USF School of Management Faculty

Alphabetical List of USF School of Management Faculty

Thomas Maier

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Thomas Maier brings to USF more than 20 years of industry experience, a wealth of current research, and a honed experiential teaching methodology. Prior to academia, Professor Maier was a senior level executive in the international hotel, restaurant, and food and beverage industries. His research interests include applied leadership, restaurant revenue management theory, and business analytics. A notable researcher, Professor Maier regularly presents at several domestic and...


PhD, Leadership Philosophy, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2008, MA, Human Development, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, 2004, BS, Hotel and Tourist Enterprises, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 1982

Courtney Masterson

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2146

Assistant Professor Courtney Masterson conducts research that investigates employees’ well-being inside and outside of the workplace. Her research focus aims to advance understanding of the role of business in society and the impact that organizations have on stakeholders’ well-being. Dr. Masterson’s most recent research addresses women’s career mobility and issues at the intersection of work and family. She utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand these phenomena from...


PhD, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Business Administration, Management, DePaul University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis

Dawn Mayer

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5816

Dawn G. Mayer is the associate director of Tax Compliance for the University of San Francisco where she advises the University community regarding tax-related issues and tax compliance matters. Prior to joining USF, Ms. Mayer was a member of the tax department of the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton where she counseled a diverse range of clients in all areas of federal, state, and international taxation. Ms. Mayer is a regular presenter at the annual Tax Forum hosted by the...


AB, Bryn Mawr College, JD, Temple University , LLM, New York University

Robert Mefford

(415) 422-6408

Robert Mefford, Professor of Finance, brings a breadth of international experience to USF, with research emphasis on global supply chains, lean production systems, behavioral finance, and the productivity of global enterprises. Professor Mefford's business acumen is founded on senior management positions with leading health care providers including Blue Cross and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. In studying the productivity of off-shore operations, Professor Mefford has explored how management...


Ph.D., International Business, University of California, Berkeley, 1983, M.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1981, M.B.A., Management, University of California, Los Angeles, 1966, B.S., Industrial Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1965

Vijay Mehrotra

(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...


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

Michelle Millar

Department Chair / Associate Professor
(415) 422-2498

Michelle Millar studies consumer behavior in relation to sustainable practices in the lodging, meeting, and event management industries, more specifically the demand for those practices and the understanding of what sustainable practices mean to clients. Millar studies the choices travelers make when choosing environmentally friendly travel products, how sustainability may affect their decision making, and what factors are most important to them when it comes to sustainable hospitality products...


PhD, Hospitality Administration, University of Nevada, NV, 2009, MA, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2003, BA, University of California, Davis


Sustainability in the hospitality and tourism industries

Bhavya Mohan

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4182

Assistant Professor Bhavya Mohan teaches in the Marketing Department of the School of Management. Her research examines issues of transparency, disclosure, behavioral pricing, framing effects and marketing ethics. Specifically, her work investigates how consumer behavior changes when firms are transparent about promotional strategies, costs, andwages. Her first-authored academic research has been published in the Journal of Marketing Behavior and presented at leading national and international...


Doctor of Business Administration, Marketing, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, 2016, Bachelors of Arts, Economics and English with Honors, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Matthew Monnot

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Matthew J. Monnot is an experienced researcher and consultant in the field of organizational behavior. Monnot’s current research interests are focused on employee well-being, organizational change, and international management. He has been published in such top-ranked journals as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Psychological Assessment, Applied Psychology, Social Indicators Research, and others. Monnot has been cited in popular media...


PhD, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2008, MS, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 2004, BS, Psychology, BA, Sociology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2002


Organization Development and Change, Employee Well-Being, Personality Assessment, Leadership Development, International and Cross-Cultural Management, Workforce Analytics

Nicole Nguyen

Honors Program Director / Assistant Professor
(415) 422-5153

Nicole Nguyen brings her diverse professional experience and impactful teaching to the School of Management's entrepreneurial community. After working as a banker and trader on Wall Street, she headed start-ups in Asia in the banking and consumer product industries for two U.S. multinationals. Nguyen has held various other senior executive positions in Asia and the U.S. in the fields of software development, travel & tourism, non-profit management, and international corporate training. She...


M.B.A., Finance and Marketing, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL, A.B., Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Gleb Nikitenko

Program Director / Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2151

Gleb Nikitenko brings more than fifteen years of program development, international management, and academic experience to the School of Management. A valued longtime member of the USF community, he has made significant contributions since joining the University in 2001, and is a recognized expert in his field. Dr. Nikitenko has worked with accreditation bodies, such as AACSB, NASPAA, WASC, and YOK (Turkish Ministry of Higher Education), while teaching for institutions in the U.S. and in the...


EdD, Learning and Instruction, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2009, MPA, International Management, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA 1999, MA, International Relations and Diplomacy, Kiev State University, Ukrainian Institute of International Relations, Kiev, Ukraine, 1995