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Executive MBA Faculty

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Daniel Blakley


Recognized by students, faculty, and staff, Daniel Blakley has been awarded on numerous occasions for his outstanding teaching since 1981. His exceptional guidance in the areas of managerial economics, corporate finance, and global macroeconomic analytics gives students the foundation to excel.

Tel: (415) 422-5253

Reza Dibadj

Associate Professor

Professor Reza Dibadj’s research involves both corporate and securities law as well as administrative law and regulation. His writing focuses on two themes. The first involves the application of new tools, such as network theory, to legal analysis. The second is an exploration of different institutional choices the law has made. For instance, corporate and securities law often try to achieve similar goals.

Tel: (415) 422-6364

Laurie MacPherson

Term Associate Professor

Laurie MacPherson was named the youngest Vice President for Lorimar Productions at MGM Studios. Dr. MacPherson specializes in creativity, innovation and management, drawing from over fifteen years of professional experience as a manager in the film and television industry in America, Europe, and Japan.

Tel: (415) 422-6406

Frank Ohara

Department Chair / Term Assistant Professor

Frank Ohara seeks to acquire the latest knowledge on domestic and global financial markets and institutions - including government and nonprofit sectors - in an effort to ensure that students’ coursework has them engaging with, and responding to real world business trends, developments and shifts in the financial marketplace and global economy.

Tel: (415) 422-2130

Jennifer Parlamis

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Parlamis studies the impact of technology on negotiation outcomes and the role of anger and incompetency emotions in negotiation and conflict contexts. Dr. Parlamis helps students acquire skills in order to increase their awareness of effective interaction in business settings.

Tel: (415) 422-4152

Anthony Patino

Associate Professor

Anthony Patino has over twenty years of experience in marketing, sales and research at leading entertainment firms such as Sony Picture Entertainment, ABC, Capital Cities, WMAR-TV and Scripps Howard Inc. Dr. Patino’s research informs his teachings on global market strategy, integrated marketing communication, consumer behavior and promotional strategy.

Tel: (415) 422-6380

Diane Roberts


Diane Roberts engages her students in discussions that address both honorable and unlawful corporate practices, ensuring her students carry a greater awareness of the importance of transparency with them into their future careers. Dr. Roberts is motivated by a deep concern for unethical financial reporting considering the potential for catastrophic events on the environment, community trust, and the global economy.

Tel: (415) 422-6561

Claudia Roehl

Term Instructor

Claudia Roehl brings over a decade of experience as former Director and V.P. of Financial Institutions and Structured Finance at Fitch Investors Service in New York. Roehl introduces students to accounting information systems, tools, principles and procedures they will need to evaluate financial information and have inform decision-making within businesses and organizations.

Tel: (415) 422-2086

James Shaw


James Shaw approaches economics from a sustainability perspective - integrating principles of social justice into his teaching. Dr. Shaw equips his students with a foundation of inquiry and critical thinking, as well as the knowledge base to positively impact communities and world. In Dr. Shaw’s classes, he teaches students to generate progressive business and financial models that serve to help developing and struggling economies to thrive.

Tel: (415) 422-6787

Mouwafac Sidaoui

Department Chair / Term Assistant Professor

Mouwafac Sidaoui gives his scholars an unmatched international perspective in the fields of quantitative analysis, decision modeling and algebra/statistics for business. He is renowned for his expertise in entrepreneurship around the world, particularly in the Middle East. Professor Sidaoui teaches his students advantageous and integrative approaches so that they may successfully utilize their understanding of strategic thinking and analysis on an global scale.

Tel: (415) 422-2148

Richard Stackman

Associate Dean / Associate Professor

Richard Stackman recently pioneered research with Dr. Linda Henderson exploring the gender differences on project team membership. His coursework focuses on topics that include organizational change and development, leadership versus management, complexity science, and human capital investments. As Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Professor Stackman’s current focus is on enhancing the student experience - curricular and co-curricular.

Tel: (415) 422-4508

Neil D. Walshe

Assistant Professor

Neil Walshe's research and teaching investigate the role of courage and cowardice in the workplace, as well as the subject of ethics in such contentious industry sectors as armaments and defense. He aims to develop greater insight into how employees construct and exhibit virtuous behavior at work and to understand the role morality plays in occupational and organizational life.