Dariush Rafinejad, PhDProvost

Dariush has more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive in high-tech industries in Silicon Valley. He was Corporate Vice President at both Applied Materials and LAM Research, both billion dollar semiconductor process equipment manufacturers.

Donna LaSala, MPAProgram Director and Professor

Donna is passionate about efficient and sustainable government automation, implementing analytical frameworks for business process analysis, ethical information management, performance measurement and business intelligence, broadening civic participation and access to education.

Khalid Kadir, PhDTeaching and Research Professor

Khalid is passionate about addressing global poverty and social justice.  He has served as a Core Faculty member of the Blum Center’s Global Poverty and Practice program and a Faculty Advisor to the Engineering Scholars=Engaged Scholars (ES2) program.

Marsha Willard, PhDTeaching and Research Professor

Marsha maintains her 25-year-old consulting firm doing business under the name of AXIS Performance Advisors. AXIS specializes in helping organizations implement sustainability.

Dwight Collins, PhDAdviser to the Provost and Professor

Dwight is one of the founding faculty members of Presidio Graduate School and co-founded the Experiential Learning Program. He has a lifetime of experience sustaining innovation and stakeholder value through operational excellence.


Ron NahserProvost Emeritus

Mary Kay ChessProfessor Emeritus

Cynthia ScottProfessor Emeritus

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