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Faculty and Staff

Graduate Programs in Business Staff

Rod Smith, Ph.D., Interim Director of Graduate Programs in Business
Rhianna Williams 562.985.4811, Saturday MBA, MS Marketing Analytics
Giselle Oberly 562.985.7988, Accelerated Full Time MBA, MS Accountancy, MS Finance
Lindsay Sterk562.985.8364, MS Information Systems, Online MBA, Evening MBA
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Marketing and Operations Analyst


MBA Faculty

MS Accountancy Faculty

Accountancy faculty includes:

MS Finance Faculty

Finance faculty includes:

MS Information Systems Faculty

Information Systems faculty includes:

MS Marketing Analytics Faculty

Marketing faculty includes:
  • Chair of the Marketing Department, Yu Wang
  • Program Director MSMA, Reo Song

Academic Honor Code

  1. Applicability. This code applies to all student-related academic aspects of the College of Business at CSULB (COB). It covers all student academic activities related to the COB’s graduate degree programs, whether these activities take place on or off campus. This code does not cover disputes about grades or complaints about courses or instructors, which are dealt with at
  2. Examples of Academic Misconduct. The following list of categories of academic misconduct and the examples for each category are intended to be illustrative, but not all-inclusive. MORE

Accreditation and Recognition

Accrediation and Recognition

AACSB Accredited

The Princeton Review

Forbes Best Value Colleges 2018

Graduate Management Admission Council

Money's 2018 Best Colleges in America

CEO Magazine Tier One Global MBA Rankings


Advisory Boards

Advisory Boards are groups of individuals who've been selected to help advise a business or, in our case, graduate programs regarding any number of issues, including marketing, recruiting, current industry trends, curriculum, and other important matters. They do not have voting authority, but function strictly in an advisory capacity. 
Our Advisory Boards consist of professionals from various industries and backgrounds who bring a wealth of professional experience to their respective boards. If you are interested in contributing as an Alumnus of the Graduate Programs in Business or as an interested member of our business community by joining the MBA Advisory Board, please contact Ingrid Martin

MBA Advisory Board

Barbara Barcon


Barbara Barcon - Bio (PDF)
Retired Finance Executive

Norm Herron and Bio PDF


Norm Herron - Bio (PDF)
Founder & CEO, Pacific Technologies


Ivan Rosenberg

Ivan Rosenberg - Bio (PDF)
Managing Partner of InVista Associates 

Ben Arnold and Bio PDF

Ben Arnold - Bio (PDF)
Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Giant Media

Massimo Masini and Bio PDF

Massimo Masini - Bio (PDF)
VP/GM Operations Manufacturing, TECT Aerospace

Kevin Okerstrom and Bio PDF

Kevin Okerstrom - Bio (PDF)
Industry Expert in Environmental Health and Safety

Susan Bavol Headshot

Susan Bavol - Bio (PDF)
Research and Development - Starbucks 

Sharon Eshett and Bio PDF

Sharon Eshett - Bio (PDF)
Real Estate Managerment

John Rivera and Bio PDF

Jon Rivera - Bio (PDF)
Channel Sales Manager, Citrix

Kendra Jones and Bio PDF

Kendra Jones - Bio (PDF)
Vice President Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Epson America, Inc

April Dela Cruz Headshot

April Dela Cruz  - Bio (PDF)
Account Executive, ETA Agency

Norm Herron and Bio PDF

Norm Herron - Bio (PDF)
Founder & CEO, Pacific Technologies

Hieu Nguyen

Hieu Nguyen - Bio (PDF)
Marketing Professor, CSULB

Ishwar Bharbhari and Bio PDF

Lori Bell - Bio (PDF)
Managing Partner in CSuite Financial Partners

Rod Smith

Rod Smith - Bio (PDF)
Director Graduate Programs in Business - CSULB

Pia Gupta

Pia Gupta - Bio (PDF)
Professor and Chair of Finance - CSULB

Ingrid Martin - CSULB Voted Worst Professor by Students

Ingird Martin - Bio (PDF)
Program Director AMBA, EMBA, SMBA

Zahraa Fadlalah Headshot

Zahraa Fadlalah  - Bio (PDF)
Accountant, Cal State Apply 

Ella Gomez

Ella Gomez - Bio (PDF)
Development Director - CSULB

Karita Webber Headshot

Karita Webber - Bio (PDF)
Business Management Director, Strategic Space Systems Division Northrop Grumman Space Systems 

Michael Jolayemi Headshot

Michael Jolayemi - Bio (PDF)
Vice President and Senior Auditor with CTBC Bank USA Inc 

Kerissa Kelly-Slatten Headshot

Kerissa Kelly-Slatten  - Bio (PDF)
Digital Marketing and Social Media Brand Manager 


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