 49ers Foundation and Community Relations for the San Francisco 49ers. In this role,...

Education:

Juris Doctor. Santa Clara University | Undergraduate degree, University of Pennsylvania

Courses:

Managing Sport in a Dynamic Environment

DeSha' Runnels

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Runnels is a graduate of the University of San Francisco's Sport Management Master's Program. He is the Senior Account Executive for USC Sports...

Education:

MA, Sport Management, University of San Francisco | BA, University of California, Davis | Rhetoric & Communication, University of California, Davis

Kristin Shaff

Adjunct Professor

Ms. Shaff is currently Director of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at 24 Hour Fitness. She is responsible for the development,...

Education:

MBA, Arizona State University

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management

Mike Shapiro

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Shapiro is a veteran of over 25 years in the sports and entertainment industries, having served roles in: sports team management, television...

Courses:

Managing Sport in a Dynamic Environment, Special Topics in Sport Management

Jim Taylor

Adjunct Professor

Jim Taylor is internationally recognized for his work in the psychology of sport. He has been a consultant for the United States and Japanese Ski...

Education:

PhD, Psychology, University of Colorado

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management

Contact Info

San Francisco

Brent R von Forstmeyer, Director of Administration

Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 241 (415) 422-2678

Contact Info

Orange County

Ashley Sloper, Associate Director

480 South Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868 (714) 633-5626