Faculty

Full-Time


Thomas Grossman

Department Chair
(415) 422-6156

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

Kourosh Dadgar

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-5768

Assistant 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, Columbus, Ohio, 2011, BA, Industrial Design, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2008

Longyuan Du

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4081

Longyuan Du is an assistant professor in business analytics and information systems. His research lies at the intersection of operations management and business analytics. He is particularly interested in operational problems in the emerging industry where there’s a strong presence of social interactions. He received a PhD in operations management from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, an MS in civil engineering from University of Maryland, College Park, and a BS in...

Education:

University of Toronto, Ph.D. in Operations Management, 2018, University of Maryland, College Park, M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, 2012, Fudan University, B.Sc. in Mathematics, 2010

Keith Hunter

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5976

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 drives...

Education:

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, University of Central Florida, BS in Computer Science, Valencia Community College, Associate of Arts

Expertise:

Social Network Analysis, Teaching and Facilitation, Team Leadership and Development, Agent-based Modeling

Stephen Huxley

Professor
(415) 422-6628

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 specializations...

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

Eric Lacy

Program Director, Instructor
(415) 422-6383

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....

Education:

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

Vijay Mehrotra

Professor
(415) 422-2257

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

Shivani Shukla

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6185

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

Part-Time


Robert Chow

Adjunct Professor

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,...

Education:

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

Jay Ghorbani

Adjunct Professor

Professor Ghorbani is an applied researcher in the field of AI and machine learning, and works in enterprise software technology, where understanding, communicating, and solving complex business problems are his everyday job. Currently he is a senior manager of AI and automation at Autodesk. Previously, he was a principal AI scientist at Accenture, a leading global professional services company, where he did research and full stack development of AI solutions for operations automation across...

Education:

West Virginia University, PhD in CS and Engineering, 2014, Sharif University of Technology, BSc. in EE, 2008, MSc. in CS, 2010

William Kolb

Adjunct Professor

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 Kreutzer

Adjunct Professor

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, MPA...

Steven Lopez

Adjunct Professor

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...

Nathanael Rosidi

Adjunct Professor

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

Contact Info

Admission: Undergraduate

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment

University of San Francisco
Main Campus
Lone Mountain, Second Floor
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6563