Program Director

101 Howard Street #600

John Coughlan has held executive leadership positions in Asia, Europe, and North America in finance, tech, government, nonprofit, education, and real estate. Most of John's career has been internationally focused, including stints as vice president at Lingang Group in Shanghai and deputy director of BusinessEurope (ESF) in Brussels. Upon returning to the U.S. in 2017, John was recruited to serve as founding Director of the workforce development program at Cristo Rey in Oakland.

John began his...

  • London School of Economics, MSc in Economic History, 2001
  • Santa Clara University, BA in History, 2000
  • UC Berkeley, AHSSP, 1996

Full-Time Faculty

Malloy Hall, Room 222

Professor J.P. Allen is a pioneering researcher and educator in the field of online/internet business, specializing in open technologies and the digital transformation of organizations and society. He is the author of Digital Entrepreneurship and Technology and Inequality: Concentrated Wealth in a Digital World.

As founding chair of the Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department, Dr. Allen pioneered the development of internet business classes, which guide non-technical...

  • Ph.D., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1995
  • M.S., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1993
  • M.A. (Cantab), Honorary Degree...
Malloy Hall, Room 233

Professor Mark V. Cannice is an internationally recognized scholar, teacher, and speaker on entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is Department Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation with the University of San Francisco School of Management.

Cannice writes the widely-followed quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Report® which is published by ProQuest and EBSCO, indexed globally on Bloomberg Professional Services in 170 countries (Bloomberg ticker...

  • Ph.D., Indiana University (1997)
  • M.S., Indiana University (1996)
  • MBA, University of San Francisco (1992)
  • B. S., United States Naval Academy (1984)
Malloy Hall, Room 326

Roger Chen brings to USF forward-thinking expertise in the fields of corporate innovation and growth, competition and global strategy - areas he views as entirely interdependent. By developing a balanced approach to his research endeavors - devoting equal time and effort between pure quantitative/academic research and case research methods - Dr. Chen embodies academic rigor, benefiting his students, fellow academics, global corporations and communities with his egalitarian work philosophy.


  • Ph.D., Strategy and International Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 1996
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, 1986
  • B.S., Operations Management, Shanghai...
Malloy Hall, Room 214

Innovation drives the production of new and useful products, services, and technologies that can help solve some of society's greatest problems. However, it is important to understand that these innovations are created by and for people.

Johnathan Cromwell USF Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Johnathan Cromwell's research focuses on how people collaborate with each other as they define, solve, and change problems while working on creativity and innovation projects in organizations...

  • DBA Management, Harvard Business School
  • S.B. Chemical-Biological Engineering, MIT
Malloy Hall 304

Assistant Professor June Y. Lee specializes in entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging economies.  More specifically, she researches how firms learn and innovate under different institutional environments. Her research and teaching agenda has been sharpened by her industry experiences in entrepreneurship, business, and technology.

Lee earned her PhD from Stanford University. Her dissertation, titled Business Groups and Internationalization, explored how business groups from emerging...

  • Ph.D., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • M.S., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • A.B., Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr...
SFH Downtown Campus, Room 601

Professor Vijay Mehrotra serves as a professor of Business Analytics at the University of San Francisco, where he has recently developed an innovative module for his MBA students that is focused on Customer Success Management (the first such academic program in the world). He also leads the Business Analytics concentration within USF's MBA program and teaches courses in Business Analytics, Predictive Modeling, and Data Mining.

Since 1992, he has been active in the world of analytics...

  • Ph.D., Operations Research, Stanford University, 1992
  • M.S., Operations Research, Stanford University, 1989
  • B.A. Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, St. Olaf College, 1986

Part-Time Faculty

Professor Bonthron’s teaching philosophy is simple - make it real, create an environment for students to test Entrepreneurial skills, no lectures, and students talk and learn from each other. His courses in Entrepreneurship and Innovation focus on two courses for Master's candidates. His first course, Sales and Marketing for Entrepreneurs, relies heavily on 'Crossing the Chasm' models, Entrepreneurial case studies, and real-world projects to define a unique customer-driven strategy that improves...

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Masters in Management
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, BS in Electrical Engineering
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Human-Centered Design

Reginald Chatman is the Director of Program Management at Google and is responsible for the successful delivery of a multi-million dollar portfolio of software development projects. He has over 30 years of experience working at global brands such as Apple, Cisco, SanDisk, and Bloom Energy. 

  • The University of Colorado, MBA, 1992
  • Louisiana State University, BS in Industrial Engineering, 1989
  • Customer Experience
  • Program Management
  • Career Development

Shomit Ghose has spent more than 20 years as a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. Prior to his VC career, Ghose was a start-up entrepreneur for 19 years, participating in three IPOs. He was also CEO and board member at Truviso, leading to its acquisition by Cisco Systems.

Ghose has held a Lecturer appointment at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering since 2018, teaching data strategy, and sits on multiple corporate boards, both public and private, and multiple scientific advisory boards.

  • UC Berkeley, BA in Computer Science

Kurt Keilhacker is a General Partner at Elementum Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital fund. Mr. Keilhacker has served as a co-founder, CEO, CFO, or Board Director at several technology companies. Prior to Elementum, he invested in more than 50 companies across the U.S. and Europe as a Managing Partner at TechFund Capital and TechFund Europe. Previously, Mr. Keilhacker advised companies in New York, London, Paris, and Frankfurt on international mergers & acquisitions. He currently serves...

  • Harvard University, MTS, 2007
  • Stanford University, MLA, 2002
  • University of Chicago, MBA
  • Wheaton College, BA
  • New Venture Formation
  • Deep Tech
  • Climate Tech

Cecily O’Regan combines legal, academic and business credentials as an entrepreneurial patent professional, with hands-on experience providing strategic, market-focused patent portfolio development and intellectual property advice for clients. She also performs patent due diligence to assess patent portfolios for venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing opportunities.

Prior to joining Shartsis Friese, O’Regan worked for Greenberg Traurig in its Palo Alto office...

  • B.S., University of California, Irvine
  • J.D., University of San Francisco
  • LLM, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
Malloy Hall 121

Patrick T. O’Regan Jr. is an attorney, educator, and entrepreneur, passionate about water and Cleantech. He developed a solution that treats domestic wastewater and re-uses it for subsurface irrigation.

At USF, he has taught courses in Entrepreneurial Management and Entrepreneurial Finance in addition to coaching the VCIC Team.

  • Juris Doctor, Suffolk University School of Law
  • MBA, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law, from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • B.A. Economics, Brown...
Malloy Hall, Room 300

Claudia Roehl, Instructor of Accounting, brings to USF over ten years of experience as a Finance Director, V.P., Financial Analyst Officer and Senior Accountant, with a research concentration in structured finance, and specifically, collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) and asset-backed securities (ABS). Her work aims to leverage and combine economic and accounting studies with her extensive knowledge of financial investment instruments. Drawing from her own explorations into credit...

  • Advanced Business Analyst (ABA); General Electric Capital Corporation's Executive MBA Program; included two years of coursework with Harvard, Wharton and Kellogg Schools of Business, 1994 – 1995
  • Cer...