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Gary Lew

Lecturer

Gary Lew is currently lecturing in finance, management and accounting at the University of California Davis Graduate School of Management and Holy Names University and advises and consults in the aviation finance industry.

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Sophie Linnett

Lecturer

Sophie Linnett received her MBA from UC Davis Graduate School of Management with a focus in operations and strategy. After graduating from Columbia University with a B.A. in Classics, Linnett founded an educational services company that helps students access opportunities in higher education. Students of Linnet's program have earned over three million dollars in scholarship funds. For fun, Sophie enjoys hiking in her hometown of Oakland and playing pub trivia.

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Emma O'Rourke-Powell

Lecturer

Master of Business Administration, UC Davis

Professional Coaching for Life & Work Certificate, UC Davis Extension

Emma O'Rourke-Powell works at a venture capital fund that invests in companies at the intersection of food, health and sustainability. On the side, she works as a leadership coach and is involved in public affairs, as a Human Relations Commissioner for the City of Davis. Personal interests include thrift-flipping used clothing, playing strategy board games and reading 50 novels each year. 

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William L. Cron

Visiting Faculty

William Cron received a BSBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati and an MBA and DBA from Indiana University, Bloomington. Cron has served on four editorial review boards including the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He has published more than 80 refereed marketing and sales management articles in journals such as the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Classification, Academy of Management Journal, and the Journal of Applied Psychology, and has been re

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Heather Whiteman

Lecturer

Ph.D., Human Capital Management, Bellevue University

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Jay Olenowski

Lecturer

M.S., Applied Statistics, Villanova University

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Justin Virrey

Lecturer

MBA, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

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R. Scott Strait

Lecturer

Dr. Strait is a senior IT executive with over 30 years of experience leading technology organizations. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at RetireOne, the leading, independent platform for insurance solutions for fee-based financial advisors. Currently servicing over $1 billion of retirement savings and income investments, RetireOne continues to grow in its mission to provide advisors and their clients’ valuable retirement solutions that are simple to use, easy to understand, and delivered with outstanding service.

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John Carter

Lecturer

Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Connecticut

John Carter is an accomplished data and analytics executive and consultant with broad industry experience leveraging data and analytics to drive business impact. His expertise includes enterprise data management, business analytics, predictive modeling, digital transformation and AI/machine learning. He is currently helping companies use data and analytics to strategically transform their organizations and capabilities to accelerate growth.

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Gareth Keeves

Lecturer

Ph.D. Strategic Management, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Gareth Keeves' research interests include impression management and impression formation in the context of corporate leadership. His first stream of research draws from social and psychological theories to examine interpersonal interactions between top managers. The second stream of research examines the linguistics of organizational communications, using computational linguistics to characterize the nature of company filings.

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John D. Hancock

Lecturer

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. Hancock's prior positions include office director at Spectrum Economics Inc.; office director at QED Research Inc.; manager of litigation support services at Arthur Young & Co.,; assistant professor of economics at Drake University; and co-founder of Economic & Financial Consultants, a Midwest forensic consulting firm.

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Sorin Maruster

Lecturer

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Sorin Maruster is a senior manager in KPMG’s Silicon Valley tax practice, with more than five years of experience in valuation of complex securities, including earnouts, convertible bonds, put/call arrangements and equity-based compensation, under ASC 718, ASC 805 and ASC 820.

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Pantelis Loupos

Assistant Professor

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Jim Olson

Lecturer, Robert A. Fox Executive in Residence, 2013

Jim Olson founded the WestShore Management Group in April of 2007, continuing a distinguished career after leading several high technology businesses for two Fortune companies and serving for nine years as CEO of SkyStream Networks, the top rated IPTV video head-end provider worldwide. WestShore Management Group provides Interim CEO, corporate consulting, and executive development services for both public, and private, venture-financed companies.

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John Goldberg

Lecturer

MBA, Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management

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Mike Ueltzen

Lecturer

MBA and B.S., California State University, Sacramento

Research Expertise: Forensic Accounting

Mike Ueltzen has testified as an expert witness in cases throughout the United States in federal and state courts in matters that involved both civil and criminal claims and in arbitrations. He has also served as a federal special master, court appointed expert, referee, mediator, and an arbitrator.

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Jörn Boehnke

Assistant Professor

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Vince Vengapally

Lecturer

MBA, Wharton School of Business

Vince Vengapally is currently working in Product Management for Google Workspace. Vince leads various Google efforts around digital whiteboarding and develops Google Meet Hardware for Meeting Rooms and Classrooms. 

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David Woodruff

Professor

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Research Expertise: Business analytics, operations and management science, planning and scheduling under uncertainty, optimization

Professor David Woodruff's research concerns computational aspects of optimal decision making. He is particularly interested in problems with a mix of discrete and continuous choices with multiple time stages when there is significant uncertainty. His research includes solution algorithms, problem representation and modeling language support. He has worked on applications in operations, logistics, science, and has been involved recently in a number of applications in electrical energy planning and scheduling.

He is one of the developers of Pyomo, (www.pyomo.org) that won the INFORMS Computing Society prize in 2019 and an R&D 100 award in 2016.

From 2013 to 2019 he was editor-in-chief of the INFORMS Journal on Computing, which is a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science. His paper with Jean-Paul Watson titled “Progressive Hedging Innovations for a Class of Stochastic Mixed-integer Resource Allocation Problems” shared the best paper of 2011 award in the journal Computational Management Science. He was the UC Davis principal investigator for the ARPAe (Department of Energy) grant Improved Power System Operation Using Advanced Stochastic Optimization awarded in 2012. He is presently principal investigator for additional Department of Energy funded research on grid planning in the presence of uncertainty due to renewables.

Woodruff teaches the core course Data Analysis for Managers. He sometimes teaches Managing for Operational Excellence and the Management Science course.

Woodruff earned his Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management sciences from Northwestern University. He received both his M.S. and B.S. in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University.

Awards

  • 2019 INFORMS Computing Society Prize for Pyomo Annual award for the best English language paper or group of related papers dealing with the Operations Research/Computer Science interface
  • Research Grant, Department of Energy Green Electricity Networks, "Improved Power System Operations Using Advanced Stochastic Optimization," Co-Principal Investigator, 2012-14.
  • Electives Courses Teacher of the Year, UC Davis Graduate School of Management, 1994-95, 1996-97, 2000, 2001.  
  • Research Grant, National Science Foundation, "Identification of Outliers in Multivariate Data," 1996.
  • Dissertation Competition Runner-up, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), 1991.
  • JD Scaife Award, Institution of Manufacturing Engineers, “CONWIP: A Pull Alternative to Kanban,” 1990.
  • Doctoral Colloquium, Operations Research Society of America, 1988.
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Sally Hamilton

Lecturer

Ph.D., UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management

Sally Hamilton, Ph.D. has lectured for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management since 2015. She teaches accounting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has taught Managerial Accounting and Cost Management. She has extensive experience both in industry and teaching. She was a Clinical Assistant Professor for Drexel University Sacramento for 5 years.