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CSU Monterey Bay’s experienced faculty members are intellectual and supportive resources for students. Our highly credentialed educators truly understand the ins and outs of business and executive development.

Experienced Faculty

Helping you increase your business and career success.

Drawing from their professional and personal experiences, our faculty members are equipped to help you increase your business and career success.

Meet CSU Monterey Bay’s MBA program leaders and other full-time faculty who teach in the MBA program:

Dr. Marylou Shockley

Dr. Marylou Shockley
Chair, School of Business

Author of several books, Marylou brings her passion for leadership, international business and organizational behavior to the classroom. Her doctorate in business is from Oxford University in England. Marylou’s work in the fields of diversity and social application of network technologies is well-known and is based in her significant business experience with AT&T and Pacific Bell.


Nick Dahan

Nick Dahan
Program Director

Nicolas M. Dahan is an associate professor of international business and strategy at the CSUMB College of Business.

Professor Dahan has worked as a faculty member at numerous American and French institutions over the past 15 years including Temple University, Tulane University, George Washington University and the Marne-la-Vallée State University. During his doctoral studies, he also served as a lecturer in strategic management and international business at the University College Dublin. He has also served as a public affairs consultant at the European Union level for multinational enterprises and trade associations.

His research focuses primarily on non-market strategies, particularly the areas of corporate political activity, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. His work has appeared in international refereed outlets such as Business & Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Human Relations, Long Range Planning and Strategic Organization.

Professor Dahan holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris, a graduate diploma from Sciences Po and a BA in Economics from Paris-1 Sorbonne University.


Dr. Brad Barbeau

Dr. Brad Barbeau
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Brad’s forte is the development of innovative financial and strategic business models and the building of organizations to effectively execute those models. Brad has founded and operated a number of successful businesses and brings that experience into the classroom. He holds a PhD in business administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He also received his MBA and a Master’s in Economics from the University of Michigan.


Conrad Boyle

Conrad Boyle

Conrad Boyle is a lecturer at the CSUMB College of Business.

Professor Boyle’s academic career includes tenured faculty positions at the University of Maryland University College, Seattle University and the University of Maine. He has also held visiting professor roles at the University College Galway in Ireland and Novgorod State University in Russia.

Professor Boyle has pursued a number of consulting roles, including assignments on a United Nations EMPRETEC Programme in Zimbabwe and work for the British Marketing Institute outside of London. His entrepreneurial ventures include the founding of the marketing and public relations firm SeattleWorks, the co-founding of Russian joint-venture trading company AmerCon and a real estate development business located in St. Petersburg, Russia.

He holds a PhD in Marketing and International Business from the University of Washington, an MBA from University of Florida and a BS in Engineering from West Point.


Babita Gupta

Babita Gupta

Babita Gupta is a professor of information systems at the CSUMB College of Business and teaches courses in information technology (IT) innovation, IT strategies, business intelligence and analytics, database management and computer information systems. She is also the director of AACSB accreditation for the College of Business.

Professor Gupta currently serves as an advisory board member for the Teradata University Network and is the associate editor for the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education. She also recently served as the chair of the Special Interest Group on Decision Support and Analytics under the Association for Information Systems organization.

She holds an active interest in technology adoption, online security and privacy, business intelligence strategies and the role of culture in IT. Her research has been published in the Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and many others.

Professor Gupta holds a PhD in Management Sciences and Information Technology from the University of Georgia, an MS in Industrial and Management Engineering from the University of Iowa and a BE (with Honors) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India.


Dr. Daniel Morvey

Dr. Daniel Morvey

Daniel Morvey is a professor at the CSUMB College of Business. He specializes in the areas of international trade, demographic studies and economic theory.

In addition to CSUMB, Morvey has taught for several other institutions in the U.S., including Piedmont Technical College, Limestone College and Buena Vista University. His works include “A Comparative Analysis of Occupational Attainment by Race and Gender in the United States: 1970 and 1980,” “Evaluation of the USA and Canada Peach Trade in the 1980s" and many others.

Professor Morvey received his Master’s and PhD in Economics from Clemson University.


Dr. Christine Cope Pence

Dr. Christine Cope Pence

Christine Cope Pence is a lecturer at the CSUMB College of Business. Born in Japan, she recently returned to the U.S. after spending the last 24 years working in France.

In addition to her active international career building technology-related businesses, Pence is deeply involved in the development of e-learning and blended learning programs for training and teaching. She is also the editor of the McGraw-Hill Strategy Monthly newsletter, a resource utilized by educators across the country and distributed to offices throughout the McGraw-Hill Higher Education international network.

She holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of California, an MS in Finance and Quantitative Methods and a BA in Political Science and History from Agnes Scott College.


Dr. Gary Schneider

Dr. Gary Schneider

Dr. Gary Schneider is a professor of accounting in the College of Business at California State University, Monterey Bay. His prior academic appointments include the University of Cincinnati, Quinnipiac University, the University of Tennessee, Xavier University and the University of San Diego.

Dr. Schneider has written nine books and more than 100 research papers on a variety of accounting, information systems and management topics. His books have been published in more than 60 editions and versions, including Chinese, French, Italian, Korean and Spanish translations. Gary’s research has been funded by the Irvine Foundation and the U.S. Office of Naval Research. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Accounting Horizons, the Journal of Information Systems, Interfaces, the Information Systems Audit and Control Journal and Issues in Accounting Education.


Dr. Greg Zerovnik

Dr. Greg Zerovnik

Greg Zerovnik is a lecturer at the CSUMB College of Business, as well as an award-winning marketing professional with over 27 years of teaching and industry experience.

Prior to CSUMB, Zerovnik held roles at several other institutions, including Chaffey College, Fullerton College, Cal Poly Pomona, University of La Verne and CSU San Bernardino. During his time at CSU San Bernardino, he led a two-week teaching fellowship in China with specialized workshops on foreign business. He has written for several business publications and previously served as president of the Inland Empire chapters of the American Marketing Association and American Advertising Federation.

Professor Zerovnik holds a PhD in Media Psychology from Fielding Graduate University, an Executive MBA from Claremont Graduate University and a BFA from California College of the Arts.


Dr. Christina Zhang

Dr. Christina Zhang

Dr. Christina Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Banking and Finance in the College of Business at California State University, Monterey Bay. She graduated from Tulane University in May 2015 with a PhD in Finance. She taught various finance and accounting courses during her PhD studies for three years.

Her research interests include corporate finance, financial intermediation and financial markets. In addition to pursuing her own research interests by presenting her work at various regional and International conferences, she served on the committee of several national conferences. As a committee member, she helped select quality papers into the conferences and organize various sessions.

Dr. Zhang is also an advanced tax preparer in the VITA program. She volunteered at least three hours a week during the tax season to assist low-income taxpayers with tax return filings. In addition, Dr. Zhang is the Principal of Monterey Bay Chinese Association (MBCA) Chinese School. The mission of the school is to promote Chinese language and culture.

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