Fred Wellington is the program director of the energy systems management program where he also serves on the faculty. He has over 20 years of experience working on energy and environmental issues in the private, public and academic sectors. Prior to joining USF, Fred worked as a consultant to electric utilities, technology companies, and federal, state, and local governments on various issues related to clean energy. He's held senior consulting positions at NewGen Strategies, Leidos Engineering...
- University of San Francisco, MS in Environmental Management, 2004
- University of San Francisco, MBA, 2004
- Southern Methodist University, BA Latin American Studies, 1997
- Southern Methodist...
Dr. Jim Williams is a global thought leader in the area of low-carbon energy systems. At USF his focus is on developing a new generation of energy professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to have rewarding careers in sustainably meeting society’s energy needs.
Dr. Williams has written extensively about the transition from today’s energy system to one that emits no climate-altering greenhouse gases (“net zero”) and is involved in many research collaborations. He is a senior...
- PhD in Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley
- MS in Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley
- BS in Physics, Washington & Lee University
- Energy technology, planning, and regulation
- Low carbon energy systems
- Climate change science and policy
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...
Assistant Professor Zachary C. Burns specializes in managerial and organizational behavior with research in the psychology of morality and ethics, applications in law, and judgment and decision-making. His works surrounds behavioral patterns, intellectual property and intentionality. Dr. Burns previously taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
He has had articles on his research published in the Journal of...
- Ph.D. Managerial and Organizational Behavior, University of Chicago Booth School of Business Center for Decision Research, 2013
- Masters Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School of...
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)
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...
Ludwig B. Chincarini, CFA, PhD, is Professor of Finance in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco as well as an advisor to United States Commodity Fund Investments with over fifteen years of experience in the financial industry specializing in portfolio management, quantitative equity management, and derivatives. He also works with an angel group to help start-up companies. Prior to that he was a member of the academic council of Index IQ which was bought by NY Life in 2015...
- PhD in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995
- BA in Economics (Summa Cum Laude), University of California at Berkeley, 1991
Assistant Professor Fernando Comiran brings to USF both an enthusiasm for accounting and a philosophy that attempts to integrate real-world application and leading-edge research in the classroom. His research areas of interest include Earnings Management, Accounting Fraud, Voluntary Disclosure, Financial Statement Analysis, and Security Valuation.
Currently, Professor Comiran is focusing his research on individual investor behavior and company incentives to better understand how disclosure...
- Ph.D. Business Administration - Accounting, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2014
- M.Sc. Finance and Accounting, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2009
Kimberly Rae Connor is the author of Conversions and Visions in the Writings of African American Women (Tennessee, 1994) and Imagining Grace: Liberating Theologies in the Slave Narrative Tradition (Illinois, 2000). She has written extensively on African American religious life and cultural production and multicultural and Ignatian pedagogy. Connor has also been active as an editor for Oxford University Press and in service to the American Academy of Religion.
Although trained in the...
- PhD, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1991
- MA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1988
- MA, Literature and Theology, University of...
Assistant Professor John Gonzales is internationally recognized for his service work as an economist focusing on transition economies, emerging market economics, and monetary policy. With the aim of helping his students develop a more comprehensive understanding of the intricate and interdependent network of variables that affect our global economy, Gonzales teaches courses in capital market theory, corporate finance, investment and analysis, micro and macroeconomics, monetary economics, equity...
- Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1983
- M.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1980
- B.A., Economics, California State University, Fullerton, 1978
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
Keith Hunter's primary research interests revolve around organizational networks, power, and leadership. He is particularly interested in how social networks both influence and reflect active mental models and power dynamics within groups and organizations. His investigations of the patterns of interaction among people and their implications for human behavior and organizational outcomes are of critical significance to tomorrow's business leaders.
His rich background inspires his research and...
- Carnegie Mellon University, PhD in Organizational Behavior and Management, 2011
- Carnegie Mellon University, MPhil in Public Policy and Management, 2011
- University of Central Florida, MS in...
- Social network analysis
- Power and influence
- Community engaged learning
Professor Stephen J. Huxley is recognized by his fellow colleagues, students and a number of professional organizations for his achievements in academia, having been a teacher and researcher at USF since 1973. Most notably, he is the recipient of the Franz Edelman Outstanding Management Science Award, the highest award given in the profession and the Sarlo Prize, the highest award bestowed to a faculty member for teaching that exemplifies USF's mission and values.
- Registered Investment Advisor (Series 65), 2004-Present
- Ph.D., Economics, University of California, San Diego, 1975
- B.S., Business Administration and Statistics, Ohio State University, 1966
Nicholas Imparato is a professor of marketing and management at the University of San Francisco and formerly a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (1996-2012).
During a lengthy series of special leaves of absence from the university, he held positions as a senior executive and board member at publicly listed (NYSE, NASDAQ) and closely held companies here and in Europe. As a speaker and adviser in over 35 countries with Visa, IBM, and other organizations, Professor...
Assistant Professor Ryan Langan’s research area lies in branding and corporate social responsibility with a focus on understanding how consumers perceive and respond to firms who engage in corporate philanthropy. His current projects explore the potential for corporate giving to elicit feelings of gratitude on the part of consumers. Langan’s research has been published in the Journal of Brand Management, Journal of Business Research and the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public...
- PhD, Marketing, University of South Florida
- MBA, Marketing, University of Portland
- BS, Sports Management, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse
Kevin Lo, professor in the Department of Humanistic Management and Hospitality, is a graduate of the USF joint Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program. His scholarly work and teaching focus on emotional and cultural intelligence.
- University of Hawaii, PhD in International Management, 2007
- University of San Francisco, MBA, 2001
- University of San Francisco, MA in Asia Pacific Studies, 2001
- Brown University, BA in East...
- Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
- Mindfulness and Self-Care
- Experiential Education
- Community-Engaged Learning
Associate Professor Thomas Maier brings to USF more than 20 years of industry experience, a wealth of current research, and a honed experiential teaching methodology. Prior to academia, Professor Maier was a senior level executive in the hotel, restaurant, and food and beverage industries. His research interests include generational leadership, revenue management theory, and experiential learning.
In the classroom, Professor Maier centers his pedagogy on experiential learning and visible...
- Gonzaga University, Ph.D in Leadership Philosophy, 2008
- Salve Regina University, MA in Human Development/International Relations, 2004
- Rochester Institute of Technology, BS in Hotel and Tourist...
- Hotel and Restaurant Operations
- Design Thinking
- Revenue Management
Dr. Courtney Masterson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on topics including diversity and inclusion; work and well-being; research methods; and community-engaged learning. As a teacher, she strives to create an engaging learning environment that enables students to cultivate knowledge and develop personally and professionally. This includes providing students opportunities to partner in meaningful ways with the University’s surrounding community.
Courtney is also an active...
- PhD, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Master of Business Administration, Management, DePaul University
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science...
Robert Mefford, Professor of Finance, brings a breadth of international experience to USF, with research emphasis on global supply chains, lean production systems, behavioral finance, and the productivity of global enterprises. Professor Mefford's business acumen is founded on senior management positions with leading health care providers including Blue Cross and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan.
In studying the productivity of off-shore operations, Professor Mefford has explored how management...
- Ph.D., International Business, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
- M.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1981
- M.B.A., Management, University of California, Los Angeles, 1966 ...
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
Michelle Millar researches sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the lodging, meeting, and event management industries. She studies the choices travelers make when choosing sustainable travel products and what factors are most important to them when it comes to sustainable hospitality products and services.
She developed a framework used by hospitality educators and industry professionals to identify the sustainable skills most needed by students when entering the industry....
- PhD, Hospitality Administration, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2009
- Masters, Tourism and Hospitality, Administration, Temple University, 2003
- BA, International Relations, UC Davis, 1988
- Sustainability in the hospitality and tourism industries
Frank Ohara is recognized for his dedication to teaching excellence by the School of Management as the eight-time recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. Establishing the USF National Honor Society Chapter of the International Financial Management Association, Ohara continues to serve as faculty advisor for the organization today. With over fifteen years' financial management and administrative experience in the computer manufacturing and financial services industries, he brings extensive...
- Post Doctorate, Finance & Accounting, Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida
- J.D., Santa Clara University, CA
- B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Professor Jennifer Parlamis's academic career has centered on pioneering social-psychological research in the areas of negotiation, conflict resolution, communication, and organization dynamics. Specifically, she studies the impact of technology on negotiation outcomes and the role of anger and incompetency emotions in negotiation and conflict contexts. In addition, she has written on ageism in organizations as well as negotiation pedagogy.
She employs the latest scholarly research to help...
- PhD, Social and Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2001
- The Moscow Institute of Social and Political Studies, Moscow Russian Language Certificate, Moscow, Russia, 1994...
- Negotiation and Bargaining
- Team Dynamics
- Self-as Instrument
- Consulting Practices
- Mindful Leadership
Anthony Patino is a renowned expert in entertainment, advertising, and promotion, consumer behavior, public policy and marketing analytics. He holds degrees in marketing, business administration, planning and social policy from Duke University, Harvard University, and Temple University. His widely-published research takes him to conferences all over the U.S.
During his career in entertainment, Patino worked in marketing, sales and research at leading entertainment firms like Sony Picture...
- PhD, Business Administration, Marketing, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006
- MBA, Marketing, Duke University, North Carolina, 1991
- MA, Administration, Planning and Social Policy...
William (Billy) Riggs, PhD, AICP, LEED AP is a global expert and thought leader in the areas of autonomy and smart transportation, housing, economics and urban development. He has over 100 publications in these areas and has had his work featured in multiple national media outlets — including the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Atlantic. He is currently a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management, director of strategy and research at Sustinere...
- 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...
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
Dr. Jalel Sager is a globally recognized leader in distributed renewable energy technologies, and the historical evolution of economic and energy systems. His mission at USF centers on research and service that addresses linked climate change-equity challenges, and training the next generation of energy leaders.
In 2006 Dr. Sager began to focus his career on addressing sustainability and climate change, after years spent working as a writer. Also concerned with development and equity issues...
- PhD in Energy and Resources, University of California-Berkeley
- MA in Energy and Resources, University of California-Berkeley
- BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, New York University
- Economic History
- Renewable Energy & Energy Technologies
- Ecological Economics
- Climate Change
- Development Engineering
Shivani Shukla works in the fields of Operations Research, Statistics, and Game Theory. Her research is in security investment issues in the realm of supply chains and logistical networks that examine the financial and strategic implications of cooperation among various entities of the networks. In addition to the applied benefits, her goal is to make methodological contributions to successfully bring together optimization and game theoretic techniques in presence of uncertainty.
Her work has...
- University of Massachusetts, PhD in Management Science, 2017
- Gujarat University, MS in Statistics, 2009
Professor Siehr works on energy–based solutions to multiple environmental problems–from local air pollution to global climate change–combining engineering with tools from political economy and organizational analysis. With a geographical focus on China, Japan, and the US, her research and teaching examine energy and carbon saving strategies; emissions inventories; city climate action; environmental and energy policy analysis; urban sustainability, international cooperation; and environmental...
- PhD, MS, Environmental Engineering and Policy, Stanford University
- SB, Chemical Engineering, MIT
Richard Stackman is a tenured professor in the Humanistic Management and Hospitality Department. His coursework focuses on topics that include organizational behavior, organizational change and development, leadership versus management, and complexity science. Stackman’s recent research with Dr. Linda Henderson explores the gender differences on project team membership, and his scholarly activities underscore personal value systems and complexity theory in organizational functioning. This...
- University of California, Berkeley, BS in Business Administration (Cum Laude), Major in Organizational Behavior and Accounting, 1985
- University of British Columbia, PhD in Business Administration...
Professor Nicholas Tay’s research focuses on building theoretical models and conducting empirical studies to understand how human behaviors and market frictions interplay to affect the pricing of financial assets and the stability of financial markets. He uncovers relationships and patterns through financial econometrics and non-economic concepts, including agent-based modeling, social network analysis, cellular automata, genetic programming, fuzzy logic, chaos theory, fractal analysis, wavelet...
- PhD, Finance, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
- ABD, Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
- MS, Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
- BS with...
Associate Professor Ricardo Villarreal De Silva brings to USF years of experience in consumer behavior research and methodology. He was the lead researcher on two large consumer behavior studies that brought together experts in the advertising industry with his research expertise. That expertise started in multicultural marketing, where his theory of ethnicity provided great insight into understanding U.S. Hispanics’ consumer behavior. Recently, his work has focused on applying sophisticated...
- Ph.D., Advertising, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
- M.B.A., Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, 1996
- B.A., Business Administration, University of the Incarnate Word at San Antonio, 1992
- Consumer Behavior
- Media Behavior
- Identity and Branding
- Culture and Marketing
- Research Methodology
Neil's principle area of research is the role of virtue and morality (or the lack thereof) in organizations, specifically the presence of courage and cowardice within organizational life. His work explores the psychological mechanisms and consequences of virtuous behavior as part of expected occupational roles. By focusing on high-risk occupations such as ordnance disposal, private military contracting, and air-traffic control, Neil attempts to develop greater insight into how workers construct...
- Birkbeck College, University of London, PhD. in Organizational Psychology
- Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, MSc. Organizational Psychology
- Queens' University of Belfast, BSc...
- Ethics & Morality
- Qualitative Data Analysis
- Organizational Ethics
- Evidence-based Management
Richard D. Waters is an associate professor in the School of Management, where he teaches strategic communication and communication management courses. His primary research interests are fundraising, stakeholder loyalty and relationship cultivation, and the use of new technologies in organizational communication efforts.
He serves on the editorial review boards at Public Relations Review, Journal of Public Relations Research, Journal of Public and Nonprofit Sector Management, Journal of...
- 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...
- Public relations and strategic communication
Professor Xiaohua Yang teaches international business and is the founding director of the China Business Studies Initiative in the School of Management at the USF. She specializes in the internationalization of Chinese firms, MNE corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, international R&D strategic alliances, and foreign market entry strategies. She has taught and lectured in the USA, Australia, China, Taiwan, and Europe, and is a recipient of multiple Best Paper Awards from...
- Ph.D., International Business/Strategic Management, School of Business, University of Kansas
- M.S., College of Business Administration, Iowa State University
- B.A., Shanghai University of...
Riya Jain Chajed is a contemporary expert in developmental finance. She works with Generate Capital Inc., a financial services company broadly focused on investments in clean tech & sustainable infrastructure.
Professor Chajed has extensively worked with an array of non-banking financial institutions (such as manufacturing, retail, and logistics companies) on value-based addition models to provide operational & financial solutions.
While she has broad experience in strategic modeling...
- MS, Financial Analysis, University of San Francisco
- MBA, Amity Business School
- B.Com, Accounting & Finance, University of Mumbai
Paul De Martini is a leading expert on the business, policy and technology dimensions of a more distributed power system. His work draws upon a unique set of successful executive experiences in transforming utility operations, building successful competitive energy services firms and growing technology ventures. His extensive writings and consulting work have influenced industry transformation efforts in Australia, Canada, and across the US. Paul is also currently a visiting scholar at the...
- MBA, University of Southern California
- BS, Applied Economics, University of San Francisco
- Energy Industry Business Strategy
- Electric Policy and Regulation
- Integrated Grid Planning
- Grid Modernization
Chris Greacen works on policy and hands-on implementation of renewable energy from village to government levels. As co-director of the non-profit organization Palang Thai he helped draft Thailand’s Very Small Power Producer (VSPP) policies and conduct studies in support of the country’s feed-in tariff program.
As a consultant to the World Bank, GIZ and ADB he assisted the Myanmar government in developing and implementing the off-grid component of Myanmar’s National Electrification Program...
- PhD, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley
- MS, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley
- BA, Physics, Reed College
- Mini grids
- Renewable energy
- Rural electrification in developing economies
Adjunct Professor Frank R. Lindh is the retired general counsel of the California Public Utilities Commission and currently a solo practitioner. Mr. Lindh has been a practicing lawyer in the field of energy law for 33 years, initially in Washington, D.C., and since 1991 in San Francisco. Lindh is former president of the Western Chapter of the Energy Bar Association, and is a past member of the Energy Bar Association's national board of directors. He also has been a member of the board of...
- JD, Georgetown University
- MSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- BA, Pennsylvania State University
Jason works on policy and regulatory initiatives for Enphase Energy, a global manufacturer of distributed energy resource (DER) systems based in Silicon Valley. As the head of policy for Enphase, Jason is responsible for supporting product development and market adoption initiatives through engagement with industry stakeholders in the areas of DER market design, global trade, utility reform, codes and standards, project financing, and interconnection. His work also includes advising on M&A...
- University of San Francisco, MS in Environmental Management, 2010
- Charted Financial Analyst, 2000
- University of Windsor, Honors BComm in Finance, 1997
- University of Windsor, BA in Political Science, 1994
- Energy industry business strategy
- Electric policy and regulation
- Grid modernization
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Linda Henderson, Ph.D. has been a leader in departmental and program development at USF in her roles as department chair and director in project management and organizational behavior. She continues her programmatic leadership for the undergraduate management major. Her work as a senior level consultant for clients including Visa International, Hewlett-Packard, Dell Computers, Blue Shield of California, and Genentech informs her teaching and research on...
- PhD, Organizational Communication, Florida State University, FL
- MS, Communications, Texas Christian University, TX
- BS, Education, University of Nevada, Reno, NV