• Rosemary Kim presented a research project titled “Rethinking the Role of IT Governance and Assurance in the Era of Big Data” at the 54th International Conference organized by the International Association for Computer Information Systems in Las Vegas in October 2014.
  • Renee Florsheim presented on the topic of ethics in higher education as part of a panel on services ethics at the American Marketing Association Summer Educators’ Conference in San Francisco.
  • Robbie Nakatsu and Charles Iacovou presented their paper, “An Investigation of User Interface Features of Crowdsourcing Applications,” at the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on June 22-27.
  • Mitch Hamilton presented his paper "Advertising to Avatars" at the American Marketing Association Summer Educators Conference in San Francisco on August 2. 
  • Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand is hosting its 2014 Distinguished Lecture Series on Tuesday, August 12th in which David Stewart will give a public lecture titled “What Are Business Models and Why They Matter.” His lecture will explore the characteristics of successful business models and observe that firms in the same industry may employ quite dissimilar business models with very real difference in how they realize income, define costs and organize their activities.
  • Charlie Vance conducted a workshop, "Teaching International HRM for Optimal Impact," at the 13th International Human Resource Management Conference in Krakow, Poland, convened at the Cracow University of Economics.
  • Yongsun Paik organized and moderated a 'Scholars Meet Practice' panel session titled "The Future of Free Trade Agreements: Lessons from the Korea-US FTA" at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting held in Vancouver, Canada between June 23 - 27. 
  • Patricia Martinez delivered a presentation on July 12th at the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education Conference at the University of San Francisco titled “Companions in Research: A Faculty-Student Collaborative Study of Staffing Practices in Sustainable Organizations.” Contributions to this project were drawn from independent study projects and/or senior theses by Lauren Anderson, Ryan Hoffman and Jonathan Rojas (students, now alums). 
  • Angélica Gutiérrez was featured on the VME TV network on June 6th as a part of a documentary titled “Vme Especiales: Premios Impacto Positivo” which highlighted the 2014 Positive Impact Awardees who were honored at the Hispanicize Conference. In addition, Angélica was honored with the opportunity serve as the commencement speaker at her alma mater, Sacred Heart High School in Lincoln Heights. You can view her inspirational speech here.
  • David Stewart has been named to the Advisory Board of a new journal published by the Association for Consumer Research -- The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research (J-ACR). Dave will also serve as guest editor of one of the first issues. This issue will focus on the role of consumer research in informing quality of life issues. 
  • David Stewart spoke to the Annual Meeting of the Global Marketing Special Interest Group of the American Marketing Association on opportunities for research on public policy and marketing in an international context. He also discussed the increasing degree of policy convergence across national boundaries.
  • On Friday, April 11, 2014 Charlie Vance led a group of 19 students from his undergraduate “Managing a Global Workforce” class to Tijuana, Mexico for an all-day tour exploring cultural, social and HR issues in Mexico. The group toured two world-class manufacturing facilities: Turbotec (owned by Caterpillar) and Mabamex (owned by Mattel). They also enjoyed a lunch and tour of a culinary arts school, including a final stop at La Casa del Migrante, a migrant humanitarian services facility run by the Scalabrini Order. 
  • Yongsun Paik presented two papers at the Western Academy of Management Annual Meeting held at Napa, CA, March 19-22 and chaired an "International Business" paper session. 
  • David Stewart and Michael Moore participated in the semi-annual meeting of the Marketing Accountability Standards Board in Orlando. Dave provided the introduction to the meeting while Michael participated in a panel discussion on the financial reporting of intangible assets. Dave also participated in a “Meet the Editors” session at the Winter Marketing Educators Conference in Orlando. 
  • Members of the IEEE Coastal Los Angeles Section (CLAS) voted LMU adjunct professor Mehrdad Sharbaf to become chair of the group. Schools of jurisdiction include UCLA, LMU, CSUDH, CSULB and DeVry University Long Beach. 
  • Ralph Quiñones was selected to serve as the first Honors Faculty Fellow in LMU's Honors Program.
  • Mitch Hamilton was the Keynote Speaker for the LMU Spring 2014 New Student Convocation.
  • In early January, Dave Stewart spoke at the Second Annual Indian Marketing Doctoral Consortium in Ahmedabad, India. The Consortium is jointly sponsored by the American Marketing Association and the Association of Indian Marketing. Dave spoke on managing relationships between academic researchers and industry professionals and the role that each can play in advancing scholarship in the practice of marketing. Dave will also serve as a judge for the 2014 Ogilvy Advertising Awards (sponsored by the Advertising Research Foundation) which recognizes the best advertising campaigns informed by consumer research.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Mike Miller has accepted an invitation to join California State Polytechnic University, Pomona’s new Technology Transfer Office’s Advisory Board. Mike was considered for this position because of his expertise in commercializing new technologies in the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. 
  • Yongsun Paik attended the 100K Strong Foundation Inaugural Conference held in Washington D.C. on November 21st to promote the significance of study abroad as a vehicle to enhance the US-China strategic relationship. The conference brought together prominent US and Chinese officials, business leaders, academics and students to discuss the future of the US-China relationship and the importance of ensuring that the next generation of leaders can work together to address the most pressing global challenges. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong participated in the conference as keynote speakers.
  • Mike Miller participated on an investor panel titled “US Angel Groups and Seed Capital – trends and opportunities” as part of USAWEEK Europe, held November 11-14, 2013 in Bilbao, Spain.
  • On November 20, 2013, Mahmoud Nourayi gave a presentation titled “Information Technology: Competitive Pricing and Economic Growth” at the Institute of Management Accounting – South Bay Chapter.
  • David Stewart served as a judge in the Techweek Launch competition held in Santa Monica on November 21st. The event featured 60 pre-qualified startup companies seeking funding, with the winner receiving $50,000 in cash and prizes. Techweek brings together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries and thought leaders for a week-long celebration of all things tech in major cities throughout the U.S.
  • David Stewart completed Leadership Los Angeles, a program sponsored by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce designed to increase civic entrepreneurship.
  • Sijun Wang was invited by the Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness (CSDGC) at Stanford University to host a 3-hour seminar on Positioning and Competitive Strategies on November 16th. Also, her two entries for the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management (Positioning and Niche Brand) launched online. This Encyclopedia was designed to be used as trusted references for doctoral students and scholars in the strategic management field worldwide.
  • Li Dai spoke at the induction ceremony for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars as the faculty advisor for the LMU Chapter.
  • David Stewart has been named to the evaluation panel for the 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.  
  • Mitch Hamilton spoke at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) Annual Conference in Dallas, TX on October 26. His sessions focused on "Addressing Consumers' Wants and Needs.”
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Mike Miller attended SciTech Hookup (www.scitechhookup.org) on October 24th in Las Vegas, both as an investor with www.maverickangels.com (see his bio on this site) and as an LMU professor who teaches entrepreneurship classes.
  • Mehrdad Sharbaf presented a paper at the 2013 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM'13) – part of WorldCOMP 2013. The 2013 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing Congress is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. The title for his paper is " Investigation of System Performance of Quantum Cryptography Key Distribution in Network Security." He also chaired a special track on Quantum Information Computing and Communications (STQICC).
  • David Stewart was an invited guest at the 25th Annual Congress of the Spanish Marketing Association in Barcelona over the weekend. He discussed the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing and opportunities for research at the intersection of marketing and public policy. He also moderated a panel discussion on global branding and chaired the selection committee for the annual award for best marketing publication by a Spanish author. He was named an honorary life member of the association.
  • Anatoly Zhuplev presented a paper titled “Russian Energy Sector: Mega Trends, Drivers, and Strategic Implications” at the Academy of International Business Special Meeting in Moscow, Russia on September 19-20.
  • Arthur Gross-Schaefer has a busy Fall 2013. He was recently the key facilitator at the Center for Nonprofit Leadership dealing with law, accounting and ethics for new nonprofit board members for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. In October, he will travel to Washington D.C. to participate in a conference sponsored by the TELOS GROUP, a Palestinian/Evangelical-based organization devoted to building bridges of understanding and respecting conflicting perspectives from the Jewish, Evangelical and Palestinian Communities. He’s also travelling to Vancouver in November as the keynote speaker on interrogating effective ethics into one’s practice for the Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in effective accounting ethics. And, finally, in December, he will be instructing CPAs and attorneys on ethics for the state bars and CPA societies of Ohio and Indiana, travelling to Columbus, Cleveland and Indianapolis.
  • David Stewart was very active at the Summer Marketing Educators Conference in Boston. He chaired the semi-annual meeting of the Marketing Accountability Standards Board, and gave the opening presentation on lessons of the quality movement for marketing. He chaired a session on Ethics and Consumer Behavior and participated in the "Meet the Editors" session. He also participated in a panel discussion on Changing Expectations of Faculty and chaired the meeting of the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing Editorial Board.
  • Charlie Vance presented his research work at a professional development workshop on Creativity and Innovation in Organizations at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Orlando, Florida. The title of his presentation was “The Value of High Optimism for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Success: The Important Mediating Role of Linear/Nonlinear Thinking Style Balance.”
  • Yongsun Paik presented a paper titled "International new ventures, founder gender, and export performance" at the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey in July.
  • Carl Oliver, CBA part-time lecturer, presented a workshop at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics. His topic was “Experiential Ethics Training Design.”
  • Myla Bui presented her research on the "Fixed-Unit Effect" at the Society for Consumer Psychology Conference and contributed to an audio podcast regarding her work in the area of marketing as well as consumer health and well-being for the American Psychological Association.    
  • On June 24th, Peter Smith Ring offered the following presentation to faculty, students and staff associated with the Parco Scientifico e Tecnologico della Sicilia in Catania, Italy: “Managing Collaboration in the Contexts of Scientific & Technology Parks.”
  • On June 15th, Mitch Hamilton presented his paper titled “I'm Just Not Myself Right Now: The Influence of User-Controlled Avatars on Ethnically Targeted Advertisement Evaluation” at the 32nd Annual Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference in San Diego.  
  • On May 27th, Peter Smith Ring conducted a colloquium on “Managing Organizational and Individual Dynamic Capabilities in Networks” for the faculty and Ph.D. students of the Department of Organization and Strategy at Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University in The Netherlands. He also met individually with two faculty members and collectively with nine doctoral students to discuss their research with them.
  • David Stewart spoke at several sessions at the recent Marketing and Public Policy Conference. He spoke about research on public policy at the pre-conference workshop for doctoral students and junior faculty and chaired a panel discussion on research on consumer wellbeing. He also chaired a meeting of the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing Editorial Review Board.
  • On May 18th, Charlie Vance gave a presentation titled “Building Balanced and Versatile Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills” to a local Los Angeles chapter meeting in Culver City of the International Society for Performance Improvement. This presentation was related to Vance’s recent research on linear and nonlinear thinking style.  
  • The Society for Research in Adult Development has invited CBA part-time lecturer Carl Oliver to speak at its 28th Symposium at Salem State University on June 21-23. Carl will discuss his research, “Unintended Signs: Unobtrusive Measures of National Leaders' Moral Reasoning Orientation and Stage.”
  • On May 15th David Stewart spoke at a session at the Annual Academy of Marketing Science Conference in Monterey. His topic was public policy and marketing and the role of the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing in the dissemination of research in the area.
  • Arthur Gross-Schaefer was a featured speaker for the Indiana State Bar on legal ethics. He was also a conference keynote speaker at the Minnesota State CPA Management & Business Advisors Conference discussing Ethics, Expectations and Expedience.
  • Myla Bui presented her research titled "When Less is More: Unintended Consequences of Nutrition Information on Food Consumption" to members of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, health research grant foundation Paso del Norte, and New Mexico State University.
  • David Stewart visited Aalto University in Helsinki last week. During his visit he discussed social marketing to a small group of government leaders including the Deputy Commander of Finish Defense Forces, the Director General of Statistics Finland, the Director General of the Finnish Food Safety Authority and the Director General of the National Institute for Health and Welfare. He also offered a research presentation to the faculty and doctoral students of the Aalto Business School that included a discussion of the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing and served as the Opponent in the dissertation defense of Johanna Frosen, a doctoral candidate in marketing.
  • David Stewart spoke to LMU alumni in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday, April 19th. Approximately 40 LMU alumni were present for the event. Dave's topic was "Making Any Money? Why Business Models Matter."
  • Charlie Vance gave a presentation titled “Local Leadership for Global Operations: Challenges and Opportunities” at Pepperdine University’s Talent Management Symposium for local practitioners, held at their West Los Angeles Graduate Campus on April 19th.
  • Arthur Gross-Schaefer facilitated a program dealing with issues of pluralism and separation of religion and the government in Israel. The American experience of separation of Church and State will provide the basis for the discussion of the Israel-Teach-In to be held at UCSB.
  • Dong Chen and Sijun Wang were invited to present at the very selective “China Innovation” workshop to be hosted by Stanford University on April 26-27th. They will present an ongoing study entitled “Confusion Meets Weber? The Role of Ambiguity in Chinese Leadership.”
  • Mehrdad Sharbaf (Adjunct Professor) presented a topic in wireless security and forensics at the SecureIT Conference 2013. His presentation was on how to develop a course in wireless security /forensics partially supported by NSF grant.
  • Ellen Ensher was a featured speaker at the TEDxLoyolaMarymountU event on Saturday, April 6th at LMU’s Murphy Recital Hall. Specifically, Ellen discussed how to secure a mentor in order to advance your career and how this can apply to the education field. This conference seeks to strengthen the education community by sharing innovative ideas and collaborating to inspire action that will transform classrooms and school systems across Los Angeles. Click here to view Ellen's presentation at the TEDx conference.
  • Andre Lee was a returning presenter at the Annual International Council on Systems Engineering Conference. His presentation highlighted how systems thinking is being integrated into his Healthcare Systems Management course in the MBA program.
  • Yongsun Paik presented a paper titled "Foreign Subsidiary Staffing and its Performance: The Case of Japanese Firms" at the Western Academy of Management Conference held in Santa Fe, New Mexico between March 13-16th. He also chaired an International Business session.
  • Patricia Martinez attended the 2013 Western Academy of Management Meeting in Santa Fe, NM from March 14-16th and presented the following two papers: “Overqualification, mismatched qualification and hiring decisions: Employers' perception of fit” and “Overqualification: An asset or liability in securing an employment interview?”
  • Mitchell Hamilton presented his paper titled, “Brand Extension or Self Extension: The role of self-image congruence during brand extension evaluation,” at the Society for Consumer Psychology Conference on March 1st in San Antonio, Texas.  
  • David Stewartattended the Winter Educators Conference of the American Marketing Association and was involved in the following sessions/events: 
    • Chaired the semi-annual meeting of the Marketing Accountability Standards Board
    • Presented a paper on marketing accountability
    • Served as a discussant for a session on Market Threats and Dynamic Capabilities
    • Participated in a "Meet the Editors" session with other editors of AMA journals
    • Chaired a session on Customer Consideration in Marketing Strategy
  • During Fall 2012, Tom White conducted a variety of presentations connected with his work on the treatment of whales and dolphins in the fishing and entertainment industries. He spoke at the 13th International Conference of the American Cetacean Society; the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Cetacean Society; Mansfield College, Oxford University; and Magdalen College School, Oxford.
  • Bryce Mason was installed as the new Vice President of the California Association for Institutional Research, beginning a three year term on that professional association's board.
  • AIMS/MBA Healthcare Systems Management instructor Andre Lee has been appointed Editor for a Special Edition on Healthcare IT by the Journal of Information Systems Education.
  • Bill Lindsey has agreed to serve on the Board of Directors for Giving Kids Wings Flight Academy. This organization was founded by Dan Mikkelsen, a current student in the LMU EMBA program.
  • David Stewart has been asked to serve as a judge for the 2013 Advertising Research Foundation's Annual Ogilvy Awards. Named for advertising executive and "father of advertising," David Ogilvy, the awards celebrate the contribution of consumer research to marketing success. The awards are based on a demonstration of a strong synergy among creative, media and research functions to build effective campaigns and proof of industry leadership in developing consumer insights and leveraging them into a competitive marketing advantage. Judging takes place in February and the awards are presented at an annual gala dinner in New York City in March.
  • Charlie Vance presented a three-hour session on November 29, 2012 in Cordoba, Spain on "Building International Competencies for Future Career Success in the Global Marketplace" as part of the month-long European Affairs Seminar: 30 Days in a Global World, sponsored by Universidad Loyola Andalucia.
  • Mahmoud Nourayi presented to members of the Institute of Management Accounting (South Bay) on November 14, 2012 on the topic, "International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): SEC’s Work Plan."
  • Mahmoud Nourayi participated in a panel presentation discussing the educational requirements and MS Accounting for the CPA Licensure in California at the Western Region American Accounting Association meeting April 19-21 in Vancouver, WA. He also participated in a roundtable discussion with members of the academy and the accounting profession regarding the 150 unit requirement and challenges the profession faces with respect to the new licensure rules during the California Society of CPAs’ Accounting Education Committee meeting in San Francisco.
  • On March 13, Charles Vance gave a presentation entitled “Preparing for Your Success in the Global Marketplace” to the 2012 Saga Delegation, a group of nine Japanese students making a 12-day tour of businesses and universities in Southern California and the Bay Area. Following the presentation, the students also attended Dr. Vance’s management skills class, which focused on employee training. The purpose of the Saga Delegation is to provide Japanese university students an opportunity to visit the U.S. and develop an entrepreneurial perspective to realize their dreams within the global marketplace.
  • Mahmoud Nourayi co-authored a paper titled "Firm Profitability: Mean-Reverting or Random-Walk Behavior?" that was presented at the Eastern Economic Association in Boston in March 2012
  • Mahmoud Nourayi presented “The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: Troubled Asset Relief Program,” at the November 2011 meeting of the Institute of Management Accountants in Torrance, California, during the November 2011 meeting of the South Bay Chapter. 
  • Professors Mahmoud NourayiLarry Kalbers and Frank Daroca completed a research article entitled “The Impact of Corporate Governance and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on CEO Compensation,” that was presented at the American Accounting Association August 2011 Annual Meeting in Denver and the 2011 meeting of the Western Regional Meeting of American Accounting Association in Newport Beach.
  • The ECOA has appointed Thomas White to oversee their inaugural “Ethics School,” a new online program that consists of seven weekly sessions that touch on various theoretical and practical aspects of corporate ethics. Dr. White will be responsible for designing and managing the program, selecting the faculty and facilitating one or two of the sessions. The ECOA has also invited Dr. White to teach its “Managing Ethics in Organizations” course again next spring.
  • Thomas White has several speaking engagements booked this year, including: Completing another session on corporate ethics programs for NPR’s Economic Training Workshop. In March 2010 , Dr. White will be giving a presentation at the Oxford Round Table; the topic this year is “Ethics and the World Financial Crisis.”  His presentation will focus on why the business ethics/corporate ethics movement in the U.S. hasn’t been more successful. Dr. White has also been invited by the Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics to give presentations on his research on interspecies ethics to the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society and at St. Stephen’s House. He has been asked to participate in a special meeting about the upcoming forum of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics devoted to discussing how to foster discussion of research ideas and teaching methods in business ethics at APPE.
  • Mahmoud Nourayi gave a presentation entitled “Financial Crises: Causes and Consequences” in November 2009 to the members of Institute of Management Accountants during the organization's monthly meeting.
  • David Choi will be giving a keynote speech at the Social Entrepreneurship Symposium held by Chung Ang University in Seoul, Korea on November 20, 2009.   It is sponsored by GEW Korea 2009 and SK (a Korean conglomerate interested in social businesses). gave a presentation entitled “Financial Crises: Causes and Consequences” to the members of Institute of Management Accountants during the monthly meeting of this organization.
  • Mahmoud Nourayi  gave a presentation entitled “US Economy: Institutional and Historical Perspectives” to the members of the Institute of Management Accountants on Oct. 28, 2009.

  • Charlie Vance will present papers at several conference this summer:
    June 21-24. “Key Components of the Host Country Workforce Liaison Role in Effective Knowledge Management in Multinational Corporations” at the 10 th International Human Resource Management Conference in Santa Fe.
    June 27-30. “A Distance-Based Field Learning Approach to Enhancing International Business Learning Outcomes in Study Abroad” at the Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business in San Diego.
    Aug. 7-11. “Toward a Multidimensional Framework of Nonlinear Thinking Style,” at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Management in Chicago.
  • Gary Sibeck presented a paper about the lawsuit of the Dole Food Company in Central America at the Pacific Southwest Academy of Business Law 's annual meeting. The meeting will take place Feb. 19 - 21, 2010 , in Palm Springs.