Faculty and Staff Contacts
School of Management
Business Tower 650
Nancy Da Silva, Professor
Office: BT 650
Interim School Analyst
Office BT 650
Faculty Contact and Office Hours
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Nancy Da Silva
Rolanda P. Farrington Pollard
Gary D. Radine
Thomas Altura, Assistant Professor
Office: BT 665
Tom Altura is an assistant professor in the School of Management at San Jose State University. He received his Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and holds a B.A. in Anthropology, also from UCLA. Tom’s research focuses on organizational and institutional change and has been published in the leading journal, Business & Society . He teaches in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business’s undergraduate and M.B.A. programs, as well as the College of Engineering’s M.S. Engineering, Specialization in Business Leadership program. Tom currently teaches Developing and Managing People, Organization Theory, and Managing Organizational Change.
Art Casey is a trial attorney at Casey Law Group in Los Gatos, California with a J.D. from Santa Clara University and a B.A. from University of San Diego. He has been an author and lecturer for California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) for several years, including Chapter Author for CEB Publication, California Civil Discovery Practice, 4th Ed. (2006). He is a member of DRI (a national organization of attorneys in the civil trial defense bar) and a longstanding member of Northern California Association of Defense Counsel. Art has been teaching in the School of Management at San Jose State University for the past 12 years.
Singmay Chou, Adjunct professor
Office: BT 222
Singmay Chou has lived and worked in the Asia region since 1996. She spends part of the year in the San Jose area and teaches Strategic Management at San Jose State University. She is the Director of Kapok Tree Limited, a consulting firm in change management, strategic planning and organizational effectiveness. Singmay also teaches at The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her prior business experience includes positions as Vice President of Marketing and Product for Luxottica Retail Greater China, General Manager of Marketing for Dragonair, and consultant with Towers Perrin. She earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, BA in East Asian Studies from University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Nancy Da Silva, Professor, School Director
Office: BT 262
Nancy Da Silva is a professor of Management, with a background in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. She conducts research in the area of positive psychology with a focus on employee creativity, innovation, and job engagement. In addition, Nancy studies the impact of telecommuting on employee attitudes and behaviors. She has consulted for the following organizations: Sapience Group, Survey and Policy Research Institute at San Jose State University, the Vandaveer Group, Inc., and FSD Data Services, Inc. Her consulting primarily focuses on survey development, validation of assessment tools and statistical analysis.
Joseph Dworak, Lecturer
Office: BT 650
Joseph Dworak, is a senior partner - a commercial litigation attorney at Berliner Cohen in San Jose., CA. He handles a broad range of complex commercial cases. He has obtained the largest settlement and longest jury trial in the law firm’s history. He fostered his law firm’s expansion, opening several branches in California. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of California and acting Special Master for the State Bar of California. He was selected as “Super Lawyer” by the San Francisco Magazine for his professional achievement.
Walter Easter, Lecturer
Office: BT 555
Dr. Walter Easter has successfully owned and operated a small business for 34 years. He co-authored a book “The ABC’s of Marketing a Successful Business.” As Senior Advisor to the G.o.A.L. (Generation of Aspirational Leaders) team, Dr. Easter was instrumental in developing and implementing criteria for measuring student success. He recently presented a research paper "Creating Community for Students' Academic and Career Success" at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences in Las Vegas. Dr. Easter received his DDS in dentistry from the University of California, San Francisco, an MBA from Louisiana State University, Shreveport, and a BS from University of California, Davis. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.
Steven M. Francis has extensive entrepreneurial business experience that includes ownership and management of a niche communications electronics manufacturing firm, consulting for both the software and service industries, and international marketing/sales activities within the wireless communications industry. His education consists of a B.S. in Business/Marketing, M.B.A., M.A. in Applied Economics, and a Doctoral in Business Administration with a special emphasis on strategic marketing and management (ABD). Over the past number of years he has brought an applied perspective to student learning while teaching business courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at San Jose State and Golden Gate Universities.
Elizabeth Garcia, Lecturer
Elizabeth has held positions in Human Resources leadership at Harris Corporation, Laureate Education, Bayer Diabetes, and Canon USA. She holds a BS Degree in Business Administration concentration in Human Resources, MA Degree in Organizational Management and pursuing her Doctor of Business Administration. Elizabeth brings a wide variety of experience from M&A Integration, Strategic Business Partner, Talent Management, Employee Engagement and Development. Elizabeth is actively involved in Santa Clara Chapter of NCHRA and SHRM Supporting College Relation efforts.
Monica Gavino, Professor
Office: BT 662
Monica Gavino teaches human resources management courses; and has taught diversity in organizations, strategic human resources, and the management experience to both undergraduate and MBA students. She received her doctorate in Human Resources Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has over 25 years of experience in the HR field as a human resources executive and consultant. Her areas of interest and research include studying employee engagement, human resource practices and employee and organizational outcomes, diversity and inclusion in organizations, Latino entrepreneurs and technology, and student success factors in Hispanic Serving Institutions. She has published her research in Human Resource Management, The International Journal of Organizational Diversity, The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: an International Journal, the Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, and Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education.
Larry Gee, Lecturer
Office: BT 264
Larry Gee is a lecturer at San Jose State University. He received his Masters of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Chico, and a Masters in Business Administration from Golden Gate University. He has also completed the advance project management program at Stanford University, and George Washington University. He is a Certified Project Management Professional. Larry worked for a Fortune 50 Information Technology Services industry company for over 32 years. During which time he has held various positions in programming, line management, strategic management, business development, marketing, computing infrastructure services, information systems and technology, and as a certified executive project manager. He is currently a consultant managing Information Systems and Information Technology health care strategic programs.
Allyson Gomez, Lecturer
Office: BT 660
Allyson Gomez is an accomplished professional with experience in global, high-tech, education, and diverse environments. She is currently a Senior HR Business Partner at Salesforce. Prior to this, she held various roles at Symantec including Project Specialist, Training & Development, and HR Manager. In her spare time she likes to hang out with friends and family, travel, be active, and volunteer. She earned her Masters of Science in Organization Development at USF and her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (Human Resources Management) at SJSU. She was very active as a student, participating in Greek Life, Student Leadership, and International Programs. She spent most of her time here in the Peer Mentor Program empowering first time freshmen to succeed in college. Go Spartans!
Office: B 651
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 2:00-3:00 pm or by appointment
Lucille (Lucy) Headrick is an assistant professor in the School of Management at San José State University. She received her Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (H.R.I.R.) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Saint Louis University. Her research examines psychological mechanisms of work stress on health-related behavior, recovery, and work-life boundary management within various temporal (e.g., daily, weekly) and social contexts (e.g., teachers, firefighters). Her research also focuses on identifying psychosocial factors that alleviate or aggravate these psychological mechanisms. Her research has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Human Performance. She has been the recipient of many awards, including the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management’s Best Dissertation-Based Paper (2021) and Outstanding Practical Implications for Management Award (2015) as well as earning teaching awards and distinctions for being at the top 10% of teachers at the University of Illinois (2017-2020).
Mike Hill, Lecturer
Office: BT 655
Mike is the Director of Integrated Talent Management at Applied Materials Company. He has over 30 years of experience in Human Resources and talent development. He holds a Masters in Education and MBA and Ph.D. in Human and Organization Development. His is currently focused on executive assessment and leadership development. He has also held the position of Board President for a non-profit focused on grade school students keeping up with their classmates. He has consulted with a wide variety of organizations helping them to build leadership teams, set strategies and solve organization issues including organizational design. He has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia and lived abroad in Germany while building a new factory.
Jaideep Jain, Lecturer
Office: BT 564
Jaideep Jain is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience leading technology organizations and large cross-functional global teams. He is currently CEO of TapCars in San Jose. Jaideep has successfully exited his previous startup and is on the advisory board for several technology companies. He is passionate about creating compelling new products and experiences utilizing new technologies with a focus on Internet of Things (IoT), data security and data analytics. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Kansas State University.
Nancy Long, Lecturer
Office: BT 655
Nancy Long is a highly accomplished global human resources executive who was most recently part of the executive leadership team at Hitachi Data Systems, where she held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer. Prior to joining Hitachi Data Systems in 2006, she was Senior VP of HR at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA. She also worked at HP for 24 years where her most recent role was Vice President of Human Resources for Global Marketing. She is the recipient of several industry awards such as HR Executive of the Year (HR Symposium, Silicon Valley) and Mentor of the Year (Stevie Awards) during her tenure as an HR leader. Her unique background brings a business acumen that is unusual among Human Resources professionals.
Matthew Maguire is an assistant professor in the Management School at San José State University, with a background in comparative political economy, business-government relations, and corporate social responsibility. Matt has a Ph.D. in political science from Boston University, an M.Sc. in comparative politics from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in history from Cornell University. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe for fieldwork and has held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His current work examines the relationship between public policy and CSR in the case of corporate non-financial reporting.
Gita Mathur, Professor
Office: BT 358
Gita Mathur teaches strategic management, operations management, project management, product development, and management of innovation. She has several years of industry and consulting experience with technology-based companies. Gita held engineering and management positions in the semiconductor industry with Harris Corporation (1985-1991). She was a Principal with the management consulting firm PRTM (1996-2000). Gita holds B.Tech and M.Tech degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1978, 1981), a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1985), an MBA from UC Berkeley (1991), and a DBA in Technology and Operations Management from Harvard Business School (1996).
Elisa Mattarelli, Professor
Office: BT 654
Elisa Mattarelli is Associate Professor at the School of Management of SJSU and a faculty member of the Ph.D. program in Management of LUISS University in Rome. Previously, she was Associate Professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy. She did a post doc at the University of Arizona in 2005 and was a Fulbright visiting professor at Stanford University in 2016-2017. Her research interests include team dynamics, identity processes, and collaborative technology use, with a focus on distributed and knowledge intensive organizational contexts.
Shari Moore, Lecturer
Office: BT 656
Shari Moore is an established and experienced HR leader with an extensive track record as an HR executive. Currently, Shari is the HR Director/Head of HR for Advocates for Life Skills & Opportunity in Portland, Oregon. In her previous roles she has been Senior Associate Director of HR at Stanford University, Vice President and CPO at the Institute on Aging in San Francisco, Vice President, HR Business Partners at RMS, SVP and CHRO for Jasper, VP of HR for Product Operations at NetApp, VP of HR for Global Sales, Support and Services at Hitachi Data Systems and VP of HR and Administration for Performant Financial Corporation. She served for seven years on the Dean's Advisory Council at Cal Poly and five years on the Board of the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative. She has also taught part-time at Golden Gate University in the MS in HR program. Shari earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Accounting, from Cal Poly and an MBA from Yale University. She holds multiple certifications in HR including SHRM–SCP, Senior Professional in Human Resources and Prosci Change Management.
Elizabeth Mullen, Assistant Professor
Office: BT 659
Elizabeth Mullen researches the roles that people’s emotions, values, and moral convictions play in shaping their perceptions of fairness and reactions to transgressions. In addition, she investigates how individuals regulate and evaluate their own and others’ ethical behavior. Her work has appeared in numerous scholarly journals and has been funded by the National Science Foundation. She serves on the editorial boards at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, and Social Justice Research. Prior to joining SJSU, she held faculty positions at George Washington University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Craig Nathanson is an Educator, Author, speaker, and coach for mid-life development. Dr. Nathanson has been an adjunct faculty member at San Jose State University since 2020. Dr. Nathanson has been teaching online graduate and undergraduate programs since 2001 at several universities in North America and Europe. He is also a visiting lecturer in Vietnam in partnership with Solvay Brussels School of Economics, Brussels, Belgium. Additionally, Dr. Nathanson is an adjunct faculty for the University Of San Francisco, Johnson and Wales University, San Francisco State University, and coordinator for the HR certificate program at Sonoma State University.
Yeonji No, Lecturer
Office: BT 656
Yeonji No received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology and her M.A. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was the recipient of the Ivan Allen Dean’s Fellowship at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. She teaches Strategic Management and Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.
Mariah Norell, Lecturer
Mariah Norell is a scientist-practitioner in the People Analytics space with over 5 years of consulting and data science experience at companies like Aon (Radford), Amazon Web Services, and Atlassian. She received her MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from San Jose State University and her BA in Psychology from CSU, Sacramento where she graduated with honors.
Rolanda P. Farrington Pollard, Lecturer
Office: BT 664
Rolanda P. Farrington Pollard, Ph.D. holds graduate degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Organizational Psychology (MA and Ph.D.) and has over 15 years of teaching and consulting experience. She teaches a wide range of Organizational Theory and Management courses, in three departments, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a consultant, she has facilitated strategic planning, team-building, and leadership development processes for companies such as The Gap, Sun Microsystems, 3COM, Via Rehabilitation, San Jose State University, and the American Red Cross. Research areas include policy work for the City of San Jose, organizational communication, online teaching, pedagogy, women entrepreneurs, organizational culture, organizational change, the innovation-leadership relationship, family business, and succession planning.
Gary D. Radine, Lecturer
Office: BT 655
Gary D. Radine joined SJSU’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business after 37 years in Chief Executive Officer roles with Delta Dental, a dental insurance enterprise. He built a mid-Atlantic operation from $6 million in annual revenue to $500 million, merged that entity to create a 15-state operation headquartered in California and brought that entity from $3 billion in annual revenue to $8 billion in “zero sum game” markets. With 97% renewal rates, the entity grew to cover 35 million enrollees across 25,000 purchasers plus started a new company in Mexico, covering 1 million there. He spearheaded a multi-vendor technology turnover without loss of market position. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from San José State University and his Master’s degree from CSU-Dominguez Hills.
Sumita Raghuram is the Alan and Lori Kessler Endowed Professor in Human Resource Management.
Sumita Raghuram received her Ph.D. from University of Minnesota in Human Resource Management. She then was a faculty member at Fordham University, New York and at Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania. With over 30 years of teaching and research experience, she teaches subject areas in Human Resource Management at SJSU. Her primary research areas are in virtual work, international human resource management and tech workers. Topics such as employee identity, employee turnover and engagement, well-being and impact of tech work on human resource management are of particular interest to her. She has published her research in journals such as the Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology and Journal of Organization Behavior. Sumita has also been a visiting faculty at international business schools such as Copenhagen Business School, Bologna Business School, and Indian School of Business.
Alaka Rao, Associate Professor
Office: BT 663
Alaka N. Rao received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Graduate School of Management at UC Irvine and her Bachelor Degree in Economics from UC Berkeley. Dr. Rao’s research centers on the management of complex collaborations across geographical and cultural divides. Her current research examines the critical role of culture, employee cognition, and trust in the management of teams. Dr. Rao has also conducted research on how managers exchange and build trust in countries lacking institutional support. Her work has been published in management journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies. Dr. Rao has also been the recipient of various grants, including the California State University Research Grant and the Junior Faculty Career Development Grant.
Simon Rodan, Professor
Office: BT 457
Simon Rodan has an MBA and a Ph.D. from INSEAD, France. Prior to joining the Lucas College in 2002, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (1999-2002), worked as a research Associate at INSEAD (1991-1994), as a Systems Engineer (1982-1986) and as a Marketing Representative (1986-1989) at IBM(UK). His research focuses on social networks, knowledge exchange and innovativeness.
Ronald Roman, Lecturer
Office: BT 652
Ronald M. Roman teaches and conducts research in the areas of corporate responsibility, sustainability, and business ethics. His research has received awards of excellence including ‘Best Case of the Year’ award given by the Case Research Journal. Ron is a member of the advisory board for SJSU’s Green Ninja Project, which educates young people about our changing climate. Additionally, he is an active impact investor who uses the power of the shareholder proposal to effect change in organizations. Ron received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., Ron worked in corporate finance and also co-founded a computer education and consulting firm.
Mark Schwartz, Lecturer
Office: BT 660
Mark Schwartz is a biotechnology executive, having been CEO of several private and public biotechnology companies. His experience ranges from private and public company financings, strategic planning and transactions, clinical and product development, regulatory affairs, business development, sales and marketing, and career development. He has worked in a wide range of life science businesses, including genomics, diagnostics, instrumentation, services and drug development. Dr. Schwartz serves on the Board of Directors for Targazyme, Inc., and as an advisor to Genterac and NeoLight. An adjunct professor for the Masters of Biotechnology program at San Jose State since 2010, and has previously served on the board of the Biotechnology Industry Association. He received his B.A. from Grinnell College and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Arizona State University.
Thomas Shirley, Lecturer
Office: BT 557
Thomas Shirley earned his Ph.D. at UC Davis and his Masters of Business Administration in International Business and a Master’s of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Prior to his role at SJSU, he served as a mergers and acquisitions advisor and an executive with McKinsey, KPMG, and General Electric. He teaches strategic management, international business, and global leadership.
Dr. Janet Tan earned her PhD in International Political Economy from National Chengchi University of Taiwan, her Masters of Engineering Management from Santa Clara University, and BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from San Jose State University. She holds a patent in Speech Input and Database System. She started a company marketing speech recognition dictation system in the medical industry partnering with Philips Electronics, and she has been coaching many entrepreneurs in their startup businesses. Dr. Tan is currently a member of Microeconomic of Competitiveness faculty network headed by Professor Michael Porter at Harvard Business School focusing on her research in strategy and competitiveness. She teaches strategic management, operations management, and global leadership and innovation.
Ekta Vyas, Lecturer
Ekta Vyas is a Director of Human Resources at Stanford Children’s Health. She received her PhD from Capella University, and M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from SJSU. Ekta has also held HR positions at SJSU, Zomax Inc., and provided consulting services to various organizations. Ekta is a certified Strategic HR Practitioner from Cornell University, Strategic HR Business Partner and Human Capital Strategist from HCI (Human Capital Institute), and Emotional Intelligence Assessor and Coach from Six Seconds. As a scholar-practitioner, Ekta is a member of SIOP and Academy of Management, and publishes her research in academic journals. Her areas of practitioner expertise and research interest include strategic human resource management, transformational change and leadership, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, people analytics, performance management, talent management and compensation.
Chunlei Wang, Associate Professor
Office: BT 653
Chunlei Wang teaches strategic management courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include social network analysis, knowledge networks, innovation generation and diffusion, and economic sociology. He published a paper with his collaborators on exploratory innovation in the Academy of Management Journal. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Peking University, a Master of Arts in Sociology from the Ohio State University, a Master of Arts in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University. He is married and has a daughter. He enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and church family.
Pamela Wells, Lecturer
Office: BT 656
Pamela Wells received her M.S. from San Jose State in 2005. She is a Managing Partner of Critical Moments Safety Training, LLC, and serves as a mediator for the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations and consultant for the Destiny Re-Entry Program. Her activities on campus include Faculty Advisor for the Latino Business Student Association and Passport Program Coordinator for the Global Leadership Advancement Center. She is a recipient of San Jose State University’s Master Teacher Award.
George Whaley, Emeritus
Office: BT 560
Will Yuan teaches strategic management courses and works full-time for a major technology company as the Director of Strategic Business Development, responsible for the company's growth strategy, strategic investment and M&A. Will has worked at Intel, Mediatek, Conexant and Tyco Electronics. He was a consultant at Bain & Company with focus on TMT. Will earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and MSc of Computer Science from the Univ. of California, Riverside.