Faculty & Staff Contacts

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

Staff Contacts

Nancy DaSilvaNancy Da Silva, Professor
School Director
Office: BT 650




Michelle Del Real
Department Analyst
Office BT 650



Fidelio Adriano
Administrative Coordinator
Office BT 650



Faculty Contact and  Office Hours  - Spring 2019

Agarwal_VivekVivek Agarwal
Office: BT 756      
Email: vivek.agarwal01@sjsu.edu   
Phone: 408-476-7626
Office Hours: M/W 2:30 - 3:00 PM & by appointment

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 12:00 – 1:00 PM & by appointment

Thomas Altura is an assistant professor in the School of Management at San Jose State University. He received his Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and holds a B.A. in Anthropology, also from UCLA. Tom researches organizations, institutions, and markets, focusing particularly on organizational and institutional change. He teaches in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business’s undergraduate and M.B.A. programs, as well as the College of Engineering’s M.S. Engineering, Specialization in Business Leadership program. Tom currently teaches Organization Theory, Developing and Managing People, and Managing Organizational Change. 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 Blitzer

Roy J. Blitzer, Lecturer
Office: BT 564
Email: roy.blitzer@sjsu.edu
Phone: 650-326-5489
Office Hours: Not teaching spring 2019

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.

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 Casey Law Group in Los Gatos, 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 12 years.

Gary Castro, Lecturer 
Office: BT 757      
Phone: 408-924-2831
Office Hours: 
Not teaching spring 2019 

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 Chandy

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

Phone:  408-924-8052
Office Hours: M/W 11:30 – 12:30 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
Phone: 408-924-1172
Office Hours: M/TH 4:45 - 5:45 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
Phone: 408-924-3515
Office Hours: M/W 12:00 – 1:15 PM & 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, School Director
Office: BT 262
Email: nancy.dasilva@sjsu.edu

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

Joseph Dworak, Lecturer
Office: BT 660
Email: jed@berliner.com
Phone: 408-286-5800
Office Hours: T 5:00 - 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.

Walter Easter

Walter Easter, Lecturer 
Office: BT 555

Email: walter.easter@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-1056
Office Hours: M 1:15 – 2:15 PM & by appointment

Dr. Walter Easter has successfully owned and operated a small business for 34 years. He co-authored a book “The ABC’s of Marketing a Successful Business.” As Senior Advisor to the G.o.A.L. (Generation of Aspirational Leaders) team, Dr. Easter was instrumental in developing and implementing criteria for measuring student success. He recently presented a research paper "Creating Community for Students' Academic and Career Success" at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences in Las Vegas. Dr. Easter received his DDS in dentistry from the University of California, San Francisco, an MBA from Louisiana State University, Shreveport, and a BS from University of California, Davis. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

Francis_SteveSteven Francis, Lecturer
Office: BT 557
Email: steven.francis@sjsu.edu
Phone: Email Only
Office Hours: T/TH 6:45 – 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.

Monica Gavino

Monica Gavino, Associate Professor 
Office: BT 662
Email: monica.gavino@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3575
Office Hours: M/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.  


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: 

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.


Jaideep Jain, Lecturer 
Office: BT 564
Email: jaideep.jain@sjsu.edu    
Phone: Email Only
Office Hours:  Th 5:00 – 6:00 PM & by appointment

Jaideep Jain is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience leading technology organizations and large cross-functional global teams. He is currently CEO of TapCars in San Jose.  Jaideep has successfully exited his previous startup and is on the advisory board for several technology companies.  He is passionate about creating compelling new products and experiences utilizing new technologies with a focus on Internet of Things (IoT), data security and data analytics. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Kansas State University.

Camille Johnson, Professor
Office:BT 354
Email: camille.johnson@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3416
Office Hours: By Appointment only

Camille Johnson is a professor in the School of Management at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. Previously, she was the Chief Operations Manager to the Provost supporting strategic initiatives, providing oversight of operational functions, coordinating with other units, and advocating for inclusive excellence. Other previous roles include the Director of Accreditation for the College of Business, interim chair of Educational Leadership in the Lurie College of Education, and Chair of the University WASC Accreditation Committee.  She has a B.A. in psychology from Carleton College, a M.A. in applied social psychology from Claremont Graduate University and a Ph.D. psychology from The Ohio State University, with a major in social psychology and a minor in quantitative psychology. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She has published in the top journals in social psychology and her research interests include first-generation college student performance, social comparison, interracial interactions, and women in science and academic leadership.

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


Gretchen Vogelgesang LesterGretchen Vogelgesang-Lester, Assistant Professor
Office: BT 661
Email: gretchen.lester@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3579
Office Hours: TT 12:00 - 2:30 PM (online) & W 1:00 – 2:30 PM (in person) & 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 LongNancy Long, Lecturer
Office: BT 655

Email: nancy.long@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-8045
Office Hours: Not Teaching Spring 2019

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.

Matthew Maguire, Assistant Professor
Office: BT 658
Email: matthew.maguire@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-1058
Office Hours: M/W 3:00 – 4:00 PM & by appointment

Matthew Maguire has research and teaching interests in business-government relations, corporate social responsibility, and ethical consumption. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University, an M.Sc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in History from Cornell University. Matt has traveled extensively throughout Europe and has held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.

Stan MalosStan Malos, Professor
Office: BT 651
Email: stan.malos@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-1342
Office Hours: T/W/Th 5:00 - 5:40 PM & 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

Gita Mathur, Professor
Office: BT 358
Email: gita.mathur@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3553
Office Hours: T 12:30 - 2:00 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).

 Moore_Shari Shari Moore, Lecturer
Office: BT 656
Phone: 408-924-2254
Office Hours: Not Teaching Spring 2019

Shari Moore has an extensive track record as a HR Executive. Currently, she is the Vice President, Human Resources at the Institute on Aging in San Francisco.  Shari has held senior HR leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies such as NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems and Hewlett-Packard, in addition to leading the HR function at several small- and mid-size organizations.  As an alumnus of Cal Poly, she serves on the Deans Advisory Council and has also taught part-time in the MS in HR program at Golden Gate University. Shari earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, concentrating in accounting, from Cal Poly and earned a 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: T 3:00 – 4:00 PM & 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: M/T 9:00 - 10:00 PM & 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.

 Mariah Patterson 
Office: BT656
Email: Mariah.patterson@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3802
Office Hours: By appointment only

Mariah Patterson is an Associate Survey Consultant at Radford (part of Aon plc). She received her MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from San Jose State University and her BA in Psychology from CSU, Sacramento where she graduated with honors. Mariah is a member of both the Association for Psychological Science and SIOP where she has published research articles like her thesis, which explored the benefits of having proactive personalities in the workplace. Other areas Mariah has researched include leadership perceptions on minority status and reward decisions from compensation descriptions and participant gender. A member of the Silicon Valley Compensation Association, Mariah is interested in keeping up to date with current research and legislation concerning employee compensation.

Rolanda PollardRolanda P. Farrington Pollard, Lecturer
Office: BT 664
Email: rolanda.pollard@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3502
Office Hours: M/W 4:30 – 6:00 PM, T 1:45 - 2:45PM & 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: 650-787-5956
Office Hours: T/TH 3:00 - 4:00 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
Phone: 408-924-3417
Office Hours: T 2:00 - 3:00 PM & 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: T/TH 11:45 – 12:30 PM & by appointment 

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: T/Th 11:45 - 12:30 PM & 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.

SchwartzMark Schwartz, Lecturer
Office: DH 553
Email: mark.schwartz@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-4848  
Office Hours: T/Th 3:45 - 4:15 PM & 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 PM – 2:45 PM 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.

Cheryl Van, Lecturer
Office: BT 652
Email: cheryl.van@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-6036
Office Hours: M 4:30 - 5:30 PM & 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, Interim Associate Dean

Undergraduate Programs
Office: BT 950 
Email: m.virick@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3411
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.

VyasEkta.Ekta Vyas, Lecturer
Email: ekta.vyas@sjsu.edu
Office Hours: Not Teaching Spring 2019

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.


Chunlei Wang, Associate Professor 
Office: BT 653 
Email: chunlei.wang@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-2775
Office Hours:  T/Th 10:30 - 11:15 AM & 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 12:45 - 2:45 PM & by appointment, No hours on 2/19 & 4/23

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, Emeritus  
Office: BT 560
Phone: 408-924-3564
Office Hours: Not Teaching Spring 2019

Robert WoodRobert Chapman Wood, Professor
Office: BT 357
Email: robert.wood@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-924-3573
Office Hours: T 2:50 – 3:10 PM, W 4:45 – 5:45 PM, TH 2:50 – 3:40 PM & 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.


Inae Yang (Lena), Lecturer
Office: BT 564
Email: inae.yang@sjsu.edu
Phone: 408-660-6202
Office Hours: M 5:00 – 5:45 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.