Department of Finance

Department Chair:

Frank Ohara


Full-Time Faculty

Professor Ludwig B. Chincarini brings to USF over fifteen years of professional experience in the financial industry, specializing in portfolio…

Education

Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995, B.A., Economics (Summa Cum Laude), University of California at Berkeley, 1991

Xiaoya (Sara) Ding

Associate Professor

(415) 422-4558

Xiaoya (Sara) Ding is an associate professor of finance in the School of Management. Her research interests are primarily in international finance,…

Education

Ph.D., Finance, School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada, M.A., Economics, College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Canada, M.A., Finance, School of Economics, Nankai University, China, B.A., Finance, School of Economics, Nankai University, China

Expertise

International finance, empirical corporate finance, and empirical asset pricing

Cathy Goldberg

Associate Professor

(415) 422-6991

Cathy Goldberg joined USF's Department of Finance as a faculty member in 2001. Cathy has a PhD in finance from the University of Colorado at…

Education

Ph.D. , Finance, University of Colorado At Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, 2001 , MAT, Mathematics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1996, Bachelor Commerce, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1986

John Gonzales

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-5245

Assistant Professor John Gonzales is internationally recognized for his service work as an economist focusing on transition economies, emerging…

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1983, M.A., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1980, B.A., Economics, California State University, Fullerton, 1978

Michael R. Jonas

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-6160

Michael Jonas is from the University of California, Davis. His concentration area of specialization is monetary economics. He completed his doctorate…

Education

PhD, Economics, University of California, Davis, San Francisco State University, MA, Economics

Robert Mefford

Professor

(415) 422-6408

Robert Mefford, Professor of Finance, brings a breadth of international experience to USF, with research emphasis on global supply chains, lean…

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, B.S., Industrial Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1965

Frank Ohara

Department Chair / Professor

(415) 422-6406

Finance Department Chair Frank Ohara is recognized for his dedication to teaching excellence by the School of Management as the eight-time recipient…

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

Mehrnoush Shahhosseini

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-6228

Mehrnoush Shahhosseini is an assistant professor of finance at the McLaren & Masagung School of Management at the University of San Francisco…

Education

Ph.D. in Economics (Finance), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2016, M.A. in Economics, Sharif University of Technology 2010, B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Alzahra University 2007

Manuel Tarrazo

Professor

(415) 422-2583

Manuel Tarrazo has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses throughout his career at USF, including: financial management, investment…

Education

PhD, Economics and Finance, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1993, MA, Economics, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1985, Licenciado, Economics (with concentration in Business and Public Finance), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 1981

Expertise

Corporate finance, financial management, investment analysis, entrepreneurial finance, and investing

Nicholas Tay

Professor

(415) 422-6100

Professor Nicholas Tay’s research focuses on building theoretical models and conducting empirical studies to understand how human behaviors and…

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 Honors, Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Part-Time Faculty

Satish Ananthaswamy

Adjunct Professor

(415) 422-5555

Satish Ananthaswamy is the Senior Portfolio Manager, and a member of the Portfolio Management Team, responsible for managing the fixed income…

Education

University of Southern California, MBA
Ivan Oscar Asensio has been part of the finance faculty at USF since 2015. He brings a wealth of professional experience to his classroom instruction…

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2013, M.A., International Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011, M.S., Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005, B.S., Finance, University of Southern California, 1998, B.A., Mathematics, University of Southern California, 1998

Jean Driscoll

Adjunct Professor

(510) 418-1974

Jean Driscoll has an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in economics from the University of Massachusetts. She has taught macroeconomics,…

Education

Columbia University, MBA, 1982, University of Massachusetts, BA in Economics, 1977

Expertise

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Finance

Mariia Eroshin

Adjunct Professor

(415) 422-5555

Mariia Eroshin is a Senior Portfolio Manager at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. As a Senior Portfolio Manager, Ms. Eroshin is…

Education

University of Minnesota Duluth

Yuri Fedyk

Adjunct Professor


William Ktsanes is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Citi Community Capital, the community development division of Citibank.  Prior to…

Education

MBA, University of California, Berkeley, MSFA, University of San Francisco, MPA in International Development Policy, Rutgers University, BA Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz