Professors Emeriti

Steven Alter

Profesor Emeritus
(415) 422-6383

Steven Alter, Professor Emeritus, is a prolific, pioneering researcher and educator who has served a valuable part of USF's faculty since 1987. In addition to eight years of experience as vice president of a successful software start-up, over the course of many years of research he developed a systems analysis method for business professionals called the Work System Method. Dr. Alter is the author of seven published books and many journal articles. He teaches courses on technology-enabled...


PhD, Management Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 1975, BS, Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arthur Bell

Art Bell, Professor Emeritus, committed his efforts to outstanding teaching by providing students with an extensive knowledge in the emerging field of service leadership. A highly regarded business professional and author, Professor Bell created a learning environment that fostered a conscious awareness of the societal effects of business endeavors. His academic and professional background in the humanities effectively enabled him to impart communication skills and strong morals to his students...

Larry Brewster

Adjunct Faculty / Professor Emeritus
(415) 422-2063

Professor Larry Brewster is an educator, author, and professional consultant with areas of specialization that include public policy, organizational systems and development, social psychology, management theories and practice. Dr. Brewster is the co-author of A Primer of California Politics and The Public Agenda: Issues in American Politics. With unparalleled commitment to his students and fellow faculty, Dr. Brewster has served in high-tier administrative appointments as Dean, Associate Dean,...


PhD, University of Southern California, 1975, MPA, Coursework completed, University of Southern California, 1976, MA, California State University at Fullerton, 1969, AB, California State University at Fullerton, 1968


Public Policy, Organizational Systems and Development, Social Psychology, Management Theories and Practice

Barry Doyle

(415) 422-6129

Professor Barry W. Doyle is a much-admired leader and educator in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs, having been with the School of Management since 1984. Working with universities throughout the world, Professor Doyle helps coordinate and evaluate academic programs, serving as acting Faculty Director at China Resources Holding Company and Guangzhou Enterprises, overseeing their Executive MBA Distance Learning Program as well as teaching basic and advanced corporate finance....


Ph.D., Finance, University of Oregon, 1985, M.S., Management Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1979, B.A., Psychology, Dartmouth College, 1970

Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy, Professor Emeritus, served as Dean of the School of Management (2006 to 2011), and continues to educate colleagues and students on finance, public policy and solution strategies for public and civic issues. His courses emphasize how for-profit and non-profit organizations can team up with governments to solve public problems in a combined effort.

Linda Henderson

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(415) 422-5459

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Linda Henderson, Ph.D. has been a leader in departmental and program development at USF in her roles as department chair and director in project management and organizational behavior. She continues her programmatic leadership for the undergraduate management major. Her work as a senior level consultant for clients including Visa International, Hewlett-Packard, Dell Computers, Blue Shield of California, and Genentech informs her teaching and research on...


PhD, Organizational Communication, Florida State University, FL, MS, Communications, Texas Christian University, TX, BS, Education, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Catherine Horiuchi

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2132

Catherine Horiuchi, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Master of Public Administration program, employs her extensive multi-disciplinary expertise in organizational theory, public administration and analysis, quantitative methods, statistics, and emerging technologies—with the continuing aim of serving her students in her role as educator. Dr. Horiuchi is the former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Management, where she led the recruitment, development, and...


DPA, Public Administration, University of Southern California, 2001, Graduate Studies in Linguistics and Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, 1982–84 , MA, Linguistics, University of Utah 1978, BA, Latin (magna cum laude), University of Utah, 1975


Organizational theory, Public administration and analysis, Quantitative methods, Statistics, Emerging technologies

Heather Hudson

Heather Hudson, Professor Emerita, is a leading researcher in communication technologies and policies for socio-economic development who has contributed to USF’s MBA program since 1987. Her work includes founding the Communications Technology Management Program, as well as performing extensive international research on the effects of new communications and information technologies, and the role of telecommunications in social and economic development. She wrote five books and published numerous...

Kathleen Kane

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6865

Professor Kathleen Kane's forward-thinking research and application of experiential learning techniques is helping develop more effective and conscientious leadership within business communities and organizations. Through such innovative tools as The Behavioral Matrix and the Samurai Game, she helps students better assess their own leadership instincts and abilities. Dr. Kane has won a number of awards for her values-oriented curriculum, her progressive educational research leading to work as a...


Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, The Claremont Graduate University, CA, 1992, Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology, The Claremont Graduate University, CA, 1988, Bachelor of Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1986 (Phi Beta Kappa member)

Paul Lorton Jr

Faculty Emeritus
(415) 422-6185

Paul Lorton Jr, a retired professor of Information Systems and Technology, is a highly regarded visionary educator with a truly dynamic range of research interests. These include the use of computers in instruction, industrial changes, the history of commerce, open funding of the opera, and implications of support for the performing arts. Having earned both his PhD and MA in Education Psychology, Professor Lorton fuses his understanding of learning systems with his extensive work in technology...


PhD, Education Psychology, Stanford University, CA, 1973, MS, Education Psychology, Ohio State University, OH, 1964, BS, Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, CA, 1961

Michael O'Neill

Professor Emeritus

Michael O’Neill, Professor Emeritus, is the founder and former Program Director of the Master of Nonprofit Administration program. He earned his doctorate in education from Harvard University, and during his career focused his academic and professional attention on education, development and management solutions for nonprofit organizations. Dr. O’Neill has held many esteemed positions, including President of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA),...


EdD, Education, Harvard University, MA, 1967, MA, Education, Catholic University of America, DC, 1964, BA, Philosophy, St. Thomas College, Kenmore, WA, 1960

Richard Puntillo

Richard Puntillo, Professor Emeritus, is an expert witness in numerous litigation matters involving initial public offerings (IPOs), mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, venture capital, and private equity deals. Professor Puntillo uses his personal experiences when teaching corporate financial decision making within his MBA finance courses, giving students the opportunities and tools to leverage their success as business professionals.

John Veitch


John Veitch, Professor of Finance, and Director of the M.S. in Financial Analysis program, is an esteemed faculty member with over two decades of academic and chief administrative service to the university. Specializing in financial analysis and risk management, Dr. Veitch is the co-author of a number of articles on country risk in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa due to contributing factors of financial integration, currency devaluation and currency contagion. Professor Veitch served...


C.F.A. (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation, 1999, Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1985, Degree: B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1981

David Weiner

David Weiner, Professor Emeritus of Accounting, has dedicated over forty years to give students the necessary skills techniques, and strategies of accounting to apply as business leaders. His expansive industry experience as CPA staff accountant for Arthur Andersen & Co. contributes to his ability to prepare students for their future accomplishments. Recognized for his commitment to student success, he received the University’s Saint Ignatian Service Award.

Gary Williams

Gary Williams, former professor and Dean of the School of Management, is a lauded academician and a beloved teacher, whose contributions as a professor and as a Dean left a lasting impact on the School of Management and on USF.