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Global Leadership Advancement Center


The Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC) is a research and training institute located in the College of Business at San José State University. GLAC was established in 2009, GLAC is funded by the generosity of the Donald and Sally Lucas Foundation.

GLAC Newsletter

Please review our 2015-2016 Newsletter to see what GLAC has been up to.

GLAC Staff
  • Dr. Joyce Osland, Executive Director, Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, School of Global Innovation and Leadership
  • Kyoung-Ah Nam, Assistant Professor, School of Management at San Jose State University
  • Linda Dunn-Jensen, Director, Social Innovation Initiative

GLLab, Team

GLAC Advisory Board
The Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC) is a research and training institute located in the College of Business at San José State University. GLAC was established in 2009, GLAC is funded by the generosity of the Donald and Sally Lucas Foundation.

GLAC Advisory Board
Please view the Board Member Bios here.
  • John Baird, Principal Partner, Velocity Coaching, LLC
  • Janet Bennett, Executive Director, Intercultural Communication Institute
  • Annette Finsterbusch, Member Board of Directors, Optomec
  • Jeremy King, EVP, WalMart.com
  • Bradley Maihack, Founder, Social Venture Café
  • Colette Menzel, CFO | Antelope Valley Hospital
  • Richard Okumoto, Principal, Miller-Okumoto, Inc.
  • John Picone, Attorney at Law and Shareholder, Hopkins & Carley
  • Jacquelyn Peterson, Talent Management Coordinator, Hitachi Data Systems


GLAC Research Fellow 

  • Dr. Jürgen Deller, Faculty, industrial and Organizational Psychology, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany

  • Pierre-Yves Sanséau, Professor, Human Resource Management, Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France


GLAC Scholar-in-Residence


Social Innovation Institute (SI2) and Global Leaders-In-Residence



Executive Director

 Joyce Osland

Dr. Joyce Osland
Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, School of Global Innovation and Leadership

Joyce Osland is a specialist in international management with a focus on global leadership and Latin American management. She has lived and worked overseas, primarily doing international development work, for fourteen years in seven different countries, mainly in Latin America and West Africa. She taught in the MBA program and executive education programs at INCAE (The Central American Institute of Business Administration) in Costa Rica from 1989-1992. Dr. Osland has received both teaching and research awards, most recently the Dean's Academic Research Award and the Graduate Teaching Award at San José State University. A former president of the Western Academy of Management, she was honored with that organization's Ascendant Scholar Award and the Joan Dahl President's Leadership Award. Dr. Osland is a recipient of the Journal of Management Inquiry's Outstanding Scholar Award for career achievement. She is a visiting professor in Master's and Executive MBA programs at various universities in the United States and abroad. In addition, she does global leadership executive education programs and corporate consulting. Her current research interests include the identification and development of expert cognition in global leaders, trigger events in cultural sensemaking, expert cognition in intercultural experts and repatriate knowledge transfer.

Email: joyce.osland@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-3583



 Mary Calegari

Professor Mary Calegari, Accounting and Finance

Mary Calegari is the Director of Accreditation for the College of Business and an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance at San Jose State University. She has been at SJSU since 2003 and teaches Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, and Advanced Accounting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Over the past few years, Dr. Calegari has established an impressive record of teaching and research. She received the College of Business Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor Award in 2007 and Master Teacher Award in 2008, 2010, and 2011 for teaching excellence. Dr. Calegari received Best Paper Awards in 2004 and 2008 for her quality research. Her research interests are IPOs, corporate governance, SOX, diversity, globalization, corporate social responsibility, ethics, and financial reporting. Dr. Calegari is involved in various student organizations as advisor and mentor and was formerly the President of Beta Gamma Sigma, the “international honor society that encourages ethical business leadership and honors the academic achievement of business students.” She received her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Georgia. Prior to her doctorate, Dr. Calegari was a Manager in the Honolulu office of Ernst & Young where she performed audits, prepared tax returns and consulted in healthcare issues.

E-mail: mary.calegari@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-3497

 Marlene Turner

Professor Marlene Turner,Interim Dean

Marlene E. Turner, Interim Dean of SJSU's Lucas college and Graduate School of Business. She is also a Professor in the School of Management. An award-winning teacher, researcher and administrator, she earned a Master's degree in dance from the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Theory from Carnegie Mellon University. Editor of the book "Groups at Work," and a regular contributor to journals, Turner is frequently called upon to share her expertise by serving as department editor, special issue editor, and board member of premiere academic journals. Her research findings have been presented in briefings to the United States Congress, Department of National Intelligence, the California State Legislature, and various civil rights groups; featured in the popular business press; presented as the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture; and awarded a custom official Cooperstown Hall of Fame baseball bat from the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball History in honor of her work on Jackie Robinson and the integration of baseball. 

E-mail: marlene.turner@sjsu.edu
Phone: (408) 924-3585


GLAC Research Fellow

 Jurgen Deller

Dr. Jürgen Deller, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

Jürgen Deller is a professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. He chaired the department of business psychology from 2000 to 2002. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Strategic HR Management Research and Development (SMARD). In the academic year 2007/2008 he was the Lucas Global Visiting Scholar at San José State University's Lucas Graduate School of Business in San José, CA.

In his professional life Dr. Deller attempts to bridge the gap between academia and practice. He began his career with Commerzbank AG, a leading German bank. After studying economics and psychology at Judson University, Elgin, Ill., USA, and Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany, he joined the corporate headquarters of the Daimler-Benz group in Stuttgart as HR manager. He worked with DaimlerChrysler Services (debis) AG, Berlin, and, as senior HR manager, supervised the HR board member's office and headed Corporate Leadership Development IT Services. Dr. Deller received his doctor's degree from the University of the Armed Forces Hamburg in 1998.

His research focus is international human resources management, which includes expatriate success factors, repatriate knowledge transfer, human capital management, and demographic change and the workforce, specifically “grey-collar” workers in retirement. Dr. Deller co-lead the largest empirical research project on expatriates, International Generalizability Of Expatriate Success factors (iGOES), with more than 2,000 personal interviewees Worldwide. He has published more than 80 articles and book chapters in both German and English and presented over 150 conference papers.


Visiting Scholars-in-Residence

Dr. Margarita Mejia Likosova

Dr Margarita Mejia Likosova is a Postdoctoral Researcher of Finance and Accounting at the Department of Finance at Tübingen University.

She earned a Master degree in Administrative Engineering from National University of Colombia and a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Management with a specialization in Finance from Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Before joining Tübingen University, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Vaasa University (Finland) and Umea University (Sweden). She also taught seminars at the National University of Colombia, the University of Antioquia and EAFIT (all in Colombia) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Her research is in Risk Management, Financial Reporting, Auditing and Portfolio Management.


Visiting Scholar In- Residence

Dr Markus Pudelko

Dr Markus Pudelko is Professor of International Business and Director of the Department of International Business at Tübingen University School of Business and Economics. He is also Vice Dean as well as Associate Dean for International Affairs of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.

He earned Master degrees in Business Studies (U of Cologne), Economics (Sorbonne U) and International Management (Community of European Management Schools - CEMS) and a PhD (U of Cologne).

Before joining Tübingen U, he worked for eight years for the U of Edinburgh Business School. His research is on headquarters-subsidiary relationships, multinational teams, the impact of language on international business, Japanese HRM, international and comparative HRM and cross-cultural management.

He has published on these topics in a variety of journals and has received several research awards, among others by the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business.

For more information, please visit: www.uni-tuebingen.de/wiwi/ib


GLAC Scholar-in-Residence

 Pierre-Yves Sanseau

Pierre-Yves Sanséau, Human Resource Management, Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France

Pierre-Yves Sanséau is Professor for Human Resource Management, organizational behavior and management at Grenoble Graduate School of Business (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS accredited), France. For the academic year 2011-2012, he is Visiting Scholar at San José State University's Lucas Graduate School of Business in San José, California. He's previously been a faculty member of the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.

Pierre-Yves Sanséau holds a Ph.D. and a HDR in business administration from the University of Lyon (France), a MBA (Montreal, Canada) and a M.Sc. in political sciences. His teaching interests are in the areas of HRM, Management of Competences, Cross cultural Management, Organizational Behaviour, Diversity Management, Career Development, Leadership, Work-life integration.

His research interests include management of technology, management of competences, working time, work-life integration, work-family balance, life-long learning. He has published in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Personnel Review, Carrierologie Canada, Qualitative Research, Revue Française de Gestion, Gestion 2000 among others and presented 40 research papers in international scientific conferences (Academy of Management Meetings, ASAC Canada, World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics USA, Industrial Relations in Europe Conference, AGRH, EDINEB, etc.). He has also published several books as author or co-author. Dr Sanséau is a member of the Chair in management of competencies at the University of Quebec in Montreal (Canada).


Colette Menzel

Global Leader-In-Residence

Colette Menzel, PMP, comes to GLAC with seasoned experience specializing in consumer internet and the development of products and services.  She is currently the Director of the Project Management Office at one of the world’s premier eCommerce development and consulting firms, Corra, based in New York City.  In her role at Corra, she has been the driving force behind the strategic organization and execution of all projects, the design and implementation of the Corra Project Management Methodology & Process, and the design and analysis of Corra’s strategic Business Intelligence dashboards for company forecasting and measurement.   In addition, she has operated her own consulting firm for the past decade, ICDI Inc., and has assisted Fortune 1000 companies to execute their product platform and organizational management needs. 

Colette is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and holds an appointment as the Advanced Project Management Educator.  She also holds a Masters in Organizational Management and a PhD in Organizational Management.


Social Innovation Institute (SI2) and Global Leaders-in-Residence

Brad Maihack

 Brad Maihack

Director of Worldwide Business Operations, Hewlett-Packard Software and Solutions, Global Leader-in-Residence, SI2.

Brad is a 35 year veteran of Hewlett-Packard's financial Business Operations leadership community. Over Brad's career at HP he has held a wide range of senior financial management and controllership roles across a broad range of high technology and innovation-centered businesses. Brad currently is the Worldwide Director of Business Operations for HP's Software and Solutions Information Management Business Unit where he is helping drive a range of new growth business initiatives for the Hewlett-Packard company in the area Enterprise Information Management & Governance.

Brad is a recognized financial & business leader within HP and is often sought after in regards to leading significant business turnarounds and growing high profile new business ventures in the company. He and his global team of New Product Business Program managers and Business Operations professionals lead the development and implementation of business management strategies & processes necessary to optimize global business performance and to transform its product and solution innovation cultures to achieve new levels of business and operational success. Recognized for his unique background and experience in successfully managing high technology businesses throughout every stage of the business and innovation life cycle, Brad's leadership has been seen as a key success factor in turning HP's innovations into leading edge products, services, and solutions that have helped make it the World's number one information technology company in the World.

Brad holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration; Accounting concentration, from San Jose State University. In addition to playing a leadership role in a number of Silicon Valley professional organizations, he was the co-creator of the San Jose Social Innovation Institute, San Jose Financial Management Institute, he is an active member of Silicon Valley Financial Executive International, co-founder of the Social Innovation Institute, Center for Employment Training/CET Board member, and serves on the Knight Foundation's San Jose Community Advisory Board. Brad is also Hewlett-Packard's SJSU campus recruiting manager and President of the SJSU College of Business Alumni Network. He remains an active SJSU advocate and has served on a wide variety of University advisory board's including those for: EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service), the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship, Global Leadership Advancement Center-Social Innovation Initiative and the Dean's Global Advisory Board for the College of Business.


Dave Wilde


Global Leader-In-Residence

Dave Wilde has worked for Hewlett-Packard, for over 25 years. Dave has held a wide variety of roles including R&D leadership, business management, marketing, and operations, mostly in HP's enterprise systems business. He most recently worked in H-P's vertical industry group, where among other responsibilities, he was the Operations Manager for the Health and Life Sciences organization.


Richard Okumoto

 Richard Okumoto

Global Leader-In-Residence, SI2

Rich has more than thirty years of experience in multi-national Silicon Valley technology companies. He has held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and Division General Manager. Currently he is a principal with Miller/Okumoto, Inc., a management consulting company. His most recent assignment was a two year engagement in Shanghai, China as the contract CFO for a joint China and USA venture-funded technology company.

Rich teaches both MBA's and undergraduates in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors for the San Jose State University Research Foundation and the Center for Education Training. Rich is a graduate of SJSU.


Richard Sessions

 Richard Sessions

Global Leader-In-Residence, SI2

Richard was the founder and managing partner for Altis Solutions. He has thirty-five years of industrial and high-tech experience as a cube dweller, apps engineer, salesperson, marketer, mentor, $150M business unit general manager, leader of a $400M marketing organization, and international business consultant as well as has worked for several start-ups.

Richard is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Engineering and is an international lecturer and executive education/graduate school instructor on global new product development, high-tech product portfolio management, and high-intensity strategic planning/execution. His teams have won several best-in-class international benchmarking awards for strategic planning/execution and new product development. He has been a subject matter expert for the American Productivity and Quality Center in Houston for new product development and balanced corporate performance management.

Richard has been quoted in numerous articles and books on strategic processes and building the unstoppable financial powerhouse. He has collaborated on several management books including Beyond the Financials and an internal management publication for A.T. Kearney, Inc. targeted at C-level company leadership.


John Swan

 John Swan

Global Leader-In-Residence

John has worked for GE and Mitsui and Co. for over 20 years in various management positions focused on Business Development and forming Strategic Alliances developing multi-billion dollar markets. In the past 10 years, John has consulted many start-ups, for profits and nonprofits. Key theme is developing strategic alliances and public-private partnerships promoting an "Open-Source" approach for the commercialization of new ideas and growing markets. This business development approach is fusing social media, enterprise social network platforms, open-source commercialization and crowd-sourcing, to drive new commercialization opportunities for both the public and private sectors.

John co-founded a public-private consortium with the U.S. Department of Commerce to expand international high technology businesses. This consortium was the international initiative of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley.

John has held board seats on the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), San Jose State University Foundation, NASA Ames Technology Commercialization Center, and the Cupertino National Bank and Trust Advisory Board.

John has a BS in Physics and a MS in Engineering from SJSU and a MBA from Santa Clara University.