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Business Administration - Full-Time, MBA

Faculty

Meet the distinguished faculty of USF's MBA Program – experts and leaders in a breadth of fields, from tech and entrepreneurialism, to consulting, to capital management.

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...

Education:
  • 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 316

Associate 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...

Education:
  • 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...
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...

Education:
  • 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.

Pr...

Education:
  • 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...

Allegra Chen-Carrel is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management. Additionally, she works as a Project Lead of a  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Antiracism, and Justice consulting team based out of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution. She previously has taught courses at Columbia University's Teachers College, worked as a Program Manager for a research program centered around sustaining peace, and in community...

Education:
  • Columbia University, PhD in Social-Organizational Psychology, expected 2022
  • Columbia University, MA in Global Thought, 2016
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra, MA in Immigration Management, 2015
  • George...
Malloy Hall 227 & SFH Downtown Campus, Room 210

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...

Education:
  • PhD in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995
  • BA in Economics (Summa Cum Laude), University of California at Berkeley, 1991
Malloy Hall, Room 208

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...

Education:
  • 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
  • B.S...
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
Malloy Hall, Room 319

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...

Education:
  • 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...
Expertise:
  • Social network analysis
  • Power and influence
  • Community engaged learning
Malloy Hall, Room 320

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.

With research...

Education:
  • 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
Malloy Hall, Room 223

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...

Education:
  • PhD, Marketing, University of South Florida
  • MBA, Marketing, University of Portland
  • BS, Sports Management, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse
Malloy Hall 402

Kevin Lo is a professor at the University of San Francisco, School of Management. He is also 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.

Education:
  • 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...
Expertise:
  • Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
  • Mindfulness and Self-Care
  • Experiential Education
  • Community-Engaged Learning
Malloy Hall, Room 317

Thomas Maier serves as the Associate Vice Provost of Professional Education and Business Partnerships at the University of San Francisco. Dr. Maier has served as a faculty member in the School of Management (SOM) since 2013 and as Director of Executive Education for SOM, overseeing strategic initiatives to enhance the professional development of students and executives. His commitment to advancing organizational science and management practices was further demonstrated through his executive...

Education:
  • 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...
Expertise:
  • Agile project management
  • Design thinking consulting
  • Business modeling
Malloy Hall 305

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...

Education:
  • PhD, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Master of Business Administration, Management, DePaul University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science...
Malloy Hall 302

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...

Education:
  • 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
  • ...
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...

Education:
  • 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 110

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.

...
Education:
  • PhD, Hospitality Administration, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2009
  • Masters, Tourism and Hospitality, Administration, Temple University, 2003
  • BA, International Relations, UC Davis, 1988
Expertise:
  • Sustainability in the hospitality and tourism industries
Malloy Hall, Room 203

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...

Education:
  • Post Doctorate, Finance & Accounting, Hough Graduate School of Business, University of Florida
  • J.D., Santa Clara University, CA
  • B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Malloy Hall, Room 307

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...

Education:
  • 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...
Expertise:
  • Negotiation and Bargaining
  • Team Dynamics
  • Self-as Instrument
  • Consulting Practices
  • Mindful Leadership
SFH Downtown Campus, Second floor

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...

Education:
  • PhD, Business Administration, Marketing, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006
  • MBA, Marketing, Duke University, North Carolina, 1991
  • MA, Administration, Planning and Social Policy...
Malloy Hall, Room 401

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...

Education:
  • 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...
Malloy Hall, 219

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...

Education:
  • University of Massachusetts, PhD in Management Science, 2017
  • Gujarat University, MS in Statistics, 2009
Malloy Hall 315

Oscar Jerome Stewart is an Assistant Professor of Management in USF’s School of Management. Professor Stewart considers himself a critical management scholar and is concerned with power within organizations and power of organizations, and how to create more equitable and cooperative power structures that bind members together in a beneficent mutuality. Currently, he is working on projects on corporate misconduct, discrimination in higher education, and critical business pedagogy. Outside of his...

Education:
  • UNC Charlotte, PhD in Organizational Science, 2016
  • University of Minnesota, BA in Finance and African American Studies
Expertise:
  • Critical theory
  • Qualitative methods
  • Diversity & inclusion
101 Howard St., Suite 500, Office 608

Dr. Marco Tavanti is a sustainability and leadership international scholar whose experience stretches over 30 years and whose work has taken him to more than 18 countries in Europe, East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Dr. Tavanti’s teaching in sustainable development, leadership ethics, intercultural diversity, and NGO management is grounded in Jesuit values and his scholarship is an embodiment of the University’s mission to be of service to humankind.

Dr. Tavanti is a systems...

Education:
  • PhD, Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 2001 (with distinction)
  • MA, Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 1999
  • MA, Cross-Cultural Theology, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL...
Expertise:
  • Sustainable development
  • Social economy
  • Indigenous rights
  • Refugee services
Malloy Hall, Room 229

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...

Education:
  • 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...
Malloy Hall, Room 226

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 statistical...

Education:
  • PhD, Advertising, University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • MBA, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, 1996
  • BA, Business Administration, University of the Incarnate Word at San Antonio, 1992
Expertise:
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Media Behavior
  • Identity and Branding
  • Culture and Marketing
  • Research Methodology
Malloy Hall 413

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...

Education:
  • Birkbeck College, University of London, PhD. in Organizational Psychology
  • Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, MSc. Organizational Psychology
  • Queens' University of Belfast, BSc...
Expertise:
  • Ethics & Morality
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Evidence-based Management
SFH Downtown Campus, Room 226

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...

Education:
  • 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...
Expertise:
  • Public relations and strategic communication
Malloy Hall, Room 241

Professor Xiaohua Yang teaches international business and is the founding director of the Center for Business Studies and Innovation in Asia-Pacific 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...

Education:
  • 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...

Part-Time Faculty

Horacio Enriquez is a dynamic and innovative Operations Management expert, inventor, entrepreneur, speaker, advisor, and executive with over 25 years of semiconductor, telecommunications, consumer electronics, life sciences, and integrated facilities management industry experience, including roles of progressive and increasing leadership in supply chain management, supplier quality & compliance management, and business systems integration organizations.

He’s passionate about building, leading...

Education:
  • Santa Clara University, MS Engineering Management and Leadership, 2004
  • Santa Clara University, BS Mechanical Engineering, 1997
SFH Downtown Campus, Room 604

Adjunct 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...

Education:
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1983
  • M.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1980
  • B.A., Economics, California State University, Fullerton, 1978
101 Howard

Stephen Lanza is the Principal at Tri-Valley Advising LLC, focused on developing and driving strategies and organizational leadership for start-up and mid-size companies. He is also a Group Leader for Vistage International Peer Advisory Group for CEOs and Business Leaders, and has been a lecturer for the last twenty years on Business Strategy for MBA programs.

Stephen has over 20 years at the VP+ level, including: Functional Global Leadership experience for teams in operations, finance, sales...

Education:
  • MBA, Golden Gate University
  • BS, Business Cal Poly SLO
  • Certified Management Accountant (IMA)
  • Certified Leadership Development and Succession Strategist (HCI)
  • Certified Change Management (ProSci...
Expertise:
  • Business strategy
  • Business operations and planning
  • Finance

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

Professor Wylie comes to the School of Management with over ten years of business and finance experience. He’s worked for both Fortune 100 organizations and small startups helping to drive P&L efficiencies through data and business analytics. Currently, Professor Wylie works for Amazon Web Services as a Finance Manager.

Professor Wylie loves to incorporate his professional experience with course content and lectures combining both the theoretical and practical application of data and data...

Education:
  • University of San Francisco, MBA, 2016
  • Gonzaga University, BA in Economics, 2006

Faculty Emeritus

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...

Education:
  • PhD, Organizational Communication, Florida State University, FL
  • MS, Communications, Texas Christian University, TX
  • BS, Education, University of Nevada, Reno, NV