Management

 
 
Blair Berkley
Blair J. Berkley
Associate Professor of Management
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2898

Ph.D., University of Southern California

Dr. Berkley’s research interests include disruptive airline passengers (on-board aircraft security and aviation law), nightclub security management (alcoholic beverage law and applications of constitutional and land-use law to nightclubs and bars), policing (nightclubs, bars and crowd control), and urban entertainment districts (planning, design, operations and policing).

Ellen Drost
Ellen Drost
Associate Professor of Management
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2963

Ph.D., Florida International University

Dr. Ellen Drost is an expert in international business, strategic management and cross-cultural research methodology. Her current research focuses on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial organizational culture, social capital, and research methodology. She is the author of about 100 articles, conference papers, case studies, and book chapters on international human resource management, cross-cultural leadership, international training and development, management of international academic research teams, entrepreneurship, research methods, and business practices in Mexico.

Fluent in: Dutch, English, and French.

Kern Kwong
Kern Kwong
Professor of Management
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2899

Director of Asian Pacific Business Institute; Ph.D., Georgia State University

Dr. Kwong’s expertise is in the field of operations and production management. He is the author of 63 articles and papers which focus on business forecasting, manufacturing and sales practices in China, Japan, Korea and the U.S., and computers in the workplace. He is also specialized in management issues of small business firms. Dr. Kwong is the first vice-president of the International Association of Business Forecasting.

Cheng Li
Cheng Li
Associate Professor of Management
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2903

Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington

Dr. Li’s comes to Cal State L.A. with 20+ years of academic and industry experience in supply chain management, business information systems, and project management. His research has appeared in such publications as Decision Sciences, International Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business Forecasting.

Steve McGuire
Steve McGuire
Professor of Management
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2897

Ph.D., George Washington University

Dr. McGuire is an expert in entrepreneurshipcorporate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial organizational culturechange management; and cross-cultural teams. He is Co-author of Managing Organizational Change (Pearson, 2001), and Editor of the Journal of Case Research and Inquiry. He works with members of the L.A. community to start new ventures, and works with companies seeking MBA student consultants for projects.

Fluent in: Spanish and Portuguese

John Steiner
John F. Steiner
Professor of Management
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-5256

Ph.D., University of Arizona

Dr. Steiner studies business ethics and corporate social responsibility. He is the co-author of a comprehensive textbook, Business, Government, and Society: A Managerial Perspective (7th ed., 1994), and several other books on the business-society relationship. His research and writing focus on how changes in society affect the manager’s job and include case studies of corporations that have been conspicuously responsible or irresponsible in business. Dr. Steiner was formerly a member of the Advisory Board for the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State L.A.

Angela Young
Angela M. Young
Professor of Management
Phone/Ext:
(323)343-2890

Ph.D., Florida State University; Chair of the Management

Dr. Young’s areas of expertise include career development, training and development, gender and leadership in the workplace, interpersonal communication, and developing organizational relationships. She has presented her research at several conferences including Academy of Management, Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and others. She has received best paper awards for three of her research papers at Western Academy of Management and the Institute for Behavioral and Applied Management. Her research has been published in Journal of ManagementHuman Resource Management ReviewGroup and Organization ManagementSex Roles, and other scholarly journals.  She has served as journal editor for the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management and co-editor for the Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research and has conducted corporate and business training on a variety of topics including leadership and management skills, career development and training effectiveness.

Nina Obrien
Nina O'Brien
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
(323)343-2909

Nina earned her Ph.D. in 2013 and a Main 2011 in Communication from the University of Southern California, Annenberg Scholl of Communication.

Her research has been in areas such as virtual world, virtual communities, and network theory and analysis. Prior to returning to earn her Masters and doctoral degrees, Nina worked in film production and commercial photography.

Jeewhan Yoon
Jeewhan Yoon
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-2973

Dr. Yoon earned his Ph.D. at George Washington University. Prior to his doctoral program, Dr. Yoon worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is interested in various perceptions and behaviors in organizations. Based on his research interests, Dr. Yoon is passionate about teaching Human Resource Management and Compensation.
 

Sergio Canavati
Sergio Canavati
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-5256

Before joining Cal State L.A., Sergio taught multiple graduate and undergraduate courses in the departments of management, economics, and entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His research interests include the financialization of the business enterprise, entrepreneurial cognition, corporate governance, product platforms, and corporate social responsibility.

Ph.D. degree in Economics with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation from University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

Pelly Duncan
Duncan M. Pelly
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-5256

Duncan received his Ph.D. in management with a focus on entrepreneurship from EM Lyon Business School. He served in the United States Army for four and a half years, attaining the rank of Captain, before beginning his doctoral studies. His current interests include entrepreneurial opportunity, adhocracies, autoethnography, entrepreneurial leadership, and philosophical foundations of entrepreneurship.

Chou-Yu Tsai
Chou-Yu Tsai
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
(323) 343-5256

Chou-Yu (Joey) Tsai joins the College of Business & Economics as an Assistant Professor of Management. His primary research interest is leadership and human fundamental cognitive process. His work has been published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Management and Organizational Review. Joey has worked as a managerial consultant at the Center for Industrial & Commercial Psychology Studies, National Taiwan University.