Faculty

 

Christiane Barz

 Christiane Barz
Ph.D. University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Assistant Professor of the Decisions, Operations & Technology Management Group

Prior to joining UCLA Anderson, Professor Barz spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher with the Operations Management group at the Chicago Booth School of Business. Her main research interests are revenue management, dynamic pricing, inventory theory, and production scheduling.Full Bio >

Matías Braun
Ph.D. Harvard University
Professor of Economics

A former assistant professor at UCLA Anderson, Professor Braun specializes in international issues pertaining to corporate finance and asset pricing. He was the first to receive UAI's best researcher award in 2009. He is also a Partner and Director of Strategy at a Chilean investment bank. Full Bio >

Andres Cuneo

Andrés Cúneo
Ph.D. ESADE Business School (Barcelona)
Professor of Marketing


Magali Delmas
Ph.D. HEC Paris
Professor of Management

Magali Delmas is a Professor of Management at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is a UCLA Luskin Scholar and the Director of the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance. Full Bio >



German Echecopar
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
Academic Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Professor Echecopar specializes in entrepreneurship and new business development at the corporate level. He has created and managed three entrepreneurial ventures and has consulted in international business development for several large and medium Latin American firms. Full Bio >

Sebastian Edwards
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Henry Ford II Professor of International Business Economics

Professor Edwards has authored 10 books and over 200 articles. A former Chief Economist at the World Bank, he is a member of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Council of Economic Advisors. He sits on the board of a NYSE-quoted mining company. Full Bio >

Chris Erickson
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Senior Associate Dean for Global Initiatives

Professor Erickson studies various aspects of industrial relations in the local, national and world economies, and has directed UCLA’s Center for International Business Education and Research. He is an associate editor at the British Journal of Industrial Relations. Full Bio >  

Noah Goldstein
Ph.D. Arizona State University
Assistant Professor Human Resources and Organizational Behavior

Noah J. Goldstein is Assistant Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He also holds a joint appointment in the UCLA Psychology Department. Full Bio >

Marcos Goycoolea
Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology
Associate Professor of Operations Management

Professor Goycoolea's research centers on the design and development of large-scale optimization systems with a focus on production scheduling in natural resource management as well as in optimization theory. Full Bio >

Gonzalo Islas
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Economics

A former consultant to the Chilean government and international organizations, Professor Islas was an executive of the Superintendency of AFP— the first comprehensive pension system managed entirely by the private sector—serving in the area of capital market regulation. Full Bio >

Uday Karmarkar
Ph.D. MIT Sloan School of Management
L.A. Times Professor of Technology and Strategy

Professor Karmarkar is the Director of UCLA’s BIT Project, which studies the impact of new information technologies on business strategy and competition with 20 international partner institutions. He consults for a wide variety of companies. Full Bio >

John Mamer
Ph.D. UC Berkeley
Professor of Decisions, Operations & Technology Management

Professor Mamer has been a member of the faculty since 1981. He has served in the school in various administrative capacities, most recently as Interim Dean from 1997 to 1999. He also was Chairman of the faculty and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.Full Bio >

Juan Sebastian Montes
Ph.D. Universidad de Navarra
Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behavior

Twice chosen best professor in UAI’s MBA program, Professor Montes has been visiting scholar at the London Business School and guest professor at Harvard and IESE. He served as General Manager for two aquaculture ventures, and has consulted for leading multinationals. Full Bio >

Jorge Niño
Ph.D. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Professor of Managerial control

A former faculty member of Wharton School’s Global Consulting Practicum, Professor Niño has extensive private sector experience, including serving as Manager of the Control Division of a financial services firm and consulting for large public and private organizations. Full Bio >

Al Osborne
Ph.D. Stanford University
Professor of Global Economics and Management

Dr. Osborne is Senior Associate Dean and founder and faculty director of the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA. He currently serves as a director of Kaiser Aluminum and the Heckmann Corporation, and has served on many other corporate boards. Full Bio >

Carlos Osorio
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Director of Masters in Innovation

Professor Osorio is affiliated with research centers of Harvard and Deusto universities, and previously with MIT Media Lab and Cambridge University. He and Jeffrey Sachs created the Network Readiness Index for the World Economic Forum’s first Global IT Report. Full Bio >

Alejandro Ruelas-Gossi
Ph.D. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Professor of Strategy

Professor Ruelas-Gossi has published articles for Harvard Business School Publishing, extensively quoted and printed in different languages. His work is featured in the “Mastering Series” of Financial Times. Harvard Business Review LA has acknowledged his articles as the most influential in its history”. Full Bio >

Robert Spich
Ph.D. University of Washington
Senior Lecturer of Management and International Business

Dr. Spich directs UCLA’s Center for International Business Education and Research. He specializes in globalization issues in management, emerging markets and international entrepreneurship. His consulting work includes such firms as Patagonia, Getty Conservation Institute and Northrup Grumman. Full Bio >

Kati Suominen
Ph.D. UC San Diego
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Kati Suominen is visiting adjunct professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management and expert in international trade and economics. She is also Founder and Partner at U.S. Export Capital, a start-up merchant bank and fund for American small and mid-size exporters, and Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. Full Bio >

Andres Terech
Ph.D. UCLA Anderson
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing

Andres Terech is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing at UCLA Anderson School of Management.  From 1997 to 2009, Professor Terech was a member of the faculty at IAE Business School, Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he taught MBA students and Executive Programs.  He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from UCLA, an MBA from Universidad Austral and holds a BA in Business Administration from Universidad de Buenos Aires. Full Bio >

Mauricio G. Villena
Ph.D. Cambridge University
Postgraduate and Research Vice Dean

Professor Villena has received UAI’s best teacher award and the Pedro Ibáñez Medal for research merit twice. He is also Managing Partner of a consultancy firm that performs studies for national and international companies and government agencies. Full Bio >