Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration

The USF School of Management is directly linked to the greater business community through invaluable guidance provided by prominent CEOs and executives who serve on our advisory boards.

Master of Public Administration Advisory Board

Department Chair

Richard Greggory Johnson III

Public Administration PROGRAM  DIRECTOR

William Riggs

Nonprofit Administration PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Marco Tavanti


Richard Callahan

Professor; Director, Health Services Administration Concentration, Master of Public Administration, Co-Director of the USF Master of Public Health Program in Sacramento

(916) 803-7022

Dr. Callahan is a Professor at the University of San Francisco, with a joint appointment from the USF School of Management and the USF School of…


Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA), University of Southern California, LA, CA. Dissertation: The Politics of Structural Choice: Cooperation in Political Environments, Master of Public Administration (MPA), USC, Los Angeles, California., Tenri University, Nara Prefecture, Japan., Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors in Government, Georgetown University, Wash., D.C.


Leadership Practices, Strategic Planning

Richard Greggory Johnson III

Department Chair | Program Director, Business Minor | Professor

(415) 422-5823

Richard Greggory Johnson III is a tenured Full Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, School of…


Doctorate in Public Policy & Administration, Golden Gate University, Edward S. Ageno School of Business, M.A, Social and Public Policy, Georgetown University, MS, Public Services Management, DePaul University, School of Public Services

William Riggs

Program Director / Associate Professor

(415) 422-2092

William (Billy) Riggs, PhD, AICP, LEED AP is a global expert and thought leader in the areas of autonomy and smart transportation, housing, economics…


Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2011, Master of Urban Planning, Economics and Spatial Analysis, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2003, Bachelor of Arts, History, Ball State University, 2001

Kevin H. Slattery

Adjunct Professor

(630) 675-0585

Kevin Slattery is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Management, where he teaches nonprofit marketing and communications. As a nonprofit…


Executive Master of Business Administration, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Journalism, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Marco Tavanti

Program Director / Professor

(415) 422-4288

Dr. Marco Tavanti is an international development scholar whose experience stretches over 25 years and whose work has taken him to more than 18…


PhD, Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 2001 (with distinction), MA, Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, 1999, MA, Cross-Cultural Theology, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL, 1996, MDiv Master in Divinity, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL, 1994, BA, Philosophy, Gregorian University-Studio Teologico Fiorentino, Florence, Italy, 1991


Sustainable Development, Leadership Ethics, Intercultural Diversity, NGO Management

Richard D Waters

Associate Professor

(415) 422-2478

Richard D. Waters is an associate professor in the School of Management, where he teaches strategic communication and communication management…


PhD, Mass Communications, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2007, MS, Public Relations, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2000, ABJ, Public Relations (Minor in Political Science), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1998


Public relations and strategic communication