Dr. Michael AubryMichael Aubry, DBA

Professor

Holding a Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in International Marketing from Alliant International University, an MBA from National University and a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University, Dr. Michael Aubry has held a number of accounting positions and has taught accounting, entrepreneurship, economics, management and business-related courses. He has also served on the Business Education Statewide Advisory Committee for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, and the State of California’s Business Industry Collaborative.

Credentials

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in International Marketing – Alliant International University – San Diego, California
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) – National University – San Diego, California
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) – San Diego State University
  • State of California Business Industry Collaborative Researcher
  • Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Business Education Statewide Advisory Committee Member

Patricia Ray, J.D.Patricia Ray, J.D.

Professor

An international educator and business lawyer, Dr. Patricia Ray received two law degrees: a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the LLM from the National University of Singapore, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Ray has worked as a lawyer for the U.S. International Trade Commission litigating international trade claims and later worked as a private corporate lawyer in New York City and Dallas Texas. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Ray was Asia General Counsel for Texas Instruments Inc., stationed in Singapore. There she managed the company's business and legal affairs in Asia. More recently, she has been teaching business law subjects worldwide in programs sponsored by the World Bank and United Nations. These courses include intellectual property, economic development, as well as commercial and business law topics. Mergers, acquisition and negotiations have been a part of Dr. Ray's international business experience with Texas Instruments. She has also served as an expert consultant for other companies undergoing merger activity, including Exxon Mobil, Parametric Technologies, Loral Cyberstar, and Rockwell International.

Dr. Carlos AquinoDr. Carlos Aquino

Professor

Holding a George Washington University MS in Structural Engineering and a University of Sao Paolo Ph.D. in Sciences and Technology, Dr. Carlos Tasso Eira De Aquino is an accomplished senior executive and educator combining over 25 years of experience in leadership and scholarship in Business, Education, IT, and Engineering. In his executive career, he has been strategically building, managing and guiding diverse teams to solve complex, systemic problems. As an educator, he has taught, developed and supervised, and published relevant research and scholarship. In that area, he is adept at developing and implementing academic programs, accreditation processes, operational, regulatory and quality procedures and policies, and corporate training programs that foster measurable performance improvements. Dr. Aquino has accumulated achievements and recognition as Executive-Director, Senior Director, Project Manager, Provost, Dean of Business, Dean of Accreditation, among other capacities in organizations in the USA and abroad, with followers that encompassed a clear diversity of cultures. Before moving to the United States in 2008, Dr. Aquino was responsible for directing a country-wide program, sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, focused on improving energy usage. Dr. Aquino prepared the Brazilian version of many business books, published by Pearson Education, Cengage Learning and McGraw-Hill, authored a book on Adult Higher Education (How to Learn: Andragogy and Learning Skills) for Pearson Education in Brazil in 2008, and is currently working on two books (Palgrave McMillan and Emerald Publishing), covering different aspects of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Along his career, he has presented more than 45 articles in peer-reviewed conferences and published more than 40 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Since 2014, he had 15 papers presented in venues such as Western Academy of Management, ACBSP, and GUIDE (Global Universities in Distance Education) Conferences and had 6 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. 

Credentials

  • Post Doc., Entrepreneurship & Post Doc., Mechanical Engineering - State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) – Campinas, Brazil
  • Ph.D., Sciences and Technology - University of Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Master of Science (MS) in Structural Engineering - The George Washington University – Washington, DC
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Diversity Spirit Achievement Award recipient from The Diversity Recruiters Network
  • Administered the School of Business of three institutions (US and abroad) involving more than 4,000 students and 600 faculty members and staff
  • Created, implemented, and led research centers that have been responsible for scholarly outcomes for more than 300 affiliates and fellows