Annette Nellen is a professor of accounting and finance and director of the SJSU Graduate Tax Program. She teaches courses in tax research, accounting methods, property transactions, high-tech tax matters, employment tax, ethics and tax policy. Nellen has testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Senate Finance Committee, California Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee and tax reform commissions and committees on various aspects of federal and state tax reform. Her interests include tax rules and the New Economy, including digital goods and services such as cloud computing and virtual currencies; transactions such as crowdfunding and marijuana operations; and the sharing economy, such as Airbnb. She holds a law degree from Loyola Law School and MBA from Pepperdine University. Prior to joining San José State University, she was a tax manager with Ernst & Young and an Internal Revenue Service revenue agent and lead instructor.
Anuradha Basu is a professor of entrepreneurship in the School of Global Innovation and Leadership at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. She is the Director of the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship whose initiatives foster innovation, an entrepreneurial mindset, and new venture creation among SJSU students. Her research focuses on immigrant, minority and transnational entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial education. She holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Caroline Chen is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. For 13 years, she served as a senior attorney at the Internal Revenue Service, primarily with the Large Business and International Division. She is admitted to practice in California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia. She is a member of the bar of the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She holds a law degree from American University and a master of law degree in taxation from Georgetown University.
Cole Armstrong is an associate professor of in the Department of Kinesiology at the College of Health and Human Sciences. His research focuses on management in sport organizations, sport marketing and the influence of sport on identity development. He holds a doctoral degree in sport management from Florida State University.
John Delacruz is an associate professor of advertising in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the College of Humanities and the Arts. His interests include social and digital channels within the advertising process and experiential learning spaces and their impacts on the creative disciplines of advertising and graphic design. He holds a master’s in the history of art and design from Manchester Metropolitan University.
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.
Bob Rucker is an emeritus professor of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He holds a master’s in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Rucker worked for 39 years as a journalist, including as a CNN correspondent and a national news producer/reporter for Newsweek. He serves as host and moderator of the show “Equal Time” on San Francisco-based PBS station KTEH.
Robert Chapman Wood is a professor of strategic management at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on the strategic management of large organizations, including the successful implementation of tech systems. He holds a doctoral degree in business administration from Boston University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Business School.
Stan Malos is a professor of management, specializing in human resource management at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. His teaching and research include employment discrimination, professional career mobility and related legal issues. He holds a law degree from UCLA and a doctoral degree from Purdue University.
Steven Bennet is a lecturer in the School of Global Innovation and Leadership at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. He teaches entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship and corporate finance. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a certified public accountant.
Stoyu Ivanov is a professor of accounting and finance and assistant director of the Center for Banking and Financial Services. He is also a Nancie Fimbel Investment Fellow at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. Ivanov teaches corporate finance, financial markets and institutions and real estate finance. His research focuses on exchange-traded funds and indexing. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska.
Timothy Hendrick is an associate professor of advertising in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the College of Humanities and the Arts. Hendrick has two decades of professional experience in the advertising industry, including the tech sector. He has managed and implemented corporate branding and positioning initiatives, integrated media campaigns, and promotions and co-marketing programs at the local, national and international levels. He has received numerous awards for his creative and strategic thinking. He holds a master’s in communications from Brigham Young University.