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J.P.'s research examines the organizational and social consequences of information technology. J.P.'s current research focus is on new internet-based business practices, using open source platforms, 'web 2.0′ style content communities, software-as-a-service, and virtual infrastructure (such as 'cloud computing'). How can user-led, open innovation in the digital world lead to better ways of doing things? When will these new practices lead to more innovation and knowledge sharing, even among competing firms? J.P. has also published research on information technologies such as gaming, personal digital assistants, mobile applications, enterprise systems, groupware, and large databases of personally identifiable information.
Before arriving at USF, J.P. was a faculty member at the University of Cambridge, and Purdue University. He has been a visiting professor in Germany, Brazil, and Portugal (Azores), a visiting researcher in Sweden and Australia, and has lived in the Bay Area, Orange County (CA), Indiana, Saudi Arabia, England, Greece, and Switzerland.
Steve Alter brings to his teaching a mix of practical business experience and extensive research. Prior to joining USF, Steve served as founding Vice President of Consilium, Inc. a manufacturing software firm that went public and later was acquired by Applied Materials. He is recognized as the developer of the work system method for understanding and analyzing IT-reliant systems from a business viewpoint. Steve teaches undergraduate, MBA, and MBAE courses related to systems in organizations and technology-enabled innovation. The most recent of his seven books is The Work System Method: Connecting People, Processes, and IT for Business Results, which is based on his 30 years of research, teaching and business experience.
Dan Blakley began teaching at USF in 1981, and has since won awards and recognition for almost every course he has taught. He has been awarded the PMBA Outstanding Teaching Award, MBA Student Award for Teaching Excellence, the Outstanding Service Award, and the EMBA Student Awards for Teaching Excellence three times.
Dan was also granted a Fulbright Fellowship for his research on global economics.
As a Fulbright scholar, Dan was a visiting professor at the City University of London and the Norwegian School of Management. His research has also been widely published, and he recently presented his paper; "Foreign Produced Content and Japanese Price Disinflation: An Empirical Study" with fellow USF professor Peggy Takahashi at the Global Business and International Management Conference in Portland, Oregon.
Karl Boedecker has been teaching in the School of Management at USF since 1976. He has a PhD in Business Administration, along with an M.A in Economics and a J.D from USF Law. Karl's research combines his expertise in business, economics and law. He is currently researching employment law, product safety, unfair competition and corporate governance.
Mark V. Cannice, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized scholar, teacher, and speaker on entrepreneurship and venture capital. Dr. Cannice writes the widely-followed quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Report® which is published by ProQuest, carried globally on Bloomberg Professional Services in 125 countries (Bloomberg ticker symbol: SVVCCI), and has been referenced in the Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Xinhua News Service, Der Speigel, CNBC, National Public Radio, and many other media. He writes a similar quarterly report on the Chinese venture capital industry, China Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Report™ (Bloomberg ticker symbol: CVCCI). Professor Cannice's research in venture capital and technology management has been published in many leading academic journals.
Professor Rongxin Chen is known for his expertise in consulting strategies for international tech firms, as stated by his "Silicon Valley Roundtable Guru" award that he was given by the U.S. National Business Economics Association. In 2003 he co-founded the "Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Confidence Analysis and Index," and then went on to become the co-founder, as well as editor in chief of the Journal of Asia Business Studies. Professor Chen has been published in many journals both internationally and in California's tech epicenter, the Silicon Valley. He is now entering his second decade at USF, instructing within MBA and EMBA programs as well as providing training to managers at Intel, V-TECH, and Toshiba.
Since coming to USF, Barry has also worked at universities throughout the world coordinating and directing academic programs. In addition he has been the faculty director at China Resources Holding Company and Guangzhou Enterprises in the Distance Learning Program.
As Faculty Director of the China Resources Executive MBA Program he was responsible for the oversight of program coordination and program evaluation, assisted with program budgets and monitoring of expenditures and taught courses in both basic and advanced corporate finance.
Leslie Ann Goldgehn is known for her expertise in both marketing and leadership development. She has spoken at many universities, including Prague University of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Davis. Leslie presented "Talking about iGeneration: Expanding the reach of an iPhone Application," at the NACRA Conference and "Building Trust Through Servant Leadership" at the International Consortium for Experiential Learning, Lancaster, England.
Professor Goldgehn received a Fulbright Scholarship in 1995 to work in the Czech Republic, two years after that nation's separation from Slovakia. She assisted the Czechs who were eager to convert to a market-driven economy from the centralized, Soviet-dominated economy that had controlled their country since the end of the Second World War.
Professor Goldgehn taught Marketing at the Czech School of Economics, working with graduate students, served on committees, and collaborated with the school's President to advance marketing the institution itself, while providing her expertise pro bono as a consultant to a number of nascent businesses and non-profit organizations.
Tom Grossman is a leading expert on the effective use of spreadsheets in organizations and the employment of analytics to improve business performance. He has published widely on mission-critical spreadsheets, spreadsheet analytics and engineering, and managerial communication of analytical work. He maintains the Spreadsheet Analytics Website. He recently completed a three year stint as chief executive officer of a Sheriff's search and rescue team, where he doubled the active membership, increased deployment to missions, and overhauled internal operations. He has extensive analytics consulting experience in revenue management where he is an author of a U.S. patent for dynamic pricing, and in the international airline industry with responsibilities ranging from core algorithm development, writing mainframe production software, developing business processes for new tools, user training, and professional services sales and marketing.
Dr. Henderson worked for 12 years in senior level consulting positions in project management, organizational effectiveness, change management and business process reengineering. She has also managed web-based learning projects. Her clients have included Visa International, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, Cadence Design Systems, TRW Information Systems, Dell Computers, Blue Shield of California, and Genentech. Globally, she has played key roles in projects in Denmark, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Taiwan.
Linda has presented her research findings at Academy of Management meetings and other professional organizations, and is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Project Organization and Management. Research from Linda's dissertation launched Management Communication Quarterly and served as an impetus to begin integrated and interdisciplinary research in this field. At present, Dr. Henderson is conducting a study of women project managers and the strategies that promote their work on large-scale projects.
Nicholas Imparato is a professor of marketing and management at USF and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. During multiple academic university leaves of absence he served as a senior executive and board member of publicly listed as well as closely held firms here and abroad. He has been a speaker and advisor in over 30 countries with Visa, IBM and other organizations regarding innovation, public policy and leadership.
Professor Imparato has been honored with awards for teaching, research, professional achievement and public service, including the University Distinguished Teacher Award and the Tops in Marketing Award, Sales and Marketing Executives International.
Kathy received her Ph.D. from The Claremont Graduate University in Organizational Behavior where she studied with Peter Drucker. Prior to that, she was President and owner of Business Management Services, a consulting, accounting, and tax practice.
Kathy's teaching assignments include graduate courses in Leadership, Organizations, and Negotiation. She also consults in the areas of leadership development, organizational culture, vision and values, team building, and strategic planning with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
She has recently had the following articles accepted in peer reviewed journals: Beyond the Total Organization; Revisiting the Behavioral Matrix for Leadership and Team Development; and, The Mock Trial: A Dynamic Platform for Thinking Critically about Management Leaders, Theories, and Practices. Currently, she is the Program Chair for the 2011 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference at Marquette University. Her scholarly interests are in the areas of teaching excellence, appreciative inquiry, and trust in leadership.
Stan has 30 years of international management and marketing experience in the US, China, India, and Central Europe. Prior to joining USF in 2009, Stan was the Worldwide Program Director for IBM Developers Marketing where he conceived and managed numerous projects for IBM with operations in North America, China, India, Germany, and Russia. Stan was also responsible for teaching International Marketing at Worldwide IBM Executive Development Seminars.
Stan started his academic career as an Assistant Professor of International Studies and Assistant Dean of Students at Princeton University prior to his IBM tenure. Stan is also a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences as well as universities worldwide.
Over the course of his career, Stan has lectured at UC Berkeley, University of Southern California, Peking University, Shanghai Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Free University of Berlin, IIIT Bangalore, IIIT Hyderabad, Amity University (Noida), Anna University (Chennai), and Pune Institute of Technology.
Vijay's academic and professional focus is on how mathematical models transform management in today's data-rich, information-poor business world. He teaches courses in operations management, spreadsheet modeling, and business analytics, and conducts research on the use of modeling and analysis to improve service operations. He also writes a column called "Analyze This!" that appears in each issue of ANALYTICS magazine. Prior to becoming a professor, Vijay enjoyed a very successful career as an operations management consultant, entrepreneur, and executive. From 1994 to 2002, he was co-founder and CEO of Onward Inc., an operations management consulting firm based in Mountain View, CA, where he led the growth of the firm from three consultants to a professional staff of thirty.
Frank Ohara is recognized for his dedication to teaching excellence by the School of Management as the five time recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award. Ha has also been Honorary Professor in Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. Frank brings with him over 15 years of financial management and administration experience in the professional business world. During his time at USF, Frank has developed several new Undergraduate and MBA courses. He also established the USF National Honors Society Chapter of the International Financial Management Association. Frank established the Honors Society with the goal of engaging high achieving students interested in pursuing a career in finance, as well as providing them the critical networking necessary to succeed. He continues to be the faculty advisor for the organization today.
Before joining the University of San Francisco, Jennifer was a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University's School of Business and a lecturer of psychology and education and director of the Social-Organizational Psychology MA program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has also taught classes at Barnard College and NYU's Stern School of Business.
Courses taught by Jennifer include Organizational Behavior, Research Methods and Statistics, Negotiations, and Psychological Aspects of Organizations. Jennifer's research interests include anger in conflict situations, email and in-person negotiations, ageism in organizations, and in-group bias and out-group discrimination.
Paul Ryder, Ph.D., is an eclectic thinker and catalyst who has designed and led ideas and projects on everything from sales training for corporate managers to idea and book design for business gurus to group process design for medical schools. His approach to pattern recognition, principle discovery, learning design, storytelling, and strategy development has been employed by a wide range of clients, for the federal government (DoD, FBI, CIA, NSA) to New Economy icons such as Tom Peters, Seth Godin, and Fast Company. A startup veteran and member of the executive team at Ninth House Network, Ryder went on to found two businesses, RevoMetrix, LLC and RNM Global. In an attempt to understand the widest range of ideas and modes of thought he has collected degrees in physics (A.B. Harvard College) developmental psychology (M.S. Rutgers University) and mythology (Ph.D. Pacifica Graduate Institute). In 2005, Ryder joined the faculty at the University of San Francisco, teaching graduate classes in creativity, innovation, leadership, story telling, consulting, and Design Thinking. He is the Academic Director for the Executive MBA program.
Diane is a Professor of Accounting at USF. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Davis, a M.S. in Accounting from California State University, Sacramento, and a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of California, Irvine.
Professor Shaw has consulted in the fields of management and economics in both the public and private sectors since 1979, and is the author of five books, including "The Business-Government Relationship," "Telecommunications Deregulation;" and "Strategic Management in Telecommunications;" "Telecommunications Deregulation & the Information Economy." Professor Shaw is presently writing a book entitled "Strategic Business Modeling", projected for 2012 publication.
Jim has also provided coursework in microeconomics, macroeconomics and strategic management in the MBAE program. He has taught in the MBAE program since 2007, and been a member of the University faculty since 1989. Professor Shaw has also been a member of the faculty of eight other colleges and universities since 1978, and has also delivered executive coursework in France and Hong Kong.
Professor Smith actively consults for a number of organizations in areas of: strategy; leadership and team training and development; executive coaching while also providing research and development work on related issues. A partial client list includes: Wells Fargo, Inc., MD Beauty, Inc (Bare Escentuals), Dominic's (subsidiary food store chain of Safeway), Cisco, Charles Schwab Inc., Quaker Oats…
Richard W. Stackman (Ph.D.) is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Organizations, Leadership & Society. He also serves as the director of the Organizational Behavior and Leadership undergraduate program and the Organization Development master's program. Dr. Stackman earned his doctorate in business administration from the University of British Columbia where he was the first recipient of the "Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student" award.
Dr. Xiaohua Yang has presented and published her work in the leading management journals and conferences around the world. She has taught Cross-Cultural Negotiation, Cross-Cultural Communication and Management, Global Strategic Management, Introduction to International Business, and Doing Business in China at the undergraduate, MBA, and EMBA levels in the United States, Australia, China, Taiwan. She has also lectured in Europe, and is a PhD student supervisor. For nearly 10 years, she directed and taught in overseas study programs in a number of countries, including the UK, China and Singapore.
Dr. Yang's scholarship has centered on firms' competitive strategies in the context of international institutional environments. Her work has been published and she has presented numerous papers in international journals and conferences in the areas of international strategic alliances, internationalization of firms, expatriate management, international firms' practices on corporate social responsibility, and foreign market entry strategies. She is currently studying globalization of Chinese enterprises and is particularly interested in understanding forces driving Chinese enterprises to expand overseas and defining the determinants of their operation and performance abroad. She is frequently an invited speaker at various research forums and seminars. She was the co-editor for Asia Pacific Journal of Management Special Issue on Varieties of Asian Capitalism (Vol. 26, 2009). As well as their conference organizer, Dr. Yang serves on the editorial board of Asia Pacific Journal of Management and the executive committee of the International Association for Chinese Management Research and is currently the editor-in-chief for the association's newsletter.
Mr. Brandis is a member of the California Bar and is licensed to practice before the State and Federal courts of California and the United States Supreme Court. His law practice focuses largely on the technology and media industries, with an emphasis on intellectual property, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, and ecommerce.
For most of the past 14 years, Mr. Brandis has held various executive management positions, including as chief executive officer and general counsel, at a number of public and private companies in Silicon Valley.
Chandra Chaterji is an award-winning and published marketing intelligence and strategy expert with progressively senior experience in analytics, consumer insights and brand strategy at world class companies. Currently an independent consultant, his broad-based domestic and international experience spans leading brands in diverse categories. He “grew up” professionally at top-five advertising agencies on Madison Avenue, where he led strategic planning and analytics teams working on leading brands. He later went client-side, and was the first director of marketing sciences at Visa. He went on to head several market research functions, to lead the worldwide executive team that developed the first global brand positioning for Visa, and to play a key thought leadership role in the international brand management function. He has also hung his hat at TNS, a top-five global market research company. Chandra has a doctorate in marketing from the University of Kansas (from where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma), an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and an undergraduate degree in physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (where he was a National Science Talent scholar). He has presented refereed papers at premier marketing science conferences over the years.
Chris Miller has been performing and teaching improv for
over 20 years. In 2001, with Ann
Swanberg, he co-founded LifePlays to bring the connective collaborative skills
imbedded in improv to forward thinking companies. He spent 3 years as an external trainer at
Google designing and delivering workshops in innovation and people
managing. He codified his Improv for
Innovation workshop, did 2 days of train-the-trainer, and it’s now being
delivered worldwide at Google campuses. He’s also done extensive work with Whole Foods Markets,
Microsoft, and Genentech.
At USF he co-teaches Creativity, Collaboration, and
Consulting in the EMBA program. He holds a degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of
Dr. Dushyant Pathak, President of VentureEdge LLC (www.ventureedge.net), has over 20 years of life-sciences domain expertise. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mission Bay Capital. He has held senior management positions at both listed and private biopharmaceutical companies including Chiron, Axys Pharmaceuticals, Centaur Pharmaceuticals, Renovis, Cellexicon and iPierian.
Dushyant is closely involved with the local community. In addition to serving as an Adjunct Professor at USF's School of Management, he has taught in the full-time and executive MBA programs at the Walter Haas School of Business at UC, Berkeley. He has also been entrepreneur-in-residence at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Haas School of Business. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors of Creativity Explored, a San Francisco based not-for-profit organization that assists developmentally disabled artists by providing studio access, artist resources and gallery space to enable them to create, exhibit and sell original works of art.
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Dave began his career at J.P. Morgan & Co. where he was a Managing Director and played an important leadership role in the development and rapid growth of the J.P. Morgan's investment banking business over a period of twenty years. He served in numerous capacities at J.P. Morgan including Co-Head of the firm's North American Technology and Telecommunications Investment Banking practice, Head of the Western United States Region, Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan Canada and Head of Software Investment Banking.
During a several year hiatus from J.P. Morgan, Dave served as President and Chief Executive Officer of OffRoad Capital, the first online marketplace for private company investments. Mr. Weir was responsible for all aspects of OffRoad Capital's business including corporate strategy, business development, marketing, sales, finance, brokerage operations, legal and human resources.
Most recently, Mr. Weir was the Founding Partner of Spring Creek Advisory Group, LLC, a firm that specializes in providing merger and acquisition advice and capital raising services to start up and expansion stage growth companies. He serves on the Board of Shelter Network and the Board of Trustees of Bellarmine College Preparatory School where he is the Chairman of the Investments Committee.