Master of Public Administration 

The Master of Public Administration at the USF School of Management is directly linked to the region's public leadership through the invaluable perspective of prominent municipal managers and executives of community agencies who server on our advisory board.

MPA Advisory Board


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

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. Callahan’s 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.


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

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:...


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


Religion and literature; multicultural and Ignatian pedagogy; applied humanities


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

Ken Goldstein

(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...


PhD, American Politics and Research Methodology, University of Michigan


Use and Impact of political advertising


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

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-...


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


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


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, Information Technology and E-Trends

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...


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


Family Business, Special Topics: Entrepreneurship, Directed Study, Entrepreneurial Management, Practicum in Family Business, Special Topic: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Foundations of Organizations & Management, BSM Directed Study, BSM Special Topic, Public Sector Budgeting, Program and Policy Evaluation, Independent Study - Public Administration

Richard Greggory Johnson III

Professor and Program Director, Business Minor
(415) 422-5823

Professor and Program Director, Business Minor, Richard Greggory Johnson III is a progressive author, educator and Fulbright Scholar who focuses on...


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


Legitimation of Power in Societies and Organization, Legitimation of Power in Societies and Organizations, Policy Analysis in the Pluralistic Society, MNA Special Topics, Public Administration as a Field and Practice in Contemporary Society, Management and Organization Theory, Policy Analysis, Human Resource Planning and Management, Strategic Planning and Implementation, Management Practice, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resources, Core Value Driven Leadership and Ethics, Strategic Planning

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...


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


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

William Riggs

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2092

William (Billy) Riggs, PhD, AICP, LEED AP is a global expert and thought leader in the areas of autonomy and smart transportation, housing, economics...


Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2011 | Master of Urban Planning, Economics and Spatial Analysis, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2003 | Bachelor of Arts, History, Ball State University, 2001


Strategic Planning and Implementation, Program and Policy Evaluation, Managing Budgets, Finance and Economics, Program Evaluation and Monitoring

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, 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

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...


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


Public relations and strategic communication


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

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