University of San Francisco Executive MBA faculty include current industry professionals, as well as PhD educated experts in a breadth of business fields.
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...
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
Associate Professor Tatiana Fedyk is an experienced financial analyst and consultant who, before teaching at USF, held teaching positions at the University of California at Berkeley and Arizona State University. Her research interests include R&D investments, real earnings management, financial management tools, accounting value relevance, and underlying volatility.
In her teaching, Dr. Fedyk combines her entrepreneurial consulting experience with her technical and business education to give...
- Ph.D., Accounting, University of California at Berkeley, 2008
- C.P.A., Certified Public Accountant, Moscow, Russia, 1996
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Moscow State University, 1990
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, culture, and leadership. He is particularly interested in how social networks both influence and reflect the active mental models and power dynamics within 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
- Carnegie Mellon University, MPhil in Public Policy and Management
- University of Central Florida, MS in Computer Science ...
- Social Network Analysis
- Teaching and Facilitation
- Team Leadership and Development
- Agent-based Modeling
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
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...
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
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...
David Ryan serves as the Academic Director and Faculty Chair for the Professional Communication and Certificate in Professional Communication programs. He teaches undergraduate courses in rhetoric, focusing on orality and literacy studies, and graduate courses in strategic and technical communication, specializing in strategic planning and usability/UX studies. His research interests relate the intellectual history of technical communication with classicism, human enhancement technologies, and...
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
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...
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
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...
- PhD, Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
- MS, Management Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
- BS, Computer Information Systems, University of Tampa
- Smart cities
- Blockchain technologies
- Emerging technologies
- Data governance
Carlos Zapata is a Sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) professional. He has worked in the investment management industry for the past 22 years, while the last 10 years integrating ESG factors and sustainability in the investment process. He is a graduate of Yale University’s MBA in Sustainability and the University of San Francisco’s MS in Financial Analysis programs.
- Yale University, MBA Sustainability
- University of San Francisco, MS Financial Analysis
- California State University East Bay, BS Criminal Justice and BA Spanish Literature
- UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
John Veitch, Professor of Finance, and Director of the M.S. in Financial Analysis program, is an esteemed faculty member with over two decades of academic and chief administrative service to the university. Specializing in financial analysis and risk management, Dr. Veitch is the co-author of a number of articles on country risk in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa due to contributing factors of financial integration, currency devaluation and currency contagion. Professor Veitch served...
- C.F.A. (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation, 1999
- Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1985
- Degree: B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Trinity College, University of...