Professional Biography

Dr. Shirley is currently a lecturer in the Lucas Graduate and School of Business and Department of Psychology at San José State University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis with an emphasis on international psychological testing. He was also awarded a Masters of Business Administration in International Business and a Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida.

Prior to his role at SJSU, he also held roles as a mergers and acquisitions advisor and executive with McKinsey, KPMG, and General Electric (GE) across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

His personal and professional experiences have led him to his current teaching focus and research projects related to strategic management, international business, global leadership, and industrial/organizational psychology.