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Dr. Frances Turner - DBA 2013

Visiting assistant professor, Bucknell University / (510) 830-8752 (US EDT)
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Dr. Turner has been on the adjunct and fulltime faculties of Saint Mary’s College of California, Menlo College, the Art Institute of San Francisco Silicon Valley, and Brooks College, teaching marketing to undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA students.

Professional practice and experience in telecommunications, entrepreneurial and non-profit sectors inspire Dr. Turner's research in consumer experience, mass customization, consumer perceived value, satisfaction and loyalty, individual thinking style, and consumer neuroscience. Dr. Turner has published in several academic journals, and her research has been featured at numerous international conferences, including three bi-annual world conferences on Mass Customization, Personalization and Co-Creation (MCPC), the Association of NeuroPsychoEconomics, UK Council for Graduate Education, and the Association of MBAs.

Dr. Turner was a visiting fellow at Oxford University’s Harris Manchester College where she began exploratory research on consumer neuroscience and its potential use by the individual to improve consumer experience and firm loyalty. She received her MBA in Marketing & Business Policy from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and AB, cum laude, Social Studies, from Harvard University.

Doctoral dissertation

 “Enhancing the Consumer’s Value of the Co-Design Experience in Mass Customization: The Relationship between Perceived Value, Satisfaction, Loyalty Intentions and Thinking Style.”

Dr. Maung K. Min – DBA 2013

Director of Business Programs, Penn State University / 609751-1879 (US EST)
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Dr. Min is Director of Business Programs at the Penn State University Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV) where he leads the Bachelors programs in Business, and Project & Supply Chain Management. His responsibilities include teaching, program management, recruiting, and student advising.

Dr. Min’s multi-disciplinary research interest is in Sustainable Business focusing on corporate sustainability strategy, sustainable development goals, culture change, performance, as well as risk management in Supply Chain.

Prior to academia Dr. Min spent 30 years in business rising to global corporate director at a major US based pharmaceutical company. He led initiatives in the areas of Sustainability, EHS, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality Systems (including Lean Sigma. Dr. Min excels engaging in a global environment having worked in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
Dr. Min is a Board Member of Global Sourcing Council. The GSC is a non-profit organization focused on sustainable, socially responsible sourcing practices. He serves in Editorial Board of International Journal of Competitiveness. Dr. Min is also a member of AOM’s Social Issues of Management division.

Doctoral dissertation

“Does Corporate Social Responsibility really contribute to Corporate Financial Performance in the Pharmaceutical Industry?”

Shailesh Rana – DBA 2017

Interim Director for the University Business Center, Craig School of Business, California State University / (559) 917-3043 (US PST)
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Dr. Shailesh provides leadership for the University Business Center in developing relationships with regional businesses, governmental and community-based organizations in the creation of programs to enhance the Craig School’s outreach efforts and its role in community economic development.

Dr. Rana also serves as a lecturer for the Craig School of Business, teaching Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Corporate Finance classes.
He successfully published in the peer-reviewed journal Applied Economics while pursuing his doctorate degree. His research interests include US and Global Financial Markets, Global Financial Economics, and Corporate Finance.

Dr. Rana also holds an MBA and B.S. in Business Administration (Finance) from California State University, Fresno.

Doctoral dissertation

“An analysis of Global Economic Linkages and Transmission of Risk within the US Growth and Value Equity Portfolios: A financial, economic, and accounting perspective."