Dr. Howard FrederickDr. Howard Frederick

Professor

After earning his bachelors degree at Stanford University, Dr. Howard Fredrick received his master's degree from San Francisco State University and his Ph.D. in International Economics and Relations from The American University. A recognized multilingual authority in the fields of business entrepreneurship and innovation, economic development, new technologies and sustainability, Prof. Frederick researches and teaches entrepreneurship, incubation, social development, climate change entrepreneurship, and strategy at Plymouth State University. He is the author of 197 journal articles and books with 20+ years experience in teaching, executive education, research business development, entrepreneurship and multimedia communications and 15 years experience as a company director. He has owned four businesses and received over $1,000,000 in external grant funding. He is a motivated researcher and practitioner whose expertise encompasses the private and public sectors within Mexico, Australia, Samoa, Tonga, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Ecuador, and Colombia. Dr. Howard Frederick is a dynamic teacher with high student evaluations, whose keen insight of worldwide markets, economic trends and political climates, inspires students to successfully enter the global marketplace.

Credentials

  • Stanford University Bachelors degree, San Francisco State University Masters degree, & Ph.D. in International Economics and Relations from The American University
  • Recognized multilingual authority in the fields of business entrepreneurship and innovation, economic development, new technologies and sustainability
  • Author of 197 journal articles and books
  • 20+ years experience in teaching, executive education, research business development, entrepreneurship and multimedia communication
  • 15 years experience as a company director and owner of 4 businesses
  • Received over $1,000,000 in external grant funding
  • Researcher and practitioner whose expertise encompasses the private and public sectors within Mexico, Australia, Samoa, Tonga, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Ecuador, and Colombia

 





                         

William Hartley, Ph.D.William Hartley, Ph.D.

President Emeritus
Professor

Holding a bachelor's degree, three master's degrees, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, University of California at Berkeley and University of Wisconsin respectively, Dr. Hartley's background is a combination of education, private sector work, teaching and consulting. Dr. Hartley has had a variety of jobs from administrative manager of the R&D division of a Fortune 500 company to the executive training program of Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, as well as owning and operating an art gallery for a period of 12 years. In addition to many years teaching at the undergraduate level, Dr. Hartley has taught in MBA programs for 18 years at both Niagara University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and has taught on-line courses for the State University of New York. In the area of consulting, Dr. Hartley has worked primarily in management development and in strategic management consulting activities.

Dr. Carlos AquinoDr. Carlos Aquino

Professor

Holding a George Washington University MS in Structural Engineering and a University of Sao Paolo Ph.D. in Sciences and Technology, Dr. Carlos Tasso Eira De Aquino is an accomplished senior executive and educator combining over 25 years of experience in leadership and scholarship in Business, Education, IT, and Engineering. In his executive career, he has been strategically building, managing and guiding diverse teams to solve complex, systemic problems. As an educator, he has taught, developed and supervised, and published relevant research and scholarship. In that area, he is adept at developing and implementing academic programs, accreditation processes, operational, regulatory and quality procedures and policies, and corporate training programs that foster measurable performance improvements. Dr. Aquino has accumulated achievements and recognition as Executive-Director, Senior Director, Project Manager, Provost, Dean of Business, Dean of Accreditation, among other capacities in organizations in the USA and abroad, with followers that encompassed a clear diversity of cultures. Before moving to the United States in 2008, Dr. Aquino was responsible for directing a country-wide program, sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, focused on improving energy usage. Dr. Aquino prepared the Brazilian version of many business books, published by Pearson Education, Cengage Learning and McGraw-Hill, authored a book on Adult Higher Education (How to Learn: Andragogy and Learning Skills) for Pearson Education in Brazil in 2008, and is currently working on two books (Palgrave McMillan and Emerald Publishing), covering different aspects of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Along his career, he has presented more than 45 articles in peer-reviewed conferences and published more than 40 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Since 2014, he had 15 papers presented in venues such as Western Academy of Management, ACBSP, and GUIDE (Global Universities in Distance Education) Conferences and had 6 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. 

Credentials

  • Post Doc., Entrepreneurship & Post Doc., Mechanical Engineering - State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) – Campinas, Brazil
  • Ph.D., Sciences and Technology - University of Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Master of Science (MS) in Structural Engineering - The George Washington University – Washington, DC
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Diversity Spirit Achievement Award recipient from The Diversity Recruiters Network
  • Administered the School of Business of three institutions (US and abroad) involving more than 4,000 students and 600 faculty members and staff
  • Created, implemented, and led research centers that have been responsible for scholarly outcomes for more than 300 affiliates and fellows

Caryn Callahan, Ph.D.Caryn Callahan, Ph.D.

Senior Professor

Holding a Harvard University Ph.D. in East Asian Languages in Civilizations with a specialization in Japan and an MBA specializing in Finance-Accounting from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Caryn Callahan is a former Vice President and International Equity Analyst for Merrill Lynch Japan as well as Financial Analyst for W.R. Grace & Co.. A professor of Anaheim University's Akio Morita School of Business, Dr. Callahan has also taught courses in Corporate Finance, International Business, Organizational Behavior, and Management at Chaminade University in Hawaii. Dr. Callahan was chosen as number one analyst for the Japanese consumer electronics industry by Euromoney magazine and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Fortune magazine.

Kwok Shum, Ph.D.Kwok Shum, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Akio Morita School of Business
Director, Kisho Kurokawa Green Institute
Professor

After earning a Stanford University Master of Science in Engineering degree, Dr. Kwok Shum received his Ph.D. in Management of Technology from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Dr. Shum’s research and teaching interests lie in new technologies, renewable energy industry and deployment, the business of renewable energy and clean technologies. Dr. Shum has taught at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and conducted workshops for the Clinton Foundation’s C40 Large Cities Climate Summit, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Hong Kong Baptist University. He has served as a Reviewer for the International Journal of Innovation Management and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and has served as the Academic Committee Chairperson for the Technology and Management Sustainability Business Plan Competition organized by the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne, Seoul National University, the University of Sao Paulo, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and London South Bank University.

Credentials

  • Stanford University MS in Engineering & Tokyo Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Management of Technology
  • Teaching experience at Clinton Foundation’s C40 Large Cities Climate Summit, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Academic Committee Chairperson for the Technology and Management Sustainability Business Plan Competition organized by the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne, Seoul National University, the University of Sao Paulo, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and London South Bank University
  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Innovation Management and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  • Research and teaching interests in new technologies, renewable energy industry and deployment, the business of renewable energy and clean technologies