Faculty


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:

Quantitative Analysis in Sport, 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 is an accomplished track and field/cross country coach with over 15 years of experience coaching athletes at all levels from youth to...

Education:

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

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

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

Elizabeth Berecz

Adjunct Professor

Elizabeth Berecz is a seasoned financial executive with over 20 years of experience holding senior level positions in both private and public...

Education:

MA, Sport Management, University of San Francisco | BA, Economics, Stanford University

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management

Dedan Brozino

Adjunct Professor

Dedan Brozino is the Chief Development Officer of the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, the venue’s non-profit, bringing over 15 years of sports...

Education:

MA, Sport Management, California State University, Long Beach | BA, 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

Kenneth Cortsen

Adjunct Professor
(415) 442-2678

Kenneth Cortsen co-founded the Department of Sport Management at University College of Northern Denmark (UCN). In addition to its Sport Management...

Education:

PhD, Aarhus University | MBA, General Management, Dowling College | MS, Business Economics, Aalborg University | Executive Education, Corporate Social Responsibility, University of California, Berkeley | Executive Education, Strategic Intuition, Columbia University

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

William Fusco

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2678

Bill Fusco was named Director of Athletics at Sonoma State University in May of 1997 and guided the program into the era of athletic scholarships and...

Education:

MA, Sport & Fitness Management, University of San Francisco | BA, English, University of San Francisco

Courses:

Special Topics in Sport Management

Michael Gilleran

Adjunct Professor

After serving as the Director of Athletics at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco for four years, Mr. Gilleran now serves as a consultant...

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 Managing Sport in Dynamic Environment course in Southern California and is the faculty mentor for the Master's Project. He is...

Education:

MA, Ohio University | BA, University of Michigan

Courses:

Managing Sport in a Dynamic Environment, Master's Project

Laura Hazlett

Adjunct Professor

Laura Hazlett is a talented and strategic executive with an impressive track record on complex projects that involve multiple stakeholder groups....

Education:

PhD, Finance, University of California, Los Angeles | MS, Economics, University of California, Los Angeles | BA, Mathematics, Arizona State University | BS, Economics, Arizona State University

Courses:

Accounting and Budgeting in Sport

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

Mark Nagel

Adjunct Professor

Mark Nagel is currently a Professor in Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina and the associate director of the...

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

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:

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