International Visiting Scholars

International Visiting Scholars 2018

  • Dr. Tawnya Means (Assistant Dean and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center for the College of Business at the University of Nebraska)

    Dr. Tawnya Means is the Assistant Dean and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center for the College of Business at the University of Nebraska. In this role, she provides vision, leadership, and management for a Center focused on serving the needs of students and faculty as it relates to teaching and learning. Her team develops and implements a comprehensive and effective learning support structure for students and creates faculty development programs and resources to assist faculty with instructional innovation and adoption of pedagogical best practices. In addition, her team supports the college Assurance of Learning process for maintenance of accreditation through AACSB. She is a professor of practice in the Management department, teaching courses in strategy, online leadership, and pedagogy for the college.

  • Dr. Cigdem Talgar ( Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Northeastern University)

    Dr. Cigdem Talgar is a cognitive psychologist, learning scientist, and a leader in higher education who is committed to evolving university approaches to uniquely prepare learners to succeed in a changing world.  She earned her Ph.D. from New York University in Experimental Psychology where she focused her research on understanding the mechanisms mediating attention. As the Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at Northeastern University, Cigdem's portfolio includes leadership of the Self-Authored Integrated Learning (SAIL) initiative, the Academic Assessment Group, the Research Institute for Experiential Learning Science and the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research.  Together, these efforts are focused on integrating the teaching and learning landscape at the university for educators and learners alike to ensure that Northeastern’s signature experiential learning model permeates all facets of Northeastern life.

    Workshop Slides - Experiential Throughout: Helping Students Become Expert Experiential Learners

    Workshop Slides - Experiential Learning: Priori Knowledge Integration

    Seminar Slides - Institutional design for an Experiential Mindset

  • Professor Larry Michaelsen (Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan)

    Larry K. Michaelsen (Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan) is David Ross Boyd Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma, Professor Emeritus at the University of Central Missouri, a Carnegie Scholar, a Fulbright Senior Scholar (three awards) and, former Editor of the Journal of Management Education.  He is active in faculty and staff development activities and has conducted workshops on teaching effectively with small groups in a wide variety of university and corporate settings.  Dr. Michaelsen has also received numerous college, university and national awards for his outstanding teaching and for his pioneering work in two areas.  One is the creation of Team-Based Learning (TBL), a comprehensive small-group based instructional process that is now being used in over 200 academic disciplines and on over 800 schools in the US and in over 80 foreign countries.  The other is the development of a curricular innovation called the Integrative Business Experience (IBE).  This program links student learning in three core courses to their experience in creating and operating an actual start-up business whose profits are used to fund a hands-on community service project

International Visiting Scholars 2017

  • Dr Shane Dikolli (Associate Dean, Fuqua Business School, Duke University)

    Shane Dikolli is Associate Dean of Faculty Engagement at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. His primary research interests focus on the performance evaluation of CEOs spanning both analytical modeling and empirical analysis. Shane is currently an Associate Editor at Journal of Management Accounting Research and currently holds Editorial Board member positions at The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Accounting and Finance. He has published his research in Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Economics, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, European Accounting Review, and Journal of Management Accounting Research. Shane teaches managerial accounting in the Full-Time and Weekend Executive MBA Programs at the Fuqua School of Business.

  • Dr Richard Freishtat (Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, UC Berkeley)

    Dr. Richard Freishtat serves as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at UC Berkeley, where he designs and delivers a full range of enrichment initiatives and consultation services to the 2000+ faculty across campus. In addition to teaching in the Executive Education program at Berkeley-Haas, he has individually consulted with over 300 business and medical professionals on their presentation, persuasion, and storytelling skills. Richard’s clients—faculty, business, and medical professionals—consistently report improved communication outcomes, more receptive audiences, and increased ability to influence through strategic messaging. His coaching has led clients to job offers, promotions, and superior performance, particularly in stressful situations, such as initiating projects, aligning multiple stakeholders, launching novel ideas in challenging corporate environments, and achieving landmark B2B sales.

  • Professor Russell Belk (Schulich School of Business, York University)

    Russell Belk is York University Distinguished Research Professor and Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University. He is past president of the International Association of Marketing and Development, and is a fellow, past president, and Film Festival co-founder in the Association for Consumer Research.  He also co-initiated the Consumer Behavior Odyssey and the Consumer Culture Theory Conference. He has received the Paul D. Converse Award, two Fulbright Fellowships, and the Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Award for Long Term Contribution to Consumer Research and has approximately 600 publications. His research tends to be qualitative, visual, and cultural. It involves the extended self, meanings of possessions, collecting, gift-giving, sharing, digital consumption, and materialism.

  • Dr Charles H Noble (University of Tennessee)

    Dr. Charles H. Noble is currently the Proffitt's Professor of Marketing at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Previously, he was on the faculties of Boston College and The University of Mississippi. His research interests focus generally on design and development processes, as applied to both products and services. He has published in many leading journals including the Journal of Marketing, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and many others. He is currently in his second term on the editorial board of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Charles has consulted for many organizations, primarily in the airline, retailing, consumer goods, and commercial real estate sectors. He has won several awards for both research and teaching.

International Visiting Scholars 2016

  • Dr Terry Cobb (Associate Professor, Virginia Tech)

    Anthony T. (Terry) Cobb Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management at Virginia Tech and a Fellow with the Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne.  Terry has won a number of university level teaching awards including those for his innovative methods of team-based teaching.  His book, “Leading Project Teams” published by Sage, focuses on how self-managed student project teams can best use project management and team leadership skills for their work.  Terry has worked for, consulted with, and trained personnel for a variety of organizations in a variety of areas including the use of project management for organizational change.  Terry’s academic work is in organizational behavior and he has published in a variety of scholarly and professional outlets. In addition to Virginia Tech Terry has taught at Lincoln University in New Zealand and will co-teach a graduate class in organizational behavior for the Department of Management and Marketing at Uni. Melbourne.

  • Professor Russell Belk (Schulich School of Business, York University)

    Russell Belk is York University Distinguished Research Professor and Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University. He is past president of the International Association of Marketing and Development, and is a fellow, past president, and Film Festival co-founder in the Association for Consumer Research.  He also co-initiated the Consumer Behavior Odyssey and the Consumer Culture Theory Conference. He has received the Paul D. Converse Award, two Fulbright Fellowships, and the Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Award for Long Term Contribution to Consumer Research and has approximately 600 publications.. His research tends to be qualitative, visual, and cultural. It involves the extended self, meanings of possessions, collecting, gift-giving, sharing, digital consumption, and materialism.

  • Dr Marla Royne Stafford (Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, University of Memphis)

    Dr. Marla Royne Stafford is the Great Oaks Foundation Professor of Marketing, Senior Research Fellow with the Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics, Affiliate Faculty in the School of Public Health, and Chair of the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, her MBA from Rollins College and her BA from the University of Arizona. Dr. Royne Stafford is Past President of the American Academy of Advertising and past editor of the Journal of Advertising. She has also held the Fogelman College of Business & Economics Suzanne Downs Palmer Professorship in 2005 and the University of Memphis First Tennessee Professorship from 2011-2014. In 2009, she received the University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award and in March of 2016, she was honoured by the American Academy of Advertising with the 2016 Ivan Preston Award for Outstanding contribution to Advertising Research. Her work has been published in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Decision Sciences, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Journal of Communication in Healthcare, International Journal of Advertising, Psychology & Marketing and numerous other publications. She is co-editor of two books with ME Sharpe Publishing.