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Gerhard Apfelthaler, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Management
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) 1997

Ali Akbari, Ph.D.

Professor, Business Administration
University of Southern California

Carmina Bech Segarra

Visiting Lecturer

Timothy Bruer, MBA

Visiting Lecturer
U of Chicago Booth School of Management 1985
Adjunct Business Professor at CLU since 2018, at CSLA since 2017. Prior CEO of middle market consumer product companies, VP/GM at Nestle, Partner at Bain & Co

Loredana Morra Carson, Ed.D.

Senior Lecturer and Academic Advisor, Master in Public Policy and Administration
California Lutheran University 2020
international student success and engagement, education policy, adult education, community college success

Earle Charles, Ph.D.

Lecturer and Director of the MSIT Program
Berne University 2000
Business Startups; Strategic Business Partner Identification; Business Strategy; Customer Relationship Management; Healthcare Business Management; Healthcare Information Ecosystem; Enterprise Systems Architecture Design, Implementation and Management

Dazhi Chong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Business Administration
Old Dominion University 2016
Business Analytics, Social Network Analysis, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Data Mining, Financial Analysis

Jamshid Damooei, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Economics, Executive Director, Center for Economics of Social Issues
University of Surrey 1981
Economic Analyses of Social Issues, Public Policy Analyses, Economic and Social Impact Assessment, Program Evaluation

Matthew Fienup, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Center for Economic Research & Forecasting; Associate Professor, Economics
University of California Santa Barbara 2017
Applied Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Economic Policy Analysis, Land Use, Environmental Markets

John Garcia, DBA

Assistant Professor of Finance
Creighton University 2020
Behavioral Finance, Financial Analysis, Financial Distress, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Business Analytics, FinTech

Virginia Gean, MBA, CMA

Senior Lecturer, Accounting
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA 2002
Virginia Gean has been teaching at CLU for 15 years and she brings her 30+ years of real life business experience to the classroom, to enrich the subjects of Accounting and Finance

Bruce Gillies, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Management
Alliant International University 2002
Leadership Coaching, Organization Development, Strategic Human Resource Management, Career Counseling, Sports Psychology

Dan Hamilton, Ph.D.

Director and Associate Professor, MS in Quantitative Economics program and Director, Economics, Center for Economic Research and Forecasting
University of California, Santa Barbara 2002
Forecasting, Time Series Econometrics, Macroeconomic Theory, Input-Output Analysis and Economic Measurement, Business Cycle Analysis

Virginia Ilie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Information Technology
University of Central Florida 2005
Data science and machine learning, Data management, IT project management, IT implementations, Intuitive interface design, IT user engagement and workarounds.

Edward H. Julius, M.S., CPA

Professor, Business Administration
Wharton Graduate School 1975

Sabith Khan, Ph.D., M.P.A., M.A.

Director and Assistant Professor, Master of Public Policy & Administration (MPPA)
Virginia Tech 2015
American philanthropy, International Development, Leadership, Nonprofit organizations, Organizational change and impact of technology.

Kirk Lesh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Economics
University of California Santa Barbara 2013
Applied Microeconomics

Ran Lu-Andrews, Ph.D., CFA

Director and Associate Professor, Business Administration
University of Cincinnati 2011
Corporate Finance, Real Estate

Valeria Makarova, Ph.D., MBA

Director, Teaching Effectiveness, Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Patrick Manning, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Director and Lecturer, Accounting
California Lutheran University 1992
Over 34 years of professional business experience in public accounting and private industry, adjunct professor of accounting for 20 years.

Kyle McIntosh, CPA, MBA

Program Director, Executive MBA, MBA, and Masters in Management Programs
UCLA Anderson School of Business 2009

Susan Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor, Business Administration
University of Illinois Chicago

Tracy Nickl, MBA

Lecturer, School of Management

Mark Orlando, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of Sports Management Program
Pepperdine University 2015

George J. Owens, MBA

Visiting Lecturer
MBA, Pepperdine University
Marketing, Branding, Market Research, Management, Strategy

Michael Panesis, MBA

Executive Director, Steven Dorfman Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship
Rutgers University 1989
Entrepreneurship, startups, new venture creation, new venture investment

Renee S. Rock

Senior Lecturer, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
California State University Northridge
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Communication

Hossein Salehi, Ph.D., CFP®

Assistant Professor, Financial Planning
Texas Tech University

Adrijana Sekulovic, PhD

Lecturer, School of Management
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre

Mary Jo Shane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Fielding Graduate University 2001

Vlad Vaiman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor
University of St. Gallen Switzerland 2004
Talent Management, International Management, Human Resources, Business Education

Paul Witman, Ph.D.

Director and Professor, Masters in Information Technology (MSIT)
Claremont Graduate University 2007
Information Security, Social Media, Information Systems, Non-profits