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Fall 2018 - Meet Our New Faculty!

Joanne Scillitoe
Paul Jennings Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management (Department of Management)

Dr. Scillitoe served most recently as Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Business Incubator within the School of Management at New York Institute of Technology. Her prior academic appointment was as an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and co-Director of the Center for Technological Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship within the College of Business and Economics at Michigan Technological University. She brings to CSUN a unique blend of quality academic research in entrepreneurship and innovation combined with the ability to translate and integrate this research knowledge with entrepreneurship best practices to develop student entrepreneurs as well as those interested in working within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Loren Naidoo
Assistant Professor (Department of Management)

Dr. Naidoo is an industrial-organizational psychologist and an expert in the domains of leadership and motivation in organizations. His research concerns the motivational processes involved in leader-follower relationships and in optimizing employee engagement and health. His consulting work focuses on data analytics, particularly in the realm of employee recognition programs. Dr. Naidoo has a B.Sc. in psychology from McGill University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. Prior to joining CSUN Dr. Naidoo was a tenured associate professor of psychology at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York where he taught at the undergraduate, MS, MBA, and PhD levels domestically and in executive programs in Taiwan and Singapore. 

Na “Amy” Wen
Assistant Professor (Department of Marketing)

Dr. Wen received her Ph.D. in Marketing from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and M.A. in Management from Fudan University, China. Prior to joining CSUN, Amy was an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the City University of Hong Kong, where she taught a wide variety of marketing courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Dr. Wen's academic research focuses on consumer behavior and consumer decision-making, with a particular interest in the sometimes surprising effects of subtle cues in the environment on consumer choices. Her research has been published widely in academic journals. Amy’s teaching interests include consumer behavior, introduction to marketing, and marketing research.

Amir Gharehgozli
Assistant Professor (Department of Systems and Operations Management)

Dr. Gharehgozli is an Industrial Engineer with a Ph.D. in Technology and Operations Management from Rotterdam School of Management. His research interests are the applications of Management and Decision Sciences in Supply Chain Management, Technology and Operations Management, Information Systems, Facility and Distribution Logistics, and Production Planning; in particular, studying recent innovations and technological advancements in these areas. His research findings have been published in highly scientific journals including TS, EJOR, Interfaces, IJPR, MEL, and MPM. He is the associate editor of MPM, the flagship journal of international shipping and port research and also reviews for top tier journals such as TS, Networks, EJOR, NRL, JORS, and COR. He has had the opportunity to put theory into practice by working at ING Bank and consulting in different industry projects in close collaboration with Port Authorities and Supply Chain and Logistics companies.

Nanci Carr
Assistant Professor (Department of Business Law)

Professor Carr teaches a variety of undergraduate business law courses and graduate entertainment law and music publishing courses at CSUN, with research interests in business law. She is also a principal at MaierCarr PC, managing a transactional practice with clients ranging from entertainment industry professionals to major teaching hospitals. Prior to forming her law firm, Professor Carr was the Associate General Counsel for Cardinal Health and Counsel for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Professor Carr received a B.S. in Business Administration from Ball State University and a J.D. from Southwestern Law School, cum laude, where she was a member of the law review.