Faculty

Master of Nonprofit Administration 

The USF MNA program faculty comprises scholars and leaders with a wide range of experience in California’s nonprofit sector with the goal to broaden the leadership and critical thinking skills of their students.

Full-Time Faculty


David Batstone

Professor
(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...

Education:

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

Richard Greggory Johnson III

Department Chair | Program Director, Business Minor | Professor
(415) 422-5823

Richard Greggory Johnson III is a tenured Full Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, School of Management, University of San Francisco. He is also Director of the Business Minor in the School of Management as well. Professor Johnson’s research centers on social equity within the fields of public policy, management, higher education and Human Resources Management.  He has been teaching in higher education for almost twenty years and is widely...

Education:

Doctorate in Public Policy & Administration, Golden Gate University, Edward S. Ageno School of Business, M.A, Social and Public Policy, Georgetown University, MS, Public Services Management, DePaul University, School of Public Services

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...

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

Sonja Martin Poole

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4454

Sonja Martin Poole is an internationally recognized lecturer and researcher on transformative and multicultural marketing strategy and marketing education. With particular emphases on creating and communicating value for nonprofit and public sector organizations and the social impact of marketing, Poole explores topics in the domains of marketing ethics, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, diversity, education, public policy, and social welfare. As an associate professor of...

Education:

Post-doc, Business, Marketing Emphasis, Tulane University, Freeman School of Business, New Orleans, PhD, Education Policy, Organization, Measurement and Evaluation, University of California at Berkeley, MA, Economics, California State University, East Bay, College of Business and Economics, MA, Education, University of California at Berkeley, BA, Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Marco Tavanti

Program Director / Professor
(415) 422-4288

Dr. Marco Tavanti is an international development scholar whose experience stretches over 25 years and whose work has taken him to more than 18 countries in Europe, East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Dr. Tavanti’s teaching in sustainable development, leadership ethics, intercultural diversity, and NGO management is grounded in Jesuit values and his scholarship is an embodiment of the University’s mission to be of service to humankind. Professor Tavanti is the Nonprofit...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 2001 (with distinction), MA, Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 1999, MA, Cross-Cultural Theology, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL, 1996, MDiv Master in Divinity, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL, 1994, BA, Philosophy, Gregorian University-Studio Teologico Fiorentino, Florence, Italy, 1991

Expertise:

Sustainable Development, Leadership Ethics, Intercultural Diversity, NGO Management

Richard Waters

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2478

Richard D. Waters is an associate professor in the School of Management, where he teaches strategic communication and communication management courses. His primary research interests are fundraising, stakeholder loyalty and relationship cultivation, and the use of new technologies in organizational communication efforts. He serves on the editorial review boards at Public Relations Review, Journal of Public Relations Research, Journal of Public and Nonprofit Sector Management, Journal of...

Education:

PhD, Mass Communications, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2007, MS, Public Relations, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2000, ABJ, Public Relations (Minor in Political Science), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998

Expertise:

Public relations and strategic communication

Part-Time Faculty


Chandra Alexandre

Adjunct Professor

Chandra is a seasoned development professional with over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is currently Vice President of Development at Global Fund for Women, responsible for leading efforts toward a $25M budget by 2020. Previously, Chandra was a fundraising leader at Partners in School Innovation, where she grew fund development to double the organization’s budget in less than two years. 

Education:

PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies, MBA, Presidio Graduate School, AB, Columbia University

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...

Education:

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

Expertise:

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

Julia Arno

Adjunct Professor

As the Regional Director for the Professional Schools at UC Berkeley, Ms. Arno has operational responsibility for the over 60 professional and operational staff who provide HR, finance, and research administration services to the nine professionals schools at UCB; this includes Berkeley Law, Haas School of Business, Goldman School of Public Policy, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, School of Social Welfare, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Journalism, and the...

Education:

BA, International Relations, UC Davis, Master of Nonprofit Administration, USF , J.D., Golden Gate School of Law

Louise Carroll

Adjunct Professor

Louise Carroll is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Management, where she teaches nonprofit strategic governance. As a nonprofit executive, board member, and advisor, she works strategically to advance the success of social sector organizations. With a background in journalism, financial services, and education and the arts, Louise brings a unique perspective on public-private partnerships and works side-by-side with leaders and stakeholders to build organizational capacity. She...

Education:

Master of Nonprofit Administration, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Bachelor of Arts in English with distinction, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Kevin Hickey

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5662

Kevin Hickey teaches Leading Social Change: Institutions and Policy in the Master of Nonprofit Administration program (School of Management), and the Nonprofits and Public Policy course in the Master of Public Affairs and Master of Urban Affairs programs (College of Arts and Sciences). He was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the Master of Public Affairs program. Kevin is a recipient of a 2014 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award. His career is built around efforts to help...

Education:

BA, Psychology, San Francisco State University, MNA, University of San Francisco

Martha Oestreich

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct professor Martha Oestreich is a seasoned development professional with over 22 years of experience in leadership roles within the nonprofit sector. She has served as the director of development in a variety of organizations such as City Year San Antonio, Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and Los Angeles Youth Network. Oestreich also has experience as the director of advancement for the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and as the...

Education:

Executive MBA, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, MA, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX, BA, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX

Jane Pak

Adjunct Professor

Jane co-teaches Nonprofit Strategic Governance. Throughout her career, she has worked to enhance educational access and quality, and improve circumstances for children and families by coupling her business, analytical, and strategic planning background with her passion for education and social justice. She has experience working in non-profit, government, and for-profit environments, giving her multiple perspectives on business models and strategic planning.

Education:

Master of International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, Stanford University, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Clarkson University, Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath), University of Waterloo (Canada)

Kevin Slattery

Adjunct Professor
(630) 675-0585

Kevin Slattery is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Management, where he teaches nonprofit marketing and communications. As a nonprofit executive, board member, volunteer, and advisor, he works daily to advance the mission of social impact organizations.  With a background in marketing, communications, journalism, and fundraising, he has an established reputation in the government and nonprofit sectors. Kevin brings a unique perspective on nonprofit partnerships and regularly engages...

Education:

Executive Master of Business Administration, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Journalism, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL