MBA Faculty

Meet our faculty of the Fisher MBA in Global Impact Management program. With a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll have the opportunity to develop meaningful professional relationships with our faculty members.

Regular Faculty

Professor of Accounting
Office:
McCone Building, Room 218
Phone:
831.647.6501
Expertise:

Financial accounting, management accounting, international accounting, and financial statement analysis.

Associate Professor
Office:
McCone Building
Phone:
831.647.4602
Expertise:

International supply chain management, logistics, management science, operations management

Professor of International Finance and Fisher International MBA Program Chair
Office:
McCone 211
Phone:
831.647.4187
Expertise:

Corporate Governance; International Finance; Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Management (ESG)

Associate Professor (MPA/MBA)
Office:
McCone 114
Phone:
831.647.4149
Expertise:

I have extensive work and research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, having lived there for 13 years and focused on it as both an external and internal consultant to NGOs and public sector agencies for 10 more years.   I specialize in organizations, organizational development, organizational behavior and culture, institutional and organizational fields, and organizational evolution and learning processes.  All my work and thinking centralizes the power dynamics, inequalities, and identity politics that surround and constitute development projects, programs, and strategies.  I have proven managerial and leadership competencies, and this understanding of how theory, big ideas, “best practice” and innovation actually get refracted through pragmatic choices of the working professional is perhaps the highest value I bring to my work with students.   Related to this is experience in program and organizational monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems, performance management, strategic planning, and social, cultural, and political economic analysis.   Finally, I have a strong background, both practically and academically, in civil society, social movements, and policy advocacy.

Professor
Office:
116 McCone
Phone:
831.647.6684
Expertise:

Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Emerging Business Success Factors, International Marketing Research and Strategies, Creativity and Innovation, Cross-cultural Consumer Behavior

Dean, Graduate School of International Policy and Management
Office:
McCone 215
Phone:
(831) 647-4140
Assistant Professor, Energy Economics and Business
Office:
McGowan 320C
Phone:
831-647-4159
Expertise:

Economics, Policy, and Business of Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development

Associate Professor
Office:
McGowan 320B
Phone:
831.647.6436
Expertise:

Sustainable development, business and sustainability, foreign direct investment and the environment, collaborative governance, development economics, global environmental governance. 

Video interview of Dr. Zarsky

Visiting Faculty

Visiting Professor
Office:
McCone M118
Phone:
831.647.3550 x8210
Expertise:

Corporate strategy; International business competition at firm and country levels;  Operations link to strategy; China and Japan

Adjunct Faculty

Expertise:

Leadership, organizational growth strategies, organizational assessment, business ecology

Adjunct Professor
Expertise:

Business, small business, systems integration

Founder and Managing Director, Accion Venture Lab
Expertise:

Paul Breloff founded and manages Venture Lab, an accion-sponsored seed stage investment initiative focused on the world’s most innovative financial inclusion startups.

He conceived, built and lead all facets of global seed investment and portfolio management activities for Venture Lab, having sourced, analyzed and negotiated investments in India, Kenya, Mexico, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and the U.S. Has has also secured funding partnerships from Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation, and CGAP, and advisory relationships with a range of other leaders in the financial inclusion space.

Adjunct Professor
Office:
McGowan Building
Phone:
831.647.4140
Expertise:

Cross border leadership and management, leadership development, management of product development, operations management, strategic planning

Adjunct Professor
Office:
GSIPM
Phone:
831.647.4155
Expertise:

China-US business issues

Adjunct Professor
Expertise:

Advertising, cross cultural consumer behavior, international marketing, marketing communications

Founder and Managing Director, Invested Development
Expertise:

Miguel is the Founder and Managing Director of Invested Development which launched in July 2009. Before founding Invested Development, he was the founding Investment Manager for First Light Ventures, a seed-stage social impact investment fund affiliated with Gray Ghost Ventures in Atlanta, Georgia.

Adjunct Professor
Office:
McCone 118, 460 Pierce St
Phone:
831.647.4155
Expertise:

Brooke Higgins has balanced a career in education, marketing and entrepreneurship with over 15 years of experience as an educator and over 10 years as both a marketing manager and entrepreneur. Brooke started his career as a teacher in the inner city of Chicago in 1996. After moving to Santiago, Chile, Brooke co-founded and managed all sales and marketing efforts for Job Express, a classified advertising publication focused on employment. Brooke later received his MBA in International Managment with a specialization in Marketing from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Thereafter, he joined the marketing team at HSBC Card and Retail Services in Salinas, CA. During his studies, Brooke founded, marketed and managed CROSSWALK Educational Services, a boutique tutoring agency which continues to serve the Monterey Peninsula. Brooke later became a franchisor in 2007 with Smoothie King #776 and then served as Brand Marketing Manager with Discount School Supply. Brooke returned to the classroom full time in 2011 but continues to serve as a marketing consultant for small businesses. He started teaching marketing in 2011 and continues to teach marketing management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Adjunct Professor
Expertise:

Corporate finance, foreign direct investment, international capital markets, international finance

Adjunct Professor
Expertise:

International marketing

Adjunct Professor
Expertise:

Trade and trade agreements

Adjunct Professor
Phone:
831.647.4149
Expertise:

Sustainable business, corporate social responsibility, global business strategy, social and environmental issues in management.

Adjunct Professor
Office:
Casa Fuente 300C
Phone:
(831) 647-6683
Expertise:

Marketing feasibility and market opportunity analysis, enterprise scale-up, international marketing plans, country market selection and market entry, regional and global expansion; frontier and emerging market social impact and business enterprise decisions, enterprise development, and marketing programs; marketing and sourcing decisions and relationships between business enterprises; marketing negotiations; international strategic partnerships; the interface between marketing and corporate competitive strategy; global marketing strategies; socially and environmentally responsible marketing programs; MBA core principles of marketing and brand management.

Adjunct Professor
Expertise:

Corporate finance, foreign exchange management, international capital markets, international finance

Adjunct Professor
Expertise:

Product innovation, strategic planning, technology management, international market entry strategy, commercial development of biotechnology

Adjunct Professor
Office:
McCone Building
Expertise:

Venture capital, corporate strategy, art of failure, start-ups, entrepreneurship, mergers & acquisitions, technology.

Faculty Emeritus

Professor Emeritus
Expertise:

Business in Pacific Rim countries, entrepreneurship, international marketing, marketing communications

Professor Emeritus
Office:
McGowan Building
Phone:
831.647.6407
Expertise:

Cost accounting, financial and management accounting, financial auditing, government and non-profit accounting

Professor Emeritus
Office:
McGowan Building
Phone:
831.647.4156
Expertise:

Economic theory, modeling and forecasting, monetary policy