Dr. Aghop Der-Karabetian, is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Vice President for University Assessment at University of La Verne. Der-Karabetian, who has been at La Verne for over 30 years, has conducted research on globalization, global, national and ethnic identity, environmental sustainability and multicultural issues.  He has extensive experience in conducting program reviews in academic setting, … Read More

Dr. Paul Abbondante is Associate Professor of Finance at the University of La Verne. He specializes in corporate finance.  Throughout the years, he has assisted different companies and organizations in strategic planning, organization, operations, marketing, and securing funding.  He has written private placement memorandums and prospectuses.  He also completed business valuations for two companies. He has … Read More

Issam A. Ghazzawi, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Management and the Sam Walton Fellow in the College of Business and Public Management at the University of La Verne. Ghazzawi who has more than 20 years of executive management experience in technology, real estate and environment, specializes in teaching organizational design, organizational theory, organizational behavior, and management. … Read More

Jack W. Meek, Ph.D. is a Professor of Public Administration, Fellow of the University of La Verne Academy and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program. His research focuses on metropolitan governance including the emergence of administrative connections and relationships in local government, regional collaboration and partnerships, policy networks and citizen engagement. Jack has co-edited … Read More

Dr. Ahmed Ispahani is a globally recognized expert in the field of economics and has taught at the University of La Verne since 1964.  He took a leave of absence in 1968 to serve as economic advisor to the Central Bank of Iran. In 1971, he began work on on the Iran Project in Iran, and … Read More