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:

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, FYS: First Year Seminar

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, 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, Expedition USF

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