Global Entrepreneurial Management Faculty

For faculty from our partner schools visit IQS School of Management and Fu Jen Catholic University

Full-Time Faculty

Nicholas Imparato

(415) 422-6740

Nicholas Imparato is a professor of marketing and management at the University of San Francisco and formerly a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (1996-2012). During a lengthy series of special leaves of absence from the university, he held positions as a senior executive and board member at publicly listed (NYSE, NASDAQ) and closely held companies here and in Europe. As a speaker and adviser in over 35 countries with Visa, IBM, and other organizations, Professor...

Robert Mefford

(415) 422-6408

Robert Mefford, Professor of Finance, brings a breadth of international experience to USF, with research emphasis on global supply chains, lean production systems, behavioral finance, and the productivity of global enterprises. Professor Mefford's business acumen is founded on senior management positions with leading health care providers including Blue Cross and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. In studying the productivity of off-shore operations, Professor Mefford has explored how management...


Ph.D., International Business, University of California, Berkeley, 1983, M.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1981, M.B.A., Management, University of California, Los Angeles, 1966, B.S., Industrial Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1965

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. 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

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

Part-Time Faculty

Nicholas Almeida

Adjunct Professor

Nicholas Almeida has over 15 years of experience working across the social and public sectors to support sustainable impact efforts. His experience includes working with social entrepreneurs and impact investors to create, refine, and scale social innovations in the areas of poverty alleviation, education, health, workforce development, water resources, and renewable energy. Nicholas is a Co-Founder of Sidecar Social Finance (SSF)–a social impact agency providing impact-investing advisory and...


Master of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Bachelor of Arts, Public Policy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing, Social Impact Measurement, Strategic and Business Planning, Financial and Operational Analysis

Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona

Prof.  Carles Malet, Coordinator of the Master at IQS. Professor at IQS School of Management. 
Specialties: Innovation Management
Mrs. Martine van Tol, Graduate from Business School Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg (Netherlands). IQS Consulting projects.
Specialties: Business Strategy
Prof. Antoni Olivé, Ph.D. from Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya. Professor at IQS School of Management.
Specialties: Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Prof. Jean Philippe Charles. Graduate Solvay Business School (Bruselas, Bélgica) Professor at IQS School of Management.  
Specialties: Cross-Cultural Management
Prof. Josep Sols. Ph.D. in Theology (Centre Sèvres, Paris, 1999) Professor at IQS School of Management.  
Specialties: Fundamental Theology, Social Christian Thought and Social and Political Philosophy.
Prof. Silvia Bou, Ph.D. of Science. Psychobiology and Cognitive Neuroscience  (Currently underway). (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). 
Professor at IQS School of Management.


Yao-Nan Lin, Associate Professor, Director of FJCU MGEM Program
DBA, Golden Gate University
Specialties: Marketing, Psychology
Chia-Lin Chen, Chair Professor at FJCU
Ph.D., Department of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Specialties: New Product Design & Technology Innovation, Sustainable Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Performance Evaluation
Chia-Wei Kuo, Professor at FJCU
Ph.D., Industrial & Operations Engineering, The University of Michigan
Specialties: Operations Management, Revenue Management, Supply Chain Management, Game Theory
Jung-Chin Shen, Chair Professor at FJCU
Ph.D. INSEAD (Paris)
Specialties: Management, Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship.
Ah-Yee Lee, Professor, Dean of International Affairs at FJCU
Ph.D., Economics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Specialties: Asset-Backed Securitization, Econometrics, Statistics
Ming-Chih Chen, Professor at FJCU
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, U.S.A
Specialties: Production and Operation Management, Total Quality Management
Daniel Yang, Practical Associate Professor at FJCU
Doctoral Program of Marketing, Master of Computer Science, and Master of Business Administration - Texas A&M University, USA
Specialties: UDM Group – CEO, GlobalTiC – Technology Commissioner, Consultant, and. Senior Lecturer, Co-founder, SMEA, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan – Consultant. TiC 100 – Mentor and Judge (Advantech Foundation)

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

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