Dr. JoAnn Carland<BR>and Dr. Jim Carland

JoAnn Carland, Ph.D. (1946-2013)
Carland Entrepreneurship Institute Director Emeritus

Dr. JoAnn Carland was a writer, entrepreneur, scholar and educator. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Computer Systems from the University of Georgia, and an M.Ed. from Western Carolina University. Her writing career produced more than a dozen books and 200 articles, as well as five novels. In a 1997 article by Ratnatunga and Romano, she was noted as one of the most frequently cited authors in the world in leading entrepreneurship journals during the period 1975 through 1992. Using what she learned in the field, she had a great deal of success in entrepreneurship curriculum design. She designed and implemented the first Master of Entrepreneurship (ME) degree program in the U.S. and one of the first undergraduate majors in entrepreneurship. She was recognized by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in 2005 when it selected the ME program as the best in the Nation in that year.

Dr. Mariah JeffreyMariah Jeffery, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Mariah Jeffery holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Practitioner. She has extensive industry experience, consulting on supply chain management and data analytics for Fortune 500 clients, including IBM, Coca-Cola, General Motors, and the United States Postal Service. Dr. Jeffery has expertise in decision analysis, inventory management, predictive analytics, supply chain management and design, logistics, data analytics, operational research and forecasting, statistical process control and research methods & design.

Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Operations Research – University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
  • Master of Science (MS) in Industrial Engineering – University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Industrial Engineering – University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Practitioner
  • Consulting on supply chain management and data analytics for Fortune 500 clients, including IBM, Coca-Cola, General Motors, and the United States Postal Service.

Dr. Tamara Myatt
Tamara Myatt, Ph.D.

Professor

Holding a Ph.D. and Masters in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, Tamara Myatt has spent more than a decade transforming the professional and educational lives of young and disadvantaged people in some of the poorest and most dangerous regions of the world, championing the causes of women, and orchestrating locally and globally scaled initiatives in the business sphere. The specialized focus of her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development was in in women’s entrepreneurship in regions of war. She is currently pursuing advanced studies/research in entrepreneurship in emerging economies, family business, innovation, and enterprise digital transformation. 

The former Executive Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women in Afghanistan and Chair of Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Small and Medium Enterprises at the American University of Nigeria, Tamara is an internationally recognized pioneer in enterprise development. She has led enterprise development initiatives in nations such as Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bosnia, Kenya, Croatia, Uganda, India, Myanmar, Liberia, and Rwanda. 

In her spirit of ‘giving back’ Tamara founded a critical mentorship program for Nigeria’s Chibok girls. Tapping into her passion for women’s causes, Tamara has developed the framework needed to support these women as they reorient themselves and navigate PTSD. Many of these women are now enrolled in universities in their homeland and abroad. As well, Tamara is lauded internationally as the founder of Afghanistan’s first-of-kind mentoring program for women entrepreneurs as well as the male support group for Afghan women in business. She has succeeded in establishing and edifying a robust support network for sustainable women-owned businesses, and many of her graduates have gone on to exceptional successes including participation in Barack Obama’s Entrepreneurship Summit and the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as recognition with Global Leadership Awards, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women, and Time Magazine’s Most Influential People. For her work with women and enterprise development, Tamara received the Woman of Excellence Award for her home province of Nova Scotia, Canada, and commendation for her leadership in establishing the mentoring program for Nigeria’s Chibok girls.

With a formidable background of experience including laying the groundwork for Saudi Arabia’s first university for women and the first entrepreneurship studies program for women in post conflict Rwanda and Afghanistan, as well as conflict-ridden Northeastern Nigeria, Tamara is well-prepared to begin tearing down the significant barriers impeding the economic advancement of young people. She embodies both the executive operational leadership qualities and fundamental teaching and instruction expertise to begin making meaningful changes while navigating cultural and social challenges. A proactive team builder, principled leader, and exceptional motivator, she is a superlative professional for senior academic leadership and instructional roles.

 

Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University
  • Masters in Human & Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University
  • Executive Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and the American University of Afghanistan Consultant for the Women in the Economy at Flag International
  • Certificate in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University
  • Former Chair of Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Entrepreneurship, American University of Nigeria

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

Dr. Craig MayberryCraig Mayberry, Ph.D.

Craig Mayberry holds a Ph.D. in Resource Management and Environmental Studies from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA and bachelor degree in Economics from Brigham Young University.  He spent 9 years working in the corporate finance departments of Chrysler Corporation and Intel Corporation.  His dissertation research was on social entrepreneurship and the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, leadership and performance of non-profit organizations.  He has been teaching for the past 12 years in entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, management, and corporate social responsibility.