MS in Organization Development

An MSOD degree from the University of San Francisco equips students with the academic foundations and frameworks, practical tools, and hands-on experience needed to facilitate change and development in organizations."

Rebekah Dibble, Program Director

Full-Time Faculty

Richard Callahan

Professor; Director, Health Services Administration Concentration, Master of Public Administration, Co-Director of the USF Master of Public Health Program in Sacramento
(916) 803-7022

Dr. Callahan is a Professor at the University of San Francisco, with a joint appointment from the USF School of Management and the USF School of Nursing and Health Professions. Callahan is Co-Director of the USF Master of Public Health Program in Sacramento and the Director of the Health Services Administration concentration in the Master of Public Administration in the School of Management. His health and human services consulting contracts have been in the states of California, Washington,...


Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA), University of Southern California, LA, CA. Dissertation: The Politics of Structural Choice: Cooperation in Political Environments | Master of Public Administration (MPA), USC, Los Angeles, California. | Tenri University, Nara Prefecture, Japan. | Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors in Government, Georgetown University, Wash., D.C.


Leadership Practices, Strategic Planning


Public Health Systems Leadership and Administration, Strategic Planning and Implementation, Strategic Planning and Implementation, Navigating and Negotiating the Field of Practice of Public Administration, Strategic Planning, HSA-Navigating and Negotiating in Health Administration

Rebekah Dibble

Program Director | Associate Professor
(415) 422-5695

Associate Professor Rebekah Dibble investigates the impact of national culture and government on organizations, the adjustment processes in cross-...


Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, Thunderbird School of Global Management | PhD, Management, University of California, Irvine | MBA, Brigham Young University, Utah | BA, Business Management, University of Utah


Management and Organizational Dynamics, Global Virtual Project Teams, Honors: Management and Organizational Dynamics, Foundations of Organizations & Management, Advanced Team Dynamics, Team Interventions, Directed Study

Keith Hunter

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5976

Associate Professor Keith Hunter conducts research in Organizational Network Analysis, Organizational Culture, and Innovation Leadership. He is...


PhD Organizational Behavior and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, 2011 | MPhil, Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, 2011 | MS, Computer Science, University of Central Florida, FL, 1997 | BS, Computer Science, University of Central Florida, FL, 1994 | Associate of Arts, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL, 1991 | Graduate, Naval Nuclear Power School, Orlando, FL


Management and Organizational Dynamics, Professional Power and Influence, Building and Leading Effective Teams, MBA Internship, Developing Power and Influence, Understanding Behavior in Organizations, MSOD Special Topic

Kathleen Kane

(415) 422-6865

Professor Kathleen Kane's forward-thinking research and application of experiential learning techniques is helping develop more effective and...


Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, The Claremont Graduate University, CA, 1992 | Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology, The Claremont Graduate University, CA, 1988 | Bachelor of Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1986 (Phi Beta Kappa member)


Special Topic, Management and Organizational Dynamics, Leadership and Teams, Leadership Communication, Building and Leading Effective Teams, Advanced Leadership, Negotiation and Bargaining Strategy, Business Teams and Small Group Dynamics, BSM Organization, Leadership, & Communication Special Topic, Negotiation and Bargain Strategy

Kevin Lo

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6139

Kevin Lo, Associate Professor in the Department of Organization, Leadership and Communication, is a graduate of the USF joint Master of Business...


Ph.D., International Management, University of Hawaii | M.B.A., University of San Francisco | M.A.P.S., Master of Asia-Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco | B.A., East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature, Brown University


Management and Organizational Dynamics, Special Topic: International Business, Emotional & Cultural Intelligence, Special Topic: Management, Multicultural Leadership, ST: Leadership and Organizations, Self As Instrument, MSOD Special Topic

Courtney Masterson

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2146

Assistant Professor Courtney Masterson conducts research that investigates employees’ well-being inside and outside of the workplace. Her research...


PhD, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, University of Illinois at Chicago | Master of Business Administration, Management, DePaul University | Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis


Management and Organizational Dynamics, Directed Study, Special Topic: Management, Work and Well Being, Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias, Academic Global Immersion, MSOD Special Topic

Matthew Monnot

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Matthew J. Monnot is an experienced researcher and consultant in the field of organizational behavior. Monnot’s current research...


PhD, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 2008 | MS, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 2004 | BS, Psychology, BA, Sociology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2002


Organization Development and Change, Employee Well-Being, Personality Assessment, Leadership Development, International and Cross-Cultural Management, Workforce Analytics


Management and Organizational Dynamics, Leadership and Teams, Foundations of Organizations & Management, Organizational Leadership, Leading Organizational Change, Personal Brand and Career Development

Jennifer Parlamis

Associate Professor
(415) 422-2130

Associate Professor Jennifer Parlamis's academic career has centered on pioneering social-psychological research in the areas of negotiation,...


PhD, Social and Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2001 | The Moscow Institute of Social and Political Studies, Moscow Russian Language Certificate, Moscow, Russia, 1994 | BA, Psychology and Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1993


Negotiation and Bargaining Strategy, Negotiation & Critical Conversations, Self As Instrument, Negotiation and Bargain Strategy, Organization Development Culminating Project

Richard Stackman

(415) 422-2148

Richard Stackman is a Professor in the Department of Organization, Leadership, and Communication. His coursework focuses on topics that include...


PhD, Business Administration, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1995 | Graduate studies majoring in Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota, 1987–88 | BS, Business Administration (Cum Laude), Major in Organizational Behavior and Accounting, University of California at Berkeley, 1985 (member of Phi Beta Kappa)


Leadership and Teams, Change Management, Global Business Practicum, Leadership Communication, Foundations of Organizations & Management, BSM Organization, Leadership, & Communication Special Topic, Leading Organization Change and Development, Organization Development Culminating Project, Academic Global Immersion

Neil Walshe

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4508

Professor Neil Walshe addresses the role of morality and virtue in organizational life, exploring the psychosocial processes and mechanisms through...


PhD, Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, United Kingdom, 2010 | MS, Occupational Psychology, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2002 | BS, Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2001


Management and Organizational Dynamics, Ethics & Social Responsibility, MBA Internship, Evidence-based Human Resource Management, Human Factors of Business Performance, ST: Leadership and Organizations, Foundations of Organizations & Management, BSM Organization, Leadership, & Communication Special Topic, Leading Organizational Change, Evidence-Based Management, Understanding Behavior in Organizations, Organization Development Culminating Project

Part-Time Faculty

Loni Davis

Adjunct Faculty

Loni Davis, PhD, brings over thirty years’ experience working in the field of organization development (OD). Her work has included consulting,...


PhD in Human & Organizational Systems | MA Human & Organization Development | MA Educational Psychology


Leading and Organizational Change, Dialogic Approaches to Organization Development, MSOD Special Topic

Timothy Loney

Adjunct Professor

Timothy Loney brings to USF over 35 years of service as an educator in the field of organizational change management. Dr. Loney helps his students...


DPA, Public Management, University of Southern California, 1983 | MPA, Public Administration, University of Southern California, 1981 | MSA, Administration, George Washington University, 1971 | BS, Education, Southern Connecticut State University


Management and Organization Theory, Human Resource Planning and Management, Strategic Planning and Implementation, Integrative Seminar in Public Management, Program and Policy Evaluation, Management Practice, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resources

Contact Info

Graduate Recruiting and Admissions

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