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Executive MBA Faculty


Ron Babin

Adjunct Professor

Ron Babin brings over 20 years of experience as a senior management consultant and educator specializing in outsourcing and IT management (ITM) issues. Babin served as a senior management consultant and partner at two global consulting firms, Accenture and KMPG, where he was responsible for helping client executives across the globe improve the business value delivered by IT within their organizations.

Tel: (415) 422-6118

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.


John Branch

Adjunct Professor

Professor John Branch brings unparalleled global business experience to the School of Management. He has taught at more than 40 of the world’s top business schools, including the Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands), the Zagreb School of Economics and Management (Croatia), ESAN (Peru), and the Sasin Graduate Institute of Administration (Thailand).

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 Associate 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

Associate 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. Professor Parlamis is the Organization Development Program Director.

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) 422-6561

Claudia Roehl

Term Instructor

Claudia Roehl, Co-Chair of the MBA Department, 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


Professor Shaw focuses on cutting-edge research in the fields of labor economics and the economics of competitive advantage.  He is presently conducting research tying these dynamics to the prospective demand for managerial talent in the private, public and non-profit sectors.


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.