Dr. Bari CourtsDr. Bari Courts

Professor

Dr. Bari Courts holds an MBA in Management from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University. He has spent time in the insurance industry and held the position of project manager for a major ERP software implementation. Dr. Courts has enjoyed teaching abroad, especially various courses in International Business, including e-Commerce, Economics, Management, Organizational Behavior, Research Methodology, and Statistics. Locally Dr. Courts is also a business owner of a small self-storage business in Cincinnati.

Barbara Son, Ph.D.Barbara Son, Ph.D.

Professor

Holding a Ph.D. in Urban Business Economics from Portland State University, and a Masters in Urban Affairs with a concentration in Technology, Business, Economics, and Public Administration from Boston University, Dr. Barbara Son is well-experienced in the field of online education and has taught global management at Boeing in Long Beach, DBA at University of Sarasota/Argosy University, MBA at Pepperdine University, operations management at California State University, Northridge, and entrepreneurship and economics at California State University, Los Angeles, as well as served as a site reviewer for the California Bureau for Private Post-Secondary and Vocational Education. Professor Barbara Son has taught online courses in Data Analysis, IT Management, Global Economics, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Anaheim University. Her corporate experience includes positions at Pressure Profile Systems, Inc, Medical Tactile Imaging, Inc., and Go Smart, Inc. providing services to the U.S. Army, National Institute of Health (NIH), Johnson and Johnson Corporation, and university research labs., as well as serving as Vice-President/Co-Founder of the International Association Management Group. She has also been active in scholarly research and has published papers through highly regarded publishers including SAGE and SPRINGER. She is the recipient of the Professor of the Year Award in 2005. She likes to remind herself of the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”

Dr. Mariah JeffreyMariah Jeffery, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Mariah Jeffery holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Practitioner. She has extensive industry experience, consulting on supply chain management and data analytics for Fortune 500 clients, including IBM, Coca-Cola, General Motors, and the United States Postal Service. Dr. Jeffery has expertise in decision analysis, inventory management, predictive analytics, supply chain management and design, logistics, data analytics, operational research and forecasting, statistical process control and research methods & design.

Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Operations Research – University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
  • Master of Science (MS) in Industrial Engineering – University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Industrial Engineering – University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Practitioner
  • Consulting on supply chain management and data analytics for Fortune 500 clients, including IBM, Coca-Cola, General Motors, and the United States Postal Service.

Dr. JoAnn Carland<BR>and Dr. Jim Carland

JoAnn Carland, Ph.D. (1946-2013)
Carland Entrepreneurship Institute Director Emeritus

Dr. JoAnn Carland was a writer, entrepreneur, scholar and educator. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Computer Systems from the University of Georgia, and an M.Ed. from Western Carolina University. Her writing career produced more than a dozen books and 200 articles, as well as five novels. In a 1997 article by Ratnatunga and Romano, she was noted as one of the most frequently cited authors in the world in leading entrepreneurship journals during the period 1975 through 1992. Using what she learned in the field, she had a great deal of success in entrepreneurship curriculum design. She designed and implemented the first Master of Entrepreneurship (ME) degree program in the U.S. and one of the first undergraduate majors in entrepreneurship. She was recognized by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in 2005 when it selected the ME program as the best in the Nation in that year.

Dr. Michael AubryMichael Aubry, DBA

Professor

Holding a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in International Marketing from Alliant International University, an MBA from National University and a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University, Dr. Michael Aubry has held a number of accounting positions and has taught accounting, entrepreneurship, economics, management and business-related courses. He has also served on the Business Education Statewide Advisory Committee for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and the State of California’s Business Industry Collaborative.

Credentials

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in International Marketing – Alliant International University – San Diego, California
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) – National University – San Diego, California
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) – San Diego State University
  • State of California Business Industry Collaborative Researcher
  • Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Business Education Statewide Advisory Committee Member