Damon Moon is a lecturer at the Lucas College of Business and a co-founder of a student engagement platform, AskClass.com. His research interest focuses on how social interactions, gratitude, and forgiveness impact a culture of innovation and creativity. Before his teaching career, he founded SamsungOpen, an open innovation program that brings new ideas to life at Samsung. He also served as a management consultant at Bain, Accenture, and PwC, helping high-tech companies identify new opportunities for growth around the world. Damon holds a master’s of business administration from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Meghna Virick is a professor of business specializing in human resource management and associate dean of undergraduate programs. Her research focuses on unemployment/underemployment and gender and race-related issues in HR practices, such as talent and succession planning. Her focus on diversity emphasizes issues that affect women and older workers. Virick worked in HR at multiple organizations for six years before returning to academia. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in HR management/organizational behavior.
Rangapriya (Priya) Kannan is the dean of the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business and a professor in the School of Global Innovation & Leadership. Her research primarily focuses on how individuals achieve innovation within limited resources using creative resourcing and reframing. Kannan’s background includes expertise in leadership to affect strategic change, designing interdisciplinary programs, employee development, alumni and community outreach, and creating inclusive work environments. She holds a doctorate degree in management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Stephen Cash is a lecturer in the Department of Marketing and Business Analytics at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. He has more than 15 years of experience in various fields of international business including technical sales, strategic marketing and business development. His experience spans across multiple tech industry market sectors, such as telecommunications, data center networks, semiconductors, electronics, photonics, wireless IoT and medical/biotechnology. He holds an MBA from San José State University.
Vivek Agrawal is a lecturer in the Department of Marketing and Business Analytics at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. He has more than 27 years of experience in the high-tech industry, including Intel Corp. His area of expertise is in marketing, business management, general management and executive coaching. He holds an MBA from San José State and a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California.