William Hartley, Ph.D.William Hartley, Ph.D.

President Emeritus

Holding a bachelor's degree, three master's degrees, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, University of California at Berkeley and University of Wisconsin respectively, Dr. Hartley's background is a combination of education, private sector work, teaching and consulting. Dr. Hartley has had a variety of jobs from administrative manager of the R&D division of a Fortune 500 company to the executive training program of Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, as well as owning and operating an art gallery for a period of 12 years. In addition to many years teaching at the undergraduate level, Dr. Hartley has taught in MBA programs for 18 years at both Niagara University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and has taught on-line courses for the State University of New York. In the area of consulting, Dr. Hartley has worked primarily in management development and in strategic management consulting activities.

Dr. Michael AubryMichael Aubry, DBA


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.


  • 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.


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.