Faculty

Master of Public Administration 

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.

MPA Advisory Board

 

Richard Callahan

Professor; Co-Director, Master of Public Health (MPH), Sacramento; Director, Health Services Administration Concentration, Master of Public Administration (MPA)
(916) 803-7022

Dr. Callahan is a Professor at the University of San Francisco, with a joint appointment in the USF School of Management and in the USF School of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Callahan’s (Rfcallahan@usfca.edu) research, consulting, publications, and teaching focuses on leadership behaviors and strategy practices that are effective in complex, demanding and dynamic environments in the public and nonprofit sectors.  

Education:

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.

Expertise:

Leadership Practices, Strategic Planning

Courses:

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

Kimberly Rae Connor

Program Director / Professor
(415) 422-2869

Kimberly Rae Connor is the author of Conversions and Visions in the Writings of African American Women (Tennessee, 1994) and Imagining Grace:...

Education:

PhD, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1991 | MA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1988 | MA, Literature and Theology, University of Bristol, England, 1981 | BA, English (Magna Cum Laude), Gettysburg College, PA, 1979

Expertise:

Religion and literature; multicultural and Ignatian pedagogy; applied humanities

Courses:

Ethical Decision Making, Ethics and Social Responsibility in Business, Leadership Ethics

Ken Goldstein

Professor
(415) 422-5662

Ken Goldstein is a professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and Faculty Director of the USF in DC program. Before joining the...

Education:

PhD, American Politics and Research Methodology, University of Michigan

Expertise:

Use and Impact of political advertising

Courses:

Quantitative Methods, Quantitative Methods and Big Data, Quantitative Methods in Public Affairs, USF in DC: Seminar, USF in DC: Research, Directed Study

Catherine Horiuchi

Program Director / Associate Professor
(415) 422-2132

Catherine Horiuchi, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Master of Public Administration program, employs her extensive multi-...

Education:

DPA, Public Administration, University of Southern California, 2001 | Graduate Studies in Linguistics and Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, 1982–84 | MA, Linguistics, University of Utah 1978 | BA, Latin (magna cum laude), University of Utah, 1975

Expertise:

Organizational theory, Public administration and analysis, Quantitative methods, Statistics, Emerging technologies

Courses:

Health Management, Economics and Finance for Public Managers, Policy Analysis, Public Sector Budgeting, Integrative Seminar in Public Management, Program and Policy Evaluation, Strategic Management of Public Communication, Managing Budgets, Finance and Economics, Public Policy Analysis and Implementation

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, Foundations of Organizations & Management, BSM Directed Study, BSM Special Topic, Public Sector Budgeting, Program and Policy Evaluation, Independent Study - Public Administration

Anthony Ribera

Department Chair / Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2884

Assistant Professor Anthony Ribera brings a wealth of experience at the center of San Francisco civic life to both his teaching and academic work. As...

Education:

National Executive Institute of the FBI, 1993 | PhD, Public Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1987 | MPA, Justice Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1975 | BA, Justice Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1974 | Lifetime Teaching Credential, City College of San Francisco, CA, 1975 | AA, Social Science, City College of San Francisco, 1966

Courses:

Public Policy & the Regulatory Environment, Directed Study, Proactive Law Enforcement Administration, BSM Directed Study, BSM Special Topic, Management and Organization Theory, Integrative Seminar in Public Management, Management Practice, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resources

James Shaw

Professor
(415) 422-2086

Professor Shaw focuses on cutting-edge research in the fields of labor economics and the economics of competitive advantage. He is presently...

Education:

PhD, Political Science, Managerial Science, University of Nevada, NV | MA, Communications, Stanford University, CA | MS, Resource Economics, University of Nevada, NV | MA, Political Science, University of Nevada, NV | AB, Political Science, Economics, University of San Francisco, CA

Courses:

Managerial Economics, Macroeconomic Business Conditions, Public Policy & the Regulatory Environment, Applied Macroeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, Strategic Economic Analysis, BSM Directed Study, Economics and Finance for Public Managers

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...

Education:

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

Courses:

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

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...

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

Courses:

BSM Special Topic, Nonprofit Fundraising & Philanthropy, Nonprofit Marketing & Communication, MNA Directed Study, MNA Special Topics, Research and Analysis for Organization Development, Integrative Seminar in Public Management, Program and Policy Evaluation, Strategic Management of Public Communication, Independent Study - Public Administration, Public Relations Writing

Contact Info

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