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

Public Administration Program Director

William Riggs

Nonprofit Administration Program Director

Marco Tavanti


Full-Time Faculty

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…

Education

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.

Expertise

Leadership Practices, Strategic Planning

Ken Goldstein

Professor

(415) 422-5662

Ken Goldstein is a professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco and Faculty Director of the USF in DC program. Before joining the…

Education

PhD, American Politics and Research Methodology, University of Michigan

Expertise

Use and Impact of political advertising

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…

Education

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…

Education

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

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…

Education

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

Expertise

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…

Education

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

Expertise

Public relations and strategic communication

Part-Time Faculty

Nicholas Almeida

Adjunct Professor


Nicholas Almeida has over 15 years of experience working across the social and public sectors to support sustainable impact efforts. His experience…

Education

Master of Sociology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Bachelor of Arts, Public Policy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Expertise

Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing, Social Impact Measurement, Strategic and Business Planning, Financial and Operational Analysis

Julia Arno

Adjunct Professor


As the Regional Director for the Professional Schools at UC Berkeley, Ms. Arno has operational responsibility for the over 60 professional and…

Education

BA, International Relations, UC Davis, Master of Nonprofit Administration, USF , J.D., Golden Gate School of Law
Louise Carroll is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Management, where she teaches nonprofit strategic governance. As a nonprofit executive,…

Education

Master of Nonprofit Administration, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Bachelor of Arts in English with distinction, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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

David R. Greco

Adjunct Professor

(415) 200-7581

David Greco is a nonprofit leader, speaker, and author focusing on creating a more sustainable and effective social sector. Today he serves as…

Education

Villanova University, MS in Political Science, 1991, Drexel University, BA in History & Politics, 1989

Expertise

Nonprofit Finance, Management & Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship
David Kersten is an expert in public policy research and analysis, particularly budget, tax, labor, and fiscal issues. He currently serves as the…

Education

Master of Public Policy, Georgetown University, BA, Political Science, University of California, San Diego

James Lee

Adjunct Professor


James has a deep background in both the nonprofit and business communities, having led innovative nonprofits, built a business as a private sector…

Education

Princeton University

Expertise

Nonprofit, Business, Private sector entrepreneurship, Strategy, Programs, Organizations
Timothy Loney brings to USF over 35 years of service as an educator in the field of organizational change management. Dr. Loney helps his students…

Education

DPA, Public Management, University of Southern California, 1983, MPA, Public Administration, University of Southern California, 1981, MSA, Administration, George Washington University, 1971 , BS, Education, Southern Connecticut State University

Tony Manzanetti

Adjunct Professor

(916) 662-4225

Professor Manzanetti is a lawyer currently providing legal services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. He is…

Education

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D. 1984, University of Northern Colorado, BA, Philosophy, 1977

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…

Education

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