Program Director

Malloy Hall, Room 121

Professor Lacy comes to the School of Management with over three decades of business technology experience. He’s worked for Fortune 100 organizations helping to enrich their business value, opportunities, and competitive advantage through data, business analytics, and information systems.

Professor Lacy currently is the program director for the Management Information Systems graduate program, where he will build upon the program to improve its students’ academic and professional outcomes.

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Education:
  • MS, Information Systems, University of San Francisco
  • Certificate with Distinction, Project Management, UC Berkeley
  • BS, Management Information Systems, San Francisco State University

Full-Time Faculty

Malloy Hall, Room 205

Associate Professor Kourosh Dadgar specializes in Management Information Systems and Industrial Design. His teaching philosophy is explore, do, and learn. His classes are organically designed and include interactive and participatory business cases that require experiential learning.

Dadgar’s research focuses on the extent of importance human values are to patients with chronic disease and who are impacted by self-management systems. He hopes to both inform policy debates in the national...

Education:
  • Ph.D, Management Information Systems, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 2016
  • MA, Industrial and Product Design, Applied Software Engineering (minor), The Ohio State University...
SFH Downtown Campus, Room 213

Professor Tom Grossman likes to see non-technical people harness the power of analytics and technology to lead their organizations. His interests include business analytics, spreadsheet engineering, spreadsheet information systems, managerial communication of analytical work, and analysis-driven process improvement.

He spent the early years of his career at an analytics consulting firm working on large-scale systems for operations and planning in the United States and Scandinavia. His...

Education:
  • PhD, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 1994
  • MS, Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984
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Malloy Hall, Room 217

Dr. Esmat (Yasi) Sangari serves as an Assistant Professor in Business Analytics and Information Systems. Her research focuses on the applications of operations research, game theory, and optimization algorithms to examine different aspects of design, planning, and operations management in supply chains. Also, she works on pricing and price-matching strategies in omni-channel retail systems. The main goal of her research is to provide actionable insights into profitability and efficiency...

Education:
  • Northwestern University, Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, 2021
  • University of Tehran, M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, 2015
  • University of Tehran, B.Sc. in Industrial...

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.

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

Professor Robert Chow has 36 years of experience in telecommunications and engineering. His telecommunications career began with AT&T, where he held various technical and managerial positions. Professor Chow has also worked for technology start-ups, ISPs, local and long distance carriers, and Data Product and Inter-networking companies.

Professor Chow currently works for NASA Integrated Communications Services, where he directs a team of technical professionals managing Ames’s LAN, WAN, Cable...

Education:
  • MS, Telecommunications Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, 1985
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 1982

William Kolb has been a member of the USF adjunct faculty since 1994, teaching in both the BSM and MSIS programs. He works as an independent IT consultant and manages large, company-wide, IT-oriented implementation projects. He also specializes in creating and implementing business continuity and disaster recovery plans for multinational corporations.

Another area of his focus includes engaging with small-to-medium sized companies which have grown primarily through merger and acquisition. His...

Education:
  • M.S. in Cybernetic Systems, San Jose State University
  • B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting), San Jose State University

Edward (Ted) Kreutzer presently serves as Team Lead and Database Architect, Developer, and Engineer on the Information Management Technology – Hadoop Team at Charles Schwab in San Francisco. There he manages big data distributed computing systems and develops real-time data processing platforms, database systems, and software for enterprise data warehousing, mining, and analytics.

Additionally, Kreutzer has been an adjunct professor at USF for over 12 years and has taught in the MSIS, BSIS...

Steven Lopez is an Information Technology Specialist with over 20 years of experience in providing consulting leadership roles for San Francisco Bay Area organizations.

Lopez holds a doctorate in Organization and Leadership from USF, and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. He has several years of post-graduate work in the area of Management and Organizational Development at the Institute of Industrial Relations at UCLA.

Prior to the UCLA MBA experience, Lopez worked in a...

Professor Jonathan Reichental is a multiple-award-winning technology and business leader whose career has spanned both the private and public sectors. He’s been a senior software engineering manager, a director of technology innovation, and has served as chief information officer at both O’Reilly Media and the City of Palo Alto, California. He also creates online education for LinkedIn Learning and recently published Smart Cities for Dummies, Exploring Smart Cities for Kids, and Exploring Cities...

Education:
  • PhD, Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
  • MS, Management Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
  • BS, Computer Information Systems, University of Tampa
  • BS-equivalent...
Expertise:
  • Smart cities
  • Blockchain technologies
  • Emerging technologies
  • Data governance

Professor Rosidi comes to USF School of Management with a broad and deep experience in analytics and information systems. His career has given him experience across consulting, startups, and large organizations, but has always focused on building and leveraging technology and analytics to drive strategic decision-making.

In classes, Professor Rosidi uses real-world examples and problems found in industry. He applies business and analytical theory and concepts to problems found in the industry...

Education:
  • B.S., Biosystems Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2006
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, 2011