Lecturers & Visiting Faculty
Noah Gift is lecturer and consultant at UC Davis Graduate School of Management in the MSBA program. He is teaching graduate machine learning and consulting on Machine Learning and Cloud Architecture for students and faculty. He has published close to 100 technical publications including two books on subjects ranging from Cloud Machine Learning to DevOps. He is also a certified AWS Solutions Architect and has an MBA from UC Davis, a M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Cal State Los Angeles, and a B.S. in Nutritional Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Lecturer Charles Ansbach has worked with major corporations nationally and internationally, representing not only their interests in discussions as donors to major nonprofits/NGOs, but also in appeals for support and partnership made by community groups. In those many interactions, he learned why most corporate CSR programs fail and how to fix them. He has learned what CSR directors must do to manage their programs inside corporate structures and the practical sides of serving effectively in that role.
Lecturer Cyrus Aram brings over 20 years of private and public sector experience in the areas of customer strategy, business transformation, planning, program, change and quality management. He has domain level expertise in customer strategy, business process transformation, lean sigma, program and change management, performance management and business controls, and thought leadership. He is also an adjunct faculty at the Sacramento State College of Business Administration.
MBA, University of California, Davis
Teaching Field: Accounting
Joanne Bethlahmy was named the 2017 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence.
A UC Davis alumna with 30 years of management consulting and marketing management experience, Bethlahmy has worked with large and small companies in consumer products goods, retail and technology on growth strategies, digital innovation and new product development.
Nicholas Briscoe is Chief Economist at Briscoe Economics Group, Inc. He provides valuation consulting and expert witness testimony in a wide variety of economic and financial matters. He teaches as the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as part of the adjunct faculty. Mr. Briscoe’s prior positions include Manager in the forensic services division of the accounting firm Crowe Horwath, LLP, as well as Senior Economist at Cohen | Volk Economic Consulting Group.
Doy Charnsupharindr is a lecturer at UC Davis Graduate School of Management and UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School, teaching MBA-level courses focusing on developing leadership, communications, and coaching skills. He teaches High Impact Leadership courses at Berkeley Executive Education at UC Berkeley, and has been a guest lecturer at the Berlin School for Creative Leadership (Germany) and Nanyang Business School (Singapore). He coaches and leads workshops for some of the largest corporations, as well as non-profit and governmental organizations worldwide.
Research Expertise: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, IMP Project Faculty Advisor
Joe DiNunzio is an assistant adjunct professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, where he leads the IMPACT Consulting program for MBA students. DiNunzio is also a director at the startup business accelerator Davis Roots and a speaker and mentor at the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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Eamonn Dolan served as chief investment officer and managing director of CM Capital (CMC), managing diversified portfolios emphasizing alternative investments. He was responsible for asset allocation, strategy formulation, manager selection, process design, and leading the investment team.
Crystal Ekanayake is an audit partner with GALLINA LLP, a regional accounting firm with offices throughout Northern California, Nevada and Washington.
MBA, University of California, Davis
BS, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Amy L. Fraher is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Organisation, Work and Employment at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham in the UK and a Lecturer in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California Davis in the USA. She is a retired U.S. Navy Commander and Naval Aviator, and former United Airlines pilot, with over 6,000 mishap-free flight hours in four jet airliners, five military aircraft, and several types of civilian airplanes.
Fortune 500 manager | Top ranked MBA | Experienced faculty member
Courses Taught: Managers and the Legal Environment
Lecturer Steven Green is Special Counsel to the California Department of Insurance representing the Insurance Commissioner in state and federal whistle blower lawsuits involving allegations of insurance fraud. .
In December 2016 Green retired after a 25+ year career a Deputy Attorney General – California Department of Justice. In this capacity, his practice was entirely devoted to federal and state litigation on behalf of California’s tax, insurance and business agencies.
Lecturer John D. Hancock provides valuation consulting services in civil and business litigation through economic and financial analysis. He also teaches at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as a visiting professor.
Teaching Expertise: The development of persuasive, professional speaking and writing skills for business, and critical thinking protocols to optimize decision making
Lecturer Brian Kennedy is an attorney, focusing on criminal defense. He has his own law practice in San Diego.
Research Expertise: The development of persuasive, professional speaking and writing skills for business, and the use of critical thinking protocols that optimize decision.making
Lecturer Shashi Kiran is a thinker, learner, and big believer in data. He is a seasoned analytics professional with more than a decade of experience working in several Silicon Valley based companies such as Cisco, Symantec, Veritas and SanDisk (now Western Digital) and has held various key roles spanning Business and IT.
Lecturer Rodney Lacey has almost twenty years of broad experience in learning, teaching and research in the field of organization theory, management, and strategy. This is reflected in his classes (and research) that cross disciplinary, industry, and national boundaries to take a more integrative approach to thinking about management issues.