Department of Finance

Department Chair:

Frank Ohara

Ivan Oscar Asensio brings to USF more than 15-years of professional experience at global investment banks. He has worked at HSBC, Merrill Lynch &…

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
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

Barry W Doyle

Professor

(415) 422-6129

Professor Barry W. Doyle is a much-admired leader and educator in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA programs, having been with the School of…

Education

Ph.D., Finance, University of Oregon, 1985, M.S., Management Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1979, B.A., Psychology, Dartmouth College, 1970

Cathy Goldberg

Associate Professor

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Professor Cathy S. Goldberg is a highly accomplished scholar and teacher, with extensive expertise in corporate finance and emerging markets,…

Education

Ph.D., Finance, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001, M.A, Education/Mathematics, Tulane University, 1996, B.A., Commerce (#1 of graduating class), McGill University, 1986

John Gonzales

Assistant Professor

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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

Robert Mefford

Professor

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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

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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

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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