Faculty & Staff Contacts

School of Management
Business Tower 650
Phone: 408-924-3550
Fax: 408-924-3555
Zip: 0070


Staff Contacts


Meg VirickMeg Virick
Director
Office: BT 650
408-924-3551

 

 

Barbara SomersBarbara Somers
Department Analyst
Office: BT 650
408-924-3552

 

 

Gema RodriguezGema Rodriguez
Administrative Support Coordinator
Office: BT 650
408-924-3557

 

 


Faculty Contact and  Office Hours 


Agarwal_VivekVivek Agarwal
Office: BT 756      
Email: vivek.agarwal01@sjsu.edu   
Phone: 408-476-7626
Office Hours: M/W 10:00-10:30 AM (please notify before coming to office)
Vivek Agarwal has a strong passion to help striving students, professionals and executives achieve their full potential. He retired from Intel Corporation, Santa Clara as a Director of Technical Marketing. Throughout his 27+ years in the high-tech industry, he has a proven track record in the areas of marketing, business management and general management. He has an MBA from San Jose State University and Master’s in Computer Engineering from USC, Los Angeles. Vivek has delivered enlightening lectures and seminars to motivate, inspire and train aspiring individuals enhancing their business management skills and make informed career choices. He has shared his personal insights to provide guidance on career management and leadership development.




Thomas Altura

Thomas Altura, Assistant Professor
Office: BT 665
Email: thomas.altura@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-7884
Office Hours: T 1:30 - 2:30 PM & by appointment

Thomas Altura is an assistant professor in the School of Management at San Jose State University. He received his PhD and MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and holds a BA in Anthropology, also from UCLA. Tom researches organizations and markets, focusing particularly on inter-organizational networks, and organizational status and legitimacy. He currently teaches organization theory at the Lucas College of Business. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Tom has worked in the financial services industry and has also performed extensively as a jazz bassist.


Mike Beasley, Lecturer
Office: BT 352
Email: michael.beasley@sjsu.edu   
Phone: 408-924-3436
Office Hours:  M 5:00 – 6:00 PM & by appointment

Mike Beasley brings experience from consulting, higher education and high tech. As a career consultant for nearly 20 years for Right Management and in his business, Career-Crossings he has helped thousands of people, of all ages and professions, find meaningful and satisfying work after their jobs have ended. Previously he was a fulltime Associate Professor of Management at Golden Gate University and also served for one year as the Director of the Executive MBA program, Silicon Valley Campus. He was a fulltime faculty member at Colorado State University and the University of North Alabama. He was also previously employed at Hewlett-Packard. He received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University, and his MBA and BS are from Middle Tennessee State University. He is an International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach.


Roy Blitzer

Roy J. Blitzer, Lecturer
Office: BT 564
Email: roy.blitzer@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8025
Office Hours: W 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM & 8:45 PM - 9:30 PM (after class) & by appointment

Roy J. Blitzer is an executive Coach and management Consultant with 30+ years of experience as a human resources and business management professional.  He received his M.B.A. in Business from UC Berkeley in 1968.  Roy was a founding Principal and Vice President of Zenger-Miller, a training, education and consulting company (now Achieve Global International), a Senior Director at Spherion Corporation, and a Manager at Syntex Corporation (now Roche, Inc.). He also sat on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Social Responsibility and the Institute for Effective School Leadership and was a former chair of the Palo Alto, California Human Relations Commission.


Tim Brown

Tim Brown, Lecturer
Office: BT 555
Email: timothy.brown@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-321-2516
Office Hours: Th 5:45 - 7:00 PM & by appointment

Tim Brown is a partner at AonHewitt where he leads Radford's global survey operations. His responsibilities include the design, preparation and publication of the Radford global compensation and US Benefits surveys through a team of consultants located in San Jose and London.  Prior to joining Radford in 1998, Tim held various compensation roles with semiconductor, life sciences, and telecommunications firms.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Santa Clara University and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He has a chapter published in "The Compensation Handbook," and has contributed to WorldatWork's Workspan magazine. Tim has taught "Compensation and Rewards" as part of the undergraduate human resources degree curriculum at SJSU since 2007.


Nancy Bussani

Nancy Bussani, Lecturer
Office: BT 660
Email: nancy.bussani@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8041
Office Hours: W 3:30 – 4:30 PM & by appointment

Nancy Bussani received her M.B.A. from Washington State University.  She is currently the vice president of philanthropy for the Dignity Health, the largest health care system in California Foundation which she launched in 2012.  Previously she served as San Jose State University’s vice president for university advancement and CEO of the Tower Foundation – the University’s auxiliary arm dedicated to philanthropy. In that role, she helped establish the Tower Foundation’s board, infrastructure, initial projects, and funding strategy.  Prior to that she was the executive director of the Metropolitan Technology Center at Moffett Field, president and CEO of the Mountain Winery, president of the nonprofit consulting company Manex, and director of contracts and grants at the SJSU Research Foundation.


Art Casy

Art Casey, Lecturer
Office: BT 555
Email: arthur.casey@sjsu.edu
Phone: Email Only
Office Hours: M 4:45 - 5:45 PM & by appointment

Art Casey is a trial attorney at Robinson & Wood, Inc. in San Jose, California with a J.D. from Santa Clara University and a B.A. from University of San Diego. He has been an author and lecturer for California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) for several years, including Chapter Author for CEB Publication, California Civil Discovery Practice, 4th Ed. (2006). He is a member of DRI (a national organization of attorneys in the civil trial defense bar) and a longstanding member of Northern California Association of Defense Counsel. Art has been teaching in the School of Management at San Jose State University for the past 10 years.


Gary Castro, Lecturer 
Office: BT 757     
Email: 
gary.castro@sjsu.edu 
Phone: 408-924-2831
Office Hours: M/W 9:30 -10:30 AM & 12:30 - 1:30 PM; T 5:30 - 5:55 PM & after class; Fridays 5:30-5:55 PM & by appointment

Gary Castro received his MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and received his BS in Management from San Jose State University where he graduated with honors through participation in the Gary J. Sbona Honors program. Gary brings over 25 years of retail industry experience relating specifically to corporate leadership. His focus has been on talent development, building the foundations necessary to support business sustainability. Through his various roles within retail, he has expanded his expertise and knowledge in leadership, marketing, and talent development. Gary has also served as an advisor to many local small businesses to establish operational readiness and marketing strategies with a focus on social media marketing.


Thomas ChandyTom Chandy, Lecturer
Office: BT 652     
Email: kanianthra.chandy@sjsu.edu

Phone:  408-924-8052
Office Hours:  T 4:30 – 5:30 PM & by appointment

Thomas Chandy brings to the table a unique combination of industrial and scholarly experience. Trained as a chemical engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering, Dr. Chandy received his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Management, also at UCLA. He spent 30 years in industry, primarily in manufacturing and R&D, but also managing the design and construction of large chemical plants, and the development and marketing of miniaturized sensors and electronic process control systems. He has held management positions at large multinationals, such as Hindustan Lever Ltd. (a subsidiary of Unilever), Monsanto, and Allied-Signal (now known as Honeywell), as well as at a couple of small start-ups.

 


Chou_SingmaySingmay Chou, Adjunct professor
Office: BT 660
Email: 
singmay.chou@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-1172
Office Hours: W 3:00 - 4:00 PM & by appointment

Singmay Chou has lived and worked in the Asia region since 1996.  She spends part of the year in the San Jose area and teaches Strategic Management at San Jose State University.  She is the Director of Kapok Tree Limited, a consulting firm in change management, strategic planning and organizational effectiveness.  Singmay also teaches at The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Her prior business experience includes positions as Vice President of Marketing and Product for Luxottica Retail Greater China, General Manager of Marketing for Dragonair, and consultant with Towers Perrin. She earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, BA in East Asian Studies from University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Nanette Clinch

Nanette Clinch, Lecturer
Office: BT 664
Email: 
nanette.clinch@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3515
Office Hours: M/W 8:00 - 9:00 AM & by appointment

Nanette Clinch is an experienced attorney in the areas of litigation, environmental law, real estate and business. Nanette earned her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1979 and a J.D. degree from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. Prior to teaching at San Jose State, Nanette taught at National Hispanic University in San Jose, California and at the Chapman University extension campus in Santa Clara County, California. Courses taught at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business include Law and Ethics for M.B.A. students and Legal Environment of Business for undergraduate students. Current research focuses on social media, ethics of new technologies, international corruption, and law and literature.


Nancy DaSilvaNancy Da Silva, Professor
Office: BT 262
Email: nancy.dasilva@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-7798
Office Hours: On Leave 

Nancy Da Silva is a professor of Management, with a background in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. She conducts research in the area of positive psychology with a focus on employee creativity, innovation, and job engagement.  In addition, Nancy studies the impact of telecommuting on employee attitudes and behaviors. She has consulted for the following organizations: Sapience Group, Survey and Policy Research Institute at San Jose State University, the Vandaveer Group, Inc., and FSD Data Services, Inc. Her consulting primarily focuses on survey development, validation of assessment tools and statistical analyses.


Marcia Daszko, Lecturer
Office: n/a

Email: marcia.daszko@sjsu.edu
Phone: n/a
Office Hours: 

Marcia Daszko is a leading business strategist and catalyst for leadership and organizational transformation. She teaches innovation in leadership thinking and believes in Joy in learning, working, and improving together. As CEO of her 25-year old consulting firm, she advises executive teams and facilitates improvement and innovation based on her mentor’s principles: Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Her clients include: Fortune 500 corporations and private companies, non-profits, education, the Pentagon, etc. She is also a keynote speaker and author of the upcoming leadership book: Survival Is Optional: How Successful Leaders Disrupt, Pivot, And Adapt. She serves on and advises several non-profit boards and is a Rotary member. She has a B.A. degree from Santa Clara University and an M.S. degree in Mass Communication from SJSU.


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Linda Dunn-Jensen, Lecturer
Office: BT 452
Email: linda.dunn-jensen@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3318
Office Hours: T/Th 12:45 - 1:15 PM; W 4:45 - 5:45 PM & by appointment

Linda Dunn Jensen has a Ph.D. from New York University and a Masters in Industrial Relations from Loyola University, Chicago. Before joining San Jose State as a lecturer, Linda was a faculty member for the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, where she taught in the undergraduate, graduate, and Executive Education Programs. Prior to joining academia, Linda worked for twelve years in the Human Resources function for organizations such as Kraft Foods, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Quaker Oats. Linda teaches, publishes, and consults in the area of leadership development, negotiation, and change management.


Joseph Dworak

Joseph Dworak, Lecturer
Office: BT 660
Email: jed@berliner.com
Phone: 408-924-8033
Office Hours: T/W 5:30 - 6:00 PM & by appointment

Joseph Dworak, is a senior partner - a commercial litigation attorney at  Berliner Cohen in San Jose., CA.  He handles a broad range of complex commercial cases. He has obtained the largest settlement and longest jury trial in the law firm’s history. He fostered his law firm’s  expansion, opening several branches in California. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of California and acting Special Master for the State Bar of California.  He was selected  as “Super Lawyer”  by the San Francisco Magazine for his professional achievement.


Deanna Fairchild

Deanna Fairchild, Lecturer
Office: BT 555
Email: deanna.fairchild@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8167
Office Hours: T 5:15 – 6:00 PM; 8:45 - 9:15 PM & by appointment

Deanna Fairchild is a seasoned HR practitioner in the high technology sector who currently works as a Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Oracle.  Her prior work experiences were at LSI and at National Semiconductor as a HR business partner. Deanna is a core member of a group of HR practitioners that organize the HR Symposium, an annual forum that brings together hundreds of business experts, leaders, and HR professionals to discuss issues and trends affecting HR and the Silicon Valley.  She also oversees the Scholarship Committee of the HR Symposium that awards scholarships to support students pursuing HR careers in California.


Francis_SteveSteven Francis, Lecturer
Office: BT 557     
Email: steven.francis@sjsu.edu
Phone: Email Only
Office Hours: T/Th 6:30 - 7:30 AM & by appointment

Steven M. Francis has extensive entrepreneurial business experience that includes ownership and management of a niche communications electronics manufacturing firm, consulting for both the software and service industries, and international marketing/sales activities within the wireless communications industry. His education consists of a B.S. in Business/Marketing, M.B.A., M.A. in Applied Economics, and a Doctoral in Business Administration with a special emphasis on strategic marketing and management (ABD). Over the past number of years he has brought an applied perspective to student learning while teaching business courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at San Jose State and Golden Gate Universities.


Mark FruinMark Fruin, Professor Emeritus
Office: BT 655
Email: mark.fruin@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3448
Office Hours: T/Th 11:00 - 12:00 PM & by appointment 

Mark Fruin teaches Strategic Management to undergraduate students and Global Strategy to M.B.A students.  He received his M.A. in East Asian Regional Studies and his Ph.D. in Demographic and Economic History of Modern China and Japan from Stanford University. He has taught in five countries; Canada, France, Japan, Singapore and the United States, and been on the faculty at ten universities, including Harvard, INSEAD, Keio University, National University of Singapore, Osaka University, University of British Columbia, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Michigan, and San Jose State University.


Monica Gavino

Monica Gavino, Associate Professor 
Office: BT 662
Email: monica.gavino@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3575
Office Hours: T 2:00 - 3:00 PM & by appointment

Monica Gavino teaches human resources management courses; and has taught diversity in organizations, strategic human resources, and the management experience to both undergraduate and MBA students.  She received her doctorate in Human Resources Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago.  She has over 25 years of experience in the HR field as a human resources executive and consultant.  Her areas of interest and research include studying employee engagement, human resource practices and employee and organizational outcomes, diversity and inclusion in organizations, Latino entrepreneurs and technology, and student success factors in Hispanic Serving Institutions.  She has published her research in Human Resource Management, The International Journal of Organizational Diversity, The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: an International Journal, the Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, and Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education.  


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Larry Gee, Lecturer
Office: BT 264
Email: larry.gee@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-712-8092
Office Hours: Th 8:50 PM - 9:50 PM & by appointment 

Larry Gee is a lecturer at San Jose State University.  He received his Masters of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Chico, and a Masters in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.  He has also completed the advance project management program at Stanford University, and George Washington University. He is a Certified Project Management Professional. Larry worked for a Fortune 50 Information Technology Services industry company for over 32 years. During which time he has held various positions in programming, line management, strategic management, business development, marketing, computing infrastructure services, information systems and technology, and as a certified executive project manager. He is currently a consultant managing Information Systems and Information Technology health care strategic programs. 


Allyson Gomez, Lecturer
Office: BT 660
Email: Allyson.gomez@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-7191
Office Hours: Th 5:00 - 6:00 PM & by appointment

Allyson Gomez is an accomplished professional with experience in global, high-tech, education, and diverse environments. She is currently a Senior HR Business Partner at Salesforce. Prior to this, she held various roles at Symantec including Project Specialist, Training & Development, and HR Manager. In her spare time she likes to hang out with friends and family, travel, be active, and volunteer. She earned her Masters of Science in Organization Development at USF and her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (Human Resources Management) at SJSU. She was very active as a student, participating in Greek Life, Student Leadership, and International Programs. She spent most of her time here in the Peer Mentor Program empowering first time freshmen to succeed in college. Go Spartans!


Mike Hill

Mike Hill, Lecturer
Office: BT 655
Email: mike.hill@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-2792
Office Hours: Th 5:00 - 6:00 PM & by appointment

Mike is the Director of Integrated Talent Management at Applied Materials Company. He has over 30 years of experience in Human Resources and talent development. He holds a Masters in Education and MBA and Ph.D. in Human and Organization Development. His is currently focused on executive assessment and leadership development.  He has also held the position of Board President for a non-profit focused on grade school students keeping up with their classmates. He has consulted with a wide variety of organizations helping them to build leadership teams, set strategies and solve organization issues including organizational design. He has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia and lived abroad in Germany while building a new factory.


MC Ingerson

M-C Ingerson, Assistant Professor 
Office: BT 654
Email: m-c.ingerson@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3580
Office Hours: Th 1:00 - 2:30 PM & by appointment

M-C Ingerson earned a Masters in Science and a Doctor of Philosophy from Brigham Young University, both with a specialty in behavioral ethics and negotiations.  Currently, he teaches Business and Professional Ethics and does research in applied ethics in negotiations.  Prior to his tenure track appointment at SJSU, he was a Research Associate at The Wheatley Institution and an adjunct faculty member in the Marriott School of Management, both at Brigham Young University.  In 2015 he earned a Master Teacher Award from the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business.


Susanna Khavul, Associate Professor
Office: BT 359
Email: susanna.khavul@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3502
Office Hours:
W 12:00 - 1:00 PM & by appointment

 

 


Anne LawrenceAnne Lawrence, Professor
Office: BT 560
Email: anne.lawrence@sjsu.edu
Phone: Email Only
Office Hours: T/Th 10:15 - 11:45 AM & by appointment

Anne Lawrence received a Ph.D. in Sociology and a M.A. in Sociology from UC Berkeley.  Anne received the North American Case Research Association’s (NACRA) Distinguished Contributor Award in recognition of her leadership as the organization’s president, her two-time guest editorship of Case Research Journal, her case publications and mentorship. This award is NACRA’s highest honor and has been awarded only 15 times in the group’s 56-year history. In addition, she founded and currently serves as chair of the Case Research Foundation, whose mission is to provide scholarships to young case writers and researchers.


Gretchen Vogelgesang LesterGretchen Vogelgesang-Lester, Assistant Professor
Office: BT 661
Email: gretchen.lester@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3579
Office Hours: W 12:00 - 1:00 PM & by appointment

Gretchen Vogelgesang-Lester received her Ph.D. in management in 2008 from the University of Nebraska. Prior to her appointment at San Jose State University in 2012, she taught at George Mason University and at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She also served as a human capital consultant for organizations such as SHRM, the National Science Foundation, and the Securities and Exhange Commission in Washington, D.C. Her research has linked leader transparency to positive results, including greater engagement, trust, and performance. Gretchen also holds a Bachelors of Science in Management and an MBA in Leadership and Change Management.


Nancy Long
Nancy Long, Lecturer
Office: BT 655
Email: nancy.long@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8045
Office Hours: F 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM & by appointment

Nancy Long is a highly accomplished global human resources executive who was most recently part of the executive leadership team at Hitachi Data Systems, where she held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer.  Prior to joining Hitachi Data Systems in 2006, she was Senior VP of HR at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA. She also worked at HP for 24 years where her most recent role was Vice President of Human Resources for Global Marketing. She is the recipient of several industry awards such as HR Executive of the Year (HR Symposium, Silicon Valley) and Mentor of the Year (Stevie Awards) during her tenure as an HR leader. Her unique background brings a business acumen that is unusual among Human Resources professionals.


Stan MalosStan Malos, Professor
Office: BT 651
Email: stan.malos@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-1342
Office Hours: On Leave

Stan Malos has developed and taught courses in strategic human resource management, business law and ethics, and employment law since 1995. He is a former practicing trial attorney who earned his law degree from U.C.L.A., his M.B.A. from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. He has published research on topics including global staffing and offshoring, professional career mobility, affirmative action, performance appraisal, professional service firms, and legal issues in HRM. He also has presented numerous papers and symposia at professional conferences, and has lectured on work design, performance management, and comparative international issues in strategic HRM and employment law in Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.S.


Gita Mathur

Gita Mathur, Professor
Office: BT 358
Email: gita.mathur@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3553
Office Hours: T/Th 12:15 - 1:00 PM & by appointment

Gita Mathur teaches strategic management, operations management, project management, product development, and management of innovation.  She has several years of industry and consulting experience with technology-based companies. Gita held engineering and management positions in the semiconductor industry with Harris Corporation (1985-1991). She was a Principal with the management consulting firm PRTM (1996-2000). Gita holds B.Tech and M.Tech degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1978, 1981), a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1985), an MBA from UC Berkeley (1991), and a DBA in Technology and Operations Management from Harvard Business School (1996).


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Shari Moore, Lecturer
Office: BT 656
Email: 
shari.moore@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-2254
Office Hours: Th 5:00-6:00PM and by appointment

Shari Moore is an established and experienced HR leader with an extensive track record as an HR Executive. Currently, Shari is the Vice President, HR Business Partners at RMS, where she leads the development and implementation of human capital strategies focused on unleashing people and organizational capability necessary to scale. In her previous roles she has been SVP and CHRO for Jasper, VP of HR Product Operations at NetApp and VP of Human Resources at Hitachi Data Systems. As an alumni of Cal Poly, she serves on the Deans Advisory council and has also taught part-time at Golden Gate University. Shari earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, concentrating in accounting, from Cal Poly and earned an MBA from Yale University. She holds multiple certifications in HR including SHRM –SCP, Global Professional in Human Resources, and Senior Professional in Human Resources.


Elizabeth MullenElizabeth Mullen, Assistant Professor
Office: BT 659
Email: elizabeth.mullen@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-7883
Office Hours: Thursday 1:30-2:30 and by appointment

Elizabeth Mullen researches the roles that people’s emotions, values, and moral convictions play in shaping their perceptions of fairness and reactions to transgressions. In addition, she investigates how individuals regulate and evaluate their own and others’ ethical behavior.  Her work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals and has been funded by the National Science Foundation. She serves on the editorial boards at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, and Social Justice Research. Prior to joining SJSU, she held faculty positions at George Washington University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  


Bill Misgrave

Bill Musgrave, Lecturer
Office: BT 353
Email: william.musgrave@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8024
Office Hours: M/W 3:30 - 4:30 PM and by appointment

Bill Musgrave has a background in international business, entrepreneurship, executive leadership, and corporate turnarounds. He serves on the Board of Biomed Simulation, Inc. Previously he was the CEO of a business incubator, The Enterprise Network (TEN) of Silicon Valley, where he supported startups and managed a cooperative agreement with NASA Ames for technology commercialization. Earlier in his career with DRS Technologies he was engaged in corporate acquisitions in the U.S. and Eastern Europe and has also been an executive with ESI International in training project managers in major corporations such as AT&T and IBM. Earlier in his career he was a Captain in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps where he was engaged in large scale business and logistics operations, major weapon system acquisition, and government procurement reform initiatives. Dr. Musgrave earned both MBA and DBA degrees from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.


Yeonji No

Yeonji No, Lecturer
Office: BT 656
Email: yeonji.no@sjsu.edu
Phone: Email Only
Office Hours: T 9:00 - 10:00 AM and by appointment

 

Yeonji No received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology and her M.A. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was the recipient of the Ivan Allen Dean’s Fellowship at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. She teaches Strategic Management and Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.  


Richard OkumotoRichard Okumoto, Lecturer
Office: BT 564
Email: richard.okumoto@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-375-7004
Office Hours: By appointment only

Richard Okumoto received his Masters of Arts in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. He is currently a PhD student at Queensland University of Technology and holds the Registered Financial Consultant designation; RFC©. Prior to teaching at SJSU, Richard worked as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Division General Manager for several technology companies in the Silicon Valley. He serves on the Boards of Public, Private, and Non-profit companies, where he also holds the positions of Audit Committee and Strategy Committee Chairman.


Rick Partridge Rick Partridge, Lecturer
Office: BT 564
Email: rick.partridge@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8049
Office Hours: M 4:15 - 6:00 PM and by appointment

Rick Partridge is an accomplished senior HR leader with demonstrated success in increasingly responsible roles across all areas of human resources.  His career spanned 25 years in a wide variety of HR roles at IBM, Georgia-Pacific, BEA Systems, and Second Harvest Food Bank. He has taught in the HRM concentration since Fall, 2006, and serves as a faculty advisor to the SHRM@SJSU student club. Additionally, he provides a variety of career services to students. He has a BS from Vanderbilt University and M. Ed. and Ed. S (one-year post Masters) degrees from the University of Florida. He holds certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Professional Qualifying Program, Corporate Coach University, and Achieve Global Leadership Skills Training.


Rolanda PollardRolanda P. Farrington Pollard, Lecturer
Office: BT 664
Email: rolanda.pollard@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3502
Office Hours: M 3:00 - 4:00 PM & T - Th 4:00 - 5:45 PM and by appointment

Rolanda P. Farrington Pollard, Ph.D. holds graduate degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Organizational Psychology (MA and Ph.D.) and has over 15 years of teaching and consulting experience. She teaches a wide range of Organizational Theory and Management courses, in three departments, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a consultant, she has facilitated strategic planning, team-building, and leadership development processes for companies such as The Gap, Sun Microsystems, 3COM, Via Rehabilitation, San Jose State University, and the American Red Cross. Research areas include policy work for the City of San Jose, organizational communication, online teaching, pedagogy, women entrepreneurs, organizational culture, organizational change, the innovation-leadership relationship, family business, and succession planning.


Gary RadineGary D. Radine, Lecturer
Office: BT 655
Email: gary.radine@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3554
Office Hours: T/TH 12:30 - 1:30 PM and by appointment

Gary D. Radine joined SJSU’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business after 37 years in Chief Executive Officer roles with Delta Dental, a dental insurance enterprise.  He built a mid-Atlantic operation from $6 million in annual revenue to $500 million, merged that entity to create a 15-state operation headquartered in California and brought that entity from $3 billion in annual revenue to $8 billion in “zero sum game” markets. With 97% renewal rates, the entity grew to cover 35 million enrollees across 25,000 purchasers plus started a new company in Mexico, covering 1 million there. He spearheaded a multi-vendor technology turnover without loss of market position. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from San José State University and his Master’s degree from CSU-Dominguez Hills.


Alaka Rao, Associate Professor
Office: BT 663
Email: 
alaka.rao@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3417
Office Hours: On Leave

Alaka N. Rao received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Graduate School of Management at UC Irvine and her Bachelor Degree in Economics from UC Berkeley. Dr. Rao’s research centers on the management of complex collaborations across geographical and cultural divides. Her current research examines the critical role of culture, employee cognition, and trust in the management of teams. Dr. Rao has also conducted research on how managers exchange and build trust in countries lacking institutional support. Her work has been published in management journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies. Dr. Rao has also been the recipient of various grants, including the California State University Research Grant and the Junior Faculty Career Development Grant.


Simon Rodan, Professor
Office: BT 457
Email: simon.rodan@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-418-8457
Office Hours: Th 4:30 - 5:45 PM & T/W on Skype/Phone from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Simon Rodan has an MBA and a Ph.D. from INSEAD, France. Prior to joining the Lucas College in 2002, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (1999-2002), worked as a research Associate at INSEAD (1991-1994), as a Systems Engineer (1982-1986) and as a Marketing Representative (1986-1989) at IBM(UK). His research focuses on social networks, knowledge exchange and innovativeness.


Ron Roman

Ronald Roman, Lecturer
Office: BT 652
Email: ronald.roman@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8051
Office Hours: M 10:30-11:30 AM and by appointment

 

Ronald M. Roman teaches and conducts research in the areas of corporate responsibility, sustainability, and business ethics. His research has received awards of excellence including ‘Best Case of the Year’ award given by the Case Research Journal. Ron is a member of the advisory board for SJSU’s Green Ninja Project, which educates young people about our changing climate. Additionally, he is an active impact investor who uses the power of the shareholder proposal to effect change in organizations. Ron received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., Ron worked in corporate finance and also co-founded a computer education and consulting firm.


Alexander Ruiz, Lecturer
Office: BT 555
Email: alexander.ruiz@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3732
Office Hours: T 4:30–5:30 PM and by appointment 

Alex Ruiz is an HR lecturer at San Jose State University. He is also currently a PhD candidate at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests center on gender and sexual orientation diversity, and stereotyping. In his dissertation, he looks at how stereotype backlash negatively affect evaluations of trustworthiness and authenticity for gender nonconforming employees. Alex has also done research on the effects of gendered help in the workplace, and on how LGBTQ video game industry employees navigate the heteronormative organizational culture common in that industry. His work uses experimental and qualitative methods. Prior to starting his doctoral program, he received an MBA from Loyola Marymount University and a BA in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His work experience includes executive recruiting in academia and compliance quality assurance in the video game industry.


SchwartzMark Schwartz, Lecturer
Office: DH 553
Email: mark.schwartz@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-4848  
Office Hours: T/Th 4:30-5:30 PM and by appointment 

Mark Schwartz is a biotechnology executive, having been CEO of several private and public biotechnology companies. His experience ranges from private and public company financings, strategic planning and transactions, clinical and product development, regulatory affairs, business development, sales and marketing, and career development. He has worked in a wide range of life science businesses, including genomics, diagnostics, instrumentation, services and drug development. Dr. Schwartz serves on the Board of Directors for Targazyme, Inc., and as an advisor to Genterac and NeoLight. An adjunct professor for the Masters of Biotechnology program at San Jose State since 2010, and has previously served on the board of the Biotechnology Industry Association. He received his B.A. from Grinnell College and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Arizona State University.


Thomas Shirley

Thomas Shirley, Lecturer
Office: BT 557
Email: thomas.shirley@sjsu.edu
Phone: Email Only
Office Hours: T 1:00-2:45 PM (by appointment) Via Phone (by appointment)

 

Thomas Shirley earned his Ph.D. at UC Davis and his Masters of Business Administration in International Business and a Master’s of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.  Prior to his role at SJSU, he served as a mergers and acquisitions advisor and an executive with McKinsey, KPMG, and General Electric. He teaches strategic management, international business, and global leadership.


Randy Stross

Randall Stross, Professor 
Office: BT 658
Email: randall.stross@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3566
Office Hours: M/W 9:15-9:45 AM and by appointment

 

Randall Stross is a professor in the School of Management. He received his Ph.D. in History in 1982 from Stanford University, and has written extensively about technology businesses and Silicon Valley. He was the Digital Domain columnist for the New York Times from 2004-2013 and has also published in Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, and U.S. News & World Report. He is the author of several business books, including The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Most Exclusive School for Startups; Steve Jobs and the NeXT Big Thing; Planet Google: One Company’s Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know; and eBoys: The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work. In 1998, he was selected as San Jose State University’s President’s Scholar.


Cheryl Van, Lecturer
Office: BT 652
Email: cheryl.van@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-6036
Office Hours: W 5:00-6:00 PM and by appointment

Cheryl Van is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of experience in several HR functions. During her career, Cheryl has served as a HR Business Partner, an Organization Development Consultant, has headed up Talent Acquisition and Learning and Development functions, and has worked as the Head of HR. Cheryl has had experience in health care, insurance, financial services, and multiple facets of the high technology industry. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco, and Bachelor Degrees in Communication Studies and Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.


Meghna VirickMeghna Virick, Professor
Office: BT 650H
Email: m.virick@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3551
Office Hours: By appointment only

Meghna Virick has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Masters in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from XLRI, India and an MBA from Texas Christian University.  Meg has worked in Human Resources in multiple organizations for six years before joining academia. Most recently, she was the Principal Investigator and Research Director of the SJSU Solar Workforce Project (2010-2012), a project aimed at helping develop the solar industry labor force. Her primary areas of research are in the area of unemployment/underemployment, telework, and gender and race related issues in HR practices such as talent and succession planning.


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Office: BT 652     
Email: ekta.vyas@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-6036
Office Hours: W 5:00-6:00 PM and by appointment

Ekta Vyas is a Director of Human Resources at Stanford Children’s Health. She received her PhD from Capella University, and M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from SJSU. Ekta has also held HR positions at SJSU, Zomax Inc., and provided consulting services to various organizations. Ekta is a certified Strategic HR Practitioner from Cornell University, Strategic HR Business Partner and Human Capital Strategist from HCI (Human Capital Institute), and Emotional Intelligence Assessor and Coach from Six Seconds. As a scholar-practitioner, Ekta is a member of SIOP and Academy of Management, and publishes her research in academic journals. Her areas of practitioner expertise and research interest include strategic human resource management, transformational change and leadership, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, people analytics, performance management, talent management and compensation.


Art Walton, Lecturer
Office: BT 656
Email: 
arthur.walton@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8035 (email preferred)
Office Hours: T 12:00 PM-1:00 PM and by appointment




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Chunlei Wang, Associate Professor 
Office: BT 653 
Email: chunlei.wang@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-2775
Office Hours: T/Th 1:30-2:15 and by appointment

Chunlei Wang teaches strategic management courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include social network analysis, knowledge networks, innovation generation and diffusion, and economic sociology. He published a paper with his collaborators on exploratory innovation in the Academy of Management Journal. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Peking University, a Master of Arts in Sociology from the Ohio State University, a Master of Arts in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University. He is married and has a daughter. He enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and church family.


Pamela WellsPamela Wells, Lecturer
Office: BT 656 
Email: pamela.wells@sjsu.edu
Phone: Email Only
Office Hours: T 1:00-3:00 PM and by appointment

Pamela Wells received her M.S. from San Jose State in 2005. She is a Managing Partner of Critical Moments Safety Training, LLC, and serves as a mediator for the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations and consultant for the Destiny Re-Entry Program. Her activities on campus include Faculty Advisor for the Latino Business Student Association and Passport Program Coordinator for the Global Leadership Advancement Center. She is a recipient of San Jose State University’s Master Teacher Award.


Whaley

George Whaley, Emeritus 
Office: BT 560
Email: 
george.whaley@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3562
Office Hours: T 4:00-5:30 and by appointment




Robert WoodRobert Chapman Wood, Professor
Office: BT 357
Email: robert.wood@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3573
Office Hours: On Leave

Robert Chapman Wood studies how leaders make successful innovation possible in large human systems of all kinds. Before coming to SJSU, Wood was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Business School. He completed his doctorate at Boston University, where his thesis dealt with how companies overcome inertia and begin innovating effectively. Wood’s research has resulted in publications appearing in journals such as Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Technology Review, Policy Review, Asia, and European Management Journal. Wood was a journalist for over 20 years, with publications in Forbes, the Financial Times of London, and the New York Times. He is a former associate editor of Inc. magazine.  Much of Wood’s journalism dealt with Asia and with Asian-influenced management techniques.


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Inae Yang (Lena), Lecturer
Office: BT 452
Email: inae.yang@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3878
Office Hours: T/Th 1:20-2:00 PM and by appointment

Lena Yang is an attorney with a doctoral degree in law from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She has been teaching undergraduate courses in business law, international business, and negotiation and conflict resolution since 2013.