Tom Hayashi, Ph.D.


Dr. Hayashi comes to MissionQuest as a scholar-practitioner with over 20 years of senior management experience in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors as well as teaching and research on a variety of capacity- building topics. He is frequently sought after as thought leader in developing scalable national practices in fundraising, diversity inclusion, mentorship, and promotion of efforts to support first-generation college students.

Dr. Hayashi is currently appointed as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California Bovard College, where he teaches courses in organization design, diversity-inclusion, training and development, and talent management. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A in Human and Organization Systems, an M.S Ed. in Instructional Technology, and a B.A. in Liberal Studies.