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 Learning and Mind Sciences.
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 as a part of an accelerated dual degree program.
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. He is currently active as a consultant and a board member of a variety of multinational organizations.
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 organizational behavior.