Faculty Profile

Chris Ziemba
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Chris Ziemba

Lecturer

B.B.A., Finance, Georgia State University

Chris Ziemba is a Managing Director at EY, a Big 4 firm, with over 19 years of combined industry and consulting experience, specializing in Corporate, Commercial, Small & Medium Enterprise Banking. Ziemba is a member of EY’s Business Transformation Banking Practice, and his roles in consulting engagements span many of the largest U.S. and global financial institutions. His experience is deep across business strategy, risk and regulations, organizational design and transformation, change management, communications and training and program management

Keer Yang
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Keer Yang

Assistant Professor

Ph.D, Finance, University of Minnesota, 2022

Research Expertise: FinTech, Machine Learning, Financial Intermediaries, Corporate Finance

Keer Yang’s research interests in FinTech and Machine Learning in Finance are inspired by the recent revolution in new technologies that affect both financial markets and academic finance research. Through his research, he seeks to understand how financial technologies could contribute to more efficient, equitable, and inclusive financial markets. 

Yang's paper “Trust as an Entry Barrier: Evidence from FinTech Adoption” studies the adoption of FinTech

Huy Tran
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Huy Tran

Lecturer

MBA, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Huy Tran brings over 15 years of public and private sector experience in technology leadership, business transformation, continuous improvement, project management and data analytics. He has a career that spans higher education, healthcare and, most recently, Fortune 500 Technology.


Tran focuses on using data to drive decision-making, improve processes and enhance the customer experience. He has led highly technical cross-functional teams to implement global projects focusing on strategic change and best practices.


Tran earned his MBA

Beth Bechky
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Beth Bechky

Stephen G. Newberry Chair in Leadership

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University, 1999
Masters of Arts, Sociology, Stanford University 1992
Bachelors of Science (with honors), Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University 1991

Research Expertise: Future of work, occupations and professions, collaboration 

As an organizational ethnographer, Professor Beth Bechky’s research reveals the technical complexity of the modern workplace. Bechky’s recent book, Blood, Powder and Residue: How Crime Labs Translate Evidence into Proof, has just been published by Princeton University Press. In it

Meredith Roberts
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Meredith Roberts

Lecturer

MBA, UC Davis, 2022
B.S. in Entomology, UC Davis, 2012

Kayla Stajkovic
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Kayla Stajkovic

Visiting Professor

PhD, Organizational Behavior, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

Kayla' Stajkovic's research focuses on gender and leadership, confidence, and goals – areas of inquiry in Organizational Behavior. She has used a multitude of designs and analyses (e.g., laboratory and field experiments, ANOVA, ANCOVA, Structural Equation Modeling, and Meta-Analysis). Her program of research has been reported in 13 publications (7 journal articles, 3 books, 2 online chapters, 1 AoM proceeding). She has co-authored with leading researchers in the world, including the late Albert Bandura of Stanford, as

Monica Camarena
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Monica Camarena

Lecturer

MBA, UC Davis Graduate School of Management, 2020

Kevin Mello
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Kevin Mello

Lecturer

Masters, Education, Johns Hopkins University, 2020
Masters, Business Administration, Arizona State University, 2008
Bachelors, Accounting, Santa Clara University, 1996

For nearly two decades, Kevin Mello has had the honor of teaching accounting, finance, and management courses to college students. Mello's educational philosophy includes purposeful and effective integration of technology into his teaching and learning process. He also employs differentiated instruction to address the varying preferred learning styles and abilities of his students. Mello's instructional technique involves

Horacio Enriquez
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Horacio Enriquez

Lecturer

Education

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University, 1997
M.S., Engineering Management and Leadership, Santa Clara University, 2004

Research Expertise

Supply Chain Digitalization
Supply Chain Risk and Resiliency
Supplier Relationship Management
FDA, ISO 13485:2016, and MDSAP Regulations

Areas of Expertise

Business Analytics, Operations Management, Management & Organizations, Technology Management

Courses Taught

Integrated Management Project (IMP)

Bio

Horacio Enriquez is a dynamic and innovative operations management expert, inventor, entrepreneur

Kari Heidrick
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Kari Heidrick

Events Specialist

Kari Hendrick has been with UC Davis for more than two decades, including 14 years as a program representative at UC Davis Professional and Continuing Education, Business and Leadership Department, and seven years as the business development manager with Conference and Event Services.

She has extensive experience managing programs and planning events, and she loves working with students, faculty, and colleagues across campus. 

Her interests outside of UC Davis are traveling, spending time watching her kids play sports (football, baseball, basketball, and volleyball), hitting various

JD Schramm
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JD Schramm

Lecturer

Ed.D., Higher Ed Leadership, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
MBA, Management and Entrepreneurship, New York University, 2002
BFA, Theatre Management and Marketing, Emporia State University, 1985



Bio

A passionate coach and gifted communicator in his own right, JD Schramm treasures the opportunity to bring out the best in those he teaches, advises or inspires through his speaking, coaching and teaching. Thousands of students at UC Davis, Stanford, Columbia, New York University and the University of Southern California have benefitted from his hallmark style of teaching and rigorous

Guru Pundoor
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Guru Pundoor

Lecturer

Ph.D., Management Science, R.H. Smith School of Business (2005), University of Maryland, College Park
M.S., Systems Engineering, Institute for Systems Research (2002), University of Maryland, College Park
B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering (2000), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Analytics and technology professional at the intersection of business, data science and technology with 15+ years of industry experience driving supply chain innovation and transformation. Ph.D. holder, experienced in building data science teams to define business opportunities and drive product

JD Schramm
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JD Schramm

Lecturer

Ed.D. (Doctorate of Education), Higher Education Leadership, University of Pennsylvania, 2012.

JD Schramm joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management after more than 20 years of teaching graduate-level courses at Stanford, Columbia, and NYU. His focus in communication management is to mentor and support leaders in defining and then sharing the difficult stories which need to be told.

Schramm holds his Ed.D. in higher education leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business, and his BFA in theater from Emporia State University in Kansas

Derek Thomas
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Derek Thomas

Lecturer

MPAc, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis
B.S., University of California, Davis

Vanessa Errecarte
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Vanessa Errecarte

Lecturer

MBA, Marketing Emphasis, UC Davis Graduate School of Management, 2014
M.A., Communication, Mass Communication Emphasis, University of the Pacific, 2007
B.A, Communication, University of California, Davis, 2004

Vanessa Errecarte is one of the top marketing consultants in Northern California with two decades of experience helping businesses reach their growth goals. Unique in her commitment and ability to create and customize campaigns for small to medium businesses and non-profits, she enables them to be competitive in a world often dominated by organizations with large marketing staff and

John Werlhof
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John Werlhof

Lecturer

Master of Accountancy, Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, summa cum laude

John Werlhof is a Principal in the National Tax Office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA), the eighth largest CPA firm in the country. Werlhof provides tax research and planning services to privately held businesses and their owners and has expertise in business acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and restructurings. He works with clients in a variety of industries, including real estate, construction, manufacturing, technology, and investment funds.

James Stevens
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James Stevens

Lecturer

MBA, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
B.A., American University

James Stevens is a lecturer in the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, teaching organizational behavior courses in the MBA program and leadership courses in Executive Education. He brings his more than two decades of leadership and senior management experience into the classroom. That experience includes leading diverse and successful teams, launching new programs and developing compelling curricula.

For 15 years, he served as senior assistant dean of student affairs for the GSM. Over that period, his

Jane Harrington
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Jane Harrington

Lecturer

Juris Doctorate, U.C. Davis, 2007
M.A. Organization Development, Sonoma State University, 2013
M.A. Educational Technology, 2002

Jane Harrington is a trusted executive coach, organization development practitioner, educator, and attorney. She draws on her diverse experience in tech, law, health, education, media, and government. Her clients include entrepreneurs and organizations, large and small, private and public sector.

As an attorney, she advised on complex matters including employment, civil rights, contracts, public accountability and more. But in that work, she often felt too

Justin B. Siegel, Ph.D.
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Justin B. Siegel, Ph.D.

Arthur and Carlyse Ciocca Visiting Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
Faculty Director, UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health

Justin Siegel is an associate professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the UC Davis Genome Center. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from UC Davis in 2005 and his Ph.D. in Biomolecular Structure and Design from the University of Washington in 2011, after which he returned to UC Davis to begin his research lab.

His scientific focus in the design and discovery of enzymes of interest to modern society. Through strong industrial and