Faculty & Staff Contacts


Staff Contacts


Meg Virick, Director
Office: BT 650
Email: m.virick@sjsu.edu
Phone:408-924-3551

Barbara Somers, Department Analyst
Office: BT 650
Email: barbara.somers@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3552

Gema Rodriguez, Administrative Support Coordinator
Office: BT 650
Email: gema.rodriguez@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3557


Faculty Contact and Office Hours Spring 2016


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


Roy J. Blitzer, Lecturer
Office: BT 564
Email: roy.blitzer@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8025
Office Hours:  W 3:00-5:45PM and 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, Lecturer
Office: BT 555
Email: timothy.brown@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-321-2516

Office Hours: Th 5:45-7:00PM and 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, Lecturer
Office: BT 660
Email: nancy.bussani@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8041
Office Hours: M 5:00-6:00PM and 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.


K. Thomas Chandy, Lecturer
Office: BT 652
Email: kanianthra.chandy@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8052
Office Hours: M/W 4:30-5:30PM and by appointment

K. Thomas Chandy was trained as a chemical engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and New York University's Tandon School of Engineering, Thomas also has an MBA as well as a Ph.D. in Management from the Anderson School at UCLA.  He has held management positions at large multinationals, such as Unilever, Monsanto, and Allied-Signal (now known as Honeywell), as well as at a couple of small start-ups.  His research explores issues in technology and innovation management, business strategy, management cognition, and business history.


Nanette Clinch, Lecturer
Office: BT 664
Email: nanette.clinch@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3515
Office Hours: M 7:10-7:30AM & TH 1:15-3:00PM and 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 Da Silva, Professor
Office: BT 262
Email: nancy.dasilva@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-7798
Office Hours: T 1:15-2:15 PM and by appointment

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.


Joseph Dworak, Lecturer
Office: BT 660
Email: jed@berliner.com
Phone: 408-924-8033
Office Hours: T/TH 10:15-11:30AM by appointment and W 5:00-6:00PM 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.


Kathryn Ann Estrada, Lecturer
Office: BT 660
Email: kathryn.estrada@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3562
Office Hours: T 11:00-12:00PM and by appointment

Kathryn Ann Estrada is an established HR practitioner with over 30 years of experience in different HR roles in multiple high-tech organizations. She has a Master’s degree from Golden Gate University.  She served as Director and Senior HR leader at NetApp, Lam Research, Broadcom Corporation and Xilinx Corporation. She is a lecturer at San Jose State University where she teaches primarily HR courses. Her rich experience gives her the breadth of knowledge in employment and workforce issues that enables her to deliver a robust level of knowledge.


Deanna Fairchild, Lecturer
Office: BT 555
Email: deanna.fairchild@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8046
Office Hours: T 5:15-6:00PM & 8:45-9:15PM and 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.


Mark Fruin, Professor Emeritus
Office: BT 655
Email: mark.fruin@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3448
Office Hours: T/Th 12:30-1:30PM and 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.


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


Camille Johnson, Associate Professor
Office:  BT 359
Email: camille.johnson@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3416
Office Hours: On leave

Camille Johnson received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Ohio State University in 2005 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Her primary research focuses on the relationship between social comparisons, motivations and performance. In addition to these interests, she actively collaborates with researchers around the world exploring issues surrounding responses to uncertainty and self-doubt, first-generation college students, and interracial interactions.  She was named an Ascendant Scholar by the Western Academy of Management in 2010, and received the Early Career Investigator Award from the San Jose State University Research Foundation in 2014.  She serves as the faculty chair of the University WASC Accreditation Steering Committee and as Co-Director of AACSB Accreditation for the LCoB.


Michael Kayhan, Lecturer
Office: BT 652
Email: michael.kayhan@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-2798
Office Hours: T 4:45-5:45PM and by appointment

Michael Kayhan, M.S., RIA, runs his consulting firm which provides marketing consulting to corporations and financial advice to individuals. A graduate of Stanford University, he has taught part time at the business school of local universities for more than 17 years. Currently, he is a lecturer at San Jose State University teaching strategic management to undergraduate students.


Rick Kepple, Lecturer
Office: BT 555
Email: rick.kepple@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8044
Office Hours: T/TH 7:30-8:45AM and T/TH 10:30-11:45AM and by appointment

Rick Kepple earned his Master’s in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University in 1984 and a B.S. in Engineering Physics from The Ohio State University in 1978.  Rick is an Angel Investor for School Scout and K9Contracts in San Jose. He also served as a Strategic Management Consultant for Pakistan Distance Education Enhancement Project in 2014.


Anne Lawrence, Professor Emeritus
Office: BT 354
Email: anne.lawrence@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3586
Office hours: By appointment only

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-Lester, Assistant Professor
Office: BT 661
Email: gretchen.lester@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3579
Office Hours: M/W 1:25-2:10PM and 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, Lecturer
Office: BT 655
Email: nancy.long@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8045
Office Hours: By appointment only

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 Malos, Professor
Office: BT 651
Email: stan.malos@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-1342
Office Hours: M/Th 4:30-5:30PM and by appointment

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, Professor
Office: BT 358
Email: gita.mathur@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3553
Office Hours: T/Th 10:45-11:15AM and 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).


Elizabeth Mullen, Assistant Professor
Office: BT 659
Email: elizabeth.mullen@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-7883
Office Hours: W 1:30-2:30PM 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.  


Yeonji No, Lecturer
Office: BT 656
Email: yeonji.no@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8038
Office Hours: M 4:00-5:00 PM 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.  


Marie Norman, Lecturer
Office: BT 652
Email: marie.norman@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3581
Office Hours: T/Th 10:30-11:45AM and by appointment

Marie Norman is the Global Director, Talent Acquisition at Aerohive Networks. Prior to Aerohive, she was the National Head of Talent Acquisition at Esurance during its start-up period playing an instrumental role in hiring over 1,000 employees for 7 new branch offices nationally in under two years. She has also been invited to speak at national conferences to share Employment Branding and Staffing best practices. Marie received her B.A. degree in Journalism with a concentration in Radio/TV News from San Jose State University. She was also a member of the women’s tennis team.


Richard Okumoto, Lecturer
Office: BT 564
Email: richard.okumoto@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8029
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, Lecturer
Office: BT 352
Email: rick.partridge@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8049
Office Hours: M 4:15-5:45PM 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 P. Farrington Pollard, Lecturer
Office: BT 664
Email: rolanda.pollard@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3502
Office Hours: M/Th 3:00-5:30PM and T/W 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 D. Radine, Lecturer
Office: BT 655
Email: gary.radine@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3554
Office Hours: M/Th 4:30-5:30PM 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: M 2:00-3:00PM and by appointment

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: Virtual: M/T/W 9AM-5PM and by appointment On campus:  Th 4:15-5:15PM

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.


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


Thomas Shirley, Lecturer
Office: BT 564
Email: thomas.shirley@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8032
Office Hours: T 11:00-2:30PM and 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.


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.


Meghna 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.


Arthur Walton, Lecturer
Office: BT 656
Email: arthur.walton@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8035
Office Hours: By appointment only

Arthur Walton teaches Applied Organizational Behavior, Project Management, Organizational Theory, Design and Change and Systems Analysis and Design.  He earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University in 1968 and a Master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminar in 1979.


Chunlei Wang, Associate Professor
Office: BT 653
Email: chunlei.wang@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-2775
Office Hours: T/TH 3:15-4:00PM 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 Wells, Lecturer
Office: BT 050
Email: pamela.wells@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8054
Office Hours: T 1:00-2:45PM, 8:45-9:30PM 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.


George Whaley, Professor Emeritus
Office: BT 560
Email:george.whaley@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3564
Office Hours: By appointment only

George Whaley received his M.B.A. from the University of Arizona in 1966 and his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Colorado in 1974.  His work experience in the private sector, government and education includes the areas of finance, strategic planning and human resource management. George is an industry consultant and has served as an expert witness in the area of employment discrimination in state and federal court cases. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Small Group Research, the International Association of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management Systems, the Case Research Journal, the Business Case Journal and the Journal of Critical Incidents.


Robert Chapman Wood, Professor
Office: BT 357
Email: robert.wood@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3573
Office Hours: T 4:30-5:30PM, W 4:40-5:40PM and by appointment

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.