USF School of Management Faculty

Alphabetical List of USF School of Management Faculty

Muhammad Al-Abdullah

Assistant Professor

Muhammad Al-Abdullah specializes in the interaction between knowledge, social structures, and technical systems as constituents of an information system, and how to better anticipate the emerging complexities and uncertainties in an organization. His research focuses on the phenomenon of anti-money laundering and understanding the issues that influence the efficiency of AML regulation’s compliance from a socio-technical perspective. Al-Abdullah has taught several undergraduate and graduate...


PhD. Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015, MS. Managing Information Technology, University of Salford, United Kingdom, 2007, BS. Computer Information Systems, Yarmouk University, Jordan 2006

Jonathan Allen

(415) 422-6570

One of our big emphases here at USF is to try and make sure that businesspeople can actually get in there and do something real with technology. - J.P. Allen Professor J.P. Allen is a pioneering researcher and educator in the field of online/internet business, specializing in open technologies and the digital transformation of organizations and society. As founding Chair of the Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department, he pioneered the development of internet business classes,...


Ph.D., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1995, M.S., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1993, M.A. (Cantab), Honorary Degree, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1998, B.S., Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989, B.A., Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989

Ivan Asensio

Assistant Professor

Ivan Oscar Asensio brings to USF more than 15-years of professional experience at global investment banks. He has worked at HSBC, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Bank of America, advising multinational corporations and institutional investors on risk management issues related to currency hedging, derivative accounting policy, cross-border M&A, global capital structure, risk transfer, portfolio optimization, currency overlay strategy, and signal generation. Asensio brings a wealth of...


Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2013, M.A., International Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011, M.S., Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005, B.S., Finance, University of Southern California, 1998, B.A., Mathematics, University of Southern California, 1998

Jonathan Barsky

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6219

Associate Professor Jonathan Barsky, a teacher in the School of Management for over two decades, is the author of more than 100 articles published in reputable academic and trade journals, and two books including World-Class Customer Satisfaction, now in its 17th year of publication. Dr. Barsky brings to USF internationally recognized research in the field of customer satisfaction, with a focus on the hotel and gaming industries. Conducting extensive research into the factors that influence...


Ph.D., Marketing, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1991, M.S., Hotel Restaurant and Travel Administration, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1981, B.A., Spanish, Minor in Business Administration, Bucknell University, PA, 1978

David Batstone

(415) 422-6081

Professor David Batstone teaches in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at USF School of Management. Previously a private equity banker in the technology industry, Batstone is published widely in both academia and the popular press. His five books feature entrepreneurship at the crossroads of business and society.  USA (Today) Weekend describes Batstone as “one of the country’s leading authorities on ethics in the business world." A sought-after speaker and consultant to...


Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, 1989, M.Div, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, 1984, M.Div, International Baptist Seminary, Rüschlikon, Switzerland, 1982, BA, Psychology, Westmont College, CA, 1980

Michael Becker

(415) 422-6125

Professor Michael Becker provides students with an introduction to law, ethics and legal systems as they affect organizational structures and managerial decision-making in both the business and non-profit sectors. Working with students to help them examine legal processes, constitutional law, business crime, property and contracts - as well as other legal issues they're likely to encounter as managers, entrepreneurs and future heads of business - Professor Becker invites discourse on...


J.D., University of San Francisco, CA, Ph.D., Social-Organizational Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, M.S., Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, B.A., Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, CA, B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Zachary Burns

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Zachary C. Burns specializes in managerial and organizational behavior with research in the psychology of morality and ethics, applications in law, and judgment and decision-making. His works surrounds behavioral patterns, intellectual property and intentionality. Dr. Burns previously taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He has had articles on his research published in the Journal of...


Ph.D. Managerial and Organizational Behavior, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Center for Decision Research, 2013, Masters Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2012, B.A. Mathematics, B.A. Economics, Cornell University, 2006

Richard Callahan

Professor; Director, Health Services Administration Concentration, Master of Public Administration, Co-Director of the USF Master of Public Health Program in Sacramento
(916) 803-7022

Dr. Callahan is a Professor at the University of San Francisco, with a joint appointment from the USF School of Management and the USF School of Nursing and Health Professions. Callahan is Co-Director of the USF Master of Public Health Program in Sacramento and the Director of the Health Services Administration concentration in the Master of Public Administration in the School of Management. His health and human services consulting contracts have been in the states of California, Washington,...


Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA), University of Southern California, LA, CA. Dissertation: The Politics of Structural Choice: Cooperation in Political Environments, Master of Public Administration (MPA), USC, Los Angeles, California., Tenri University, Nara Prefecture, Japan., Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors in Government, Georgetown University, Wash., D.C.


Leadership Practices, Strategic Planning

Mark Cannice

Department Chair / Professor
(415) 422-6785

Professor Mark V. Cannice is an internationally recognized scholar, teacher, and speaker on entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is Department Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation with the University of San Francisco School of Management. Cannice writes the widely-followed quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Report® which is published by ProQuest and EBSCO, indexed globally on Bloomberg Professional Services in 170 countries (Bloomberg ticker...


Ph.D., Indiana University (1997), M.S., Indiana University (1996), MBA, University of San Francisco (1992), B. S., United States Naval Academy (1984)