Instructional Faculty

IAU provides associate through master degree programs ONLY in business administration. IAU can ensure a concentrated faculty body, specialized curriculum, and rich student-faculty interaction. IAU's faculties are business professionals who have made an impact on developing organizations to go from "good" to "great". The school's curriculum was a matter of harnessing current business and organizing it to fit in a classroom format. The real challenge was adapting the curricula to a medium that would make it possible to teach across time and space for the student's convenience, but to also incorporate web technologies to improve the student's for technological competitiveness. Students are assured that the training and education you receive will be practical in the professional arena, while benefiting from the expertise of professionals in the industry.

IAU requires its instructors to be culturally sensitive, supportive, and friendly. Organized and detailed, IAU courses are accelerated and require active participation in the classroom and online. IAU instructors are tech-savvy, familiar with LMS, web-technologies, proficient use of the internet tools, and digital library searches.

If you are interested in joining IAU as an instructor, please feel free to submit your resume and a completed instructor application to FACULTYsupport@iau.LA.

Department of Business

ANDERSON, Valfrid T., J.D.

JD; University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, CA
BA in Political Science; San Francisco State University; San Francisco, CA

Professor Anderson graduated with a Bachelor’s in Political Science from San Francisco State University.  He got his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). At Boalt he earned “Best Oral Argument in Moot Court and the American Jurisprudence” award in Contracts.

He began his legal career at the Westside law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips where he specialized in Securities and Banking law.  He then moved on to Western Federal Savings & Loan Association in Marina del Rey.  There, he started as Assistant General Counsel and subsequently was promoted to Senior Vice President – Loan Operations.

After leaving Western Federal Savings, he helped to develop several start-up ventures in communications and recycling.  He continues to serve as general counsel for these entities as well as function in various business capacities, usually marketing.

He currently teaches at several other schools, mostly in law and legal related fields, including business.

He co-authored the book The Promises Game – How to Actually Do What You Want to Do. His claim to fame is that he has been to all fifty states.

ASHFAQUE, Muhammad, M.S.

M.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies; California State University, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA
B.S. in Computer Information Systems; California State University, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA
Project Management Fundamentals Certificate; West LA Extension; Los Angeles, CA

ashfaqueM_headshot_160506Mr. Muhammad Ashfaque is very passionate about teaching and sharing his knowledge and professional experiences with other people/students. His strategy has always been to make peoples’ lives better and by doing so, he always personally and professionally feels satisfied and accomplished. His mantra is to always have a “win/win” situation.

Mr. Ashfaque has had professional work experience in the fields of business strategy, processes redesign, and information systems project management for several years now. In his professional career, he has implemented and executed various strategies and concepts learned throughout his business and information systems education (Bachelor of Science and Master of Science).

Due to his vast knowledge and very strong academic background, Mr. Ashfaque is invited as a visiting professor at CSULA, teaching information systems management and healthcare management classes. Mr. Ashfaque’s professional experience has been primarily in the healthcare industry as a consultant for business development and information systems strategy and enhancement. In his role as a consultant, Mr. Ashfaque is also responsible for teaching various medical staff and other administrative staff newly implemented business processes and information systems.

BAKER, Christina, M.B.A., M.A., M.S.

M.B.A. in Non-Profit Management; Hope International University; Fullerton, CA
M.A. in Communication Studies; California State University, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA
M.A.Ed. in Adult Education; Trident University; Cypress CA
M.S. in Education: Reading & Literacy; Capella University; Minneapolis, MN
B.A. in Speech Communication; California State University, Long Beach; Long Beach, CA
A.A. in Speech; Long Beach City College; Long Beach, CA
A.A. in General Studies; Columbia College; Los Alamitos, CA
English Language Learner Certificate (CLAD to CELT); University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA
Reading Certificate; University of California, Irvine Extension; Irvine, CA

Christina Baker is an educator, tutor and a writer for over ten years. She has experience teaching grades K-12 with an emphasis in the language arts for 7-12: reading, writing, English fundamentals, literature, and rhetoric. She even taught one year of 7th grade social studies during this time. She taught 5 years as a full time teacher and 7 years as a substitute teacher, 1 year as a teacher’s aid, 8 years as a tutor for at risk children and 3 years as a college instructor. As a teacher she worked in the Los Angeles County school districts title 1 schools in the public school and charter school system; as a tutor she worked in both the Los Angeles and Orange County cities. As a college instructor she worked on campuses in Los Angeles and Orange County, but teaching online nationally and internationally.

Currently, when Ms. Baker is not tutoring she works as an adult educator in numerous colleges, universities, and continuing education programs on campuses and online. She has taught many classes that include communication courses: speech, public speaking, oral communication, human communication and business communications; Business courses: hospitality management, English business communication and applied business law, and English courses: writing skills, technical writing, fundamentals of writing, fundamentals of reading, fundamentals of English, basic English, research methods, English composition1, English composition 2, Introduction of literature, computers and basic reading. She also has taught sociology, humanities, dynamics of interpersonal relationships and worked in a basic skills lab as an instructor.

Christina Baker’s scholarly background is very diverse in the fact that she attended educational courses on various campuses and online. Baker earned her first masters (MA) in communication studies: speech from California state University, Los Angeles and her multiple subject teaching credential and single-subject English teaching credential; MS in education: reading and literacy from Capella University; MBA in non-profit management from Hope International University; and is finishing her MAED in adult education from Trident International University. Her BA is in speech communication from California State University, Long Beach. Christina Baker has taken over 20 specialized training sessions geared for teaching, lesson planning and academic procedures and obtained a reading certificate from University of California, Irvine Extension and finishing an English language learner certificate from University of California, Los Angeles.

CLARKE, Andrea, D.B.A.

DBA in Healthcare Management and Leadership; California InterContinental University; Diamond Bar, CA
MBA in Healthcare Administration; American InterContinental University; Hoffman Estates, IL
Bachelor of Science in Business Management; University of Phoenix; Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Andrea Clarke earned her DBA in Business from California InterContinental University in 2013. She has been an adjunct faculty teaching general management and healthcare administration on the undergraduate through the graduate doctoral level. Her responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate, graduate master and doctoral learners.

Dr. Andrea Clarke has taught for 7 years in higher education and 25 years in the healthcare industry in various administrative positions. In addition to teaching, her professional background includes faculty development and management, training and development, credentialing, hiring and placement, online programs evaluation and monitoring, instruction and curriculum development and accreditation compliance.

GARCIA, Catherine, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Leadership and Management; Atlantic International University; Honolulu, HI
M.B.A.; Azusa Pacific University; Azusa, CA
B.S. in Business; Azusa Pacific University; Azusa, CA

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Dr. Catherine Garcia is a Professor at the University of Phoenix and DeVry University teaching MBA Strategic Planning, Organizational Leadership, Consulting and Project Management courses.

Formerly, Dr. Garcia served as CEO of the 51st District Agricultural Association for the State of California. She served under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and oversaw the largest agricultural district within the state, and a team of 180 seasonal employees whose job it was to execute the operations of the State Valley Fair. Prior to leading the 51st District Agricultural Association, ie.: The Valley Fair, Dr. Garcia was the Executive Vice President for the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, promoting growth and development for local businesses and the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Coachella, overseeing Coachella’s parks, recreation facilities and programs.

Dr. Garcia holds an MBA in Organizational Management from Azusa Pacific University and a PhD in Leadership and Management from Atlantic International University. Dr. Garcia enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, cycling, and is passionate about education and developing others.

GAYER, Richard H., Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Capella University; Minneapolis, MN
M.B.A. in Financial Management; National University; San Diego, CA
M.P.A. in Public Administration and Planning; Pepperdine University; Los Angeles, CA
B.A. in General Studies (Political Science/History); Chaminade University of Honolulu; Honolulu, HI
Diploma; Defense Systems Management College; Ft. Belvoir, VA
Diploma; U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College; Quantico, VA
Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture; Universidad de Salamanca; Salamanca, Spain
California Teaching Credential (Lifetime) Community College

Welcome everyone, I am Dr. Richard Gayer. I have been teaching at various universities over 15 years, including Park University, George Mason University, Webster University, and UCLA. My degrees include MPA, MBA (Financial Management), and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management. I also have a certificate from la Universidad de Salamanca in Spain in international business and culture. Over the years, I have taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in accounting, finance, managerial accounting, international business, and strategy. I also taught classes in Japan and Puerto Rico. I have also served on several doctoral committees involving student dissertations.

I have had senior executive experience in government and private business sectors. I had positions with the US Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, an international security company, a major aerospace company, and was a managing director for a trading company involved in Latin America and the Pacific Rim. I have also been involved in consulting in the international and domestic strategic management areas with a major consulting firm. My academic interests are business strategy, international business strategy, cross-culture management, international finance, and am currently writing a book on public safety management and strategy, and an article on international corruption.

GATEAS, Jason, M.B.A.

Ph.D. Candidate, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Master of Business Administration; American InterContinental University; Schaumburg, IL
Master of Healthcare Administration; American InterContinental University; Schaumburg, IL
B.B.A.; American InterContinental University; Schaumburg, IL
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB); Villanova University; Villanova, PA

Hello my name is Jason Gateas and I currently live in Redlands California, and I am originally from Torrance California. You can call me Professor J. I am a decorated war veteran who served two combat tours in the U.S. Military, as a Naval mine-warfare specialist.

Today, I currently serve as the Executive Director of Supply Chain Management for twenty-five Acute and Non-Acute Medical Center and Urgent Care Clinical sites in the San Bernardino and Los Angeles County areas. Moreover, I currently attend Capella University and nearing the end of my PhD in Business Management and Leadership Philosophy.

Attending both American InterContinental University (AIU) and Villanova University, I hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management, a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA) in Marketing (Summa Cum Laude), a Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Certification, in addition to being a “Certified Six Sigma Black Belt” (CSSBB). My professional website is located at the folowing address--- https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-gateas-mba-mha-cssbb-47a2b42

I look forward to our class and journey through this academic semester. The best way to reach me is either via text at 213-200-5142, or email at jasongateas@yahoo.com

HOYT, Kimberly, M.B.A., M.A.

M.B.A. in Network Communications Management; Keller Graduate School of Management; Irvine, CA
B.S. in Computer Information Systems; DeVry University; Irvine, CA
M.A. in English; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Pomona, CA
B.A. in English; California State University, San Bernardino; San Bernardino, CA

fac_hoytKKimberly Hoyt has completed all coursework at Walden University in her Ph.D. in Education with specialization in Educational Technology. She has an approved prospectus and dissertation committee and an anticipated graduation date of June 2016. She is actively engaged in writing her dissertation on the integration of multimedia resources in higher education learning. She has a bachelors in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Network Communications from Keller Graduate School, a bachelors in English from California State University, San Bernardino, and a masters in English from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Ms. Hoyt believes that education is critical to personal and professional success and that today’s educator understand how to effectively use technology and multimedia resources to facilitate learning.

Ms. Hoyt has been an educator for over twenty years. She first began teaching at Pomona Catholic High School where she taught American Literature, English Literature, Algebra, and Journalism for 8 years. She has taught a wide variety of topics for community colleges and for-profit colleges, to include composition and advanced composition, professional and technical writing, public speaking, interpersonal communications, gender communications, creative and critical thinking, critical thinking and problem solving, student success strategies, computer applications, database applications, introduction to HTML, and introduction to business. She is an active member of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

Ms. Hoyt was the Director of Online Technologies for Corinthian Colleges where she managed a small team dedicated to supporting system users, resolving technology issues, and integrating and migrating systems to new technologies. She designed, built and managed the FileMaker Faculty Management System responsible for managing faculty, course, term, and system processes. She functioned as a Project Manager for a number of internal initiatives, including integrating e-Textbooks with the Learning Management System (LMS) and student assessment processes. She acted as the Pearson eCollege liaison and was responsible for migrating all curriculum to Pearson’s .NExT LMS.

JO, Jeannie, M.B.A.

M.B.A. in International Business in Marketing and Entertainment; University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business; Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising; University of Missouri, School of Journalism; Columbia, MO

fac_JoJJeannie Jo has more than 10 years of marketing and sales experience in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, entertainment, automobile and more. In her most recent role, Jeannie was a Sr. Manager of Integrated Marketing and Branding at Virgin Mobile and Sprint. She was responsible for developing and executing marketing and advertising strategies for new product and service launches, performing key roles in managing product roadmap, conducting consumer research and initiating various sales promotions.

Jeannie has been a successful marketing consultant and helped diverse clients from overseas to expand their business to the U.S. market. She also has wide range of ethnic marketing experiences, especially in Hispanic and Asian markets.

Jeannie earned her B.A. in Advertising Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia and M.B.A in Marketing and International Business from the University of Southern California. She is fluent in Korean and has working knowledge of French and Japanese.

Jeannie loves interacting with students and enjoys playing piano when not preparing for her lectures.

JOHNSON, David, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Capella University; Minneapolis, MN
MBA; University of Phoenix; Ontario, CA
B.S. in Applied Sciences and Management; University of California at Davis; Davis CA

Dr. David Johnson has been in higher education for many years, having begun his academic career with his bachelor degree from UC Davis in 1983. After working for two decades in all related management fields for some of the largest corporations in the US, Dr. Johnson went back to obtain both his MBA and Ph.D. as an adult learner. Dr. Johnson is experienced and has expertise in profit and loss management, labor resource optimization, retail merchandising, marketing, startups/turnarounds, employee relations/retention, customer relationship management, vendor/supplier administration, and staff training and development. He is currently in charge of staff development for his district while managing one of the business units.

Dr. Johnson also earned both his Six Sigma Green Belt and his Black Belt certification, which are techniques and tools used for process improvement.

Dr. Johnson also worked overseas in the Peace Corps in the Kingdom of Tonga where he was responsible for including budgeting, directing, marketing, planning, engineering new systems, transportation and operations systems in the largest vocational agriculture school in the country. He also administered and was in charge of class materials and outlines, and wrote Tonga’s first vocational agricultural syllabi in their language.

Dr. Johnson has been married for 30 years to his wonderful wife, Betsy; and has three children. His eldest graduated from UC San Diego then Rensselaer, his middle daughter graduated from Stanford, and his son currently attends UC San Diego and is studying Mechanical Engineering.

KAHLER, Michael, Ed.D.

Ed.D. Educational Leadership; Argosy University; Orange, CA
M.A. Curriculum/Instruction; Argosy University; Orange, CA
M.A. in International Affairs (Political Science); California State University, Sacramento; Sacramento, CA
B.S. in International Business; Babson College; Babson Park, MA

Dr. Michael Kahler earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. He has a M.A. in International Affairs from C.S.U.S. as well as a B.S. in Business from Babson College. He teaches a variety of business courses with a specialty in Marketing and Management. Dr. Kahler has lived in Japan, Italy, and France and enjoys working with students from around the world.

Dr. Kahler has extensive experience in the field of education. He is an educational consultant as well as an adjunct faculty member for several colleges. He is a member of the National Business Educators Association.

Dr. Kahler has a background in political and managerial consulting. His political advising includes local and international political campaigns. His specialty is branding and social media marketing for candidates and parties. Dr. Kahler also advises international companies that are interested in importing goods or setting up corporate offices in the United States.

KENDERES, Amanda, Ph.D., M.A.

Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Comparative Education; UCLA; Los Angeles, CA
M.Ed. in Education & Communication; Aquinas College; Grand Rapid, MI
B.A. in English & Psychology; Grand Valley State University; Allendale, MI

Dr. Amanda Kenderes earned her Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Comparative Education from UCLA in 2012. Owing to her interdisciplinary background, she has taught courses in Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Education, English (composition, creative writing and literature), Political Science, Business, Gender Studies and Media Studies.

With an international upbringing that spans five continents, Dr. Kenderes is interested in issues of communication and culture. She has over ten years of teaching experience in Korea, Michigan, and California. Her professional work experience includes a variety of employers, including the United Nations (UNESCO), UCLA, and Loyola Law School.

KEOGH, Matthew, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Capella University; Minneapolis, MN
M.S. in Electronic Commerce; National University; San Diego, CA
M.B.A. in Computer Resources and Information Management; Webster University; St. Louis, MO
B.A. in Chemistry; University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by APICS, the Association for Operations Management
Achieved rank of Captain in the United States Marine Corps, earning a Navy Commendation Medal and National Defense Service Medal

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Dr. Keogh has held a wide variety of management positions in business and in the military. He also has extensive project management and change leadership experience. Dr. Keogh is an active manager in the aerospace industry and therefore involved hands-on in the most current business trends and approaches. He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate business, project management, and information technology courses for over five years.

Some of the many roles Dr. Keogh has held in business and the military include:

  • Production Manager, Production Program Manager, Development Engineering Process Improvement Manager; Aerospace Industry
  • Accounting Division Manager, Aviation Supply/Logistics Officer; United States Marine Corps
  • Material Planning and Logistics Supervisor, Logistics Analyst, Manufacturing Process Specialist; Ford Motor Company
  • Financial Analyst, Systems Engineer; Composite Optics Corporation

Dr. Keogh has managed dozens of complex projects, including projects involving:

  • ISO 9001 quality system implementation
  • ISO 14001 environmental system implementation
  • JD Edwards Enterprise Resource Planning computer system implementation
  • Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical readiness systems for a unit of several hundred Marines
  • Setup of material and logistics systems for a new automotive factory
  • A web-based global supply chain management system in the aerospace industry
  • Implementation of the Toyota Production System in both Ford and aerospace manufacturing facilities
  • Six-sigma process management system setup
  • Setup of corporate financial management and forecasting systems

Dr. Keogh also served as an Electronics Technician in the United States Marine Corps prior to receiving his commission.

KHATIBLOO, Mohamad, Ph.D

Ph.D. in Psychology
M.A. in Criminal Justice; Chapman University; Orange, California
B.A. in Criminal Justice; Chapman University; Orange, California

Director of Business and Operations for Sentinel Offender Services in Los Angeles, CA 2013 - present. VP of Operations for a small boutique style Private Investigations firm (ASTIS Investigations 2001 - 2013) based in Southern California, specializing in Gang enhancement cases, private client relations and all matters of private investigations.

Published author in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security. Published author on Terrorism/Martyrdom (2010), Gang activity (2013), multiculturalism in Law enforcement (2013) and the War in Afghanistan (2015) Course, content developer and curriculum designer in all criminal justice/homeland security related courses for many colleges and universities. Developed three stand alone Bachelor level Criminal Justice programs for different colleges and universities. Also developed dozens of stand alone courses for varied colleges in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security/Emergency Management.

Trainer for Los Angeles Police Department in police operations and terrorism, trainer for Riverside Public Defenders of gangs and terrorism. Trainer for California correctional workers on gang related matters and terrorism extremism. Trainer for Los Angeles County Bar Association on criminal gang cases.

Two years military police experience, fifteen years loss prevention, private security, investigative experiences. Combined, over twenty-four years experience in private sector security, loss prevention, management, business and customer service.

Extensive experience in forensics through training by National Institute of Justice. Extensive training via the Department of Defense on anti-terrorism, computer related fraud and identity fraud. Training though Center for Homeland Security and Defense of Terrorism, Terrorism Extremism and Finance/Funding of Terrorism activity. Extensive emergency preparedness training through the Department of Veteran Affairs. Extensive training and certifications on drug overdose, drug training and street gang related drug trade. Mental Health First Aid Training and CPR/First Aid trainer and Core facilitator.

Memberships held in: Infragard, ASIS, ACFE 9Associationg of Certified Fraud Examiners), American Society of Criminology, Justice Research and Statistics Association and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

KINNEN, Michael, M.B.A.

M.B.A. in Finance; University of California, Irvine; Irvine, CA
B.A. in English; Loma Linda University; Riverside, CA

fac_KinnenMI am delighted to be faculty member at International American University. After a fascinating career in investment banking and management consulting, I have been fortunate to graduate to teaching and training business leaders.

For me, finance is a dynamic and exciting field, which can in part be explained by my background. Reared in the Los Angeles area, I grew up watching corporate turnarounds: my father bought failing businesses, turned them around, sold them for a handsome profit, and then bought the next failing business and repeated the process. This was a great training ground for learning how entrepreneurial businesses work. After completing my undergraduate degree (studied English and Accounting) from La Sierra University, I held several roles over the next decade that expanded my understanding of business and increasingly shaped my passion for leadership development. Ten years later, while working full time, I went back to school and completed an MBA at U.C. Irvine, with an emphasis on corporate finance. This opened the door to fascinating positions, ranging from overseeing several hundred million dollars of budgeting for PacifiCare, to investment banking where I led teams valuing target firms for mergers and acquisitions transactions, and later to being selected to be chief operating officer at an investment firm. I’ve started two companies and worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs during the past ten years, building financials for companies, reading and analyzing financials, and making strategic recommendations to shareholders based on those analyses.

I’ve been teaching in MBA programs in Southern California for several years; currently I teach courses in managerial finance, advanced corporate finance, financial accounting, managerial accounting, money and banking, and organizational behavior. I’m privileged to have just completed redeveloping the Entrepreneurial Finance class for Keller Graduate School of Management. I have also developed several Harvard case-based courses in leadership and influence, corporate strategy, financial statement analysis, valuation, and mergers and acquisitions.

I’m married, have a daughter who just started high school, and I love golfing and playing with our King Charles Cavalier. We enjoy traveling up the California coast to take in the beautiful ocean views, 17-mile drive, and seeing dolphins frolic in the waves in Monterey.

LLOYD, Christopher, M.B.A.

M.B.A. in Information Systems; California State University Long Beach; Long Beach, CA
B.S. in Business Administration; University of Phoenix; Long Beach, CA

Christopher Lloyd earned his MBA with a concentration in Information Systems from California State University Long Beach in 2012. Professor Lloyd teaches as an adjunct professor for courses in management, marketing, business, information systems management, and computer information systems for undergraduate and graduate level courses. His responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and attending conferences and symposiums addressing strategic management, digital marketing, and search engine optimization. Professor Lloyd’s “learning through application” approach earns him high praise from his students. His genuine interest in their career advancement and personal betterment can be seen in each of his lectures.

While relatively new to academia, professor Lloyd is no stranger to helping others understand the nuances of effective management. As a principal of his own small business consultancy and digital content generation firm, professor Lloyd has 9 years of experience leveraging his business and digital marketing acumen to the benefit of his clients.

Like many entrepreneurs, professor Lloyd draws from a wide base of experience. His professional career started as a systems consultant for Lucent Technologies, where he was instrumental in the design, implantation, and administrator and end user training for business communications systems for small businesses to Fortune 100 organizations. After getting his feet wet in traditional communications, he worked in a project management capacity for an international VoIP carrier. Managing implementations in China, Vietnam, Pakistan, and here in the U.S. professor Lloyd gained valuable international experience. With a host of real-world experience under his belt, he migrated to a software QA engineer position for the Clarent Corporation. At the time, Clarent was the preeminent VoIP hardware provider to many international carriers, edging out Cisco for precious market share. After the dot com collapse at the turn of the millennium, professor Lloyd migrated to the real estate finance industry where he worked as a mortgage banker, and later partnered with a friend in the industry to launch a branch office in Hawaii for his then California-based employer.

Professor Lloyd’s 18 years of professional experience with a customer-centric focus has proven a valuable asset as an educator. His breadth of experience across multiple industries and business disciplines allows him to assist students from numerous backgrounds. As a father of 3 children, a business owner, and an educator; professor Lloyd is well equipped to see the world from multiple perspectives. When he’s not working or teaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children (9, 5, and 22 months old) around their home town in Long Beach or on the water in Lake Havasu. For the rare moments he can steal away for himself, you’ll find him mountain biking, or designing and building various woodworking projects for family and friends. His current academic pursuits include a feasibility study and cost analysis on the migration of select public school districts to exclusively electronic media.

LLOYD, Flavia, M.A., J.D.

JD; Abraham Lincoln University; Los Angeles, CA
MA in International Relations; American Public University; Charles Town, WV
BS in Communications; University of Phoenix; Phoenix, AZ

Professor Lloyd received her Juris Doctor degree in 2013 from Abraham Lincoln University School of Law where she received Dean Scholar awards and honors. While attending law school, Professor Lloyd also obtained, with honors, a Master of Arts degree in International Relations. Before graduating from law school, she worked for 12 years in the immigration law field as a supervising immigration paralegal. While in law school, Professor Lloyd volunteered at immigration clinics and other immigration-related organizations. After passing the bar exam, Professor Lloyd became a full-time professor and immigration attorney. Professor Lloyd speaks several languages and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Professor Lloyd is an experienced instructor who tutors students for law school, the First Year Law School Examination, and the California Bar Exam. In addition, she also serves as an adjunct professor and grader at Abraham Lincoln University School of Law. Professor Lloyd’s teaching expertise is focused on how to apply the law to facts with an emphasis in both writing skills and exam strategy. She also provides private substantive law and legal exam tutorial services for bar candidates.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Professor Lloyd practices family and employment-based immigration law. She also devotes her time to scholarly work by writing research papers and presenting them at national and international conferences.

LO, Petra, Ph.D.

Formerly Dr. Giang Biscan
Ph.D. in Engineering in Chemistry; University of Newcastle, Australia; Callaghan NSW, Australia
M.B.A.; University of California, Los Angeles – Anderson School of Management; Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Engineering in Chemistry; University of Newcastle, Australia; Callaghan NSW, Australia

I am a serial entrepreneur with proven successes in evaluating opportunities, creating a business roadmap, launching new products, growing the business and exit. Through UCLA, through Fontana city and through my own boutique consulting firm, I have also coached, taught and consulted many technology entrepreneurs in launching and growing their businesses and raise money from investors. As a result, I was prominently featured as a success story and business connector in the book “Real Influence” by Mark Goulston, John Ullmen and Keith Ferrazi that was published in January this year.

In my PhD, I developed a technology for minerals processing called the Reflux Classifier, which is now being used around the world. The Australian Coal Society estimated that my technology saves the Australian coal industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year through optimizing extracts and waste reduction. As a result, I was presented with the Australian Technology Innovation award and was personally commended by the Australian Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Resources. Having commercialized this technology from an University lab, I understand the challenges and what is needed to bring innovation to real world applications.

Before starting my own company, I managed a $1B+ patent portfolio for James Hardie Industries (NYSE: JHX) after I developed and commercialized a major technology platform for the company. As a result, I have a deep knowledge of intellectual property, from its value to the legality involved in capturing it.

I am so excited about International business and education and IAU provides just the right platform for that. I truly feel that I have not just the qualification but also the drive and motivation for this job.

Here is an article about my work helping tech entrepreneurs raise money from angel investors and VCs: http://www.giangbiscan.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/pressNV.pdf

I was prominently featured in the book “Real Influence” as a business success story and an influencer that investors call on to for identifying promising technology startups: http://www.amazon.com/Real-Influence-Persuade-Without-Pushing/dp/081442015X/

This is an article on Australian Minerals Gazette about the Reflux Classifier technology that I developed in my PhD: http://www.giangbiscan.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/mineralsgazette1.jpg

My LinkedIn profile which shows endorsements and references for my work: http://linkedin.com/in/giangbiscan

LOPEZ, Louis, Jr., Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Organization and Management (Human Resource Management); Capella University; Minneapolis, MN
M.B.A.; Kaplan University; Fort Lauderdale, FL
M.S. in Administration (Human Resources Administration); Central Michigan University; Mount Pleasant, MI
B.S. in Management Studies; University of Maryland; European Division
A.A. in Supervisory Leadership; Hawaii Pacific University; Honolulu, HI
Certificate in Contract Management; Athens State University; Athens, AL

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I will start by introducing myself. My name is Louis Lopez and I live in Huntsville, Alabama with my wife and son. Greetings and welcome to an exciting term where you are going to be able to use what you have learned throughout your academic/professional experience and apply it to the workplace. I am working as a Management and Program Analyst in Huntsville, Alabama. My professional experience includes training and organization development, personnel and human resource administration, management, acquisition and contracting, logistics and operations, and recruiting/retention management positions working with a diverse personnel workforce.

My teaching experience spans from conducting quarterly training seminars for Employee Retention Program Managers and three years as a Recruiting and Retention School Instructor/Developer. Also, teaching a wide range of human resource curriculums. I look forward to exploring Human Resource Management with you throughout the course!

Sincerely,
Professor Lopez, Ph.D., M.B.A.

LOVITCH, Ira, M.B.A.

M.B.A.; University of Phoenix; Woodland Hills, CA
B.A. in History; California State University, Northridge; Northridge, CA

Ira Lovitch is a seasoned executive team leader in sales, marketing and general management, working with organizations in the advertising, public relations, e-commerce, telecommunications, construction and financial services industries. His professional background includes the deployment and project management of successful organizational and market development strategies for over 20 years in a wide range of markets and industries, both globally and nationally.

Ira’s background includes a 7-year stint as Senior Account Manager at Harte-Hanks, international marketing firm providing strategic guidance and tactical execution of integrated direct marketing programs for blue-chip client companies. Currently, Ira serves a leading California construction firm as a marketing and customer relationship liaison, providing financial analysis of potential marketing opportunities, selecting appropriate marketing targets, crafting marketing approaches, and hiring, training and mentoring other marketing personnel. Additionally, Ira privately offers business strategy, customer relationship/value management, and financial services consulting.

Ira is a certified facilitator of both The Quality Advantage and Quality Action Team workshops, which he has presented nationally. Ira Lovitch has earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and he received his BA from California State University, Northridge. Mr. Lovitch teaches onground and online classes for the University of Phoenix in both the undergraduate and graduate business departments, as well as directed study and online courses for American Heritage University, which specializes in international student education. In addition, Mr. Lovitch facilitates financial and mathematics courses for the Los Angeles Community College district.

MATTOON, Matthew, M.B.A.

M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy; University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business; Los Angeles, CA
B.A. in Environmental Studies; University of California Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz, CA

fac_mattoonMMatthew Mattoon earned his MBA in finance and strategy from the University of Southern California in 2009. He has been an adjunct faculty teaching strategy, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, and organizational management, in the undergraduate and graduate levels at various universities within the Los Angeles area.

Mr. Mattoon is currently the Chief Financial Officer and founder of Matunas Corporation which specializes in organic sustainable products into large retail chains such as Whole Foods, Ace Hardware, Chipotle, 7-11, and Sunoco. He currently is also the executive licensee holder for the University of Southern California.

Mr. Mattoon has worked on various consulting projects for the government in his early career, and has recently helped secure investments for a startup hydroelectric energy company in Minneapolis, MN. He is an active member of the CEO/MBA Alumni Network of the University of Southern California, and is a board member for an accrediting agency for certifying organic products within California.

MCKENLEY, Maxine, M.B.A., E.J.D.

Executive Juris Doctorate; Concord Law School; Los Angeles, CA
M.B.A.; Nova Southeastern University; Ft. Lauderdale, FL
B.A. in Business Administration; American Intercontinental University; Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Maxine Mckenley is the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Compliance at Citibank. She has over fifteen (15) years’ experience in different capacity of retail banking. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University. After a few years working in the banking industry, she received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Florida; followed by her Executive Juris Doctorate (EJD) in Law from the Concord Law School, California.

Maxine’s research interests are in Financial Crimes working with FINCEN, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury to stop money laundering and drug trafficking within the USA. She exercises regulatory functions primarily under the Currency and Financial Transactions Reporting Act of 1970 for Citibank. In addition, she has volunteered with Law Firm of Michael Raheb (Criminal Attorney) in Florida; filing cases, preparing briefs and discovery evidence.

She also taught and mentor students of The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) program of 2006 in Immokalee, Florida. This program is the most recent iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, the major federal law authorizing federal spending on programs to support K-12 schooling.

Maxine is an active member of the Nova Southeastern University and Concord Alumni Association. She is also a part of the National Association of Professional Women.

MIDCALF, Verta, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Organization and Management (Leadership); Capella University; Minneapolis, MN
Master of Education; University of Missouri; St. Louis, MO
B.S. in Business Administration; Southern Illinois University; Edwardsville, IL

fac_MidcalfVIn echoing Porter’s (1980) theory, Zack (1999) posits that today’s organization values knowledge and learning as the most strategically important capabilities for success.

I offer you rich experiences in teaching K-12, professional writing, and management development. On-line learning is the triumph of the consumer – you. The internet is truly the World Wide Library, open 24/7. My job is to help you develop the tools to use this learning, and to help you perceive which information is good and which is bogus.

Your job, as educators, is to do the same for your students. I bring academic credentials and teaching experience to the course room and contribute to the success of students, demonstrated through my selection as a recipient of the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers award 2006. With deep knowledge and passion in my subject area, I, as a faculty member will create learning experiences that link theory and research for effective transference of knowledge. Whether you, as a learner, are at the beginning, middle, or the peak of your career, your personal goals will be supported; as well as, your professional evolution.

I earned my B.S. in Business Administrative Services with a specialization in Data Processing from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois (285 miles south of Chicago) many years ago. After years of working in the Business sector, I decided that teaching is my real passion and completed my Secondary teacher’s certification at Harris Stowe College in St. Louis, Missouri in 1998. With the desire to gain more knowledge and understanding of the educational process, my Masters in Education Administration was completed at the University of Missouri at St. Louis in 2002 and my Ph.D in Leadership in 2007 from Capella University. I have been where you are, and can relate to your aspirations, hopes and dreams; so, good luck and know that you can achieve your goals for a quality education.

MURPHY, Mara, M.B.A

M.B.A.; University of California, Los Angeles – Anderson School of Management; Los Angeles, CA
B.A. in English Literature; California State University at Fullerton; Fullerton, CA

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Mara Murphy is a noted marketing consultant and authority who also enjoys the role of adjunct faculty at the post-secondary level. She specializes in marketing, communications and business topics that allow her to bring the real world to the classroom. She finds that hands-on marketing experience and teaching marketing complement each other: her consulting and involvement in marketing services bring practical insights to make theory come alive; teaching at the post-secondary level adds an appreciation for higher-level business and marketing concepts to her consulting.

Ms. Murphy began her career in the insurance industry in Chicago but soon returned to her home grounds in southern California. She has worked in the advertising industry, including for Chiat/Day Advertising, known for its breakthrough approaches. She has also held several client side and consulting roles where she expanded businesses which sell directly to the end user, including ecommerce firms.

She also has a specialty in natural health, springing from her personal passion for fitness, which has led to director-level management positions and several client engagements. Her consulting practice has included clients as large as Transamerica Insurance and as small as one-person shops. With her unique skills of leveraging customer databases and making use of online as well as offline marketing tools, she is able to help organizations of all sizes.

She earned her MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management with a marketing emphasis and BA at Cal State Fullerton. She currently holds board-level positions on American Mar5keting Association of the Inland Empire. Ms Murphy has presented at many local and national marketing associations.

In addition to teaching at International American University, she teaches at University of Phoenix, where she helped develop the undergraduate advertising course, and is an advisory committee member for the University of Redlands Marketing Certificate Program.

PEREZ, Benjamin, Ed.D.

Ed.D. in Administration/Leadership; La Sierra University; Riverside, CA
M.S. in Information Systems; National University; Orange, CA
B.B.A. in Information Technology; National University; Orange, CA
A.A. in Liberal Arts; Santiago Canyon College; Orange, CA

fac_perezDMy name is Benjamin Perez and I live and work in Orange County, California. My hobbies are jogging, swimming, and traveling. I especially love traveling to Europe. I have visited Paris, France, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Czech Republic, Belize, Guatemala, and the United States. I have a collection of magnets from all of the places we have visited on my fridge.

I am an experienced industry leader with 15+ years experience in the areas of Information Technology, e-Business Technologies & Security, Database Administration, and Business Administration. I work as a consultant to various colleges and universities and I am also the CEO of www.PowerTacoma.com. I am responsible for the network architecture and design, website development and deployment, Learning Management System (LMS), Content Management System (CMS), and ensuring the curriculum is designed to engage students to provide them with a positive learning experience.

In addition, I am actively involved with database administration, web development and design, programming, network administration, and project management. I hold an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Santiago Canyon College, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Information Technology from National University, and a Master’s Degree in Information Services from National University. I am currently working on completing a Doctorate of Information Technology at Walden University.

I also received a Certificate of Web Authorship from Santiago Canyon College. Additionally, I hold a wide variety of industry recognized certifications such as, CompTIA A+ Professional, CompTIA i-Net+ Professional, CIW (Certified Internet Web) Associate, Web Authorship Certificate (Santiago Canyon College), and Certified HTML Programmer Certificate (BrainBench).

POTTENGER, Michael, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering; University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering; University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering; California Institute of Technology; Pasadena, CA
Certificate, Director's Training Program; University of California, Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management; Los Angeles CA

While Dr. Pottenger has worked with companies ranging from startups to multinationals, he has over 20 years experience at startup and early stage companies where he has obtained expertise in various aspects of starting and running growth-stage ventures, including: business planning; financing both private and public sources; market research and competitive analysis; corporate management as both officer and board member; establishing strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships; negotiating legal agreements; and developing, managing and licensing intellectual property portfolios for patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks.

Dr. Pottenger holds earned academics degrees from the California Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, and UCLA. His doctoral program included a minor field in Entrepreneurship taken at UCLA's Graduate School of Management, where Dr. Pottenger also obtained certification from the Director's Training Institute executive education program. Dr. Pottenger has developed and taught classes for doctoral, master and bachelor classes in entrepreneurship, business plan writing, business law, corporate social responsibility, organizational leadership, strategic planning, international business, and various topics in mathematics.

SHEETZ, Michael, J.D.

J.D.; University of Miami School of Law; Miami, FL
B.B.A. in Management & Accounting; Northwood University; Midland, MI

Professor Michael Sheetz holds a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Miami School of Law as well as a B.B.A. in Management and Accounting from Northwood University. His current research and teaching interests include, forensic accounting and fraud investigation, the effect of regulation on financial institutions. fraud risk identification and assessment, corporate social responsibility, and the effect of dark pools on price discovery in a public market.

Prior to joining International American University, Professor Sheetz taught at the Los Angeles Film School and American InterContinental University where he served as interim Program Chair and Lead Faculty for Business, Criminal Justice and Law, and Media Production. He has formerly served on the editorial board of the University of Miami Law Review and has published extensively in his field, including two textbooks on accounting and computer forensics.

He is an active member of the AICPA, the ACFE, and holds the Certified Fraud Examiner designation. In private practice, Professor Sheetz spent nearly 15 years as a fraud investigator, forensic accountant and computer forensic expert before serving a two-year term as an appellate law clerk for the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Florida. Upon the expiration of his appointment Mr. Sheetz began his 15-year career in academia where he has received awards from both his peers and students.

SIEGMUND, Joseph, M.B.A.

M.B.A.; Saint Leo University; Saint Leo, FL
Bachelor of Business Administration; American Intercontinental University; Hoffman Estates, IL
A.A. in Business Administration; American Intercontinental University; Hoffman Hills Estates, IL

Joseph Siegmund received his Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University with concentration in Management and Bachelors in Business Administration from American InterContinental University with concentration in Organizational Psychology and Development. In addition to these academic achievements, Mr. Siegmund has 20 years of hands on business experience in operations, management, human resources, new business development and strategic growth planning.

Mr. Siegmund’s professional business experiences include working in Client Services for a tax and Payroll Company, Owning and Managing two startup heating and air conditioning companies in Southern California, National Sales Manager for an international controls company and currently as the Vice President of Operations for same international controls company. Mr. Siegmund enjoys developing and growing new business concepts from inception to market.

Mr. Siegmund has been a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America since he turned 18 and became an adult according to the BSA rules. As a scout Mr. Siegmund attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the scouting program, and currently participates in the scouting program with his 3 sons. Scouting has provided many opportunities for Mr. Siegmund to participate in the training and development of both scouts and adult scout leaders, and he has assisted in the development of new training protocols.

Mr. Siegmund also enjoys golfing, scuba diving, backpacking and skiing as often as he, his wife and children can make the time to play.

Mr. Siegmund looks forward to participating in the education process and desires to facilitate learning through interactions with students, utilizing the insights and thoughts developed in the classroom to form synergy between the students and instructor.

SPANGENBURG, Janice, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Business; Regent University; Virginia Beach, VA
CAGS Organizational Leadership; Regent University; Virginia Beach, VA
M.A. in Organization Development; The Fielding Institute; Santa Barbara, CA
M.S. in Management; Troy State University; Troy, AL
B.A. Business Administration. Saint Leo College; Saint Leo, FL
Applied Associate of Science in Data Processing; Tidewater Community College; Norfolk VA

fac_SpangenburgJDr. Janice Spangenburg earned her Ph.D in Business from Regent University in 2004. She has been an adjunct faculty teaching general management, human resources and leadership on the undergraduate through the graduate doctoral level. Her responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduate, graduate master and doctoral learners and attending seminars and colloquia. Her popularity with graduate masters and doctoral learners is a direct result of her natural ability to provide excellent guidance and direction focusing on the achievement of their goals.

Dr. Spangenburg has taught for 14 years and has been a successful business management consultant and workshop trainer. She has also been a successful organizational mentor for Department of Defense organizations and has opened doors for the achievement of both career and academic goals. She is an active member of the Academy of Management, the Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association, the National Defense Industrial Association, the National Contract Management Association, and the American Society for Military Comptrollers and the United States Distance Learning Association. She has published in trade magazines and is currently working on a book dealing with management and leadership issues.

Dr. Spangenburg has 24 years of federal government experience in acquisition, program management, business financial management and administration. She has achieved the highest level of the Defense Acquisition Workforce’s Level III in Contracting bestowed by the prestigious Defense Acquisition University. Dr. Spangenburg took a deferred retirement from the federal government to concentrate on teaching, mentoring and consulting.

SUBER, Kevin, Ed.D., M.B.A.

Ed.D. in Christian Management and Leadership; Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary; Newburgh, IN
M.B.A. in Financial Planning; California Lutheran University; Thousand Oaks, CA

With more than 25 years of business experience combined with a B.S. in Organizational Management, MBA in Financial Planning, EdD in Christian Leadership and Management, and has started a second doctorate of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Management, Kevin Suber has a broad and deep understanding of the principles of business. He has developed strong presentation and interactive skills from many years in sales and from his affiliations with groups such as Toastmasters International, chambers of commerce, numerous referral clubs, and volunteer organizations. Dr. Suber’s background as a motivational speaker and seminar facilitator enables him to present material that maximizes learning.

Kevin Suber is an instructor in business applications since 2008 at several University’s and College’s. He is a life long resident of California graduating from California Lutheran University. Suber’s work experience has been primarily in the financial industries where he has extensive experience in money management and bank relations, financial planning and in the insurance industry. He was a practicing financial professional who assists people with various personal financial issues through proper planning which includes, but was not limited to, these major areas: cash flow management, education planning, retirement planning, investment planning, risk management and insurance planning, tax planning, estate planning and business succession planning (for business owners). Dr. Suber guided clients through the financial planning process to create a detailed strategy tailored to their specific situation that meets their specific goals.

TVORIK, Kathyrn, D.B.A.

D.B.A.; Argosy University; Orange, CA
M.S. in Management; California State University, Fullerton; Fullerton, CA
B.S.B.A.; University of La Verne; La Verne, CA
A.A. / Paralegal Certification; Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA

fac_tvorikKDr. Kathryn Schwartz-Tvorik earned her Doctor of Business Administration in Business Management from Argosy University in May 2015. She has been a full-time and adjunct online and classroom faculty teaching management, human resources, and ethics leadership courses. Other responsibilities included mentoring and training for faculty development for graduate master and doctoral courses, online. She was recognized as instructor of the year as her natural ability to provide extra ordinary student – center learning met university and student achievement of their goals.

Dr. Kat has been in the education field for 18 years including working with a textbook publisher for state wide text book adoptions. Working in management and executive management committees, she has worked in Fortune 100 and 500 organizations as a sales executive, executive sales trainer; marketing director, middle management, and include a GS 11 equivalency position rating as Customer Service Manager of seven branches within the Republic of the Philippines and the remote Island of Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory for a Fortune 100 Company under contract by the Department of Defense. Being assigned to the District Office Military Banking Facilities-Philippines, responsibilities included public briefings, financial management classes, employee training, and implementation of marketing strategies through headquarters in New York. Even though the geographic identification and staffing approach was ethnocentric, from the one hundred and one local nationals she managed, cultural sensitivity helped to move the organization to a recognizable profit generating status. Never did she forget that she represented the United States for the Multi-national company (MNC). Being part of a national implementation team for change, and opening a bank—later becoming a Bank Officer are a few other highlights of her professional business career.

Dr. Kat’s dissertation research addressed the “Hidden Costs to Organizations resulting from the Sarbanes Oxley Act.” Further contributions include membership by invitation to Sigma Beta Delta and consulting on several steering and executive committees.

UGAS, Luz, M.B.A.

M.B.A. in Finance; Pepperdine University, The Graziadio School of Business and Management; Malibu, CA
B.A. in Economics/International Area Studies (Accounting and Computers); University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA

Luz Ugas is a Cross-functional and results oriented professional with 15+ years experience in Project Management, Finance, and Information Technology, with proven knowledge for driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementation of process improvements. Highly skilled in SAP, Business Warehouse, Cognos and other financial systems with experience in different industries such as: media and entertainment, healthcare, and public accounting. She has worked for companies, such as: Ernst & Young, Universal Studios, Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount Studios, Kaiser, and Tenet Healthcare.

Bilingual – fluent in Spanish. She holds Master of Business Administration. – Finance Emphasis from Pepperdine University, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Malibu, CA and Bachelor of Arts in Economics/International Area Studies.

Luz Ugas is affiliated with the following organizations: Member of UCLA Alumni Association (Special Events Committee) 1999 – Present, Member – California Hispanic Corporate Council 2003 – 2005, Mentor – IBM National Talent Mentoring Program (NTMP) 2008 – 2009, and Member and past board member of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s 1999 – Present.

USMANOVA, Nadira, M.A.Ed.

M.A.Ed.; Concordia University; Portland, OR
B.A. in Literature and Instruction/English; Uzbek State World Languages University; Tashkent, UZ

Nadira Usmanova was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. For almost 8 years, she taught various levels of ESL classes to the Russian and Uzbek speakers. She is a certified TESOL instructor and has administered a range of professional teacher training sessions in her country. In 2010, she was selected as a foreign exchange student for THIESPA exchange program in Athens, Greece where she had an opportunity to continue her Greek language education at National Kapodistriako University of Athens. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2011 from the Uzbek State World Languages University in Tashkent, UZ. Her major specialized in Linguistics and Philology and minor in Methodology and Pedagogy of teaching foreign languages.

From 2013-2014, Nadira continued her career as an elementary school teacher at Tashkent International School for K-1st grade. She moved to California, USA in May of 2014 and continued as a part-time After School Program instructor for Citizens of the World Charter School. Her daily duties included, but not limited to, teaching enrichment classes to K-1st graders and periodically substituting for other teachers.

She earned her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education in June, 2015 from Concordia University in Portland, OR.  Her degree program focused on Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education. Her capstone thesis was based on developing interpersonal skills in children through implementing technology in early stages of learning.

Since August 2015, Nadira has been working as an Academic Advisor and Coordinator for Instructional Support at International American University. Due to her recent maternity leave, she switched to a part-time adjunct instructor position. She is currently a part-time D.B.A. student at IAU and expects to receive her degree by 2018. She has one daughter and is expecting her second at the end of November.

VERREN, Tatiana, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Business Management; Capella University; Minneapolis, MN
M.B.A.; Webster University; Edwards AFB, CA
Ph.D. in Library & Information Sciences; The St. Petersburg State University, Academy of Culture; Saint Petersburg, Russia

Dr. Tatiana Verren holds two Ph.Ds, one in Information and Library Sciences as well as one in General Business. She earned her Ph.D in Information and Library Sciences from Sankt-Petersburg State Institute of Culture of Russia in1993 with distinction and her PhD in Business from Capella University in 2011 with distinction.

Dr. Verren has 10 years of teaching experience within the graduate and undergraduate level programs. She has taught subjects of accounting, managerial accounting, finance, managerial finance, and business strategy in different universities in the USA and abroad (Russia, Ukraine). Dr. Verren has experience in teaching face to face, hybrid, and online classes.
For over 15 years Dr. Verren has held various management positions while working for the Department of Defense, municipal government as well as the private corporate sector in the USA and internationally. She has gained a breadth of experience in business financial management, business administration, government accounting, marketing/sales management, and human resources.

VIRGEN, Roy, M.B.A.

M.B.A. (Marketing); University of La Verne; La Verne, CA
B.S. in Business Management; University of Phoenix; Ontario, CA

After spending years working for Corporate America, in 2010, Roy decided to use his education and knowledge to help small and medium-sized business owners with their Marketing and Social Media needs, helping to create a web-presence and to increase revenue.

In addition, he has helped companies with their human resource efforts by streamlining the recruiting process and reducing employee turnover by as much as 80%.

In 2011, Roy joined CSY Global in a partnership that has pulled resources and resulted in an even greater number of businesses and individuals being helped.

Being a believer in education, in 2013, Roy completed an MBA from University of La Verne with dual concentrations in Leadership and in Marketing. Upon receiving his degree, he began to share his knowledge and experience with future managers and entrepreneurs as a College Professor of Business and currently works at multiple schools including Mt. San Antonio Community College in Walnut, CA; Bristol University in Anaheim, CA; International American University and Nobel University in Los Angeles, and Stanton University in Garden Grove, CA.

Some of his favorite courses to teach include Principles of Business, Business Ethics, Consumer Behavior, Operations Management, and Entrepreneurship.

In addition to teaching, Roy has helped schools with their student and athlete recruiting efforts, accreditation issues, and program/course development.

Roy has held many positions in management which include Manager for Carl’s Jr. Restaurants (where he became the in-house expert in Health and Quality attaining multiple Gold Quality Assurance Inspections; Customer Visibility, Outbound, and Training Supervisor for UPS; District Supervisor of Health & Safety for UPS Freight; Operations Director for LG9 Third-Party Logistics (helping to cut costs by over $200,000 in his first year); and Store Management for Macy’s and Procter & Gamble.

Aside from Logistics and Retail Management, Roy was hired by the Anaheim Arsenal, the National Basketball Association (NBA) D-League affiliate for the Los Angeles Clippers from 2006 – 2009, to serve as a Statistician, Inside Sales Representative, and Assistant to the Media Relations Director for their entire affiliation with the Clippers. This led to many consulting opportunities with members of the American Basketball Association and a current contract as a Stats Reporter with GameStats Inc. to assist in covering games with the National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball (MLB).

Aside from his work as a Professional Consultant and University Professor, Roy enjoys giving back to the University of La Verne as an elected member of the Board of Directors for Alumni Relations where he assists with event planning and coordination. In addition, Roy serves as President of the Pomona Valley Chapter and Interim President of the Chino Valley Chapter of the Latino Business Alliance of the Inland Empire.

In his spare time, Roy enjoys attending sporting events, concerts, museums, local travel, and fine wines. He is also working on completing his Specialist of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Fort Hays State University; it is his ambition to eventually earn his Doctorate of Education.

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YEDGARIAN, Vahick, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., M.S., CFP

Ph.D. in Global Business, Leadership and Sustainability; Northcentral University; Scottsdale, AZ
JD; Janus University; Newport, CA
M.S. in Psychology; University of Phoenix; Pasadena, CA
M.B.A.; University of Phoenix; Pasadena, CA
B.B.A.; University of Phoenix; Pasadena, CA

I am an investment strategist and lecturer with 20+ years of diverse global experience: Europe, Middle-East, and U.S. I manage portfolios in separate accounts for my clients with a focus on U.S. and international exchange traded funds, mutual funds, and U.S. stocks. In addition, I teach corporate finance, personal finance, financial theory, investments, economics, and organizational leadership and management.

Specialties: Turnaround expert and leadership development to support strategy and revenue growth. Inspire people and organizations to achieve extraordinary results. Dynamic higher education executive and lecturer with excellent writing and speaking skills. Experienced investment strategist, and portfolio manager.

YOUNG, Steve B., Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (Leadership and Organizational Change); Walden University; Minneapolis, MN
M.B.A. Management; West Coast University; Los Angeles, CA
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (Business Management); Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, MI

Dr. Young graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Business. He spent time as an HR director and consultant with many Aerospace firms. Dr. Young has worked in numerous management positions for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Eco Polymers, Hughes, and PM-10 Consultants specializing in the area of Human resource, business management, and business operations.

Dr. Young received his MBA from West Coast University with an emphasis in management and his PhD from Walden University in Applied Management and Decision Making with specializations in Organizational Change and Leadership. Dr. Young is a senior faculty member and has been teaching for the University of Phoenix in their Undergraduate and Graduate Business Management Program for over 14 years.

Dr. Young has been involved in two successful start-up companies since 1995 that are still operating today in a growth environment. He functions as a consultant in business development, operations, management, entrepreneurialism, and human resources.

Dr. Young is currently on the Executive Board Secretary of JBEAD Foundation which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that assists young professionals with unmet financial aid needs to acquire an education within a community built on the strengths of a culturally diverse population.

Department of General Education

ANDERSON, Valfrid T., J.D.

JD; University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, CA
BA in Political Science; San Francisco State University; San Francisco, CA

Professor Anderson graduated with a Bachelor’s in Political Science from San Francisco State University.  He got his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall). At Boalt he earned “Best Oral Argument in Moot Court and the American Jurisprudence” award in Contracts.

He began his legal career at the Westside law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips where he specialized in Securities and Banking law.  He then moved on to Western Federal Savings & Loan Association in Marina del Rey.  There, he started as Assistant General Counsel and subsequently was promoted to Senior Vice President – Loan Operations.

After leaving Western Federal Savings, he helped to develop several start-up ventures in communications and recycling.  He continues to serve as general counsel for these entities as well as function in various business capacities, usually marketing.

He currently teaches at several other schools, mostly in law and legal related fields, including business.

He co-authored the book The Promises Game – How to Actually Do What You Want to Do. His claim to fame is that he has been to all fifty states.

BAKER, Christina, M.B.A., M.A., M.S.

M.B.A. in Non-Profit Management; Hope International University; Fullerton, CA

M.A. in Communication Studies; California State University, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA
M.A.Ed. in Adult Education; Trident University; Cypress CA
M.S. in Education: Reading & Literacy; Capella University; Minneapolis, MN
B.A. in Speech Communication; California State University, Long Beach; Long Beach, CA
A.A. in Speech; Long Beach City College; Long Beach, CA
A.A. in General Studies; Columbia College; Los Alamitos, CA
English Language Learner Certificate (CLAD to CELT); University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA
Reading Certificate; University of California, Irvine Extension; Irvine, CA

Christina Baker is an educator, tutor and a writer for over ten years. She has experience teaching grades K-12 with an emphasis in the language arts for 7-12: reading, writing, English fundamentals, literature, and rhetoric. She even taught one year of 7th grade social studies during this time. She taught 5 years as a full time teacher and 7 years as a substitute teacher, 1 year as a teacher’s aid, 8 years as a tutor for at risk children and 3 years as a college instructor. As a teacher she worked in the Los Angeles County school districts title 1 schools in the public school and charter school system; as a tutor she worked in both the Los Angeles and Orange County cities. As a college instructor she worked on campuses in Los Angeles and Orange County, but teaching online nationally and internationally.

Currently, when Ms. Baker is not tutoring she works as an adult educator in numerous colleges, universities, and continuing education programs on campuses and online. She has taught many classes that include communication courses: speech, public speaking, oral communication, human communication and business communications; Business courses: hospitality management, English business communication and applied business law, and English courses: writing skills, technical writing, fundamentals of writing, fundamentals of reading, fundamentals of English, basic English, research methods, English composition1, English composition 2, Introduction of literature, computers and basic reading. She also has taught sociology, humanities, dynamics of interpersonal relationships and worked in a basic skills lab as an instructor.

Christina Baker’s scholarly background is very diverse in the fact that she attended educational courses on various campuses and online. Baker earned her first masters (MA) in communication studies: speech from California state University, Los Angeles and her multiple subject teaching credential and single-subject English teaching credential; MS in education: reading and literacy from Capella University; MBA in non-profit management from Hope International University; and is finishing her MAED in adult education from Trident International University. Her BA is in speech communication from California State University, Long Beach. Christina Baker has taken over 20 specialized training sessions geared for teaching, lesson planning and academic procedures and obtained a reading certificate from University of California, Irvine Extension and finishing an English language learner certificate from University of California, Los Angeles.

CUNIN, Marina, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Social Anthropology; University of Kent at Canterbury; Canterbury, UK
L.L.B.; Manchester Metropolitan University; North West England
M.A. in Women’s Studies/Applied Social Studies; University of Bradford; Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
B.A. (Hons.) in Humanities; Middlesex Polytechnic-University; Hendon, North London, England
Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language; Scottish International Language Center

Dr. Marina Cunin earned her PhD in Social-Anthropology from the University of Kent in Canterbury in 2002. Her Masters in Women’s Studies, Bachelors of Arts (honors) in Humanities, law degree and Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language are similarly obtained from her home country of the UK.

She has twenty years of teaching experience in the UK, Japan and the US, predominantly in Sociology, Anthropology and English at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A former Associate Professor at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business in Japan and recent adjunct faculty member in the US, she is a successful educator whose holistic approach to teaching pays particular attention to both the academic and non-academic needs of their students.

Widely published, her research and publications, including her book “Student Views in Japan” based on her doctoral research, have predominantly concerned higher education systems and the student perspective. She also has published research which focuses on the international student experience, as well as on migration issues.

In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Cunin has also held responsibilities as an international student coordinator at Japanese and British universities working with various educational institutions and government agencies concerned with students on study-abroad programs.

Her current research concerns the social experiences of veterans and military spouses/children. A military spouse herself, she is particularly sensitive to the effects of deployment and movement on the educational needs of military families and the importance of education to veterans. Starting a small organization called ‘Gift for Service’ in 2007, she donates her gift book “For a Member of the Military” (2007) to charities and other nonprofits who work with service personnel and veterans in the UK and the US.

GAYER, Richard H., Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Organization and Management; Capella University; Minneapolis, MN
M.B.A. in Financial Management; National University; San Diego, CA
M.P.A. in Public Administration and Planning; Pepperdine University; Los Angeles, CA
B.A. in General Studies (Political Science/History); Chaminade University of Honolulu; Honolulu, HI
Diploma; Defense Systems Management College; Ft. Belvoir, VA
Diploma; U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College; Quantico, VA
Certificate in Spanish Language and Culture; Universidad de Salamanca; Salamanca, Spain
California Teaching Credential (Lifetime) Community College

Welcome everyone, I am Dr. Richard Gayer. I have been teaching at various universities over 15 years, including Park University, George Mason University, Webster University, and UCLA. My degrees include MPA, MBA (Financial Management), and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management. I also have a certificate from la Universidad de Salamanca in Spain in international business and culture. Over the years, I have taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in accounting, finance, managerial accounting, international business, and strategy. I also taught classes in Japan and Puerto Rico. I have also served on several doctoral committees involving student dissertations.

I have had senior executive experience in government and private business sectors. I had positions with the US Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, an international security company, a major aerospace company, and was a managing director for a trading company involved in Latin America and the Pacific Rim. I have also been involved in consulting in the international and domestic strategic management areas with a major consulting firm. My academic interests are business strategy, international business strategy, cross-culture management, international finance, and am currently writing a book on public safety management and strategy, and an article on international corruption.

GUERRERO, Hilda, M.S.

Master of Library and Information Science; San Jose State University; San Jose, CA
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; California State University; Los Angeles, CA

guerreroH_headshot_160506Hilda Guerrero earned her Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She has worked in several different library settings, but has the greatest interest in college libraries; she strives to help students explore the different tools and resources that are available to make the research and writing process much easier. Information literacy is an essential part of a successful college student's tool bag and she is committed to making sure that students have a better understanding of the resources needed in order to build information literacy.

Hilda is also passionate about the education and enrichment of at-risk youth. She enjoys volunteering her time to programs and events that promote education and exposure to the arts for youth.

HOYT, Kimberly, M.B.A., M.A.

M.B.A. in Network Communications Management; Keller Graduate School of Management; Irvine, CA
B.S. in Computer Information Systems; DeVry University; Irvine, CA
M.A. in English; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Pomona, CA
B.A. in English; California State University, San Bernardino; San Bernardino, CA

fac_hoytKKimberly Hoyt has completed all coursework at Walden University in her Ph.D. in Education with specialization in Educational Technology. She has an approved prospectus and dissertation committee and an anticipated graduation date of June 2016. She is actively engaged in writing her dissertation on the integration of multimedia resources in higher education learning. She has a bachelors in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Network Communications from Keller Graduate School, a bachelors in English from California State University, San Bernardino, and a masters in English from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Ms. Hoyt believes that education is critical to personal and professional success and that today’s educator understand how to effectively use technology and multimedia resources to facilitate learning.

Ms. Hoyt has been an educator for over twenty years. She first began teaching at Pomona Catholic High School where she taught American Literature, English Literature, Algebra, and Journalism for 8 years. She has taught a wide variety of topics for community colleges and for-profit colleges, to include composition and advanced composition, professional and technical writing, public speaking, interpersonal communications, gender communications, creative and critical thinking, critical thinking and problem solving, student success strategies, computer applications, database applications, introduction to HTML, and introduction to business. She is an active member of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

Ms. Hoyt was the Director of Online Technologies for Corinthian Colleges where she managed a small team dedicated to supporting system users, resolving technology issues, and integrating and migrating systems to new technologies. She designed, built and managed the FileMaker Faculty Management System responsible for managing faculty, course, term, and system processes. She functioned as a Project Manager for a number of internal initiatives, including integrating e-Textbooks with the Learning Management System (LMS) and student assessment processes. She acted as the Pearson eCollege liaison and was responsible for migrating all curriculum to Pearson’s .NExT LMS.

KENDERES, Amanda, Ph.D., M.A.

Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Comparative Education; UCLA; Los Angeles, CA
M.Ed. in Education & Communication; Aquinas College; Grand Rapid, MI
B.A. in English & Psychology; Grand Valley State University; Allendale, MI

Dr. Amanda Kenderes earned her Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Comparative Education from UCLA in 2012. Owing to her interdisciplinary background, she has taught courses in Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Education, English (composition, creative writing and literature), Political Science, Business, Gender Studies and Media Studies.

With an international upbringing that spans five continents, Dr. Kenderes is interested in issues of communication and culture. She has over ten years of teaching experience in Korea, Michigan, and California. Her professional work experience includes a variety of employers, including the United Nations (UNESCO), UCLA, and Loyola Law School.

LOVITCH, Ira, M.B.A.

M.B.A.; University of Phoenix; Woodland Hills, CA
B.A. in History; California State University, Northridge; Northridge, CA

Ira Lovitch is a seasoned executive team leader in sales, marketing and general management, working with organizations in the advertising, public relations, e-commerce, telecommunications, construction and financial services industries. His professional background includes the deployment and project management of successful organizational and market development strategies for over 20 years in a wide range of markets and industries, both globally and nationally.

Ira’s background includes a 7-year stint as Senior Account Manager at Harte-Hanks, international marketing firm providing strategic guidance and tactical execution of integrated direct marketing programs for blue-chip client companies. Currently, Ira serves a leading California construction firm as a marketing and customer relationship liaison, providing financial analysis of potential marketing opportunities, selecting appropriate marketing targets, crafting marketing approaches, and hiring, training and mentoring other marketing personnel. Additionally, Ira privately offers business strategy, customer relationship/value management, and financial services consulting.

Ira is a certified facilitator of both The Quality Advantage and Quality Action Team workshops, which he has presented nationally. Ira Lovitch has earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and he received his BA from California State University, Northridge. Mr. Lovitch teaches onground and online classes for the University of Phoenix in both the undergraduate and graduate business departments, as well as directed study and online courses for American Heritage University, which specializes in international student education. In addition, Mr. Lovitch facilitates financial and mathematics courses for the Los Angeles Community College district.

MATTOON, Matthew, M.B.A.

M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy; University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business; Los Angeles, CA
B.A. in Environmental Studies; University of California Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz, CA

fac_mattoonMMatthew Mattoon earned his MBA in finance and strategy from the University of Southern California in 2009. He has been an adjunct faculty teaching strategy, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, and organizational management, in the undergraduate and graduate levels at various universities within the Los Angeles area.

Mr. Mattoon is currently the Chief Financial Officer and founder of Matunas Corporation which specializes in organic sustainable products into large retail chains such as Whole Foods, Ace Hardware, Chipotle, 7-11, and Sunoco. He currently is also the executive licensee holder for the University of Southern California.

Mr. Mattoon has worked on various consulting projects for the government in his early career, and has recently helped secure investments for a startup hydroelectric energy company in Minneapolis, MN. He is an active member of the CEO/MBA Alumni Network of the University of Southern California, and is a board member for an accrediting agency for certifying organic products within California.

PROCTOR, Andrea, M.A.

M.A. in Communication; California State University, San Bernardino; San Bernardino, CA
B.A. in Communication; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah

proctorA_headshot_160506As a baby, I was chubby and round like most; Colorado-born but California-grown. I have spent most of my life in Southern California. After hiatuses in places such as rural Idaho, New York City, and Arizona, I am now back in sunny southern California. My education includes a Masters in Arts in Communication Studies from California State University, San Bernardino. My passion is studying culture and that was reflected in much of my graduate studies research emphasizing in intercultural relations. Additionally, I have Bachelors in Science in Communication with a minor in Sociology. Currently, I work in higher education administration. I also teach undergraduate courses like sociology, public speaking, and communication to students in a traditional classroom setting in downtown Los Angeles. I love the culture and diversity found in downtown, which is also reflected in my classroom and our classroom discussions.

When I am not on a college campus, I might be exploring the world and in another country with my dashing husband. Traveling is my addiction and experiencing new cultures is my hobby. As an avid adventure seeker, I have found myself hiking through rain forests in Cost Rica, hiking up volcanoes in Guatemala, sleeping in hostels in Germany, and walking up the Eiffel tower in Paris, France. In my classes, it is so fun to share with others something that I am passionate about. Also, I feel lucky that I am able to communicate and share my experiences in the classroom.

My life mantra is inspired by a Victor Frankl, a Holocaust concentration camp survivor. He stated, “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” He felt that wherever we go we can find our own happiness. If we find ourselves in a situation where we are not happy, we then have to change ourselves.

Lastly, if you ever have any ideas to improve my courses and if you have done something in the past that you have enjoyed in another course, please let me know! I love receiving insight from my students and implementing their ideas in the classroom.

STEPP, Walter, M.A.

M.A. in Counseling Psychology; Pepperdine University; Malibu, CA
B.A. in Psychology; Kent State University; Kent, OH
AOS; Le Cordon Bleu, Culinary Arts; California School of Culinary Arts; Pasadena, CA

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Walter Stepp is a doctoral candidate at Capella University and expects to receive his PhD in psychology in early 2016. His degree program has focused on research methods, statistics, and educational psychology. His dissertation is a grounded theory study of the process of adjusting to changes in eating behaviors for individuals diagnosed with a serious medical condition. He earned a master of arts in counseling psychology from Pepperdine University in 1988. He is also a graduate of Kent State University and Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, Ca.

Since 1983 Walter has worked as a counselor, social worker, and chef. He is a certified ServSafe instructor and has supervised the food service program at a residential substance abuse treatment program where he provided vocational training to recovering addicts including teaching food safety procedures. As a social worker he provided training to foster parents and taught parenting to parents of abused children.

Walter spent 13 years as a social worker for Los Angeles County where he investigated child abuse cases and managed a caseload of abused children and their families. He prepared reports for the Juvenile Court and was often called upon to provide expert testimony on child abuse cases. He also consulted with law enforcement, educators, medical providers, and mental health professionals as part of his duties.

Walter is a member of the American Psychological Association and now wishes to concentrate on teaching and conducting research.

UGAS, Luz, M.B.A.

M.B.A. in Finance; Pepperdine University, The Graziadio School of Business and Management; Malibu, CA
B.A. in Economics/International Area Studies (Accounting and Computers); University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA

Luz Ugas is a Cross-functional and results oriented professional with 15+ years experience in Project Management, Finance, and Information Technology, with proven knowledge for driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementation of process improvements. Highly skilled in SAP, Business Warehouse, Cognos and other financial systems with experience in different industries such as: media and entertainment, healthcare, and public accounting. She has worked for companies, such as: Ernst & Young, Universal Studios, Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount Studios, Kaiser, and Tenet Healthcare.

Bilingual – fluent in Spanish. She holds Master of Business Administration. – Finance Emphasis from Pepperdine University, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Malibu, CA and Bachelor of Arts in Economics/International Area Studies.

Luz Ugas is affiliated with the following organizations: Member of UCLA Alumni Association (Special Events Committee) 1999 – Present, Member – California Hispanic Corporate Council 2003 – 2005, Mentor – IBM National Talent Mentoring Program (NTMP) 2008 – 2009, and Member and past board member of the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s 1999 – Present.

YEDGARIAN, Vahick, J.D., M.B.A., M.S., CFP

JD; Janus University; Newport, CA
M.S. in Psychology; University of Phoenix; Pasadena, CA
M.B.A.; University of Phoenix; Pasadena, CA
B.B.A.; University of Phoenix; Pasadena, CA

I am an investment strategist and lecturer with 20+ years of diverse global experience: Europe, Middle-East, and U.S. I manage portfolios in separate accounts for my clients with a focus on U.S. and international exchange traded funds, mutual funds, and U.S. stocks. In addition, I teach corporate finance, personal finance, financial theory, investments, economics, and organizational leadership and management.

Specialties: Turnaround expert and leadership development to support strategy and revenue growth. Inspire people and organizations to achieve extraordinary results. Dynamic higher education executive and lecturer with excellent writing and speaking skills. Experienced investment strategist, and portfolio manager.