USF School of Management Faculty

Alphabetical List of USF School of Management Faculty

John O'Meara

Director of Strategic Initiatives / Instructor
(415) 422-4518

John O’Meara is a recognized industry expert in marketing, having earned numerous national and international awards in advertising, branding, and design. Throughout his career, he has helped build many of the world’s best-known brands for companies such as Nestle, Hilton, Honda, Chevron, MGM, Adobe and PepsiCo. O’Meara worked as a senior executive for Y&R Advertising, Landor Associates, and Anthem Worldwide for 30 years prior to becoming a full-time professor at USF’s School of Management...


M.B.A., emphasis on Marketing and Finance, Anderson School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), B.S., Magna Cum Laude, University of San Francisco, CA

Joel Oberstone

(415) 422-6750

Professor Joel Oberstone is an internationally-recognized sports analyst and contributor to The Wall Street Journal Europe and teacher at USF for over three decades. Professor Oberstone engages students with his expertise in quantitative and inferentially-supported analyses, and his passion for the world's most popular sport, football ("soccer"). Dr. Oberstone works with his students to explore how complex business problems can be analyzed using modern analytic methods and, also, when non-...


PhD, Industrial Engineering/Statistics/Urban & Regional Planning, University of Southern California, MS, University of Southern California, BS, California State University at Long Beach

Frank Ohara

Department Chair / Professor
(415) 422-6406

Finance Department Chair Frank Ohara is recognized for his dedication to teaching excellence by the School of Management as the eight-time recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. Establishing the USF National Honor Society Chapter of the International Financial Management Association, Ohara continues to serve as faculty advisor for the organization today. With over fifteen years' financial management and administrative experience in the computer manufacturing and financial services...


Post Doctorate, Finance & Accounting, Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida, J.D., Santa Clara University, CA, B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Sun-Young Park

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6547

Sun-Young Park, Associate Professor, draws from her extensive academic and professional expertise in strategy, service management, corporate social responsibility, business branding, and marketing. She strives to help her students develop more sustainable business models for various firms. As a former management consultant for a leading multinational firm, Park has advised global companies and national government agencies in both the Asia Pacific and U.S. Additionally, while pursuing her PhD at...


PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, MPA. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, BA, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea

Jennifer Parlamis

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2130

Associate Professor Jennifer Parlamis's academic career has centered on pioneering social-psychological research in the areas of negotiation, conflict resolution, communication, and organization dynamics. Specifically, Professor Parlamis studies the impact of technology on negotiation outcomes and the role of anger and incompetency emotions in negotiation and conflict contexts. In addition, she has written on ageism in organizations as well as negotiation pedagogy. Professor Parlamis employs...


PhD, Social and Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2001, The Moscow Institute of Social and Political Studies, Moscow Russian Language Certificate, Moscow, Russia, 1994 , BA, Psychology and Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1993

Anthony Patino

Professor / Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
(415) 422-4152

Anthony Patino is a renowned expert in entertainment, advertising, and promotion, consumer behavior, public policy and marketing analytics. He holds degrees in marketing, business administration, planning and social policy from Duke University, Harvard University, and Temple University. His widely-published research takes him to conferences all over the U.S. During his career in entertainment, Patino worked in marketing, sales and research at leading entertainment firms like Sony Picture...


PhD, Business Administration, Marketing, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006, MBA, Marketing, Duke University, North Carolina, 1991, MA, Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989, BA, Mathematics, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1985

Sonja Martin Poole

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4454

Sonja Martin Poole is an internationally recognized lecturer and researcher on transformative and multicultural marketing strategy and marketing education. With particular emphases on creating and communicating value for nonprofit and public sector organizations and the social impact of marketing, Poole explores topics in the domains of marketing ethics, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, diversity, education, public policy, and social welfare. As an associate professor of...


Post-doc, Business, Marketing Emphasis, Tulane University, Freeman School of Business, New Orleans, PhD, Education Policy, Organization, Measurement and Evaluation, University of California at Berkeley, MA, Economics, California State University, East Bay, College of Business and Economics, MA, Education, University of California at Berkeley, BA, Economics, University of California at Berkeley

William Riggs

Program Director / Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2092

William (Billy) Riggs, PhD, AICP, LEED AP is a global expert and thought leader in the areas of autonomy and smart transportation, housing, economics and urban development. He has over 100 publications in these areas and has had his work featured in multiple national media outlets—including the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Atlantic.  He is currently a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management, director of strategy and research at Sustinere...


Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2011, Master of Urban Planning, Economics and Spatial Analysis, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2003, Bachelor of Arts, History, Ball State University, 2001

Diane Roberts

(415) 422-6380

Diane Roberts, Professor of Accounting, is motivated by a deep concern for unethical financial reporting and non-transparent corporate accounting, considering the potential for catastrophic effects on the environment, community trust, and the global economy. Having long been interested in environmental issues and professional accounting, Roberts engages her students in discussions that address both honorable and unlawful corporate practices, as well as historical cases that will naturally...


PhD, Accounting from the University of California, Irvine, MS, Accounting from California State University, Sacramento, BA, Economics, University of California, Davis

Claudia Roehl

(415) 422-6561

Claudia Roehl, Instructor of Accounting, brings to USF over ten years of experience as a Finance Director, V.P., Financial Analyst Officer and Senior Accountant, with a research concentration in structured finance, and specifically, collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) and asset-backed securities (ABS). Her work aims to leverage and combine economic and accounting studies with her extensive knowledge of financial investment instruments. Drawing from her own explorations into credit...


Advanced Business Analyst (ABA); General Electric Capital Corporation's Executive MBA Program; included two years of coursework with Harvard, Wharton and Kellogg Schools of Business, 1994 – 1995, Certified Financial Analyst (C.F.A.) TrainingB.A., Economics, Minor in Computer Science, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, 1986, B.A., Economics, Minor in Computer Science, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, 1986, Study Abroad, Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan, 1985