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

Catherine Horiuchi

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…

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

Alison Cohen

Assistant Professor

(415) 422-6447

Assistant Professor Alison K. Cohen teaches in the Public and Nonprofit Administration Department in the School of Management and does research…

Education

Ph.D. in Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley., Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), in community health (with honors) and education studies, magna cum laude, Brown University

Kimberly Rae Connor

Program Director / Professor

(415) 422-2869

Kimberly Rae Connor is the author of Conversions and Visions in the Writings of African American Women (Tennessee, 1994) and Imagining Grace:…

Education

PhD, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1991, MA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1988, MA, Literature and Theology, University of Bristol, England, 1981, BA, English (Magna Cum Laude), Gettysburg College, PA, 1979

Expertise

Religion and literature; multicultural and Ignatian pedagogy; applied humanities

Catherine Horiuchi

Program Director / Associate Professor

(415) 422-2132

Catherine Horiuchi, Associate Professor and Program Director of the Master of Public Administration program, employs her extensive multi-disciplinary…

Education

DPA, Public Administration, University of Southern California, 2001, Graduate Studies in Linguistics and Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, 1982–84 , MA, Linguistics, University of Utah 1978, BA, Latin (magna cum laude), University of Utah, 1975

Expertise

Organizational theory, Public administration and analysis, Quantitative methods, Statistics, Emerging technologies

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

Assistant 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