MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Program Director:

Reinhold Steinbeck

Full-Time Faculty

J.P. Allen

(415) 422-6570

Professor J.P. Allen is a pioneering researcher and educator in the field of online/internet business, specializing in open technologies and the digital transformation of organizations and society. He is the author of Digital Entrepreneurship and Technology and Inequality: Concentrated Wealth in a Digital World. As founding chair of the Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department, Dr. Allen pioneered the development of internet business classes, which guide non-technical management...


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

David Batstone

(415) 422-6081

Professor David Batstone teaches in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at USF School of Management. Previously a private equity banker in the technology industry, Batstone is published widely in both academia and the popular press. His five books feature entrepreneurship at the crossroads of business and society.  USA (Today) Weekend describes Batstone as “one of the country’s leading authorities on ethics in the business world." A sought-after speaker and consultant to...


Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, 1989, M.Div, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, 1984, M.Div, International Baptist Seminary, Rüschlikon, Switzerland, 1982, BA, Psychology, Westmont College, CA, 1980

Mark Cannice

(415) 422-6785

Professor Mark V. Cannice is an internationally recognized scholar, teacher, and speaker on entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is Department Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation with the University of San Francisco School of Management. Cannice writes the widely-followed quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Report® which is published by ProQuest and EBSCO, indexed globally on Bloomberg Professional Services in 170 countries (Bloomberg ticker...


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

Roger Chen

(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 views as entirely interdependent. By developing a balanced approach to his research endeavors - devoting equal time and effort between pure quantitative/academic research and case research methods - Dr. Chen embodies academic rigor, benefiting his students, fellow academics, global corporations and communities with his egalitarian work philosophy....


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

Johnathan Cromwell

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6537

Innovation drives the production of new and useful products, services, and technologies that can help solve some of society's greatest problems. However, it is important to understand that these innovations are created by and for people. Johnathan Cromwell USF Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Johnathan Cromwell's research focuses on how people collaborate with each other as they define, solve, and change problems while working on creativity and innovation projects in organizations. This...


DBA Management, Harvard Business School, S.B. Chemical-Biological Engineering, MIT

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 research. She brings to life USF's commitment to provide students with challenging academic programs, preparing them to activate positive change in the workplace and in society. Her fields of expertise include entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, management and all aspects of public administration. Professor Hudson's development as a teacher and...


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


Entrepreneurship, Organizational behavior, Management, Public administration

June Lee

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor June Y. Lee specializes in entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging economies.  More specifically, she researches how firms learn and innovate under different institutional environments. Her research and teaching agenda has been sharpened by her industry experiences in entrepreneurship, business, and technology. Lee earned her PhD from Stanford University. Her dissertation, titled Business Groups and Internationalization, explored how business groups from emerging...


Ph.D., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA , M.S., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, A.B., Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, A.B., Economics, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Gleb Nikitenko

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

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.) Training, B.A., Economics, Minor in Computer Science, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, 1986, Study Abroad, Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan, 1985

Manuel Tarrazo

(415) 422-2583

Manuel Tarrazo has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses throughout his career at USF, including: financial management, investment analysis, entrepreneurship, personal finance, investing in Bay Area firms, and entrepreneurial finance. His research interests center on financial decision-making, especially financial management and the selection of investments. He has made contributions (including 30 journal publications and 40 academic presentations) to pedagogy, the enhancement...


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


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

Part-Time Faculty

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 was a start-up entrepreneur for 19 years, participating in three IPOs. He was also CEO and board member at ONSET portfolio company, Truviso, for 2 years leading to its acquisition by Cisco Systems. Ghose holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from UC Berkeley.

Christina Laskowski

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct professor Christina Laskowski has a wealth of knowledge guiding, leading, and partnering with a variety of founders and teams. She has experience as a strategic advisor, senior consultant, entrepreneur, nonprofit leader and board member, business development executive, and investment banker. Previously, Laskowski served as Managing Director of ValuQuest International; SVP, Technology Investment Banking at FBR Capital Markets; Principal and Head of online marketing and commerce banking...


BS Business Administration, Finance Major, University of San Francisco

Cecily O'Regan

Adjunct Faculty

Cecily O’Regan combines legal, academic and business credentials as an entrepreneurial patent professional, with hands-on experience providing strategic, market-focused patent portfolio development and intellectual property advice for clients. She also performs patent due diligence to assess patent portfolios for venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing opportunities. Prior to joining Shartsis Friese, O’Regan worked for Greenberg Traurig in its Palo Alto office. Prior...


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

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 wastewater and re-uses it for subsurface irrigation. At USF, he has taught courses in Entrepreneurial Management and Entrepreneurial Finance in addition to coaching the VCIC Team.


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