Forward Together


Ali Akbari, Ph.D.

Professor, Business Administration
University of Southern California

Gerhard Apfelthaler, Ph.D.

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

Loredana Morra Carson, Ed.D.

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

Chia-Li Chien, Ph.D., CFP, PMP

Assistant Professor, Financial Planning, Director, Financial Planning Program and California Institute of Finance
The American College of Financial Services 2018
Succession Planning for Women Business Owners

Dazhi Chong, Ph.D.

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

Jamshid Damooei, Ph.D.

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

Matthew Fienup, Ph.D.

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

John Garcia, DBA

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

Virginia Gean, MBA, CMA

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

Bruce Gillies, Psy.D.

Director, Online Education, Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Alliant International University 2002
Leadership Coaching, Organization Development, Strategic Human Resource Management, Career Counseling, Sports Psychology

Herbert Gooch III, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
University of California Los Angeles

Veronica Guerrero, Ed.D.

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Professor, Business Administration
Pepperdine University

Dan Hamilton, Ph.D.

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

Haco Hoang, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science
Boston University 2000
Dr. Hoang has a broad range of knowledge on issues involving international/global politics, public policy and advocacy, campaigns/elections, civic engagement and environmental justice.

Virginia Ilie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Information Technology
University of Central Florida 2005
IT implementations, usability, interface design, IT user engagement and workarounds

Edward Julius, M.S., CPA

Professor, Business Administration
Wharton Graduate School 1975

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

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

Kirk Lesh, Ph.D.

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

Ran Lu-Andrews, Ph.D., CFA

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

Valeria Makarova, Ph.D., MBA

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

Patrick Manning, CPA, CGMA, MBA

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

Kyle McIntosh, CPA, MBA

Lecturer, Accounting
UCLA Anderson School of Business

Robert Meadows, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Claremont Graduate University

Justin R. Muñoz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at El Paso 2021
Marketing- Sales, Strategy, Sustainability, Sports Marketing

Susan Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor, Business Administration
University of Illinois Chicago

Christopher Njunge, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership
Claremont Graduate University 2018
Business Analysis industry experience and research in Mobile Banking, Business Intelligence, and Information Systems Management.

George J. Owens, MBA

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

Michael Panesis, MBA

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

Chang-Shyh Peng, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science
University of Texas Dallas

Judith Lynn Richards, MBA

Senior Lecturer, Business Administration
Pepperdine University
Marketing, International Marketing, Marketing Communications, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Renee Rock

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

Hossein Salehi, Ph.D., CFP

Assistant Professor, Financial Planning
Texas Tech University

Mary Jo Shane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Fielding Graduate University 2001

Jeffrey Speakes, Ph.D.

Director, Financial Markets, Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, Lecturer, Economics
University of California Berkeley 1978

Vlad Vaiman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor, Interim Program Director, EMBA/MBA/MSM
University of St. Gallen Switzerland 2004
Talent Management, International Management, Human Resources, Business Education

Paul Witman, Ph.D.

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