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...

  • PhD, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1995
  • MS, Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1993
  • MA (Cantab), Honorary Degree, University...
Malloy Hall, Room 233

Professor Mark V. Cannice is an internationally recognized scholar, teacher, and speaker on entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is a Professor 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 symbol: SVVCCI), and has been referenced in the...

  • 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 324

Associate 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. This work helps advance a nascent theoretical framework called "dynamic problem solving," which aims to explain when, why, and how people can fluidly shift between different models of problem-solving as they work within various constraints in organizations.

Cromwell's teaching...

  • Harvard Business School, DBA Management, 2018
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B. in Chemical-Biological Engineering, 2009
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Organizational behavior
Malloy Hall 304

Associate 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
Malloy Hall, Room 216

Dr. Liang Wang’s cross-disciplinary research encompasses entrepreneurship, innovation, and global strategy, with a focus on emerging markets. His work appears in leading academic outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of World Business, among others. He has co-edited the Journal of Business Ethics special issue “Co-evolution of Strategy, Innovation and Ethics,” Multinational Business Review special issue...

  • PhD, Policy/Strategic Management, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
  • MA, Economics, School of Economics, Peking University, China
  • BA, Economics, School of Economics, Peking...
  • New venture creation/growth
  • Industry cluster
  • Emerging market

Part-Time Faculty

Professor Burd has worked in the medical device industry for the last 16 years, leading software engineering and data science teams. He's developed automated robotic surgery and diagnostic systems, and created machine learning models for computer vision and real-time analytics. 

Professor Burd brings scenarios and examples from industry into the classroom, and applies a mix of theory and hands-on learning to solve real-world problems.

  • University of San Francisco, MBA, 2014
  • Santa Clara University, MS Software Engineering, 2005
  • Sonoma State University, BS Applied Mathematics, 1994
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Business Analytics

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