Jean Driscoll

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Jean Driscoll has an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in economics from the University of Massachusetts. She teaches at the University of San Francisco in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Management. She currently teaches undergraduate macroeconomics and microeconomics in the Department of Economics, and has taught intermediate economics in the School of Management, as well as budgeting/finance and policy analysis in the Master of Public Administration program. Earlier, she taught finance and economics at California Polytechnic State University and Holy Names University. Prior to founding a charter elementary school in 2010, Professor Driscoll worked as a finance and strategy adviser for more than two decades, first at McKinsey and Company and later in her own practice. Her work focused on advising major financial institutions on the development of products and market strategies for real estate lending and retail banking. She also advised several charitable foundations on financing land conservation projects.


  • Macroeconomics
  • Public management


  • Columbia University, MBA, 1982
  • University of Massachusetts, BA in Economics, 1977

Prior Experience

  • Lecturer, California Polytecnic State University
  • President, Partners in Oakland Education
  • Strategy and Finance Independent Consultant
  • Engagement Manager, McKinsey and Co.