Faculty

BS Business Administration, Hospitality Management

When instructing about an industry as diverse as hospitality, it’s of the utmost importance to have a faculty that’s equally varied in their experience.

The USF hospitality program is led by a team comprised of professionals including an executive chef, PhD in leadership philosophy, as well as hotel business executives and sustainability experts.

Each faculty member has a minimum of 15 years of industry experience. Our faculty brings professions to life with practical application. Class assignments reflect actual projects from professors’ career experience, and range from crafting a signature cocktail to designing new hotel concepts.

Jean-Marc Fullsack

Executive Chef / Instructor
(415) 422-6577

Jean-Marc Fullsack, Executive Chef and Instructor in the Hospitality Management Program, was born in France where he trained in classical French...

Education:

CAP, Ecole Hôtelière de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, 1972

Courses:

FYS: First Year Seminar, Introduction to the Techniques for Healthy Cooking: Serving Vulnerable Populations, Food Service, Culinary Arts, and Entrepreneurship, Fundamental Culinary Skills, Directed Study, Corporate Event Project Management, Catering and Fine Dining Management

Thomas Maier

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Thomas Maier brings to USF more than 20 years of industry experience, a wealth of current research, and a honed experiential...

Education:

PhD, Leadership Philosophy, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 2008 | MA, Human Development, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, 2004 | BS, Hotel and Tourist Enterprises, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, 1982

Courses:

Food Service, Culinary Arts, and Entrepreneurship, Beverage Management, Directed Study, Optimizing Revenue in the Hospitality Industry, Corporate Event Project Management, Hotel Management, Conventions, Exhibitions & Venue Management, Catering and Fine Dining Management, Business Modeling and Design Ideation, Directed Study, Consulting Practices, Consulting Practicum, U.S. Consulting Course

Michelle Millar

Department Chair / Associate Professor
(415) 422-2498

Michelle Millar studies consumer behavior in relation to sustainable practices in the lodging, meeting, and event management industries, more...

Education:

PhD, Hospitality Administration, University of Nevada, NV, 2009 | MA, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2003 | BA, University of California, Davis

Expertise:

Sustainability in the hospitality and tourism industries

Courses:

Services Marketing, Expedition USF, Introduction to the Hospitality Industry and Professional Development, Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, Professional Industry Experience I, Marketing Principles, Consumer Behavior, Services Marketing, Special Topics in Marketing, e-Commerce and Technology in Hospitality, Meeting and Event Planning, Directed Study, Corporate Event Project Management, Honors: Marketing Principles, Global Business Practicum, Marketing Principles

Kathy Odsather

Associate Director / Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-6721

Kathy “KO” Odsather, MS, CHA, Associate Director, Department of Hospitality Management, University of San Francisco. Born and raised in Alaska, KO...

Education:

MS, Organization Development, University of San Francisco | BA, Hotel & Restaurant Administration, Washington State University

Expertise:

Hotel general management, Hospitality business education

Courses:

Get your Career in Gear, Professional Development in Hospitality, Introduction to the Hospitality Industry and Professional Development

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