Master of Business Administration Faculty

Our Program Chair

Steven J. Gold, Ph.D.

Education:

  • Ph.D. – UC Santa Barbara
  • BA – UCLA

Research & Teaching Interests: Specializes in philosophy and organizational studies, disability theory, information technology, and ethics, law, and public policy.

Publications:

  • “Birth of the Pain Clinic”. In Foucault, Governmentality and Management: Rethinking the Management of Populations, Individuals and Organizations. (Eds.) Eric Pezet, Alan McKinley, (Routledge Publishers: London, 2017)
  • Jeet Kune Do: The Principles of a Complete Fighter. H&L Press, 2001. 2nd Ed. 2017
  • “Wisdom in the Military Context”, with Zacher, Hannes; McKenna, Bernard; Rooney, David, Journal of Military Psychology, Vol 27(3), May 2015, 142-154.

 

 

Our MBA Faculty

Stephen Pollard - MBA Faculty

Stephen K. Pollard, Ph.D.

Faculty

Education

• Ph.D. – Ohio State University
• M.S. – Ohio State University
• B.A. – Sonoma State College

Research & Training

I am a senior economist with over 41 years of experience in the classroom as a university professor and investigating and analyzing credit management, agricultural/rural credit, lending policies, collections, delinquency control, loan administration, macro-financial policy, and agricultural policy in the Caribbean, Central America, Africa, and Asia. Extensive experience with AID, FAO, IFAD, and cooperating institutions in evaluation and project design. Teaching/research interests include macroeconomics, international economics, finance, and statistics.

Publications

• Stephen K. Pollard and Douglas H. Graham, “The Performance of the Domestic Food Producing Sector in Jamaica, 1960-1979: A Policy Analysis.” Economic Development and Cultural Change, July 1985, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp.731-754.

• Giorgio Canarella and Stephen K. Pollard, “Unanticipated Money, Prices and Output in Latin America: An Empirical Investigation.” Journal of Development Economics, 30, 1989, pp. 345-358.

• Giorgio Canarella, Stephen K. Pollard and Kon S. Lai, “Cointegration Between Exchange Rates and Relative Prices: Another View.” European Economic Review 34, 1990, 1303-1322.

Tom J. Tafolla

Faculty

Education

• Juris Doctorate – University of San Francisco
• BS in Psychology – Santa Clara University

Research & Training

Currently studying the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to business. Interested in the field of business analysis for software development. Planning a book on the contributions of American Latinos to the field of invention and innovation.

Publications

• 2018-2019 fellowship winner of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation:

• https://invention.si.edu/lemelson-center-fellows-1996-present.

• Presented the results of my work at the United States National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., which is part of the Smithsonian Institution, on July 24, 2018.

• The title of my presentation was “170 Years of American Latino Invention and Innovation.”

Tracy Tuten - MBA Faculty

Tracy Tuten, Ph.D.

Faculty

Education

• Ph.D. in Business Administration – Virginia Commonwealth University

Research & Training

Dr. Tuten’s research and teaching focuses on marketing strategy, marketing research, and social media marketing. She has authored more than 50 journal articles and numerous books including the recently published Principles of Marketing for a Digital Age (Sage Publications) and the leading textbook in the world on social media marketing, entitled Social Media Marketing (Sage Publications).

Publications

• Tuten, T. (2020). Principles of Marketing for a Digital Age. Sage Publications.

• Tuten, T. (2021). Social Media Marketing, 4th edition. Sage Publications.

Jeng-Dau James Wu

Faculty

Education

• DBA – Golden Gate University, San Francisco
• MBA – University of California, Berkeley
• BBA – National Taiwan University, Taipei

Licensures & Certifications

• Certified Public Accountant in the U.S., State of Washington (CPA #15304)
• Certified Public Accountant in Taiwan, Ministry of Finance, Taiwan (CPA #1999)
• Real Estate Broker License (#01148512), Bureau of Real Estate, State of California

Research & Training

Research on globalized strategic deployment. Teaching corporate finance and international finance. Teaching accounting statement analysis.

Publications

• Lee, S. M., Wu, J.D. & Honda, H. C (2010). The information contents of treasury stock. Hsiuping Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 14(1), 91-103.

• Wu, J.D. (1993). On the feasibility of Chinese economic integration. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Services (order number: 9320166)

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