Center for Applied Research
Associate Professor of Information Systems; Director of the Center for Applied Research; Co-Director Institute of Entertainment, Media, and Culture
Dr. Granados's research has received multiple awards, including the 2007-2009 Julian Virtue Professorship, the Best Publication of the Year by senior scholars of the Information Systems field, and the 2006 Best Paper of the Year awarded by the Journal for the Association for Information Systems. His work has also appeared in multiple IS journals, including the Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, IS and eBusiness Management, and in a chapter of the book Advances in the Economics of Information Systems.
Professor of Information Systems Technology Management; Academic Director, Fully Employed MBA
Dr. Griffy-Brown's publications include more than 40 articles as well as books in
the areas of technology management, information systems, and techno-economic development.
Some of her publications are written in Japanese. She has also conducted information
systems research at large enterprises such as American Honda Motor Corporation, as
well as in more than 100 small and medium sized enterprises in Japan, the U.S., and
China. Dr. Griffy-Brown's research is currently funded by an SAP University Alliance
Grant, and she also has funding from the Pepperdine Voyager/Lilly Foundation, and
the Rothschild Research Endowment as well as the Graziadio School of Business Funds
Associate Professor of Organizational Theory and Management
Dr. Groves's research has been published in numerous academic and practitioner journals,
including the Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and Journal of Management Development.
Associate Professor of Finance
Dr. Harjoto’s dissertation was built based on how corporate governance evolves to address the agency problem when firms are going through their initial public offerings. In his early academic career, his research publications stem from agency issue and corporate governance in commercial banking industry by examining top executives compensation structure. He also discovered how banking industry relies heavily on government regulations. The complexity of banking regulations peeked his interests and led to published research papers in banking regulations and commercial loan pricing.
Professor of Applied Behavioral Sciences
Known for her wisdom regarding excellence in leadership, employee motivation and change management, Dr. Lacey maintains a vibrant executive coaching practice. Her research has been accepted by respected publications such as Organization Development Journal and Human Resources and Adult Learning, Vol.5.
Associate Professor of Marketing
Dr. McMahon’s current research focus is in two areas:human resource logistics and nonprofits’ use of Web sites. He has been published in esteemed journals such as the Journal of Global Business, Journal of Business & Economics Research, and the International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising.
Professor of Strategy and Leadership, Past Associate Dean of Executive Programs, Chair of Strategy Discipline, Director of Executive Programs and Chair of Faculty Council, Division and Program Chair Academy of Management
In addition to having his research published in the revered Journal of Management Inquiry, the Graziadio Business Report, and Competition Forum, Dr. Motamedi has received the excellence in teaching and service award from UCLA's Ojai Leadership and Engineering and Management programs.
Professor of Decision Science
Dr. Seaman has an applied research agenda that focuses on the use of mathematical models to solve dilemmas in economics, finance, healthcare, and marketing. He has published in numerous academic journals including Business Economics, Communications in Statistics, Head & Neck Surgery, the Journal of Business Forecasting, the Journal of Business Venturing, and Strategic Management Journal.