University of San Francisco​


March 4th at the University of San Francisco

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Stacy Drudy

Stacy Drudy

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Friday evening reception address:

The Friday Reception will be on the 5th floor at the University of San Francisco - Folger Building, 101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105 with drinks and appetizers served. 

The reception will be from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Saturday competition address:

The event will be at the University of San Francisco - Folger Building, 101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105 on the 5th or 1st floors. 

Hotel recommendations:

All of the events will be held at our downtown campus at the University of San Francisco - Folger Building, 101 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105. Hotels are readily available in the area. We typically suggest Hotel Griffon or the Hyatt Regency. Links are below:


  • David  Arguelles - San Diego State University
  • Ashley Brittner-Wells - University of Montana
  • Shae Hancock - San Francisco State University
  • Marisa McCarthy - University of San Francisco
  • Beth Oleary - University of San Francisco


A very big thank you to all of our volunteer judges. Without them, the simulation competition would not be possible.

  • RGJ

    Richard Greggory Johnson III

    (he/him) Department Chair & Professor of Public & Nonprofit Administration; Masagung Graduate School of Management, University of San Francisco

    Richard Greggory Johnson III is a tenured Full Professor & Department Chair for the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration, School of Management, University of San Francisco. Dr. Johnson also serves as Chair of the USF Institutional Review Board (IRB).  As a scholar, Professor Johnson’s research centers on social equity within the fields of public policy, management, higher education and Human Resources Management.  He has been teaching in higher education for almost twenty years and is widely published with several peer-reviewed books and over three dozen peer-reviewed journal articles.  Professor Johnson holds graduate degrees from Middlesex University, Georgetown University, Golden Gate University and DePaul University.  He also holds a B.A. from Johnson C. Smith University. Professor Johnson is also a member of the following honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu & Pi Alpha Alpha. He is also a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellow.

  • PeterW

    Peter Wright, Ph.D.

    (he/him) Adjunct Professor; University of San Francisco

    Peter Wright has served as adjunct professor at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good and the School of Management since 2013. His academic work and interests center on civic engagement and bureaucratic responsiveness, as well as education policy and politics. He is currently conducting research on the policy impact of interest groups through local school board politics. Outside of academia, Dr. Wright has served in leadership positions for both non-profit organizations and government agencies and was an executive fellow for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007. Dr. Wright received his Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from Occidental College in Los Angeles and is a former president of the alumni association and trustee of the college. He received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions and Guidelines

The health and safety of all participants are a top priority. Vaccinations, boosters, and masks are not required for competition attendance, however, they are highly recommended. 

To protect not only the NASPAA community but the ones in which we live, let's work together to minimize the spread. Throughout the competition, please follow these safety tips:

  • Before leaving home:

    • Take a COVID test.

    • Consider getting vaccinated and boosted.

    • If you are not feeling well and are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, consider staying home.

    • Pack clean masks to wear indoors and during travel to the competition site.

  • While traveling:

    • Wear a mask in airports and while on public transportation.

    • Wash your hands frequently.

  • During the competition:

    • Wash your hands frequently.

    • Use hand sanitizer.

    • Wear well-fitted face masks

    • When possible during after-hour events, sit outside and/or practice social distancing.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (runny nose, body aches, loss of smell/taste, cough, chills, fever, etc) during your time at the competition, please isolate yourself and notify your site leaders.