Advice: “Content learned in BUAD 301 is dependent on information from prior classes; including readings,
assignments, and lectures. To maximize success in BUAD 301, it is important students
do not fall behind and stay up to date with course material, and to not skip any lectures.”
Dr. L. Bobby Papoulias is a full-time lecturer of Business Communications and Marketing.
Before joining CSUF, Dr. Papoulias received his B.A. in Communications and M.A. in
Professional Communications from CSUF. He continued his education and received his
Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Dr. Papoulias’ principal
research interest is in Digital Communications. In addition to research, he consults
organizations on how to be more efficient in their company's digital communications.
Dr. Sinjini Mitra is a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Decision
Sciences and the Director of Assessment at the College of Business and Economics.
She received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University, and was a Postdoctoral
researcher at USC's Information Sciences Institute prior to joining CSUF. Her research
interests are statistical applications in security and biometric authentication, healthcare,
education and information systems.
Dr. Yinfei Kong is an associate professor with tenure in the Department of Information
Systems and Decision Sciences. Dr. Kong received his Ph.D. in biostatistics from the
University of Southern California in 2016. His research interests include deep learning,
big data analytics, machine learning, and statistical applications in business and
healthcare. He has many years of experience analyzing large-scale substance abuse
treatment and healthcare data. He has published more than 30 papers in top journals
such as Annals of Statistics, PNAS, Journal of Machine Learning Research, and Journal
of Business and Economic Statistics. Dr. Kong is a recipient of the 2021-2022 Award
for Continued Excellence in Research Productivity for the College of Business and
Advice: “The best way for students to be successful in ANTH 304 is to utilize both the recorded
PPT lectures and readings, and to use the study guides. When learning about different
peoples and cultures, think about the way they have adapted to their circumstances
and learned to survive and thrive in their unique environments, and how their customs
and beliefs reflect these adaptations.”
Dr. Barbra Erickson is a professor at the Division of Anthropology in the College
of Humanities and Social Sciences, California State University, Fullerton. She received
her B.A. and M.A. from Cal State Fullerton and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the
University of Nevada-Reno. Her research interests include North American contemporary
culture, medical anthropology, history of anthropology, economic anthropology, business
and organizational cultures, and the anthropology of aging.
Advice: “The primary thing that students should do to be successful in Management 339 is to
be timely in doing work – do lessons and quizzes early. Secondly, don’t hesitate to
reach our to your professor.”
Since 2006, Harold Fraser has been a full-time instructor in the Department of Management
and has taught in the areas of Strategy, Operations, Entertainment & Hospitality Management,
and Supply Chain Management. He is a co-founder of the College of Business and Economics’
Entertainment & Hospitality Management program. Prior to joining CSUF, Fraser served
as the head of global operations for Paramount Home Entertainment through most of
the 1990's and subsequently helmed Panasonic's international optical disc manufacturing
and distribution business based in London during the early 2000s. In the 1980's Fraser
ran marketing and supply chain operations for the motorcycle division of American
Honda Motor Company. He received his B.A. from Stetson University and his Master’s
degree from the University of Southern California. In addition to full time teaching,
Fraser is a consultant in the entertainment industry.
Advice: “Pace yourself to keep up with the work by paying attention to quiz and discussion
board deadlines; be a good team citizen by doing your fair share of work (a group
project is a major part of the course); and pair up with a study buddy to help you
better learn the material as you prepare for class exams.”
Dr. Gerard Beenen is a professor in the Department of Management. He earned his Ph.D.
in Organizational Behavior from Carnegie Melon University and his M.B.A. from Northwestern
University. His research focuses on workplace motivation, creativity and learning,
leader interpersonal skills, and management education. An award-winning scholar and
teacher, Dr. Beenen received the 2021-2022 Executive Council Outstanding Faculty Award
for the College of Business and Economics.
Advice: “Try to preview before class so that when you go to class, you are reviewing the materials
with instructor instead of starting from scratch. I also suggest that you take a look
of the after-chapter questions, homework, or practice questions before reading textbook,
so that when you read, you read with questions or problems in mind, which will make
your reading more interesting and efficient.”
Kristin Li, CPA, is a professor in the School of Accountancy. She earned her Master
of Accountancy degree from The Ohio State University. Her teaching interests include
financial, managerial, and intermediate accounting and internal auditing and control.
Professor Li received the 2021-2022 Award for Faculty Student Service and the 2021-2022
Award for Instructional Innovation for the College of Business and Economics as well
as the 2021-2022 Ernst & Young Faculty Fellowship for Teaching Excellency.
Advice: “Always download the notes provided before viewing the podcasts and have the notes
available for quizzes. Be situationally aware of the marketing environment - observing
advertisements, social media, websites, sales promotions, and salespeople.”
Aubrey LeBard is a lecturer in the Department of Marketing. He received his B.A. in
Business Administration from Cal State Fullerton and his M.B.A. from the University
of Southern California. Dr. LeBard’s research interests include non-profit marketing
and he teaches in the areas of Marketing Strategy, Marketing Management, and Social
Dr. Laura Liu is a professor in the Department of Finance. She received her Ph.D.
in Finance from the University of Oregon Charles H. Lundquist College of Business.
Her research interests include corporate finance, financial institutions, earnings
management, and real estate investment.
Advice: “Students can be successful in this course if they use the supplementary material
provided effectively to guide their learning. The course requires students to practice
problems and use the homework to learn the material. The supplementary material provides
individual feedback on problems. This feedback is provided to the student as soon
as they submit a homework assignment. They can use that feedback to resubmit the homework
and use it as a tool to learn from their mistakes.”
Dr. Rahul Bhaskar is a professor and Chair of the Department of Information Systems
and Decision Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
His research publications include studies on IT worker salaries and healthcare accessibility.
Advice: "I suggest you use the Course Calendar closely since all due dates and modules are
matched across the websites and the calendar. Also, start the work early in the week;
try to make one attempt at the homework so you can bring any outstanding concerns
to my office hours before the weekend!“
Dr. Denise Stanley is a professor in the Department of Economics. She has in Ph.D.
in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Wisconsin‑Madison.
Dr. Stanley’s current research focuses on the causes of international migration from
Central America and its impact on sending communities, the potential of non-timber
forest products for sustainable development, and how different teaching pedagogies
and class size affect student learning.
Advice: “Economics is an analytical and somewhat abstract subject that requires critical thinking
and problem-solving skills. Please refresh your knowledge of high school level algebra
and geometry for this class.”
Dr. Dipankar Purkayastha is a professor in the Department of Economics. He received
his Ph.D. from Washington State University. Dr. Purkayastha’s teaching interests include
Economic Development, International Economics, and Economic Theory.
Advice: “To be successful in Dr. Ghosh’s online FIN 321 class, it is important to remember
that, since it is an online class, students need to follow Professor Ghosh’s guidelines
that she gives to the class and be proactive about finding time to go over the material
at an appropriate pace for the course. In order to be successful in an online class,
students need that level of discipline and motivation.”
Dr. Dipasri Ghosh is a full-time professor in the Department of Finance. She graduated
from Florida International University with a Ph.D. in Finance, and before that, she
graduated from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with a B.S. in Chemistry.
Her teaching interests and research publications are in her areas of expertise, which
include Corporate Finance/Financial Management, Investment and Portfolio Analysis,
and International Finance.
Advice: “Try to think beyond the simple applications of formulas and arithmetic when solving
business problems. Instead, focus on the logic that transforms model inputs into outputs,
providing answers and leading to better decisions.”
Dr. Pawel Kalczynski is a Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Decision.
He published over 40 refereed journal articles in IISE Transactions, European Journal
of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Omega, Computers
and Operations Research, Journal of Scheduling, International Journal of Electronic
Commerce, Information Processing and Management, Journal of Business Research and
others. He has over 30 other refereed publications, including refereed proceedings
articles and book chapters. He has received several research awards and grants and
completed numerous consulting projects in the field of analytics. Dr. Kalczynski is
a recipient of the 2021-2022 Award for Continued Excellence in Research Productivity
for the College of Business and Economics.
Advice: “Student success is determined by mutual interest and commitment between students
and faculty. Of all of the roles I occupy from teacher, researcher, editor to consultant, teaching
is my foremost passion. I'm always happy to meet with students to discuss their progress,
ways to improve performance, and to provide support; my best advice is to meet with
me regularly one-on-one and in group work to get the most out of my course.”
Dr. Shaun Pichler is a professor with tenure in the Department of Management. He received
a Ph.D. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University.
Dr. Pichler’s areas of specializations include Diversity Management, Human Resources,
Organizational Behavior, Performance Appraisal, and Work and Family. His research
has been covered by prominent national and local media, numerous policy reports, amicus
briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, and by the U.S. Congress. Dr. Pichler is a recipient
of the 2021 - 2022 Executive Council Outstanding Faculty Award for the College of
Business and Economics.
Dr. Gang Peng is a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Decision
Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Washington,
Seattle. His research interests include productivity of information technology, the
impact of information technology and computer skills, open-source software development,
technology adoption and diffusion, healthcare information technology, social networks
and virtual communities, and innovation and new product development. Dr. Peng is a
recipient of the 2021-2022 Award for Continued Excellence in Research Productivity
for the College of Business and Economics.
Advice: “Become an expert in your industry and its various support industries. Always aim
to know how the industry is growing and changing including the fundamentals - who
are the central players, what are their competitive advantages, what are the business
models, and what are the public policy issues. Be the expert people call on to know
the industry's strategic landscape.”
Dr. Sean Jasso is a professor in the Department of Management. Management. He received
an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a Master of Public Policy and Ph.D. in Political
Economy from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Jasso writes, teaches, and consults
in the areas of political economy, public policy, strategic management, and business
ethics. He has worked several years in the hospitality and healthcare industries.
He combines his training in service, leadership, and politics into his own consulting
practice which services local and national government agencies as well as various
global entrepreneurial organizations.
Advice: “Make sure you check your email and Canvas regularly. As far as the lectures go, since
there are multiple topics being covered in a week, try to space things out a bit because
listening to everything in one very long sitting may not be that productive.”
Dr. Sunil Thomas is a professor in the Department of Marketing. He is also an Associate
Dean, as well as the MBA Academic Director at the College of Business and Economics.
He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining
academia he worked in the consumer goods industry in product and brand management.
Dr. Thomas’ studies on brand placements, revitalization of declining brands, cross-cultural
marketing, brand equity, and slogan recall have been published in leading marketing
journals such as Journal of Advertising Research and Journal of Business Research
and reprinted in the Harvard Business Review online. His work has been cited in press
outlets such as the Orange County Register. In addition to his research, Professor
Thomas has been recognized for his excellence in teaching and is a recipient of the
College of Business and Economics Innovative Teaching award.
Advice: “Exams are based on video lectures. So it is important that you listen to the lectures
carefully and ask me for help if you need assistance to understand any topics in the
videos. I will make myself available via zoom at your convenience.”
Dr. Rokon Bhuiyan is a professor in the Department of Economics. He received his Ph.D.
in Economics from Queen’s University, Canada. Dr. Bhuiyan’s research interests focus
on Monetary Policy, International Finance, Time Series Econometrics, and Asset Pricing.
He has published in leading academic journals such as the Economica, Canadian Journal
of Economics, Empirical Economics, and International Economic Journal.
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