Business Experts

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Entrepreneurship

Bennett Cherry, Ph.D.
Entrepreneurship and management professor, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Bennett Cherry .
Cherry’s major areas of research include entrepreneurship, creativity, service delivery strategy, fanatical customer behavior, new venture creation, employee engagement, and humility and trust in leadership. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University and a master’s and doctorate in organizational behavior from the University of Arizona.

Email: bcherry@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4217
Website

Finance

Dimitris Magemeneas
Management lecturer, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Dimitris   Magemeneas .
Magemeneas specializes in personal finance, wealth management, financial planning and investing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s in finance and marketing from the University of San Diego.

Email: dmagemeneas@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4228
Website

Finance

Qi Sun, Ph.D.
Associate finance professor, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Qi Sun .
Sun’s research interests are in corporate earnings, corporate governance, corporate sustainability investment and disruptive financial innovations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Peking University in Beijing, a master’s in finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a doctorate in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Email: qsun@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4282
Website

Leadership

Rajnandini (Raj) Pillai, Ph.D.
Founder and director, Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB), College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Rajnandini (Raj) Pillai .
Pillai is a multiple award-winning faculty member whose areas of teaching and research interest are leadership (including presidential leadership), ethics, organizational justice and cross-cultural management. She regularly speaks about leadership to various organizations in San Diego County. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Bombay in India and a doctorate in organizational behavior from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Email: rpillai@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4234
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Management

Kimberly McCarthy, Ph.D.
Assistant management professor, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Kimberly McCarthy .
McCarthy’s areas of research interest include workplace communication, incivility and high-performance teams. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from Creighton University and a doctorate in management from the University of California, Irvine.

Email: kmccarthy@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4233
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Management

Ofer Meilich , Ph.D.
Strategic management professor, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Ofer  Meilich  .
Meilich’s specialties include management of technology, knowledge management, organizational learning, research methods and management education. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Tel-Aviv University in Israel and a doctorate in strategy and organization theory from the University of Southern California.

Email: meilich@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4235
Website

Management

Paola Ometto, Ph.D.
Assistant management professor, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Paola  Ometto .
Ometto has expertise in social enterprises, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, emerging markets and the intersection of entrepreneurship with social movements, poverty, religion and community. She holds two doctoral degrees – one in public management from FGV EAESP in Brazil and one in business from the University of Alberta in Canada.

Email: pometto@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4257
Website

Management Information Systems

Yi Sun
Management information systems professor and department chair, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Yi Sun .
Sun’s research interests include information systems, network latency facility location models, electronic commerce, cybersecurity, enterprise systems and the internet of things. He has published many research papers in academic journals in his field. He earned a doctoral degree in decision and information systems from the University of Florida.

Email: ysun@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4232
Website

Marketing

Glen Brodowsky, Ph.D.
Management professor and department chair, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Glen Brodowsky .
Brodowsky’s research interests focus on global marketing strategy, cross-cultural time concepts and their effects on consumer behavior, country-of-origin effects on product choice, survey research methods, and marketing pedagogy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Far Eastern languages and civilizations from the University of Chicago and a master’s and doctorate in marketing from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Email: glenbrod@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4261
Website

Marketing

Kristin Stewart, Ph.D.
Assistant marketing professor, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Kristin Stewart .
Stewart’s research contributes to advertising, consumer psychology, and consumer behavior theory and practice. She has published articles on the effectiveness of digital video advertising, consumers’ trust in and morality with technology and media, and sensory marketing. She is currently studying technology in marketing and emerging new rules of how consumers behave. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Auburn University, a master’s in business administration from Auburn and a doctorate in advertising and public relations from the University of Texas at Austin.

Email: kstewart@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4218
Website

Sports Marketing

Vassilis Dalakas, Ph.D.
Marketing professor and department chair, College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences (CHABBS)
Vassilis Dalakas .
Dalakas has published research on such topics as marketing and advertising, consumer psychology and behavior, sports marketing, sponsorship, and rivalries, and his research has been featured in media outlets including ESPN, Sports Business Journal, Science Daily, New York Magazine and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has taught sports marketing for San Diego State’s sports MBA program as well as universities in France and Denmark. He received a doctorate in marketing from the University of Oregon.

Email: vdalakas@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4226
Website

Supply Chain Management

Nima Zaerpour, Ph.D.
Assistant operations and supply chain management professor, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Nima Zaerpour .
Zaerpour has published numerous articles in dozens of leading supply chain journals, books and popular press. He has developed cost-cutting tools as a consultant for supply chain and logistics companies. He earned a doctorate in operations and supply chain management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Email: nzaerpour@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4272
Website

Supply Chain Management

Robert Aboolian, Ph.D.
Operations and supply chain management professor and department chair, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Robert Aboolian .
Aboolian’s research interests include supply chain management, location of competitive facilities, service system design, reverse logistics, business analytics, supply chain analytics and supply chain network design. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology and a doctorate in operations and supply chain management from the University of Toronto.

Email: raboolia@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4221
Website

Technology

Fram Akiki
Management information systems lecturer, College of Business Administration (CoBA)
Fram Akiki .
Akiki has 35 years of experience in the electronics and semiconductor industry, including executive positions with IBM, Qualcomm and Siemens. He’s currently president of Joun Technologies, a San Diego-based consulting firm. His areas of expertise include 5G technology, smart/connected devices, internet of things, digital transformation, and semiconductor design and manufacturing trends. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson University in New York and a master’s in electrical engineering as well as an MBA from the University of Vermont.

Email: fakiki@csusm.edu
Phone: 760-750-4255
Website


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