Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Ernest J. Scalberg

Research Professor and Director of the GLOBE Center

Ernest J. Scalberg was Dean of the Fisher Graduate School of International Business and Associate Vice President at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies from 2001-2009.  During his tenure, the Fisher International MBA program was awarded accreditation by AACSB International and has been included in MBA rankings by the Financial Times, Princeton Review, and Beyond Grey Pinstripes.  Dr. Scalberg has also expanded the Institute's specialized non-degree programs in the areas of language training, translation and interpretation, international policy, and business.  These new programs include an on-going series of credit option courses for Beijing Municipal Government officials and enterprise managers related to trade and business issues.

Dr. Scalberg has taught at UCLA, Fordham University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Peking University, and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Prior to his time at the Institute, Dr. Scalberg was Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration and Dean of Faculty of the Schools of Business at Fordham University from 1994 to 2001.  Under his Deanship the Fordham MBA became nationally ranked including top 15 in US News and top 50 in Forbes. He also led a consortium of Universities to establish the Beijing International MBA program at Peking University.  Prior to joining Fordham, he was Associate Dean of UCLA's business school.  In the 1980s he established UCLA's Executive MBA Program and a new style of MBA program for the fully employed professional, both nationally ranked in the top five.  In 1990 he moved to Hong Kong for three years where, in a partnership agreement between UCLA and the Hong Kong government, he created a new school of business at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Scalberg is the recipient of six U.S. Government research and project grants and has published on a variety of higher education and business issues.  He consults for Business schools in the United States, Canada, South America and China, and for the beverage industry, having had his own wine-exporting business.  He has served as a director, advisor, or trustee for nine non-profit organizations and is listed in Who's Who in Hong Kong and Who's Who in the World.  He is currently a trustee for Select Sector SPDR, an S&P 500 Index Investment Fund on the American Stock Exchange.  He also serves on the Boards of the United States and China Foundation and the International University of Geneva in Switzerland.


Globalization/localization of products and services, global leadership, leadership development, organizational behavior


PhD, Higher Education and Organizational Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles; MA, Higher Education Administration, University of Denver; BS, Social Science and Psychology, Southern Oregon University

Selected Publications

Scalberg, Ernest J. "Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business: The Role of Business Education."  In J. Doh and S. Stumpf (eds.). Handbook of Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business.  Edward Elgar (2005), pp. 380-392.

Scalberg, Ernest J. "Lessons from China." Selections, I, 1 (Spring, 2001), pp. 6-13.

Scalberg, Ernest J. "The Expanding Market for Business Education in Asia", Selections, X, 1 (Autumn, 1993), pp. 36-39.

Scalberg, Ernest J. "Business and Management Education at the Postsecondary Level." In Alkin, Marvin C. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Educational Research. (6th Ed.) American Educational Research Association:  MacMillan Publishing Co., 1992.

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