Faculty

MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

In addition to its Faculty, the USF School of Management is directly linked to the greater business community through invaluable guidance provided by prominent CEOs and executives who serve on our advisory boards.

MSEI Executive Advisory Board

 

Jonathan Allen

Professor
(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....

Education:

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

Courses:

Launch into Business, Internet Business Applications, Internet Business Applications, Internet Business Applications, Entrepreneurial and Executive Mentoring, Contemporary Technology Trends and Tools

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...

Education:

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

Courses:

Thought Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Philosophy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Entrepreneurial and Executive Mentoring, Individualized Organizational Practicum (Internship)

Roger Chen

Professor
(415) 422-6546

Roger Chen brings to USF forward-thinking expertise in the fields of corporate innovation and growth, competition and global strategy - areas he...

Education:

Ph.D., Strategy and International Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 1996 | M.S., Industrial Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 1986 | B.S., Operations Management, Shanghai Engineering and Science University, China, 1983

Courses:

Strategic Management, Strategic Management, Strategic Management in the Global Environment, Innovation Project, Directed Study, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Organizational Entrepreneurship and Innovation

David Epstein

Adjunct Professor

Courses:

Special Topic: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy, Venture Capital, Corporate Entrepreneurship, and Micro Financing, Entrepreneurial Strategy and Planning

Shomit Ghose

Adjunct Professor

Shomit Ghose is a general partner at Silicon Valley venture fund, ONSET Ventures, which he joined in 2001. Prior to entering venture capital, Ghose...

Courses:

Entrepreneurial and Executive Mentoring

Monika Hudson

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4395

Associate Professor Monika Hudson successfully blends professional experience in the public sector with deep community involvement, teaching and...

Education:

EdD candidate, Education, University of San Francisco | DM, Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH | MBA, University of San Francisco | BS, Communications Studies and Political Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Expertise:

Entrepreneurship, Organizational behavior, Management, Public administration

Courses:

Family Business, Special Topics: Entrepreneurship, Directed Study, Entrepreneurial Management, Practicum in Family Business, Special Topic: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Foundations of Organizations & Management, BSM Directed Study, BSM Special Topic, Public Sector Budgeting, Program and Policy Evaluation, Independent Study - Public Administration

Laurie MacPherson

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6364

Laurie MacPherson, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is a greatly admired teacher and academic, joining USF as a faculty member...

Education:

Ph.D., Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2002 | M.A., Public and Private Management, Yale University, 1979 | B.A., American Studies, Smith College, 1974

Courses:

Creativity, Innovation, and Applied Design, Entrepreneurial Management, Applied Innovation, Advanced Leadership, Creativity and Innovation, Creativity and Innovation Part II: How to be a Game Changer, Creativity, Innovation, and Applied Design, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Elective

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....

Education:

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

Courses:

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practicum, Directed Study, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurial Management, Global Environment and Business Trends, Technology Appreciation and Intellectual Property Management, Cross-Cultural Management and Ethical Business Practice, Operations Management and Supply Chain Management, with a Global Perspective, Corporate Finance with a Global Perspective, Innovation Technology Management, Global Competitiveness, Entry Barriers, and Strategic Alliance, Social Entrepreneurship, Consulting Projects, Business Plan Course, Common Ground in Corporate Valuation and Accounting, Entrepreneurial and Executive Mentoring, Individualized Organizational Practicum (Internship), Special Topic: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Public Policy & the Regulatory Environment, Nonprofit Strategic Governance

Cecily O'Regan

Adjunct Faculty

Cecily O’Regan combines legal, academic and business credentials as an entrepreneurial patent professional, with hands-on experience providing...

Education:

B.S., University of California, Irvine | J.D., University of San Francisco | LLM, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

Courses:

Entrepreneurial Law

Patrick O'Regan Jr

Adjunct Professor

Patrick T. O’Regan Jr. is an attorney, educator, and entrepreneur, passionate about water and Cleantech. He developed a solution that treats domestic...

Education:

Juris Doctor, Suffolk University School of Law | MBA, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland | LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law, from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland | B.A. Economics, Brown University

Courses:

Entrepreneurial Management, EMBA Directed Study, Entrepreneurial Management, Special Topic: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy, New Venture Launch (Practicum), BSM Special Topic

Mouwafac Sidaoui

Department Chair / Professor
(415) 422-6787

Mouwafac Sidaoui, Department Chair and Professor of Business Analytics and Information Systems, is a greatly respected teacher of quantitative...

Education:

Post Doctorate, Finance & Accounting (with an emphasis on Business Analytics), Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida, FL, 2011 | EdD, Education, Academic Global Leadership, University of San Francisco, CA, 2007 | MBA, emphasis in Innovation Technology, Boston University, MA, 1991 | BS, Technical Management, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1991 | BS, Mechanical Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1990 | AA, Associate Degree in Mechanical Design (minor in Mathematics), Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1988 | Minor in Mathematics, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MA, 1988

Courses:

Quantitative Business Analysis, Honors: Quantitative Business Analysis, Data Visualization, Business Analytics Consulting, International Study Tour, Directed Study, Decision Modeling & Data Analytics, Spreadsheets and Business Analytics, Directed Study, Big Data Strategy and Visualization, Analytics Consulting Project, Special Topic: Business Analytics, Academic Global Immersion, Business Analytics Fundamentals, Big Data Concepts, BSM Business Analytics & Information Systems Special Topic, BSM Special Topic, MSOD Special Topic

Manuel Tarrazo

Professor
(415) 422-2583

Manuel Tarrazo has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses throughout his career at USF, including: financial management, investment...

Education:

PhD, Economics and Finance, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1993 | MA, Economics, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1985 | Licenciado, Economics (with concentration in Business and Public Finance), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 1981

Expertise:

Corporate finance, financial management, investment analysis, entrepreneurial finance, and investing

Courses:

Investment Analysis, Honors: Principles of Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting

Rebecca Tower

Adjunct Faculty

Business professional with 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur in large and small ventures.

Courses:

Internet Business Applications, Special Topics: Entrepreneurship, Directed Study, Internet Business Applications, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Organization, and Ethics, New Venture Launch (Practicum), MSEI Directed Study

Contact Info

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University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221