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Jake Zhu, Ph.D., (IST 609)

Professor and Chair, Department of Information & Decision Sciences, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: jzhu@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5068
Room: JB 541

  • Informaiton management
  • Advanced Informaiton networking
  • Computer and digital forensics
  • Principles of marketing
  • Marketing research
  • Ph. D., University of California, Riverside
  • M.A., University of Redlands
  • B.A., Hunan Educational Institute, China

Information managment: technology acceptance, security and the web Business education: business school teaching and learning.



Chahriar Assad

Chahriar Assad, Ph.D. (ADMN 691, ADMN 601)

Adjunct Professor, College of Business and Public Administration, CSUSB
Chief Scientist, Network and Space Systems, The Boeing Company
E-mail: cassad2@csusb.edu

Dr. Chahriar Assad joined The Boeing Company (then Hughes Aircraft Company) in the early 1990s. He is currently a Chief Scientist in charge of space qualification for the Space and Missile Systems division. During his tenure there, he has managed technical projects of increasing complexity and cost, ranging from a few million to over 100 million dollars. Chahriar has been awarded a US patent, holds multiple trade secrets, technical excellence awards, and he is also a Six Sigma Black Belt and a member of the highly selective Boeing Technical Fellowship. The recipient of a Hughes MBA Executive Graduate Fellowship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, Chahriar received his master’s in 2001. Prior to that, he earned his BS in Physics in 1987 and his Ph.D. in Atomic Physics in 1994 at Texas A&M University, where he was a Welch Foundation Pre-doctoral Scholarship recipient. Chahriar is an adjunct Professor in the College of Business and Public Administration at CSUSB, and also a lecturer in the Department of Engineering and the Department of Technical Management at UCLA Extension. In his leisure time, he enjoys teaching, cooking, motorcycles, computer hardware and software, ultra-light flying, percussion instruments, Persian poetry, and skiing. He is married and currently resides in Mar Vista, CA.

Chahriar Assad

Mohammad S. Bazaz, Ph.D. (ACCT 606, ACCT 610)

Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting & Finance, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: mbazaz@csusb.edu
Phone: (909)-537-5722
Room: JB 229

Professor Bazaz received his Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma. After 24-years’ service at Oakland University, Michigan, he moved to California State University in 2011. He specializes in financial, managerial and international accounting. He has taught elementary, intermediate and advanced accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels both in the US and overseas universities including in Austria, Canada, Malaysia, India, Kosovo, Turkey, Iran, and China. Dr. Bazaz‘s research focus is accounting regulations, equity price reaction to incremental disclosure, foreign currency translation, segmental reporting, corporate governance, and event studies. He has published more than 40 articles in several national and international accounting journals including Research in Accounting Regulation, Quarterly Review of Economics and finance, The Journal of International Accounting, Global Finance Journal, Advances in International Accounting, and Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economic. His research study in the area of assessment of currency exchange rate risk was awarded an educational grant from the National Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States. Dr. Bazaz has consulting engagements with several firms including Chrysler Corporation. His experience with Chrysler was on the areas of activity-based costing, business process costing and corporate investments in other countries.

Dr. Bazaz, recently, has come to China to teach and prepare certain undergraduate students at the Lanzhou University to be able to come to California State University, San Bernardino, USA for their continuing education.

- California State University, San Bernardino 2011-Present
- Oakland University – 1987- 2011 (Professor of accounting since 1999)
- International Engineering Management, Executive Education Program 2004 -2012, Prishtina, Kosovo, (as invited faculty).
- Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 1996-2016 (as invited Faculty).
- nternational Accounting and Global GAAP Comparison at Symbiosis International University, Pune, India, (as invited faculty), 2007-2008
- University of Malaya (Malaysia) (as invited Faculty), 2007
- University of Windsor (Canada) - Assistant Professor 1986-87
- University of Tehran (Iran) - Assistant Professor 1985-86
- Tarbiat-Moddaress University (Iran), 1985-86, taught two doctoral accounting courses.
- Tarbiat-Moddaress University (Iran), 1985-87, Dissertation chairman of a doctoral student
- University of Oklahoma - Instructor 1982-85
- University of Mazandaran (Iran) Instructor 1973-76.
- Courses Taught: Introductory financial/ managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I, Advanced Accounting, MBA financial and managerial accounting, and International Accounting

- Ph.D., Accounting, The niversity of Oklahoma, June 1984.
- Ph.D. DISSERTATION
- The Economic Effects of FASB Statement No. 2 on Small Firms' R&D Expenditures
- Master of Accountancy, National Iranian Oil Company School of Accountancy Tehran/Iran, 1973
- Bachelor in Accounting, Advanced School of Accountancy, Tehran/Iran, 1972

- Several research fellowship from California State University_S.B. 2012-2013
- Best research paper competitive cash award, 1998, recognized by the Association of Chartered Accounting in the United States (ACAUS).
- Teaching Award, 1996-2009, recognized as the best lecturer of the year, Engineering Management, Executive Education program, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
- Teaching Award, 2004-2010, recognized as the best lecturer of the year, University of Business Technology (UBT), Pristina, Kosovo.
- Fellowship at University of Malaya, research collaboration with accounting faculties, Fall 2007.
- Fellowship at Izmir Economic University, Izmir Turkey, research collaboration with accounting faculties, Fall 2016.
- SBA Spring/Summer Research Grant, Oakland University, 1999.
- SBA Spring/Summer Research Grant, Oakland University, 1996.
- University Research Grant, Oakland University, 1996.
- SBA Spring/Summer Research Grant, Oakland University, 1991.
- SBA Spring/Summer Research Grant, Oakland University, 1990.br>SBA Spring/Summer Research Grant, Oakland University, 1988
- University Fellow, University of Windsor, 1986
- Fellowship from Ministry of Education (Iran), 1977-1980.

BREENA E. COATES

Breena E. Coates, Ph.D. (MGMT 685)

Professor of Global Strategy, Department of Management, College of Business & Public Administration
E-mail: bcoates@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-3731
Room: JB 461

University Professor and Academic Executive, with broad and deep knowledge and experience in multiple levels of university governance. High tolerance for risk and uncertainty in the turbulent organizational environments of complex organizations. Commitment to the vision of sustainability in corporate strategizing.

1. Organizational Strategy & Behavior for Sustainable Organizations.
2. Impact of Public Management, Policy and Law on Organizations.

- Ph.D., Public Management and Policy, Grad. School of Public & Internat. Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 1999 (focus Organizational Behavior/HR)
- MPA, Public Management and Policy, Grad. School of Public & Internt. Affairs University of Pittsburgh, 1993 (focus Organizational Behavior/HR)
- Certificate in Public Personnel & Labor Relations Mgt., University of Pittsburgh, 1993
- Certificate in Mediation and Conflict-Resolution, Pittsburgh Mediation Center, 1995, 1996
- B.A., English Honors, Calcutta University.

- Wolfson Fellowship in Public Personnel Management, University of Pittsburgh 1992
- Gloria Fitzgibbons Memorial Award for Scholastic Achievement & Leadership, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
- Outstanding Student Honoree at Convocation, University of Pittsburgh, 1993.
- Outstanding Faculty Contributions to California State University-IVC, Alumni Association “Montezuma Award”, 2003.
- Outstanding Paper Award. Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences, 2004, to be presented in Tallinn, Estonia, July 16, 2004.
- Professor Emerita, lifetime title, Spring 2007 utstanding Professor Award, San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus, Commencement, 2005.
- Commandant’s Award for Outstanding Teaching & Service, US Army War College, 2009, presented by Major General Robert Williams.
- Excellence in Research Award, College of Business & Public Administration,California State University, San Bernardino, 2015

Public Administration
Strategy & Leadership
Organizational Behavior (Public Sector)

Employment Law/Public Sector
Scope of Public Administration
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Personnel & Labor Relations

Business Administration
Global Strategy
Organizational Behavior (Private Sector)
Employment Law for Business
Situational Leadership
Personnel & Labor Relations Mgt.
International Business Management

Kamy Farahbod

Kamy Farahbod, Ph.D. (SCM 607)

Professor of Supply Chain Management, Department of Information & Decision Sciences, College of Business & Public Administration
E-mail: kfarahbod@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5788
Room: JB 553

Kamy Farahbod is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at California State University, San Bernardino. He received his Ph.D. degree from Oklahoma State University in 1986 and has been teaching management science, operations management, and supply chain management courses for more than thirty years. His research and teaching interests include statistics, production and inventory management, transportation management, supply chain engineering, enterprise resource planning, and quality management. He has authored and coauthored book chapters and numerous articles that have bee published in academic and professional journals. Also, he has conducted seminars and workshops for professionals in supply chain and quality management. He has been a member of many professional and academic organizations including American Production and Inventory Control Society, Decision Sciences, and Western Decision Sciences, and has made numerous presentations in their meetings and has published in their proceedings.

Patrick Flaherty

Patrick Flaherty (ADMN 602)

Lecturer, Department of Management, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: pflaherty@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-3192
Room: JB 563

Patrick Flaherty has been with CSUSB for 2 years and is currently a Lecturer with the Department of Management. Patrick received his BA from CS College, San Bernardino and his MBA from CS University, San Bernardino!! Patrick is also currently an Adjunct Professor with Chapman University and California Baptist University.

Patrick has over 20 years in the Human Resources outsourcing industry and recently founded Inland Empire HR, a HR Consultancy firm in the Inland Empire. IEHR focuses on small-to-medium sized companies, assisting them in compliance issues, employment relationship direction and other areas critical to building the HR Strategy.

Patrick resides in Highland, is an avid bowler, although age may have caught up to his skill set. He loves to travel and hopes to take a class to Ireland over the summer.

Vipin Gupta

Vipin Gupta, Ph.D. (MGMT 650)

Associate Dean, Professor, Global Management Center Co-director, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: vgupta@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5752
Room: JB 276

Dr. Gupta (PhD, Wharton School) is an expert in international management, strategy in a global context and also teaches study abroad business in China, India, Middle East and Europe courses at CBPA.

Dr. Gupta is renowned for his contributions to the science of culture, sustainable strategic management in the emerging markets, managing organizational and technological transformations, and entrepreneurial, global and women’s leadership. He has authored or edited 16 books, including the seminal GLOBE project on culture and leadership in 62 societies, eleven on family business models, two on organizational performance, one on the Multinational subsidiaries in China and an innovative strategy textbook. He has published about one hundred fifty articles in international academic journals and as book chapters.

Dr. Gupta has been a consultant to many business schools and universities in India regarding their international initiatives and use of business simulations in teaching, and has been a program reviewer for international business and management programs for CETYS University, Mexico.

Dr. Gupta is the Associate Dean at CBPA. He has been the Principal of the GLOBE program on culture and leadership. He serves on the editorial board of more than a dozen international journals. He has been on the advisory board of several business schools in India. He has been on the board of several international conferences, and has been an invited speaker and keynote speaker at more than 40 nations around the world.

Dr. Gupta has received several international awards and recognitions, including: fifth rank All-India in 12th class national board examination, third rank in the University of Delhi B.Com. (Hons), third rank All-India in Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India final examination, gold medal for outstanding scholastic performance in the MBA program of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, Japan Foundation one-year research fellowship for visiting University of Tokyo, Co-Principal of National Science Foundation funded GLOBE project on culture and leadership involving 62 societies and 170 country investigators, and Society for Industrial Organizational Psychologists Scott M. Myers award for applied workplace research.

Dr. Gupta is a strong advocate of international student exchange, cultural exchange and technological exchange. He has been instrumental in organizing and leading about 15 short-term study abroad programs over the past seven years. He is married to Bhakti, who is an entrepreneur who markets ethnic handicrafts online, and is active in spiritual endeavors.

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Sung-Kyoo Huh, Ph.D. (ACCT 606)

Professor of Accounting, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: huh@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5712
Room: JB 413

Dr. Huh is Professor of Accounting at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB). He received his MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in accounting from Kent State University. Since he came to CSUSB in 1987, he has taught Controllership, Accounting Information System, Intermediate Accounting, and Cost & Managerial Accounting for undergraduate and graduate students.

His research interests include Cost Variance Investigation System; Target Costing; Government Accounting: Single Audit Act; Ethics in Accounting; Non-Profit Accounting: Church Accounting System. Dr. Huh has published numerous papers in refereed journals. His articles have appeared in Journal of Cost Analysis, Journal of Business Ethics, Municipal Finance Journal, Advances in International Accounting, Global Business Journal, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Multinational Business Journal, Journal of Accounting and Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Research, and Global Business and Finance Review.

Dr. Huh, a Korean native initiated several partnership activities between CSUSB and the Korean Community in the area of the Inland Empire. These activities included a fund raising party for University Museum, annual scholarship awards to CSUSB students from Inland Korean Business Association, and an internship program for accounting students. He has immense interest for the church management ministry of Asian community churches in the Southern California, especially church accounting and financial management. Therefore, he contributed many articles for church accounting to newspapers. He is serving as a president and internal auditor of Christian Ethics Movement organization in Los Angeles, in which 250 churches and 900 individual members have participated.

Dr. Huh is a member of American Accounting Association, Inland Empire Chapter of Institute of Management Accountant, and Global Business Association.

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John Jin, Ph.D. (ACCT 610)

Professor of Accounting, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: jjin@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5721
Room: JB 407

Dr. Jin has taught extensive courses mainly in financial accounting from accounting principle to advanced accounting for undergraduate students and from accounting theory to doctoral dissertations for graduate students. He joined CSUSB in fall 2009 from University of Maryland-Eastern Shore where he was a tenured full professor of accounting.

Ever since he earned a PhD in Accounting from University of Arizona, Dr. Jin has specialized in capital market research where he has published 34 articles in peer reviewed journals including Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of International Business Research, Review of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Finance Research and Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal. Dr. Jin has also made numerous paper presentations at national and international conferences such as the IACIS Annual Conference, the Allied Academies International Internet Conference, the European Applied Business Research Conference, the Korean Accounting Association Conference, the Decision Science Institute (DSI) National Conference and the American Accounting Association Conference.

Dr. Jin has rich business experiences as CEO, owner, investor and/or founding/managing partner.

Dr. Paul Kirwan

Paul Kirwan, Ph.D. (MGMT 621, MGMT 623, MGMT 626)

Assistant Professor, Department of Management, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: pkirwan@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5779
Room: JB 425

Paul teaches MGMT 621 – Entrepreneurship and New Ventures; MGMT 623 – Piloting the Entrepreneurial Venture; and MGMT 626 – International New Venture Development.

Dr. Kirwan's areas of research are social networks, international new ventures and new venture formation. His notable publication is the following: Van der Sijde, P. and Kirwan, P. (2009). Preface to the theme: Supporting university spinoffs to realize their global potential. International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 182-186.

Paul has over 10 years experience working for and supporting entrepreneurial ventures. Prior to joining CSUSB he worked for six years at the Dutch Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (Nikos) at the University of Twente where he completed his dissertation “It is what you know and who you know: An investigation into the development of high tech start-up firms.” In this he explored the network development of microsystems and nanotechnology firms in Europe and the United States. During his time at Nikos he was also heavily involved at a project management level in several European Union projects aimed at fostering entrepreneurship in both academia and on a wider societal level. Also, while at Nikos he conducted expeditionary marketing studies for emerging high-tech start-ups firms. He previously worked as a business development officer for a software development start-up company in Cork, Ireland.

My most admired entrepreneur is Michael O’Leary, Ryanair.

Frank M. Lin

Frank M. Lin, Ph.D. (IST 609)

Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs, Department of Information & Decision Science,College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: flin@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5787
Room: JB 276

Professor Lin teaches in the Information and Decision Sciences Department. He received his PhD in Management Information Systems with minors in computer science and educational psychology and an MBA in Management Information Systems from State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo). As an Associate Dean for international programs at CBPA, he also leads several short-term study abroad programs to Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, India, France, Germany, UAE, and Costa Rica.

Dr. Lin’s research interests include organizational assessment, business model, business process improvement/redesign, organizational modeling, enterprise architecture, strategic use of information technology, diffusion of information technology in organizations, global and cultural intelligence and entrepreneurship. He has published articles and monographs in books and journals such as MIS Quarterly, Business Process Management Journal and Journal of International Information Management as well as international, national and regional conferences.

Prior to his academic pursuit, Dr. Lin worked for Fujitsu Co. as a software and system engineer. He also has an extensive consulting experience for businesses in various industries. Most recent consulting engagements include organizational assessment, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, business process design/improvement, performance measurement systems and ERP implementation, particularly for State-Owned Enterprise in China.

Dr. Lin was the associate editor of the Journal of International Technology and Information Management from 2007-2009 and serves on the review board for a number of journals such as the Pan-Pacific Journal of Business Research. He has served as an executive board member and vice chairman of the Chinese American Faculty Association in Southern California; is a member of the Association of Chinese Management Educator; a board member of the Inland Empire Chinese Association since 1994; and the vice chairman of the Pomona Chinese School, of which he was also the assistant principle of the board, 1996-1997. In 2001, he was the president of the Inland Empire Chinese Association.

Dr. Lin has received a number of grants and/or gifts from National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Oracle Corp., GTE and Microsoft Corp. etc.

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Ron Mowry (ADMN 601, SCM 611)

Adjunct Professor, College of Business and Public Administration



Ron Mowry is an expert in global supply chain management and leadership. In addition Ron has facilitated courses in many other fields of study including; organizational communication, virtual team collaboration, global business relationships, ethics, business data analysis and organizational strategy.

Ron Mowry has contributed research to the logistics industry and has been cited by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) for his work in the field of driver retention and development in the transportation industry. Ron’s current research focuses on the relationship between constant Internet connectivity, technology related stress and the potential implications for business leaders.

Ron Mowry has consulted many business schools and universities regarding course design and customer experience improvement. In addition Ron serves on the advisory board for a non-profit cemetery in California, and is frequently asked to assist on transportation related projects within the trucking sector.

Ron Mowry is a veteran of the transportation and logistics industry. Ron currently holds a leadership role with an American based international online retailer. Previously Ron worked for over 20 years in transportation and is considered an expert in the field of Less Than Truck Load (LTL). Ron incorporates Servant Leadership and Lean based methodology in his leadership role.

Ron Mowry has received several awards and recognition related to the field of supply chain management and transportation facilitation. Ron specializes in turn around operations and employee engagement improvement. Ron has been recognized for his contributions to leadership thought and business improvement.

Ron Mowry is a strong advocate for connecting modern day business topics to university curriculum. Ron believes that it is important to prepare future leaders by facilitating learning that will translate directly to core competencies, utilized in today’s competitive environment.

Dr. Paul Kirwan

Ranfeng (Stella) Qiu, Ph.D., (MGMT 685)

Associate Professor, Department of Management, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: rqiu@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5766
Room: JB 537

Professor Qiu is an Associate Professor in Management Department of CBPA. She received Ph.D degree in International Business and Strategy from Rutgers University in 2010.

Professor Qiu teaches cross-border management and strategic management courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Professor Qiu research strengths include strategy of Multinational Corporations, global innovation networks and emerging economies. Professor Qiu's research has been published in multiple journals such as Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, International Journal of Strategic Management and Journal of Business Theory and Practice, etc. Her research has also competed as finalists for the Best Paper Reward and Best Dissertation Reward in the Academy of Management.

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Jason Ryan, Ph.D. (MKTG 605)

Professor of Marketing, Department of Marketing, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: jryan@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-3779
Room: JB 421

Dr. Jason Ryan (Ph.D., University College Dublin) is an expert in branding and the international business. He teaches a broad array of undergraduate and graduate courses in marketing. Prior to joining CSUSB, Professor Ryan taught at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University (USA and Spain), the Aalto University School of Business (Finland), the Quinn School of Business at University College Dublin (Ireland) and the University of Redlands (USA). Professor Ryan also worked as a Product Manager for Sigma-Aldrich and as an IT Consultant for PwC.

Dr. Ryan’s research interests are branding and the international mobility of skilled professionals. His articles on these topics have appeared in the Journal of Brand Management, the Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, the Marketing Review, the Journal of Global Mobility, Marketing Intelligence & Planning, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy and the European Journal of International Management. He currently has two articles under review at Career Development International and the Personnel Review.

Dr. Ryan has six years of industry experience in both the United States and Europe. He began his business career as an Information Technology Auditor at PwC in Boston. Dr. Ryan later worked for America Online Inc. in Dulles, VA, as a public relations officer and for Sigma-Aldrich Corporation as a Product Manager.

Jason Ryan joined CSUSB in 2011 from the University of Redlands as an Associate Professor of Marketing. At Redlands, he taught in the full-time undergraduate business program for four years and was granted early tenure and promotion. Jason has ten years of teaching experience in institutions of higher education in Ireland, Finland, Spain, Morocco and the United States. Prior to moving to California in 2007, Jason was employed by Saint Louis University for two years to teach international business at its overseas campus in Madrid, Spain.

Dr. Ryan was the recipient of the CBPA Faculty Research award in 2012-2013.

Dr. Ryan likes to describe his personal and educational backgrounds as eclectic. He was born and raised in France to an Irish-American father and an Iranian mother. At the tender age of nineteen, his parents shipped him off to the US to attend Swarthmore College. At Swarthmore, Dr. Ryan majored in History. After graduation, he moved to Boston and worked for PwC as an IT Consultant. That experience sparked his interest in business. Dr. Ryan then attended business school at Washington University in St. Louis, thanks to a generous scholarship. There, he earned an MBA and an MA in International Affairs. After working for both America Online and Sigma-Aldrich, Dr. Ryan decided that his true calling was teaching. He moved to Dublin, Ireland, to attend the PhD program at the Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College Dublin.

Ghulam Sarwar

Ghulam Sarwar, Ph.D. (FIN 602)

Professor of Finance, Department of Accounting & Finance, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: gsarwar@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5711
Room: JB 223

Dr. Sarwar (Ph.D. Oklahoma State, Ph.D. Nebraska) teaches primarily Financial Derivatives, Corporate Finance, and Investments. He has taught graduate finance courses in the traditional MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Online MBA, and MS Finance programs at multiple AACSB accredited business schools. He has received multiple teaching awards, including the 2013 Outstanding Originator of Distributed Learning (OODL) award from CSUSB.

Dr. Sarwar’s research has appeared in highly visible and respected finance and economics journals on a regular basis. His published research in options and futures has been widely cited in the finance literature. He has presented papers and chaired sessions at many national and international finance and business conferences. He served as a reviewer for some highly ranked and respected finance journals. Dr. Sarwar has received awards for his quality research.

Dr. Sarwar has a passion for real-world stock and option markets investments. He was instrumental in bringing private funding to create a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) for providing CBPA students hands-on investment experience with real money. His investment expertise are recognized and sought by wealthy private investors.

Dr. Sarwar is a former chair of the department of accounting and finance at CBPA. He was also the chair of department of finance, insurance, and real estate, SCSU (second largest MN state university). Dr. Sarwar was instrumental in starting the new MSA degree program at CBPA. He currently serves as a reviewer for multiple national and international finance and business conferences and journals.

Dr. Sarwar has received multiple awards for outstanding teaching, research, and service at CSUSB, SCSU, and University of Nebraska. He was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at University of Guelph, Canada. He won the 2005 Distinguished Business Professor of the Year award at the Herberger College of Business, SCSU.

Dr. Sarwar is a student-centered professor who has been in academia since 1990. He was instrumental in bringing private money to support student scholarships and faculty research. His professional passion is to apply his options and investment knowledge to real-world financial investments using his own money. He enjoys visiting foreign countries and was part of the CBPA study abroad program in Germany and Dubai. He has studied and worked in professional jobs in four different countries.

Victoria Seitz

Victoria Seitz, Ph.D. (MKTG 607)

Professor and Chair, Department of Marketing, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: vseitz@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5753
Room: JB 458

Dr. Seitz's teaching interests include image marketing, advertising, direct marketing, direct selling, international marketing and advertising, green computing and green marketing.

Dr. Seitz is the author of five books: Power Dressing, Your Executive Image, and I Don’t Wear A Suit as well as two books on advertising and public relations published in Romania with Mariana Nicolae (2006), Crearea Imaginii (Image Making, 2008) and Cheia Succesului Imaginea Profesionala (Your Key to a Successful Professional Image). She has written hundreds of articles for academic, trade and popular magazines and has made presentations at national and international association conferences. She received her Master’s and PhD from Oklahoma State University.

Prior to teaching Dr. Seitz was a fashion coordinator for Burdines Department Stores in Florida and in retail management for Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. Additionally, Dr. Seitz has consulted with companies on issues dealing with image marketing and advertising. Some of her clients have included the US Armed Forces, Accountant Overload, General Dynamics, Texas Instrument, Abbot Laboratories, Yellow Freight Systems and The YMCA. Dr. Seitz has been a guest on numerous radio and TV talk shows both in the US and Canada, including the Debra Duncan Show in Houston, TX. Moreover, she has been quoted in newspapers across the country including the Los Angeles Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Business Week and the Kansas City Star.

Dr. Seitz serves on the board of the Asian-American Resource Center and is listed in Who’s Who in Education, Who’s Who in Media, Who’s Who in America, Emerging Business Professionals of America, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who of America’s Teachers and Who’s Who of Outstanding Women.

Dr. Seitz received a Fulbright Senior Fellowship award in Romania and conducted teaching and research for the 2002-2003 academic year in the cities of Iasi at Alexander Cuza University and Bucharest at the Academy of Economic Studies. In 2006 and 2008, she received two Fulbright Specialist Awards and served two weeks in Romania consulting on advertising and marketing. Finally, she has served as a visiting professor for both institutions as well.

Astrid Sheil

Astrid Sheil, Ph.D. (ADMN 602, ADMN 645)

Professor, College of Business and Public Administration
Email: astrid@csusb.edu
Room: JB 560


Dr. Astrid Sheil teaches ADMIN 602, Advanced Managerial Communication, and ADMIN 645, Negotiation and Bargaining, for the MBA program. Her undergraduate classes include: COMM 341-Principles of Public Relations; COMM 311-Business and Professional Communication; COMM 541-Crisis Communication; COMM 491-Ethics; COMM 691-Seminar in Organizational Communication; and COMM 542-Campaigns.

Dissertation: The Structuration of Brain Dominance on Organizational Communication, examines how the preferences for thinking and communicating by senior leaders in an organization affect the culture and communication climate of the organization.
Book: Sheil, A., & Violanti, M. (2012). Dynamic Public Relations: The 24/7 PR Cycle. Boston: Pearson.
Recent Articles:

  • Estes, J., & Sheil, A. (2015). Tobacco Settlement Bonds: A critical analysis of 9 states and 3 territories. (Best Paper Award). Pan-Asian Conference, Cal Poly Pomona, Feb. 27, 2015. Publication forthcoming.
  • Estes, J., & Sheil, A. (2015). Future Shock: The long-term consequences of Capital Appreciation Bonds. Academy of Business Research, March.
  • Estes, J., & Sheil, A. (2015). Tobacco Settlement Capital Appreciation Bonds: Bad for states’ fiscal health and well-being. Presented at the Academy of Business Research, New Orleans, LA. Publication forthcoming.

Before her career in academia, Sheil worked as the manager of public relations and government affairs for two Fortune 500 companies and as a global director of communication and human resources for an international chemical company based in Helsinki, Finland. She is a certified practitioner in the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument© and regularly presents and consults on the connection between brain dominance preferences and thinking and communicating styles.

Sheil is the interim Chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance in the College of Business and Public Administration. Since her arrival in the department in 2013, Sheil has assisted in revitalizing the Business Alliance to a more active status. In addition, Sheil launched a new magazine for the CBPA, entitled IMPACT. Published twice a year, Sheil is the editor-in-chief of the magazine, which is also available online. She presented at CLADEA (Consortium of Latin American Business Schools) in Barcelona, Spain (2014) and was the keynote speaker for Women Leaders meeting (Nov. 2014). Her professional development and certifications includes 2 AACSB teaching conferences; Kansas State University’s New Chair Seminar; QRLT; and the CSU’s 2-day workshop on philanthropy and fundraising. Sheil is a member of the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a board member of the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation (ASRL) based in Claremont, California, and an official blogger for The California Women’s Conference, www.californiawomen.org.

  • ACE Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Voted as “Best professor and advisor on campus” 2008
  • Selected as one of the “Top Six Most Influential Educators” 2007
  • Fellow for Learner Centered Education Curriculum (2006-2007)
  • Recipient of grant for Experiential Learning (2005-2006)
  • Provost Citation for “Extraordinary Promise” (2000)
  • James A. Crook Excellence in Teaching Award (2001)
Astrid Sheil

Barbara Sirotnik

Information and Decision Sciences
Email: bsirotni@csusb.edu
Phone: 909-537-5729
Room: JB 235

Dr. Sirotnik started teaching at CSUSB in 1980 and has seen the campus grow from 4,000 students to over 17,000. She has taught mega-sections of undergraduate introductory statistics (180 – 200 students); major classes in supply chain management, quality management, and computer programming (10 – 20 students); and graduate classes in all of the above topics (up to 30 students). She has won her college’s Faculty of the Year award or Excellence in Teaching award five times, and has been nominated for the university’s Outstanding Professor award 4 times.

Dr. Sirotnik has authored and co-authored theoretical articles in the areas of paired comparisons and contingency table analysis. In addition, she has co-authored applied research articles on a variety of topics including: the aging workforce, challenges and rewards of being a family caregiver, attributes related to attitudes toward people with disabilities, effect of question format on survey findings, ethnic differences in students’ approaches to learning, toxic leadership, and training modalities for bioterrorism preparedness.

Dr. Sirotnik’s professional energies have mainly been channeled into applied research as one of the founding Directors of the university’s Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis. Since 1985, this multi-disciplinary institute has provided a variety of research and consulting services to public agencies, business organizations, and individuals within the university’s service area and beyond. As Director of the Institute, she has been involved in conducting survey research projects for public and private organizations in the Inland Empire, statewide, and nationwide. In particular, Institute projects include: 20 years of Inland Empire Annual Surveys (surveys of up to 2,000 residents of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties); 24 years of surveys resulting in the Inland Empire Report on Business released monthly; community needs assessments for Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, San Antonio Hospital, Inland Empire United Way, Mt. Baldy United Way, and Planned Parenthood; and quality of life surveys (telephone and online) for the cities of Hemet and Riverside. Statewide studies include a survey of family caregivers; and a survey of landscape water use efficiency for the California Urban Water Conservation Council. Nationwide experience includes a study of information sharing in the military for the Department of Defense.

Dr. Sirotnik holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of California, Riverside, and her additional areas of expertise include operations research, information management, data driven decision making, computer programming, and research methods.

In her spare time (what spare time?), Dr. Sirotnik enjoys reading, hiking, and singing. She is also an award winning Highland Dancer and loves to line dance.

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Mike Stull, Ph.D. (MGMT 621)

Department Chair, Professor Department of Management, Director – Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE), College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: mstull@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-3708
Room: JB 461

Dr. Stull, who earned his MBA from Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB) and his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University, is an experienced entrepreneur and teaches all subject areas in the field of entrepreneurship including new venture creation, ideation and innovation, business planning and strategy, business model development, new venture finance and managing growth. His favorite courses are MGMT 543 and MGMT 621.

Dr. Stull focuses his research on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership, trust and its role in innovative behaviors, and social entrepreneurship. In addition to his publications in the field, Dr. Stull is also an active and successful grant writer, having secured over $20 million in program and research grants during his time at CSUSB.

Dr. Stull has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business executive. He serves as an advisor and consultant to a number of startup and emerging companies.

Dr. Stull is the Department Chair of the Management Department at CBPA. At CSUSB he has led a number of key initiatives in the CBPA including the development and implementation of a new MBA curriculum, the CBPA strategic planning process and the development of new curriculum models for Entrepreneurship at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has served a guest business columnist for the Los Angeles News Group and serves on the board of a number of nonprofit organizations in Southern California. He is also currently an advisory board member of the Tech Coast Angels, the largest investor group in the US.

Dr. Stull has raised nearly $25 million in grants, contracts and gifts for the entrepreneurship program at CSUSB. He has been recognized with two outstanding teaching awards (2008, 2009) at CSUSB and has been honored for both his leadership (Management Leader of the Year, 2001, University of California Riverside) and his entrepreneurial skills (Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 1999). Under his direction the entrepreneurship program has achieved national acclaim, including ranking as the #4 graduate entrepreneurship program in the U.S. from The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine and receiving the prestigious National Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award in 2010 from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).

Dr. Stull is passionate about entrepreneurship, teaching and growing the IECE program at CSUSB. He is married with two children and when not working, loves hiking, traveling and playing ice hockey.

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Samuel Sudhakar, Ph.D. (IST 609)

Vice President/Chief Information Officer - Division of Information Technology Services
E-mail: ssudhakar@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 5377-5100

Fast-track executive with a highly effective combination of technical expertise and business acumen. Visionary planner and manager with proven record of accomplishment developing long-range strategy, tactical initiatives, and innovative organizational roadmaps. Experience in implementing new business concepts, delivering innovative technical solutions, and facilitating operations in transition. Diverse background includes the seamless integration of emerging technologies into large user communities. Skilled manager of cross-functional groups comprised of IT, operations, and administrative staff.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management
  • Vendor Relations
  • Cost Reduction Initiatives
  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Architecture & Infrastructure Design
  • Staff Leadership & Development
  • Change Management
  • Budgetary Oversight
  • Executive-level Presentations
Javad Varzandeh

Javad Varzandeh, Ph.D. (SCM 611)

Professor, Department of Information & Decision Sciences, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: jvarzand@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5730
Room: JB 555

Dr. Varzandeh has received his PhD from Oklahoma State University, and has been teaching in the areas of supply chain management, Operations Management, International Business, Management Sciences, ERP-SAP and Quality Management during the past 20 years.

Dr. Varzandeh’s publications are in supply chain management, ERP, SAP, Quality and inventory management.

Dr. Varzandeh has developed and directed a number of seminars and workshops in "Quality Control, Statistical Sampling, Master scheduling, Operations Scheduling, Just In Time, and Forecasting", nationwide. He has been educational consultant for a number of manufacturers, such as Hayden Corporation, General Dynamics, Rockwell International, Frolic Foot Industry, Midwest products, Falcon Jet Corporation and more during the past years.

John Wu

John Wu, Ph.D. (SCM 607)

Professor, Department of Information & Decision Sciences, College of Business and Public Administration
E-mail: jwu@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5036
Room: JB 283

Dr. John Wu is a tenured full professor of Supply Chain and Transportation at California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Wu received his PhD in Business Logistics and Marketing from Pennsylvania State University and an MA in International Management from the University of Texas. He is certified in transportation and logistics by AST&L.

Between 2008 and 2012, Dr. Wu was director of the Leonard Transportation Center, a DOT Tier II university research center that supported research and development projects in Southern California. Dr. Wu’s specializations include outsourcing, operations and supply chain, sustainable supply chain and Asian management. His research in supply chain integration, sustainable supply chain operations, international business, and management education has been published in a number of journals including the California Journal of Oriental Medicine, FJIB, TRF, the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, TJ, and the Journal of Business Logistics.

Professor Wu has practical experience in logistics and supply chain management from the various positions he held and projects he was involved in. He has consulted with Fortune 500 companies such as Merck, Conrail, Compaq, Payless Shoe Source, and McCormick in the U.S., and global companies such as Sony in Mexico; DTG, Swire, China Post, and ZPMC in China; and Taiwan Cellular in Taiwan. He has trained numerous Chinese government officials and business managers since 1997 in private and UN-sponsored programs.

Dr. Wu is an active member in Asia Society, Asian Business League, AsiaNetwork, Chinese American Faculty Association (president, 1999-2000), Decision Sciences Institute, American Chinese Management Educators Association (vice president, 2009-2010), Distribution Management Association (board member, 2009-2013) and Transportation Research Board. He was twice elected president of the California State University Production and Operations Management Faculty Association, and editor for the California Journal of Production and Operations Management, the Journal of International Transportation Systems, and SciTopics Transportation.

Professor Wu’s achievements have won him many awards and scholarships. He was the Wang Family Research Scholar, a designation for outstanding research professors at the California State University system. Moreover, he has received grants or scholarships from Irvine Foundation, Union Bank of California, San Diego Community Foundation (twice) and USC Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBEAR). He also successfully secured funding to develop new interdisciplinary curricula and exchange programs from major foundations including the Henry Luce Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Japan Foundation.

John is a Taiwanese native who speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese. He lives in beautiful Claremont near LA and enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, theatre, running and motorcycling. Dr. Wu can be reached at his CSUSB office at (909) 537-7484 or email at jwu@csusb.edu or professorwu@outlook.com