Full-Time Faculty

Malloy Hall 224

Mana Azarm is an assistant professor of analytics and information systems. She dedicated her career to the continuous development of scalable data pipelines to enable intelligent decision making. With a deep understanding of diverse data architecture paradigms, including relational databases, data warehouses and lakes, multidimensional data cubes, time series optimized data stores, and other emerging paradigms, her current research focuses on Large Language Models (LLM) in development of data...

  • University of Ottawa, PhD in Electronic Business
  • University of Ottawa, MS in Systems Science
  • Alzahra University, BBA & MS in Information Technology Management
  • Data modeling and data architecture
  • Data analytics and information systems
  • Data warehousing and lake storage
Malloy Hall 211

Associate Professor Kourosh Dadgar’s educational and professional background is diverse and interdisciplinary. His training and practice are in industrial product design and manage information systems (MIS) with the flavor of software engineering. His perspective in teaching and research is human-centric, participatory, and value-sensitive. 

His teaching philosophy is: explore, think, do, and learn. His classes are organically designed and include interactive and participatory business cases...

  • 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...

  • PhD, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 1994
  • MS, Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1984
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.

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

  • 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

Edward Kreutzer has been working in the field of information and technology for the entirety of his career.  His focus has been within the specialties of data architecture, database systems, data management and governance, data warehousing, data systems development, business intelligence, data mining, data science, and artificial intelligence.

His professional engagements have been within such industries as telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, education, nonprofit, entertainment...

  • University of San Francisco, MBA, 2002
  • University of Colorado, BA, 1988
  • Database architecture
  • Data mining, data science, artificial intelligence
  • Information architecture
  • Cloud architecture

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 has published six books on technology-related topics.

  • PhD, Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
  • MS, Management Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
  • BS, Computer Information Systems, University of Tampa
  • BS-equivalent...
  • 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...

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

Faculty Emeritus

Malloy Hall, Room 227

Paul Lorton Jr, a retired professor of Information Systems and Technology, is a highly regarded visionary educator with a truly dynamic range of research interests. These include the use of computers in instruction, industrial changes, the history of commerce, open funding of the opera, and implications of support for the performing arts.

Having earned both his PhD and MA in Education Psychology, Professor Lorton fuses his understanding of learning systems with his extensive work in...

  • PhD, Education Psychology, Stanford University, CA, 1973
  • MS, Education Psychology, Ohio State University, OH, 1964
  • BS, Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, CA, 1961