Herb Meiberger is a lecturer of Finance at San Francisco State University’s College of Business. From 1992 to 2012, he was elected to five consecutive terms with the City and County of San Francisco’s Employees’ Retirement System and subsequently appointed Chairman of the Investment Committee, elected Vice President of the Board and Chairman of the ESG Committee. Mr. Meiberger holds a B.S. in math and chemistry from the University of South Dakota, M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a chartered financial analyst.
Susan Cholette is an associate professor of decision sciences, and teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in operations, supply chain management and project management. Prior to her university appointment, she served as a project manager at Nonstop Solutions (now Manhattan Associates) and as a supply chain consultant for Aspen Technologies. She earned her Ph.D. in operations research at Stanford University and her BSE in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. Her primary research interests concern supply chain efficiency and sustainability, especially for the food and beverage sectors. She has published in diverse academic journals including: Interfaces, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Informs Transactions on Education, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, International Journal of Pricing and Revenue Management, International Journal of Wine Business Research, Journal of Global Marketing, International Journal of Wine Marketing. She has contributed an invited chapter to the anthology Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing.
Ethics & Compliance, Sustainability
Denise Kleinrichert, Ph.D., is an associate professor in management and ethics. She is the director of the Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB). This center integrates ethics and sustainable business teaching and service to community and the university, as well as research. She also has served as chair of the College of Business' annual Business Ethics Week since 2007, is founder of the Ethics & Compliance Workshop series, co-developed the Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance and the MBA emphasis in ethics & compliance. She also has corporate executive and management experience in risk management and human resources in the banking, healthcare and property/casualty insurance industries. Her education includes: a BA in Economics from Indiana University, and two Master's degrees from the University of South Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy (Ethics) from the University of South Florida.
Bruce Heiman’s education includes an A.B. in Psychology from Stanford (1981); an M.S. from Stanford in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design (1983); an M.B.A. from Universiteit Nijenrode, NL (1990); and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business (Business and Public Policy, 2002). He has published in a substantial number of academic journals and conference proceedings as well as refereed books. Professor Heiman’s research interests include international aspects of creativity and innovation. Within this realm, his interests include design thinking in firms, transaction cost economics, and its application to international aspects of problem finding and solving in organizations. In addition to work at SF State, Professor Heiman has taught as a faculty member at Stanford Center for Professional Development, UC Berkeley (Visiting Assoc. Prof.), Universiteit Maastricht, NL (Faculty of Economics), Universiteit Nijenrode (NL), University of San Francisco Masagung School of Management, St. Mary’s College, University of Oulu (Finland), and Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland). Prof. Heiman has over 20 years experience working full time in firms, or consulting in strategic management, with an emphasis on early-stage innovation processes. He has extensive experience teaching MBA, Undergraduate, Executive MBA, and Certificate Program students. Classes taught include Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UCB), Doing Business in Europe, Global Strategic Management, Creativity Skills for Global Managers, International Business Environment Analysis (SFSU), Statistics and Math for MBA Students (USF), and Cross-Cultural Creativity (SFSU).
Sanjit Sengupta, Ph.D., is professor of marketing and teaches courses in marketing management, strategic marketing, and high-tech marketing. He has also taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and in many executive development programs in the USA, India, Finland and South Korea. His research interests include new product development and technological innovation, strategic alliances, sales management, and international marketing. His research has been published in many journals including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Product Innovation Management. His book, Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations, Third Edition, co-authored with Jakki Mohr and Stan Slater, has been published by Pearson Prentice Hall in 2010. Prior to his academic career, Professor Sengupta worked in sales and marketing for Hindustan Computers Limited and CMC Limited in Bombay, India.
Gerardo R. Ungson is the Y.F. Chang Endowed Chair and Professor of International Business. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Resident Fellow with CEIBS-IEMS (China European International Business School Institute for Emerging Market Studies), headquartered in Shanghai. His most recent research covers strategies in emerging and developing markets, poverty alleviation, ecological labelling, and website characteristics. He has co-authored nine books, including Rough Diamonds: For Successful Traits of Breakout Firms in BRIC (with Seung Ho Park and Nan Zhou) published in 2013 that was awarded the 2013 Best Book on Globalization by the Strategy + Business Journal. His most recent book on emerging markets, co-authored with Seung Ho Park and Andrew Cosgrove, Scaling the Tail: Profitable Growth in Emerging Markets, was published by Palgrave- MacMillan in 2015. The third part of the book-series, ASEAN Champions: Stalwarts of Regional Integration, co-authored with Seung Ho Park and Jamil Paolo Francisco will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. Since 2005, he has been working with Dr. Sixto K. Roxas on the transformation of communities and its impact on global poverty and ecological degradation. Professor Ungson has is BS in Management Engineering from Ateaneo University, Philippines, MBA in Management from Pennsylvania State University, and Ph.D. in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
Andrew Walls, Ph.D., earned his doctoral degree from University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management in 2009. His research interests have focused on consumer behavior, consumer experiences, marketing and lodging with an emphasis in hospitality/tourism marketing/management. He has published numerous articles in leading journals such as International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, and Journal Hospitality Marketing and Management. He also serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and the Journal of Destination Marketing and Management. He was recipient of the 2009 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards - Highly Commended Award winner in the Hospitality Management category. Beyond his research interests, Andrew has taught a variety of courses, including Hospitality and Tourism Sales and Marketing, Hotel Operations Management, Hotel Convention Services Management, Introduction to Hospitality Industry, and Hospitality Communications. He has also taught Principles of Marketing and Principles Selling. In the 2007-2008 academic year, he was the recipient of the 2007-08 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching for Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Andrew's industry experience spans over 18+ years in the hospitality/hotel field. This work has allowed him to gain successful business experience and gain keen insights that are referenced as a researcher and instructor.
Leadership, Organizational Behavior
Geoff Desa is an associate professor of management in the College of Business. He is a member of the Sustainability Group within the College of Business and teaches business and society, strategic management, and social entrepreneurship. Geoff's research examines resource mobilization and venture development in the technology and social entrepreneurship sector. He earned his Ph.D. in business from the University of Washington in Seattle with emphases in technology entrepreneurship, strategic management, and public affairs. Prior to that, Geoff worked at Novera Optics and at Hewlett Packard as an optical engineer. He earned his M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is on the board of the Common Data Project, a technology social venture engaged in information technology privacy. Professor Desa has his Ph.D. in Business from University of Washington, Seattle.