USF Faculty Gleb Nikitenko

Gleb Nikitenko

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2151 SFH Downtown Campus, Room 600


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 Near East, and he played an instrumental role in securing accreditation for the USF School of Management.

In his current role as Director of Co-Curricular Activities at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Dr. Nikitenko utilizes his educational achievements and strengths in program development and evaluation. The department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is enriched by his professional experience in learning and assessment, international organizations (specifically his policy analysis experience with the International Atomic Energy Agency of the UN), and by his former entrepreneurial experience working in Ukraine during the nation’s transition to the market economy.

Dr. Nikitenko teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Program and Policy Evaluation, Public Policy and Regulatory Environment. His research interests include cross-sector collaboration and public-private partnerships, issues in learning and assessment in online and hybrid course delivery, adult student self-directed learning readiness, program development and assessment in higher education, policy theory and analysis, and the impact of international and domestic protest movements on the development of new public governance models.

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
Selected Publications

Harris, R. & Nikitenko, G. (2014). Comparing online with brick and mortar course learning outcomes: An analysis of quantitative methods curriculum in public administration, Teaching Public Administration, 32 (1), 95-107.


Dodd-Nufrio, P. & Nikitenko, G. (2014). Teaching Public Administration Conference Update, Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE), 20 (2), 149-151.


Nikitenko, G. (2011). Analysis of Adult Students’ Self-Directed Learning Readiness, Affective Learning Outcomes, Prior E-learning Experience, and Age in Hybrid and Online Courses. 2011ED-MEDIA Conference Proceedings.


Awards & Distinctions

Excellence in Education, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, 2008

Certificates of Service Recognition, SF Unified School District, 2008 and 2009

Advisory Board, Local Health Line (Sacramento), (2013 - Present).

Advisory Board, Online Education Programming Group, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts. (2013 - Present).

Peer Review Committee, Journal of Public Affairs Education. (2013-Present).

Co-Chair, Teaching of Public Administration (TPAC) Conference Symposium for Journal of Public Administration Education (JPAE). (2013 - Present).

Conference Site Chair, Public Administration Theory Network (PAT-Net) Annual Meeting. (2013).Department Chair, Political Science and Public Administration, Girne American University, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). (1999-2001).