MBA Program Director

Interim Dean, MVS School of Business and Economics

  • Susan A. Andrzejewski, Ph.D.

    Interim Dean

    Assistant Professor of Marketing

  • Tentured/Tenure-Track Faculty

  • Minder Chen, Ph.D., M.B.A.

    Associate Professor of Management Information Systems | Ph.D. Management Information Systems, University of Arizona | M.B.A., National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C. | B.S. Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

  • Priscilla Liang, Ph.D., M.B.A.

    Associate Professor of Finance| Ph.D. Financial Economics | Claremont Graduate University | M.B.A. Finance | California State Polytechnic University, Pomona | B.S. Management | Beijing Normal University

  • Paul A. Rivera, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Economics| Ph.D. Economics | University of Southern California| M.A. Economics | California State University Long Beach| B.A. Economics | Texas A&M University


MVS School of Business and Economics Lecturers

  • Ali Akbari, Ph.D.

    Lecturer, Economics| Ph.D. Urban Economics | University of Southern California| M.A. Economics | University of Southern California| B.A. Economics | National University of Iran

  • Shari R. Altarac, Ph.D.

    Lecturer, Business| Ph.D. Communication | UC Santa Barbara| M.S. Mass Communication | Boston University| B.S. Business Administration | Georgetown University

  • Maria Ballesteros-Sola, J.D., M.B.A.

    Lecturer, Business| J.D. | ICADE, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain M.B.A.| Boston University Fulbright Scholar

  • Susan Block, M.B.A., C.F.A.

    Lecturer, Business| M.B.A. | University of Wisconsin| B.S. Medical Technology | University of Wisconsin

  • Richard E. Gunther, Ph.D.

    Lecturer Business| Ph.D. Operations Research | UCLA| M.S. Production and Operations Management | UCLA| B.A. Economics | USC

  • James D. Hornbuckle, Ph.D., M.B.A.

    Lecturer, Business| Ph.D. Executive Management | Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University| M.B.A. | California Lutheran University| M.S. Nuclear Engineering | UCLA| B.S. Physics | CSU Los Angeles

  • William L. Koch, Ph.D.

    Lecturer, Economics| Ph.D. International Economics | UC Santa Cruz| M.A. International Economics | UC Santa Cruz| B.S. Management Science | UC San Diego| B.A. Political Science | UC San Diego

  • Panda Kroll, J.D., M.F.A.

    Lecturer, Business| J.D. | Boston University| M.F.A. Media | Northern Illinois University| B.A. Literature | UC Santa Cruz

  • Horst Liebl, Ph.D., C.P.A.

    Lecturer, Business| Ph.D. Business & Economics | University of Bonn, Germany

  • Z. John Lu, Ph.D.

    Lecturer, Economics| Ph.D. Economics | UC Santa Barbara| M.A. Economics | UC Santa Barbara| B.A. Economics | Calvin College

  • David Mitchell, C.P.A.

    Lecturer, Business| M.S. Accounting | San Diego State University| B.S. Accounting | San Diego State University

  • Mari Rockenstein, J.D.

    Lecturer, Business| J.D. | Santa Clara University| M.S. Mass Communication | San Jose State University| B.A. Journalism | CSU San Luis Obispo|

  • Rhonda Rodriguez, C.P.A., M.B.A.

    Lecturer, Business| M.B.A. | University of Colorado| B.S. | Business Administration (Accounting) | San Jose State University

  • Daniel Seymore, Ph.D., M.B.A.

    Ph.D. Marketing/ Quantitative Methods | University of Oregon| M.B.A. Management | University of Oregon| B.A. Political Science | Gettysberg College

  • Sung Sohn, Ph.D.

    MVS Endowed Professor of Economics| Director, Institute for Global Economic Research| Ph.D. Economics | University of Pittsburgh| M.A. Economics | Wayne State University| B.A. Economics | University of Florida

  • Hovig Tchalian, Ph.D., M.B.A.

    Lecturer, Business| Ph.D. English | UCLA| M.B.A. Entrepreneurship and Leadership Emphasis | UCLA| M.A. English | Tufts University| B.A. English and Economics | UCLA

  • Dave E. Tofanelli, M.B.A.

    Lecturer, Business| A.B.D. Philosophy, Leadership and Organizational Behavior | North Central University| M.S. Systems Management | University of Denver| M.B.A. | Golden Gate University| B.A. Business Administration | Our Lady of the Lake University

  • Thomas Lee Wedel, Ph.D.

    Lecturer, Business| Ph.D. Statistical Decision Theory | University of Southern California| M.S. Information Systems | UCLA| B.S. Mathematics | UCLA


MS Biotechnology Program

Tentured and Tenure-Track Faculty

  • Nitika Parmar

    Nitika Parmar, Ph.D.

    Director MS Biotechnology Program | Associate Professor of Biology| Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles | M.S., M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi | B.S., Indian Institute of Technology New DelhiEmail:
  • Amy Denton

    Amy Denton, Ph.D.

    Professor and Chair of Biology| Ph.D., University of Washington| B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton

  • Tom Schmidhauser, Ph.D.

    Lecturer in Biology | Ph.D., University of California San Diego | B.S., University of Southern California

  • Thomas Schulze, Ph.D.

    Lecturer in Chemistry | Ph.D., Freie Universitaet Berlin | B.S., Freie Universitaet Berlin

  • Tabitha Swann-Wood, Ph.D.

    Lecturer in Physics | Ph.D., California Institute of Technology | M.S., California Institute of Technology | B.S., University of California Riverside

  • Chunnian Zhao, Ph.D.

    Lecturer in Biology | Ph.D., Universitaet Zurich | M.S., Peking University Medical College| B.A., Xiamen University



  • Panda Kroll, J.D., M.F.A.

    J.D. | Boston University School of Law | M.F.A., Northern Illinois University | B.A., University of California Santa Cruz

  • Daniel Mytych, Ph.D.

    Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey | M.S., Seton Hall University | B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Tim Osslund, Ph.D.

    Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles | B.S., University of California Davis

  • Peggy Pence

    Ph.D., Indiana University | B.S., Louisiana Tech University

  • Bill Tawil, Ph.D., M.B.A.

    Ph.D., McGill University | M.Sc., McGill University | M.B.A., California Lutheran University | B.S., University of California Berkeley

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