Education and Career


    Ph.D., 2011. Buddhist Psychology in Management, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.
    Ed.D., 1995. Institutional Management/Organizational Leadership, Pepperdine University, USA.
    AACSB Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Program, 2010. Management/Marketing, Tulane University, USA.
    MBA, 1991, West Coast University, Los Angeles, California
    M.Phil, 1985, Guru Nanak Dev University (coursework completed)
    M.Com, 1978, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. (Gold-Medalist)
    B.Com, 1976, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Pb), India.


    2009 Wharton Executive Leadership Development Program, PA.
    2005 Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, MA.
    2003 Stanford Executive Leadership Program, CA.


    Leadership Implications of Total Quality Management in Higher Education (1995)
    Buddhist Psychology in the Workplace: A Relational Perspective (2011)


    1990 Present: Woodbury University, Burbank, California
    1998 Present: Professor of Management & Accounting
    1990 1997: Assistant & Associate Professor of Management & Accounting
    2011 Present: Lead Faculty, Carl Benz Academy (CBA), MBA Program*
    1989 1991: Assistant Professor, Glendale Community College, California
    1978 1988: Senior Lecturer of Commerce, DAV College, Punjab, India
    Current courses: Management and Organizational Behavior (WMBA 505), Ethical Leadership (WMBA 560), Organization Behavior and Strategy (PMBA 506), Fundamentals of Case Analysis (WMBA 5707), and Spirituality in the Workplace (WMBA 557), Self-Leadership for Executives (Carl Benz Academy)


    Woodbury University, Burbank, California:

    • Associate Dean, School of Business (2004)
    • Chair & Director, MBA Program (1997 )
    • Chair, Carl Benz Academy (CBA), Special MBA Program* (2011)
    • Co-Chair, Organizational Leadership Programs (2007-2009)
    • Chair, Dept. of Business and Management (1997-2005)
    • Director, e-Commerce Programs (2000-2004)
    *The CBA is a joint international education program led by Mercedes-Benz (China) Ltd and Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance Ltd in cooperation with Peking University (China), The Free University of Berlin (Germany), and Woodbury University (USA). It offers MBA program to Mercedes-Benz executives.


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