Class Advisors

Sam Farry
Class Advisor

Professional Experience
Mr. Farry is a consultant in management, organization effectiveness and career development and a member of the adjunct faculty of the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.

As a consultant, he has worked with both private sector companies and government agencies in a variety of fields on the strategy formulation process; organization design and effectiveness; re-engineering and career and organization development and change. He has developed and conducted programs in team building, management and executive education for a similarly broad range of clients.

His organizational work has emphasized career planning, team building, organization development and change management. Previously, he was personnel manager and manager of organization development for the Systems Group of TRW, Inc.

His academic assignments have likewise focused on human behavior in organizations, sound organization, strategic management and executive education. For the past 20 years, he has served as the class advisor and strategic management coach for students in Pepperdine's Executive MBA program. Twelve classes have successfully graduated under his tutelage.

Education

Associations, Societies and Honors

Teaching Experience
Sam has taught at the Graziadio School for 25 years in the school's MBA and Bachelor of Science in Management programs. He has also completed other teaching appointments at California State University, Dominguez Hills, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Irvine.

Summary
Sam's current research links recent findings in neuro-science and concepts of visual thinking with effective methods and potentials for creative decision making and executive leadership. Throughout his career, he has specialized in a values based approach to the integration of human energies in organizations to achieve effective management performance and change. His publications develop concepts and methods for team building and enhancing both individual and organizational performance.