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Business Administration Major

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Full-Time Faculty

Biography

Professor Burkhart worked in the accounting and financial services portions of the property management and residential home sale industries, which includes the local and national units of EEXCEL Communities, EEXCEL Management and EEXCEL Homes.

Education

  • M.B.A. Pepperdine University
  • B.S. Accounting Concordia University

Director, Sport Management Program

School of Business Professor

Concordia University Irvine

Biography

Curt is in his 27th year at Concordia University as professor in the School of Business and Director of the Sport Management Program. He also teaches Sport Psychology in the Masters of Coaching and Athletic Administration Program at CUI. While at Concordia University Curt has served as the Department Chair for Exercise and Sport Science, Head Softball Coach, Director of Athletics, and Faculty Athletics Representative. In connection with the Sports Management program, he also provided training seminars for Shanghai Sport Bureau for 3 years prior to and during the Beijing 2008 Olympics. On the anniversary date of the 08 Beijing Olympics, he presented at the 2009 International Forum of China Sports Culture and Economic Development in Beijing, China, on the topic "How the American experience in the area of sport, coaching, and athletic education would benefit the cultivation of sport talents in China."

Prior to coming to Concordia University Curt served at Martin Luther High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for 18 years where he coached football, wrestling, and track & field. For 13 years he was the Director of Athletics and was the key principle in the athletic facility development for the school adding game and practice fields for football, baseball, soccer, softball, and a track & field facility. He served on local, conference, and state athletic boards, receiving an Athletic Director of the Year award for the 87-88 year.

Curt earned his BS in Physical Education and Biology at Concordia University Nebraska, participating in wrestling and football. He received his MS degree in Human Kinetics from University of Wisconsin, and PhD in Sports Administration from University of New Mexico. While working on his degree in Sport Administration at the U. of New Mexico, he developed the Sport Management Program with the help from the School of Business. The program has continued to grow and is currently the 3rd largest emphasis in the Business Administration Major at Concordia University.

Full-Time Faculty, School of Business

Kim Chatani is a Professor in the School of Business at Concordia University, Irvine where he teaches Accounting 604, Finance 606, Governance and Risk Management 615 A and International Finance 621. In addition, he teaches Auditing ACT 419, Financial Statements Analysis ACT 332 and FIN 332 and GASB 350, ACT 311 and 312 Intermediate Accounting at the Undergraduate level.

Professor Chatani’s experience includes numerous senior level positions at notable organizations: Audit Partner at Arthur Andersen, LLP and a Consulting Partner in charge of JD Edwards Business Solutions Group, Consulting Partner and Vice President of Technology Solutions at A.T. Kearney, Inc., Consulting Managing Director at BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) and Director of Japanese Advisory Practice at KPMG, LLP. He is also an Advisory Partner and Board member at Khronicle Partners, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm based in Irvine, CA. Concurrently, he serves on a number of organizations as a board member and the audit committee chairman.

He is a published author and expert on the topics of fraud and cyber-security, being interviewed numerous times in various publications including Forbes, Moody’s, and American Banker and speaking on Talk Radio. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at conferences with his knowledge cybersecurity and risk management. Professor Chatani is co-author of several Fraud Casebooks published by John Wiley & Sons of New York, is a contributing author for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Examination on IFRS training programs. He also provides his time to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as the Orange County Chapter’s Vice President and Board member.

Educational and Professional Credentials:

  • MBA in Finance from Boston University
  • BS in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Internal Services Auditor (CISA)
  • Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Fluent in English and Japanese

Dean, School of Business

Biography

Stephen was appointed Dean on February 1, 2014. He has over 30 years higher education experience in southern California having worked at four different universities, three private businesses and five non-profit organizations. His diversified leadership experiences help organizations achieve their growth initiatives, external relations, fund raising and business development goals. He is a higher education veteran who plans and organizes strategic growth initiatives. He specializes in working with CEOs, business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders to start and grow educational initiatives.

He also teaches entrepreneurship in the MBA program. Stephen is both an intrapreneur and entrepreneur who helped launch five enterprises: a business communications company, a private equity investment company, a roundtable program for CEOs at UC Irvine, a non-profit ministry and an entrepreneurship training academy for teenagers. As an entrepreneur catalyst, he is passionate about helping people and organizations achieve their goals. He frequently speaks about entrepreneurship to business, community and church groups and has presented business plan writing and startup workshops including a Biz Launch Weekend Boot Camp (Friday evening and Saturday) and a seven-week business startup program.

Since 2001, Stephen has been serving as Concordia University’s executive vice president for external relations and special assistant to the president. In 2012, he founded Concordia’s Teen Entrepreneur Academy and Kid Entrepreneur Academy, innovative one-week summer academies that teaches high school and middle school students how to start businesses. To download his complete biography, please click here.

Publications

  • "Overcoming the Sacred-Secular Divide: Understanding and Applying the Lutheran Doctrine of vocation Today," Master's Thesis, May 2016.
  • "Recessionary Fund Raising Strategies," Fund Raising Management Magazine, June 1991.
  • "Corporate Solicitation Strategies," National Society of Fund Raising Executives Journal, June 1990.

Teaching

  • M.B.A. 665, Entrepreneurship: Principles of Starting a Business
  • M.B.A. 679, Integrating Faith and Work: Faith in the Work Place Movement

Videos

Biography

Andy Grimalda is a Professor in our Business Department with a wealth of experience as a senior manager and entrepreneur. Andy recently sold his business that he grew to rank among the 100 largest medical billing companies in the country. In this business, he epitomized Friedman's concept of a flat world by integrating technology to maintain seamless operations in both the United States and in India.

As a Chief Financial Officer for 13 years, Andy was responsible for the management of the financial, accounting, human resources, and management information system departments. He has integrated leading edge technology to improve the claims processing operations of large insurance companies facilitating the efficiencies and knowledge base of sales and marketing teams.

Andy was an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Military Academy where he taught economics and accounting to senior level cadets for three years.

Andy is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army. As an Airborne-Ranger, Andy commanded a battalion size unit with more than 250 personnel in combat operations during Desert Storm. His more senior military duties included management of all logistical operations for reserve units located in the Northeast U.S., and command responsibility for the professional development/classroom training of officers stationed in the Northeast U.S.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and a Masters in Management Sciences from the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.

Education

  • M.S. Management Sciences Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.
  • B.S. U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Biography

Dr. Hanson comes from a background both as a manager of information technology and an academic. He worked for several years with project management and database optimization in the direct response marketing industry. During this time he headed up a new product development effort and saw it through its successful market introduction. Based on this experience, he returned to school to learn how to better optimize the social and technical systems in organizations, earning his PhD through consulting and organizational redesign projects in a wide variety of firms. He has a continuing interest in action research approaches to education and organization development, particularly focusing on developing learning organizations that jointly optimize technology and social systems. A focal question in his consulting, research and teaching is: how can we assist the development of the true, good and beautiful through our project work?

Education

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
  • MA in Urban Studies from the University of Akron (Akron, OH)
  • Visiting Scholar in Town & Country Planning at Aston University (Birmingham, UK)
  • BA in Sociology from Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD)

Curriculum Vitae

Full-Time Faculty, School of Business

Biography

Michael Kinnen is an expert in finance with over 20 years' managerial and executive experience in valuation and management consulting; he has 10 years' experience teaching at the university level. Prior to embarking on a career in teaching, Michael served corporate clients as an authority on valuation issues in engagements related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuation, capital budgeting, solvency, and restructuring. In his various academic appointments, Michael teaches MBA and undergraduate courses in the areas of corporate finance, advanced valuation techniques, real options analysis, investment management, financial statement analysis, and the use of accounting for managerial decision-making. He has also held teaching appointments at La Sierra University, Keller Graduate School of Management, and International American University.

Currently Michael is completing a doctoral degree in accounting in the Doctor of Business Administration program at George Fox University. He holds an MBA from University of California, Irvine, and studied English and accounting at La Sierra University. His research interests include: identity development of partners at elite professional services firms, leadership development practices in accounting firms, valuation of family and closely held businesses, financing entrepreneurial ventures, valuation of control and liquidity in family firms, employee engagement and its effects on financial professionals, succession planning and its impact on wealth creation, and the role of family offices in managing entrepreneurial wealth.

Michael, also an expert in leadership development, is actively involved in instructional design, learning program development, and performing leadership assessments for Fortune 50 companies. His firm, MindStorm Group, provides strategic advisory services to corporate boards. An experienced executive, Michael was chief operating officer at a $50 million investment fund. At PacifiCare of California, he oversaw $400 million in budgeting. His investment banking experience includes working with over 100 corporate boards on business strategy and corporate valuation.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, University of California, Irvine
  • B.A. – English, Loma Linda University, Riverside

Classes Taught

  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Personal Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Modeling & Business Forecasting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Leadership & Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership & Influence
  • Corporate Strategy

Resident Faculty

Biography

Dr. Mangum has over 21 years experience in economic research and analysis. He has also taught courses in economics, statistics, and econometrics at five colleges and universities. He has served as an expert in many litigation matters, focusing on micro-economic analysis involving intellectual property, antitrust, statistical analysis, and damage quantification.

Education

  • Ph.D. - Economics, University of Southern California
  • M.A. - Economics, University of Southern California
  • B.A. - Economics, with honors, California State University, Fullerton

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Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs

Biography

Professor Muller’s 25 year career in the multinational corporate finance world has given her valued experiences in both domestic and international environments. She has worked for high tech corporations in the computing, gaming and medical industries. The last eight years were focused as a supplier to the international banking community, developing a successful international business venture. In addition to the traditional corporate financial functions of planning, analysis and accounting, her experience includes developing business plans and corporate governance processes, managing large capital investment projects and major contract negotiations, integrating financial analysis and discipline into sales processes achieving outstanding results, researching and effectively managing the impact of changing government regulations on revenue generation, and completing a public offering during the market crash of 1987.

Professor Muller teaches the core Finance classes in the undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the year and occasional elective courses in the Finance and Economics disciplines.

Education

  • MBA San Diego State University
  • BA California State University Long Beach

Professor of Business

Biography

  • Marketing Manager-Asia with Fortune 100 International Paper Co.
  • VP-Commercial Development with Servrite International
  • Born in the UK; worked and traveled in over 50 countries

Education

  • MIM-AGSIM

Publications

  • "Global Market Entry - Rules of Engagement" (Xlibris)
  • "Quants Gone Wild" (WSJ)
  • "Global Marketing Management" (Pearson)
  • "Luther on Trade and Commerce" (CPH)

Teaching

  • International Marketing
  • International Finance
  • Marketing Research
  • New Venture/Entrepreneurship
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Global Enterprise

Biography

Professor Shiery has over 30-years of experience in corporate marketing and training. She has worked for and with major Fortune 500 firms and had a consulting firm specializing in market research and training. She has taught marketing courses for over 20 years and has broad knowledge of marketing strategy, international business and communications.

Education

  • M.B.A. International Business California State University, Fullerton
  • B.A. Marketing California State University, Fullerton

Professor of Communication Studies
Vice President of International Relations

 

Biography

Cheryl Williams, Ph.D., is a senior diversity and inclusion specialist grounded in solid organizational development and has served extensively as a global human resources professional and senior consultant. She has consistently demonstrated successful hands-on management experience with both domestic and international employee groups. Cheryl spent over thirty years in corporate leadership roles primarily in technology and entertainment industries. Here, she oversaw talent management, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, and employee relations, to name a few of her duties and responsibilities. Cheryl has lived or worked in over fifty countries spreading Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America. Cheryl serves as a Vice President for International Relations and is a full Professor at Concordia University – Irvine, California where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Cheryl holds a PhD in intercultural/international communications from the Florida State University.

Education

  • Ph.D., Speech (Intercultural) Communication, Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida), 1993-1997
  • MS, Speech Communication, Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana), 1976-1978
  • BA, Speech and Drama (Teaching), Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana), 1971-1975

Employment

  • Vice President – Dean, International and Cultural Relations, Professor - Communication, Business, Concordia University – Irvine, California, 2000-Present
    Teach undergraduate and graduate courses with a dual appointment in the Department of Communication and School of Business. Direct graduate thesis programs and undergraduate projects as assigned. Additional responsibilities are to foster and realize a more interethnic, intercultural, international and diverse curriculum, faculty, student body and campus by working directly with the President and the other senior university officials.
  • President, Communications Works! – Costa Mesa, California, 1997-Present
    Organizational development and communications skills training consultancy. Capabilities include: Training needs assessment, curriculum / instructional design, development of training materials (participant workbook, instructor manual and job aids), delivery of ‘adult-learning’ programs, and evaluation of training programs for domestic and international audiences. Subject Matter Expertise includes: Global Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, and Leadership Communication. Practicing corporate anthropologist.
  • Director, Global Employee Development, News Corporation, Beverly Hills, California, 1997 – 2000
    Analyzed training needs to develop new training programs or modified existing programs. Conducted ongoing leadership, management, and employee skills training for the professional and personal development needs for employees on a global basis. Designed and developed over 100 programs. Conferred with management and conducted surveys and/or focus groups where needed to identify training needs based on projected production processes, changes, and other factors. Worked across 30+ divisions in Europe, Asia, and North America.
  • Adjunct Faculty, California State University -- Fullerton, 1997- 2002
    Dual department appointments have included: School of Communication and School of Business. Courses included: Business Writing, Advanced Business Writing, Communication in Business and Industry, Training and Development and Introduction to Human Communication.
  • Vice President, Internal Communications and Training, Fleishman Hillard, Inc. -- St. Louis, MO., 1995-1997
    Developed internal communications and corporate training capability. Responsible for worldwide introduction and delivery of strategic internal communications programs. Designed and developed over 30 comprehensive “global” training programs. Delivered over 200 sessions, worldwide.
  • Training Consultant (Part-time), Florida Commission on Human Relations, 1992-1995
    Designed, developed and delivered in-house training programs in the area of Total Quality Management, Cross-Cultural Communications, and Leadership Development.
  • Full-time Doctoral Student, Florida State University, 1993-1997
    Lived in the Amazon rainforest (with 4 of the 6 African/Maroon Tribes) in Suriname, South America 1994 -1995
  • Director, Personnel and Community Relations, (Director, Affirmative Action and Community Relations) Fox Inc. (parent company to Twentieth Century Fox Film, Fox Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Television, Fox Television Stations, Inc.), 1987-1992**
  • State Farm Insurance Companies, Hewlett Packard, First Interstate Bank, and KCBS-TV, 1978-1987**
    **Worked in progressive human resource management, employee training and organizational development positions.

Research

Global Diversity and Inclusion

Honors/Awards (Selected)

  • National MBA Magazine, selected and was profiled for global work (2007)
  • Trumpet Magazine, selected as “Phenomenal Woman” (2006)
  • NDS – CEO Award (2006)
  • Purdue University – Old Master (2000)
  • Recipient of McKnight Doctoral Fellowship (1993-1997)
  • Ebony Magazine, selected “Top Ten Most Promising Corporate Executives” (1991)

International Experience

Countries and cities visited, worked, and/or lived in include:

  • Europe: France, Italy, Ireland, Brussels, Germany, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Denmark
  • Asia: China: Hong Kong, Beijing, India: Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi
  • Middle East: Israel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
  • Africa: Egypt, Ghana, South Africa, Namibia
  • South (Central) America: Suriname, French Guyana, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Brazil
  • Caribbean: Barbados, Grenada, Bahamas, Curacao, St. Kitts, Cayman Islands
  • North America: USA (extensive), Puerto Rico, Canada (Vancouver, Toronto, London, Montreal, Quebec)

Additional Professional Experience

  • 2015 – May. “Accelerating Inclusion: Global Approaches to Creating an Inclusive Workplace.” Selected to present at the annual Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) global conference. Held Orlando, Florida. (www.atd.org)
  • 2011 – Present - Founding Partner, ForAfrica®, a non-profit organization created to design, develop and deliver leadership training for the rural youth of Africa.(www.forafrica.us)

Publications

  • Saunders - Williams, Cheryl E. (2013). Update-Protocol for visiting the Bushnegro of Suriname, South America. Paramaribo, Suriname: VACO Press / Surinam Airlines. (Currently being updated, new release date 2016)
  • Williams, C., Alston, H., Durand, F., Barrett, D. (2012) Include Who? A No Holds Barred Discussion Across Industries and Cultures. Paper accepted and to be presented at the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, July 2012. Location: Toulouse, France.
  • Williams, Cheryl E. , (2012) Project Management Across Cultures. For NDS – A Cisco Company. For internal use only.
  • Williams, Cheryl E. (2011). Unlocking the Engagement Secret for Today’s Millennials aka Gen Y: An Anthropologist Speaks Up. Paper accepted and presented at the American Anthropological Association, 110th Annual Meeting, November 2011. Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Williams, Cheryl E. (2010). “The Corporate Anthropologist: At Work in a Hollywood Entertainment Studio. Paper accepted and presented at the American Anthropological Association, 109th Annual Meeting, November 2010. Location: New Orleans, LA.
  • Williams, Cheryl E. (2009) Managing Across Cultures at NDS: A Workshop on Cross Cultural Competence for Managers and Team Leads. (Pilot Course: July 6-9, 2009 Location: Paris, France.) Unpublished.
  • Williams, Cheryl E. (2009) Giving and Receiving Feedback Across Cultures. (A training course for employees at NDS – Worldwide). (Pilot Course: July 6-9, 2009 Location: Paris, France.) Unpublished.
  • Williams, Cheryl E. (2008) “How a global entertainment media company trains their employees for working across cultures” Paper Accepted at SIETAR Global Conference in Granada, Spain, October, 2008.
  • Williams, Cheryl E. (2006). “Trust and Communication in Global Teams” Presented at the International Communication Association and American Communication Association – Joint Conference – 2006 Congress of the Americas, in Lima, Peru, August 2006.
  • Saunders - Williams, Cheryl E. (2005). Update-Protocol for visiting the Bushnegro of Suriname, South America. Paramaribo, Suriname: VACO Press / Surinam Airlines.
  • Williams, Cheryl E. (2004). Principles of Tribal Leadership: Lessons from Suriname’s Maroon Communities. World Communication Association-Annual Conference Proceeding.
  • Williams, Cheryl E. (2004). Implementing an Intensive Cross Cultural Program into a Global Corporation. Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).
  • Saunders - Williams, Cheryl E. (1997). A cross-cultural participant-observer description of intra-cultural communication behaviors: The greetings and partings of the Saramakan Bushnegroes. Dissertation: Florida State University.
  • Saunders - Williams, Cheryl E. (1995). Protocol for visiting the Bushnegro of Suriname, South America. Paramaribo, Suriname: VACO Press.

Academic Courses (Developed/Taught)

  • COM 280: Theories of Human Communication
  • COM 324: Intercultural Communication
  • COM 344: Theory and Practice of Interviewing
  • COM 451: Organizational Communication
  • COM 485: Communication Criticism
  • BUS 201: Introduction to Management, Marketing, and Information Technology
  • BUS 224: Business Writing and Presentations
  • MGT 321: Principles of Management
  • MGT 327: Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 351: Diversity in Organizations
  • MGT 424: Human Resource Management
  • MBA 603: Management
  • MBA 642: Leadership Communication

Business (Non-Academic) Professional Experience / Corporate Trainer

  • Communication Essentials for Supervisors
  • Developing Others
  • Guest Relations for Game Day Staff (Sports Entertainment)
  • Cultural Diversity Training (Managers / Employees) Domestic
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • Train-the-Trainer Workshop (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Business Writing and Presentations
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Certified / Licensed)
  • Leading the World Through People
  • Working with US Americans
  • Presenting Across Cultures
  • Global Diversity Workshops (International)
  • Global Leadership Development – A Training Program for Middle Managers and Senior Executives
  • Collaboration Through Facilitation Across Cultures
  • Accelerating Inclusion (for global deliveries)
  • Accelerating Inclusion (Train the Trainer)
  • Leadership Development and Gender Sensibilities
  • Master Certified by Training Management Corporation for “Cultural Orientations” programs.
  • Certified Intercultural Development Inventory Administrator – By Dr. Mitchell Hammer
  • Certified – True Colors© Trainer

Dean, School of Business Administrative

Biography

George W. Wright, CPA, became the Administrative Dean for the School of Business after serving as the Assistant Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies. He supervises all academic undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Business by leading the faculty to determine academic policy, to establish requirements for degrees and programs, to approve the courses of instruction offered by the departments, and to administer the curriculum of the school. In order to fulfill this role he is responsible to seek appropriate personnel and fiscal resources to fulfill the school’s mission including the recruitment, retention and development of faculty and staff.

In addition he is an active faculty advisor in the MA International Studies program in the School of Professional Studies assisting students complete their Master’s Thesis. Professor Wright has won competitions in research papers for the AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development and the American Accounting Association including presentations at their annual national conferences. He comes from a 30 year international career in business where he was regularly required to overcome the obstacles of language, culture and currency on major business process changes and projects in information technology & systems, accounting, finance and strategic planning. He is a certified Zenger-Miller Facilitator/Trainer focusing on leadership development, change management and team building.

Education

  • M.S. in Accountancy from the California State University at Fullerton
  • M.B.A. in Finance from the California State University at Fullerton
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics the California State University at Fullerton

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

With over 25 years of experience in the banking and market research industries, Jake has held leadership positions with two Fortune 100 companies and one of the country's top polling firms. He spent 15 years with JPMorgan Chase as a leader in its retail bank division as the Human Resources Manager for the Western United States, Regional Sales Manager, and Market Director, where he specialized in strategy, training, talent acquisition, and workforce planning.
Jake was actively involved and participated in the JPMorgan Chase and Washington Mutual Bank merger, the largest conversion in US financial services history at the time. He has been recognized by the California State Assembly and the City of Los Angeles for his contributions in business and organizational leadership.
As a consultant, Jake assists businesses with strategy, team building, training, and the design of human resource processes and procedures. He speaks regularly on emotional intelligence, leadership, and current topics in management. He is a course designer and has developed a variety of face-to-face, blended, and online courses.
Jake is bilingual and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and his current area of interest includes the mega-trends impacting the global business environment, specifically in regards to a multi-generational and changing workforce.

Education

  • M.A., Organizational Leadership, Biola University
  • B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Courses

MBA Courses

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Economics

Undergraduate Courses

  • Organizational Behavior

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Summer Aviles is a Certified Public Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She performs an essential role in the preparation and review of financial statement audit opinions for a wide variety of large privately held clients in multiple industries including retail, technology, food distribution, and manufacturing. Executive management and external stakeholders of the client heavily rely upon the technical knowledge, precision, and timeliness of the audits lead by Professor Aviles and her teams. Professor Aviles’s role within the firm also includes instructing internal trainings and recruiting qualified undergraduate Associates. She holds a BA in Business Administration and Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University Irvine.

Outside of professional work, Professor Aviles has taught English as a second language in Irvine, California and Guangdong, China. She has also participated in mosquito control and clean water projects in Ghana, Africa and improved living conditions programs in Mexico.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Concordia University Irvine
  • B.A. - Business Administration and Accountancy, Concordia University Irvine

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Albert is a man of faith who loves God and has been called to preach and pour into the lives of believers and non-believers. While raised in the Presbyterian Church, Albert converted to the Baptist Denomination. In 1995, Albert was set apart, Ordained, and received his Deacon Orders as a member and leader at Eighth Street Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE, where he led the Men's Ministry. Currently, Albert serves as a Licentiate Minister, along with serving in several ministerial capacities with Christ Our Redeemer Church (COR) in Irvine, CA.

Professionally, Albert is a global Executive Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach, with more than 30 years of human resources, talent management, leadership, and oreganization development expeirence. As a consulting business and organizational psychologist, Dr. Edwards has a deep capacity for focusing on Strategic Organization and Leadership Capacity enhancements and has been called upon to facilitate groups for clarifying strategic direction, roles, and transformation at the board and organizational leadership levels.

Education

  • Bachelor Degree in Political Science/Sociology, Alma College, Michigan
  • Masters in Organization Development/Strategic Human Resource Management, University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctor of Psychology in Organization Development/Consulting Psychology, Alliant International University's Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, San Diego, California

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Since 2003, I have been self-employed, consulting in the areas of accounting, management, and leadership encompassing such industries as entertainment, real estate, interior design, retail, sports management, e-commerce, engineering, legal, restaurant operations, and personal finance.

Prior to starting my business, I was an Accounting Manager with Lowe Enterprises, a vertically integrated real estate company, specializing in accounting for office buildings held by pension funds. Prior to that, I was a Senior Accountant with The Macerich Company, a Santa Monica based real estate investment trust (REIT) company which owned and managed large regional and super regional shopping centers.

I am a Certified Management Accountant and hold a MBA from Loyola Marymount University with an emphasis in Finance and an undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach with an emphasis in Accounting and Human Resources. I have also attended two study abroad programs in Asia and Europe.

Education

  • B.S in Accountancy and Human Resources Management from California State University, Long Beach
  • M.B.A from Loyola Marymount University
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Change from Brandman University (part of the Chapman University system), coursework completed and am working on my dissertation focusing on the leadership role of management accountants in start-up businesses

Classes Taught

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Entrepreneurial Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Financial Analysis

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

 

Biography

Imelda is an accomplished executive who has successfully founded several software development initiatives. She has mastered the business behind software and has consistently led the delivery of technology solutions for a variety of Fortune 500 institutions in various industries. With her dual background in computer science and accounting, she has proven her expertise in gaining operational efficiencies through the use of latest technologies. She has held significant roles such as obtaining funding and delivering new innovations, leading successful delivery of software solutions, to troubleshooting operational business challenges and boosting organic growth by turning around the profitability of various projects and organizations.

Imelda has held various key management positions for a variety of large institutions which includes Capita, Deloitte and Touche, Cendant Corporation and Capital Group.

She graduated cum laude with a degree in Business Administration and Accountancy and has a Master’s degree in Computer Science. She was a consistent Dean’s Lister and was the recipient of the CPA Development Foundation Scholarship during her academic years. Imelda holds the following designations:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

She is a member of the AICPA, ISACA, California Society of CPA’s and US Women’s Chamber of Commerce and has received the following nominations and awards:

  • Distinguished Alumna Award
  • Outstanding Women in Business
  • Outstanding Leader

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Ryan Charles Gaglio is a shareholder in Stradling's Corporate and Tax practice groups. His practice focuses on tax planning, tax controversy and transactional matters. He advises clients on the federal, state and local tax consequences of mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and workouts, estate planning, and executive compensation, as well as on sales, use and property tax matters. Ryan has significant experience in federal, state and local tax controversies and disputes, and has successfully represented clients at all stages of proceedings before the IRS, the California Franchise Tax Board and the California State Board of Equalization, as well as in tax controversies before the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Tax Court.

Biography

Professor Harms has over 25 years experience in the field of software development in the public sector and currently manages an IT development department for a Fortune 100 company. He has taught various Information Technology, Business and Accounting courses at Concordia and other universities for the past 10 years.

Education

  • B.A. Information Systems, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

I have over 25 years of diversified experience, as an accomplished Executive with comprehensive experience, full accountability for P & L, leading Aerospace & Defense manufacturing business units delivering highly engineered products. I have a successful track record in business growth, profit improvement, turnarounds and business development. Built high-performance teams and collaboratively drove businesses to dramatically improved financial results.

Additionally, experienced in using Earned Value Management techniques to provide positive ROI for large-scale programs. Experienced in creating Work Breakdown Structures, full product life cycle of software & hardware development, and accomplished in guiding development teams to successful completion of large-scale projects and programs utilizing six sigma and lean electronics processes. Exceptional background in Engineering, Global Program Management, Product Management, Corporate Strategy, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing experience.

Currently, I am employed at Boeing Research & Technology as a Senior Deputy Program Manager. This position has enabled me to refine my skills in dealing effectively and efficiently with all levels of executive and staff personnel, clients and vendors. As well as improving my performance in a substantial number of other areas, which have included considerable decision-making and effective negotiation.

My wife Nancy and I and have been married over 20 years with four girls and one son.

Education

  • D.B.A., Business Administration Grand Canyon University, US-AZ-Phoenix
  • M.B.A., Business Administration Hope International University, US-CA-Fullerton
  • B.S., Business Management Hope International University US-CA-Fullerton
  • B.S., Electronics Engineering Technology, R.E.T.S., Electronic Engineering Institute, US-AL-Birmingham

Adjunct Professor of Business

Biography

Professor Jeffrey Lu serves entrepreneurs in finance, real estate and tax services while providing transaction advises for more than two decades. His career started at Peat Marwick Mitchell (KPMG). He developed strong negotiation skills while practicing public accounting representing entrepreneurs featured in Inc. and Money magazine for merger and acquisition & financing of venture-backed and knowledge-based businesses in the high-tech, healthcare and real estate industries. 1997 Money magazine recognized him as one of the Personal Financial Specialist by AICPA. He is a broker associates, realtor® with Coldwell Banker Previews International at Newport Beach, CA, He earned the top 5 ranking of 2013 EBT program of Coldwell Banker Commercial.

Professor Lu is Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, Realtor, Broker Associate and Certified Negotiation Expert of Real Estate Negotiating Institute. Mr. Lu lectures "Cross Border Transactions & international taxation at Graduate School of Accounting of Soochow University. He lectured accounting and financial statement analysis at University of Missouri at Columbia Missouri and Coastline Community College in Orange County, California. Professor Lu is the founder of LU & ASSOCIATES in Irvine, California, serving entrepreneurs with transactional advisory services in finance, real estate and taxes.

Professor Lu is member of venture capital organization in Southern California and Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay, director of Southern California Monte Jade (SCMJ), Assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout of America Troop 606, and Vice Chair of GATE committee of Irvine Unified School District. Mr. Lu served as Vice Chairman of the board of director of Southern California Chinese Culture Association (SCCCA)/Irvine Chinese School (ICS) based in Irvine, California.

Education

  • Master of Accountancy, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • M.S. – Taxation, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California
  • B.S. – Accounting, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Teaching

  • ACT 212 Managerial Accounting
  • ACT 313 Cost Accounting
  • FIN 335 Real Estate Finance
  • MBA 621 and 622 International Finance
  • MBA 665 Entrepreneurship Principles and Practices

Adjunct Professor of Business

Biography

Before joining Citi Personal Wealth Management, Gil was the Managing Director of Wealth4Purpose and consulted in the areas of Estate Planning and Charitable Planning. Prior to that, Gil was Divisional Director of the Wealth Planning Centers for Citigroup Smith Barney in the Western Division where he and his team met with High Net Worth Clients and their families to discuss all aspects of their financial circumstances while focusing on Federal Estate and Federal Income Tax planning. Gil has authored several articles and has been published in the Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal and the Sacramento Business Journal. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at Concordia University where he teaches Business Law and Business Ethics. Gil earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University Long Beach, his Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law and completed advanced estate planning courses at American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. In addition, Gil currently holds Series 7, 63, 65, and 24 licenses through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He also holds a lifetime teaching credential from the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. In the past, Gil has served on the advisory boards for the Institute for Preparing Heirs, Hoag Memorial Hospital, Olive Crest Treatment Center for abused children and CBMC of Newport Beach, to name a few. Gil and his family make their home in Orange County, CA.

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Edward Kwak is a Southern California native and a Concordia Irvine alumni. Edward holds an undergraduate degree in marketing and an MBA from Concordia Irvine. Having worked for both startups and major corporations, Edward comes with a very diverse marketing background with experience in multiple industries including video games, tankless water heaters, oral hygiene, wine storage, and high performance/racing automotive braking systems and safety equipment. Currently, Edward is working for the Lutheran Church Extension Fund as the West Region Marketing Manager, focusing on marketing financial products and services for Lutheran Church Missouri Synod members and congregations.

Biography

Professor Lerner has over 30 years experience in business management and marketing. She has worked with small start-ups and large international organizations in the healthcare, technology, and service sectors. She has also successfully owned and operated a printing company with her husband for more than a decade. Her approach to teaching business is from the entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial mindset. She is a Sam Walton Fellow with SIFE/Enactus, and has led CUI students at business ethics competitions.

Education

  • MA - Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • MBA - Entrepreneurship, Concordia University
  • BA - Liberal Arts, Concordia University

Courses Taught:

  • Management
  • Business Ethics
  • New Ventures and Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Strategies
  • Marketing
  • Public Speaking

Adjunct Professor of the School of Business

Biography

Robert's career spans over the transportation, finance, and nonprofit sectors where he has held operations management, controller, and CFO positions. He currently serves on the boards of Reef Check and Blue Water Photo.

Robert specializes in asset and equity valuations using hard data to develop and test pricing and forecast models.

Eductaion

  • Pepperdine University, MBA
  • UC Riverside, Environmental Science, B.S.

Adjunct Professor of The School of Business

Biography

Mr. Miller has more than 25 years’ experience across a broad range of industries, focusing primarily on entrepreneurship, new ventures, change management, and organizational design. He is President of Persuasive Business Plans, where he has a significant record of accomplishments helping clients tell compelling stories that attract money and people to accelerate business success.

Tom is also an Adjunct Professor at both Concordia University (Irvine) and California State University (Fullerton) with a focus on entrepreneurial management, new ventures, and business planning.

Prior to consulting, Tom was Vice President of Planning and Development at Select University Technologies (SUTI), a firm focused on the commercialization of university-developed technologies. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Operations at Advanced Electronic Packaging, a manufacturer of custom electronics. He began his career with R. R. Donnelley in Chicago, where he held several staff positions and headed an engineering effort that resulted in several U.S. Patents.

Mr. Miller has an MBA with a specialization in Finance from the University of Chicago, as well as both a BS in Information and Computer Science and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.

Mr. Miller has been on the organizing committee, a panel moderator, and a panelist at several of the Harvard–Marshall Business Growth Conferences. He has served for many years on the executive committee of Tech Cost Venture Network. Outside of the entrepreneurial community, he volunteers with the Boy Scouts and with his local church, where he is an elder and licensed Deacon.

Education

  • M.B.A. Finance - University of Chicago
  • B.S. Computer Science - University of California, Irvine
  • B.A. Economics- University of California, Irvine

Curriculum Vitae

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

James A. Murrey, CPA, MBT, has experience in public accounting began with a local Orange County firm in 2009. He joined WNDE in 2015, and currently serves as a manager in the firm’s tax practice. In his current role James is trusted with overseeing engagements, reviewing staff work, maintaining client relationships, and training and mentoring staff.

He serves clients in a wide variety of industries including retail, distribution, manufacturing, technology, construction, business and professional services, and real estate.

James lives in Orange County with his wife Megan and son Jax. He enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Education

  • University of Southern California, Master of Business Taxation 2016
  • Concordia University, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Emphases in Accounting & Finance 2008
  • CPA Designation 2011

Expertise

  • Corporations, Partnerships, Individuals, Trusts, & Foundations
  • Extensive experience serving small to mid-sized companies and high net worth individuals

Professional Affiliations

  • AICPA
  • CalCPA

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Professor Cynthia Noto is Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years experience in public accounting, as well as private industries, mainly in real estate and property management. Her hands-on real estate accounting experience comprises of 2 years senior accountant experience at CB Richard Ellis, followed by over 15 years in various accounting positions including Manager of SP&A and Senior Manager of Accounting and Reporting at the Irvine Company, before recently transitioned as Senior Director of Accounting at Tricon Capital/American Homes. She has also over 18 years experience in teaching accounting at Coast Community College District.

Education

  • MBA, California State University, Fullerton, California
  • B.A. – Accounting, California State University, Fullerton, California

Teaching

  • ACT 212 Managerial Accounting
  • ACT 332 Financial Statement Analysis (Starting Fall 2017)
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Information System

Biography

Israel Passwater has been serving as an Adjunct Faculty Member since 2008. Israel has a unique professional background in both education and business. Israel started his teaching career in special education. His passion for innovation and organizational improvement lead him to serve in both the public sector and private sectors in business leadership. His teaching areas of expertise are in Organizational Leadership, Leadership, Management Theory, Consulting, Coaching, and Organizational Behavior. Israel teaches part-time both online and campus-based courses for National University and CUI.

Currently, Israel serves as the Cheif Operations Officers (COO) for an e-commerce company in South Orange County. His educational background consists of a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene, Masters Degree in Sports Management / Kinesiology from California Baptist University, and he is finishing his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University.

Israel is a former scholarshiped student-athlete and is an avid marathon runner. He loves spending time with his family; son Cole (5), Wife Katie and their two rescue golden retrievers Gracie and Riggins.

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Brittany Pereda joined the Eagles Athletics Staff in December of 2017.

In her role as Assistant Athletics Director for Operations and Development, she directly assists with fundraising, corporate sponsorships, business operations, finance, community outreach and game management. She also oversees the Eagles Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and assists the Director of Athletics, Mo Roberson, in maintaining an environment where coaches, staff, and student-athletes grow spiritually, academically, socially and athletically.

Prior to joining the CUI Athletics Department, Pereda spent two years working for MotorActive Australia in which she operated as an independent contractor to create business plans for long-term success. She also conducted marketing research proposals and oversaw efforts in launching and maintaining small business ventures in Southern California. Pereda also doubled as the senior event coordinator for Electra Cruises in Newport Beach, California where she operated as an on-site coordinator for all weddings, corporate and private events. She handled daily operations, managed sales and assisted with content creation for the website and all social media efforts.

While her role is new within the Athletics Department, Pereda is not new to the Eagle family. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University where she was a four-year varsity softball player and earned both a Law and Business Marketing degree, she joined the Eagles softball staff as an assistant coach under the direction of head coach Crystal Rosenthal from 2012-2015. During that time, she helped lead the Eagles to their first ever program National Championship in 2013 and graduated from CUI with her Master’s in Business Administration in 2015.

Professor of International Studies

Roger Philips has been in international management for over twenty years. In addition to his consulting practice, he is adjunct professor and lead course instructor for the international business strand of Master of Arts in International Studies program at Concordia University. This program emphasizes study of Chinese business. Prof. Philips also teaches in the MBA program and leads business study tours to Shanghai and Beijing.

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Biography

Fred Rogers is a serial entrepreneur and has had a life-long passion for new technologies and the process of rapid and successful commercialization.

Rogers was founder and president of Rogers & Associates Management Consultants, Ltd., from its inception in 1972, until its acquisition in 1985. He led the firm from being a startup to becoming an enterprise with 7 offices in the United States and 3 in Canada, over 200 employees. After a decade in semi – retirement Rogers founded SUTI Holdings, LP to radically alter the technology commercialization landscape and spent almost 2 decades working with US universities to commercialize their technologies.

In 2014 Mr. Rogers resigned from day to day operations of SUTI to pursue consulting and advisory work and spend more time on issues of interest.

He is currently a consultant to InTrust Global working with the Mexican Government to commercialize their university technology; a consultant to the technology consulting firm Yet2 advising several of their Fortune 100 clients; is a consultant to Paley-Advisors a Wall Street Investment Bank and an advisor to a couple of small technology start ups.

He and his wife Peggy of 43 years reside in Newport Beach California. They have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren.

Education

  • MBA University of Alberta 1972

Adjunct Professor of Business

Biography

Linda Rudolph, MBA has over 20 years of management and human resource management experience in domestic and global organizations. This experience spans across several industries including technology, professional services and manufacturing. She has held several HR leadership positions and is SHPR certified. Linda currently teaches the Concordia undergraduate Human Resource Management course. Ms. Rudolph began teaching at Concordia in 2003 in the School of Business and has also taught for UCI Extension, Cal State Fullerton and Brandman University. She is currently the HR Director for a privately held manufacturing organization in Orange County.

Education

  • B.A. USC Liberal Arts
  • M.B.A Pepperdine

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

 

Biography

As Writing Program Assistant, Johanna Saleska Lange promotes, supports, and teaches writing in a variety of settings across the CUI campus. In addition to helping run the campus Writing Studio and Online Writing Lab, Johanna coordinates writing workshops, tutors undergraduate and graduate student writers, and teaches writing courses across disciplines, including INT 100: Freshmen Seminar, WRT 102: Writing and Research, WRT 201: Art of the Essay, WRT 323: Intro to Genre and Craft in Creative Writing, and BUS 224: Business Writing and Presentation. Johanna also works as a freelance writer and editor. She holds a BA in English from Concordia University, Irvine, and an MA in rhetoric and composition from University of Missouri, Columbia.

Education

  • BA from CUI
  • MA from University of Missouri, Columbia

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Consultant – Speaker – Educator – Author … Professor Pamela Wade, an early alumnus of Christ College Irvine—and then later, Concordia University—credits her vocational success to the quality of her CUI education. Formerly, the Managing Director for Richard Chang Associates, Inc., Ms. Wade became known for collaboratively designing and implementing results-driven initiatives with proven ROI. She repeatedly helped clients successfully spearhead process improvement efforts and develop internal talent. As a senior consultant, her clients included APQC (product realization, process improvement, measures); The Reynolds & Reynolds Company (teamwork, leadership, corporate university); Toshiba America, Inc. (technical systems design and documentation); Hasbro, Inc. (worldwide product realization, talent development); Nissan Motor Company (enterprise-wide product guides); FleetBoston Financial (measurement); Suzuki Motor Corporation (performance management, pre-empting sexual harassment); Universal Studios (video production – new employee training); Booz, Allen, Hamilton (consultant leadership); Fidelity Investments (performance scorecards); Genentech (project management); and NIST (Baldrige in Education for the White House), to name a few.

Professor Wade is also the author, co-author, or editor-in-chief of more than twenty business guidebooks and training programs, as well as a requested speaker for international conferences and corporate events. Two of her notable achievements are a national “Training Program of the Year Award” for HighPERFORMANCE Management™ and a 20+ year circulation for one of her books, Measuring the Impact of Training. It is Wade’s unique background in business, education, and measures that brings a powerful perspective to both her consulting work and her classroom instruction.

Today, Ms. Wade maintains a small private practice, while also serving Concordia University Irvine as the CUI School of Business: Internship Director. As such, she enjoys partnering with both her corporate clients and her university students to achieve measurable outcomes in talent development, systems implementation, and market penetration. Specifically, in her role as a CUI Business Internship Director, Professor Wade helps students progress from business internships to careers of choice.

Pamela and her husband of 30+ years have two adult children in graduate schools, are active members in the local community, and enjoy residing as “empty–nesters” in Newport Beach.

Education and Professional Certificates

  • 1995 Master of Arts: Concordia University Irvine
  • 1985 UCLA Writing Course Certificate: UCLA Continuing Education
  • 1983 LCMS Secondary Teaching Credential: Christ College Irvine
  • 1982 Bachelor of Arts: Christ College Irvine
  • 2000 Master Facilitator Certification: RCA Practical Learning Institute
    1. Continuous Process Improvement
    2. HighPERFORMANCE Management™
    3. Managing Projects Effectively
    4. HighINVOLVEMENT Teamwork™
    5. Mastering Change Management
    6. Meetings that Work!
    7. Living The Vision On The Job
    8. Measuring the Impact of Training
    9. Train-the-Trainer Facilitator Training

Of Note

  • 2018 - 1999 Board of Trustees: Concordia University, Irvine, CA
  • 2015 - 1995 Author, Measuring the Impact of Training, three languages, 20-year circulation
  • 2002 Training Program of the Year: HighPERFORMANCE Management™, Human Resource Executive Magazine
  • 2001 Alumnus of Distinction: Concordia University, Irvine, CA
  • 1996 Telly Award – Pacific Theaters: Pre-Hire Video
  • 1993 Appointed to Orange County Business / Education Coalition Council
  • 1992 Elected to International Society for Performance & Instruction (ISPI) Board of Directors
  • 1986 Pacific Southwest District Representative to California Association of Private Schools Organization (CAPSO)
  • 1986 Appointed to Christ College’s Teacher Education Program Assessment Committee (TEPAC)

Publications

Measuring the Impact of Training: A Practical Guide to Calculating Measurable Results (author, 3 languages)
1999-2018 John Wiley & Sons, New York / Kogan Page Ltd., England / Editorial Universitaria Ramón Areces, Madrid / 21st Century Books, Korean edition ISBN10 0787950947, ISBN13 9780787950941 / 0749416807, 9780749416805 / 978-84-8004-343-4

A guidebook to help you measure the effectiveness of any training program, using objective, time-tested tools and techniques. It explains how to measure what a program's participants have learned and shows how to calculate the net impact on the organization.

Publicado en inglés con el siguiente título: Measuring The Impact Of Training Una herramienta ideal para el gestor de la formación avanzado y para el novel. Utilizando herramientas y técnicas objetivas y contrastadas, podrá medir el nivel de eficacia de cualquier programa de formación. La guía enseña cómo medir lo que los participantes y su posterior aplicación, así como el cálculo de su impacto neto en la organización.

1994 Imprint Jossey-Bass Inc., U.S.

Producing High Impact Learning Tools: A Practical Guide to Developing Effective Training Materials (author, 3 languages)
1999 John Wiley & Sons, New York / Kogan Page Ltd., England / Editorial Universitaria
Ramón Areces, Madrid / 21st Century Books, Korean edition
Kogan Page, 1995, ISBN 0749416807, 9780749416805
Wiley, 1999, ISBN 0787951005, 9780787951009
Editorial Universitaria Ramón Areces , 978-84-8004-336-6

A guidebook to assist you in designing, developing, and/or selecting effective instructional program materials.

Publicado en inglés bajo el siguiente título: Producing High-Impact Learning Tools Si su plan de formación pretende desarrollar nuevas destrezas, adiestrar en nuevos procedimientos o cambiar el estilo de trabajo en grupo, esta guía le indica cuáles son los medios más adecuados para cada situación. Siga las indicaciones paso a paso partiendo de las ideas y "consejos" para elegir las herramientas de aprendizaje más adecuadas, hasta llegar a las centradas en cómo gestionar mejor sus proyectos de desarrollo.

Building a Dynamic Team: A Practical Guide to Maximizing Team Performance (ghost writer with Dr. Richard Chang, 3 languages)
1999 John Wiley & Sons, New York / Kogan Page Ltd., England / Ediciones Granica S.A.,
Buenos Aires / Thema B.V. Van Heemstraweg, Dutch edition
1994, ISBN 1883553318, 9781883553319
Kogan Page, 1995, 0749416637, 9780749416638
Wiley, 1999, 0787950912, 9780787950910

Creating High Impact Training: A Practical Guide (co-author, editor-in-chief for entire series)
1999 John Wiley & Sons, New York ISBN 10: 1883553415 / ISBN 13: 9781883553418 / ISBN: 978-0-787-95098-9
1994 Pfeiffer
High Impact Training Series

  • Creating High-Impact Training
  • Identifying Targeted Training Techniques
  • Mapping A Winning Training Approach
  • Producing High-Impact Learning Tools
  • Applying Successful Training Techniques
  • Measuring The Impact Of Training
  • Make Your Training Results Last

Management Development Series (subsequent print-run editor for Dr. Richard Chang, Larry Smalley, & Paul Jerome): Planning Successful Employee Performance, Coaching Through Effective Feedback, Evaluating Employee Performance, Interviewing & Selecting Peak Performers, Mastering Change Management
1998 John Wiley & Sons, New York
1996 Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer

Quality Improvement Series (editor-in-chief, subsequent print-run production manager): Continuous Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement Tools: Volumes 1 & 2, Meetings That Work!, Step-By-Step Problem Solving
2001 (9th printing) John Wiley & Sons, New York
1993 Jossey-Bass / Pfeiffer, San Francisco

Meetings that Work in EDUCATION (ghost writer, editor)
1995 APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) & RCA Practical Learning Press
ISBN-10: 188355313X
ISBN-13: 978-1883553135

Step-by-Step Problem Solving in EDUCATION (ghost writer, editor)
1994 APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) & RCA Practical Learning Press

Continuous Improvement Tools in EDUCATION, Volumes 1 & 2: Practical Guides to Achieving Quality Results (ghost writer, editor-in-chief)
1993 APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) & RCA Practical Learning Press
Volume 1: Brainstorming, Affinity Diagram, Matrix Diagram, Criteria Rating Form, Check Sheet, Force Field Diagram, and Cause and Effect Diagram.
Volume 2: Tree Diagram, Pareto Chart, Sequence Flow Chart, Process Flow Chart, Scatter Diagram, Run Chart, Control Chart, and Histogram.

“Flex Management in the Workplace - Dispelling the Myths” (author)
1993 Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD: American Society for Training & Development)
Two-part article on workforce diversity, embracing working mothers, and flexing work-week structures, based on cutting-edge research.

AIDS: A High School Curriculum (co-author)
1990 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO

Comprehensive Facilitator Kits (instructional designer, co-author, editor-in-chief)

  • Continuous Process Improvement
  • HighINVOLVEMENT Teamwork™
  • HighPERFORMANCE Management™
  • Managing Projects Effectively
  • Line of Sight with Performance Scorecards
  • Living the Vision On The Job
  • Optimizing Performance During Change
  • Meetings that Work!
  • Sharing Feedback with Style
  • Step-by-Step Problem Solving

1996-2001Practical Learning Institute & Press eStore
https://store.richardchangassociates.com/products

Educator Training Seminars: (2006-2007)

  • Professional Learning Communities at Work
  • Crafting Your Vision, Mission, & Values
  • Using DiSC© To Build Team Relationships
  • Teaming for Success at Your School
  • Planning for Effective Feedback
  • Meetings that Work in Education

Corporate Training Seminars: (1997-2002)

  • Continuous Process Improvement
  • HighINVOLVEMENT Teamwork™
  • HighPERFORMANCE Management™
  • Living the Vision On The Job
  • Managing Projects Effectively
  • Creating & Using Team Agreements
  • Optimizing Performance During Change
  • Meetings that Work!
  • “Prime-Time” Management
  • Sharing Feedback with Style
  • Step-by-Step Problem Solving
  • Producing High-IMPACT Learning Tools
  • Measuring the IMPACT of Training

Adjunct Professor Courses (1988-2018)

  • Business Writing & Presentation
  • Writing & Research
  • Curriculum and Methods in Secondary Reading
  • Guest Lecturer: Writing for the Professions
  • Guest Lecturer: Communicating through Video

Requested Speaker: (1990-2008)

  • Leading Professional Learning Communities
    HUSD Leadership Team Conference, Palm Springs (2008)
  • Managing and Budgeting HRD Projects
    ATD, formerly American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) International Conference & Exposition, Boston (2001)
  • Understanding and Using Performance Scorecards
    Orange County ASTD Training Institute, Irvine (2001)
  • Building a World-Class Learning Organization
    Training Magazine Conference & Exposition, Chicago (1999)
    International Quality and Productivity Center: Corporate University Conference, Chicago (1998)
    ATD (formerly ASTD) International Conference & Exposition, San Francisco (1997)
  • Writing for Power
    California Association of Private School Organizations (1990)

Partial Client List

Corporations, Educational Systems, and Organizations for Quality

  • The Reynolds & Reynolds Company
  • FleetBoston Financial
  • National Institute for Standards & Technology (NIST)
  • Option One
  • ATD (formerly ASTD) American Talent Development
  • Universal Studios
  • International Society for Performance & Instruction (ISPI)
  • Toshiba America, Inc.
  • American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC)
  • Nissan Motor Company
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Booz, Allen, & Hamilton
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • Bellsouth Telecommunications, Inc.
  • Hasbro, Inc.
  • Orange County Fire Authority: The Academy TV Show
  • Southern California Edison
  • The Concordia University System, nationwide
  • Countrywide Funding
  • U.S. Embassy in France
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • The Vatican
  • U.S. School Districts: CA Moreno Valley, CA Hemet, CA Redlands, FL Pinellas Co., TX Brazosport
  • Genentech, Inc.
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Nazarene Church Executive Leadership Team

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

MBA Academic Advisor

MBA Assistant Program Director

Biography

Dr. Drew Wolf serves CUI School of Business as the MBA Academic Advisor, the Assistant Program Director, and an Adjunct Instructor. Before joining CUI over five years ago, Dr. Wolf held a variety of staff and teaching positions at a private Christian university and a large community college, both in Ohio. Prior to his work in higher education, Dr. Wolf worked in management for a large financial institution as well as for a non-profit company. One of his favorite experiences was working ten years for the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Dr. Wolf’s education includes his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management preceded by degrees in Corporate Communication and Higher Education. Dr. Wolf has had papers presented in California, Ohio, New Mexico, and India. His two most recent peer-reviewed publications focus on the incorporation of a theoretical framework using Appreciative Inquiry to develop resiliency in businesses. He has also served as a peer reviewer for a number of publications including the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Teaching

  • MBA 642 Effective Communication
  • MBA 603 Management
  • MBA 678 E-commerce
  • BUS 261 Information Technology

Biography

Phillip (Todd) Winkler is trained in Electrical Engineering (BSEE - LeTourneau, MSEE - USC) and experienced in multiple disciplines as a data analyst, software programmer, systems design and system engineering. He has 23 years as a systems engineer in IT technical sales. He has deep expertise in servers, data storage, IT systems and data center architectures. Previously he worked in the defense industry for 12 years as a missile systems software designer, data analyst and data visualization expert.

  • He has always been called by his middle name Todd.
  • He has lived in 26 different places in the US and Europe.
  • He enjoys teaching, solving problems and technology.
  • He has been a follower of Christ since 4th grade.
  • He lives in Lake Forest with his beautiful wife Dawn.
  • He has two boys, both in college - CUI and Cal Poly SLO.
  • He has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from LeTourneau University in east Texas.
  • He has a MSEE from USC in 1992 in Nuclear Fusion and Plasma Dynamics.
  • He loves outdoor sports, travel and racquetball.

Adjunct Professor, School of Business

Biography

Professor Zoltany likes to be referred to as an entrepreneur or intrepreneur in business and in education. His philosophy of teaching evolved from embracing the concept around andragogy while working in corporate America and instructing business courses at Concordia University. He has hands on business knowledge as a Financial Manager of national, public and private organizations. Professor Zoltany considers the most important position he has ever had is teaching currently for his alumni at Concordia University as an Adjunct Professor. Some of the organizations he has worked with and learned from include: The Irvine Company, UDR, Inc., Strategic Sanitations, Inc., and The Ticket Group, Inc. His goal is to 'create the savvy business leader' by teaching the importance of global and diversity perspectives in business and future business trends.

On a personal level, my hobbies include "Tennis". My favorite sports include tennis, soccer, and basketball. My door is always open. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions. Please remember, I am outdoors on weekends and won't always get reception, while on the courts and chasing down tennis balls. I promise to get back to you within 24 hours.

Education

  • MBA, Finance - Brandman University, Chapman University System, Irvine, CA
  • Bachelors of Art, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership - Brandman University, Chapman University System, Irvine, CA

Teaching

  • MBA-604-Accounting
  • BAL-309-Finance Basics for Managers
  • BAL-201-Macroeconomics

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