Vancouver Faculty: Master of Administrative Science
Ajay K. Garg, Associate Professor and Associate Director, School of Administrative Science for MAS and BAIS Programs, holds a Ph.D. (Quality decision making, Operations Management, and International Business), MBA (Operations and International Business Management), and B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering, Hons.), and teaches Organizational Decision Making, Strategic Management, Organizational Behaviour, Global Project Planning and Management, and Operations Management. He had been working as a Senior Professor in the School of Business Studies, Teerthanker Mahaveer University (TMU), India, and few more institutions of repute. He has more than 19 years of academic experience in academics and academic administration. He has been a successful administrator and a management professor accredited by the All-India Management Association (AIMA). Additionally, he has about 14 years of industry experience in the areas of operations and international business. He has completed various academic and industrial assignments in more than 28 countries.
He has to his credit one textbook on ‘Production and Operations Management’ with McGraw Hill Education and more than 30 articles in the cross-functional areas of quality, operations, and supply chain published in various international journals of repute and most of them are in peer-reviewed research journals. His second book on ‘Managing Quality in Handicraft Sector’ was published in April 2012. He has jointly edited another book on ‘Emerging Challenges in Business, Optimization, Technology, and Industry’ with Springer International Publishing AG. The fourth book on ‘Organizational Decision Making — an Art & Science’ was published in September 2018 with Sentia Publishing, USA.
Professor Garg has been a resource person on quality, stress, and time management in the fields of small scale, handicrafts and cottage industry with various government and private national and international organizations. He had been a member of the advisory committee on ‘Assessment of Waste and Pattern of Occupational Hazards in Plastic Industry’ set up by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. He had been an independent member of the Advisory Committee of SWISO, an ISO certifying company for auditing their system of granting ISO certification. He was also a member of the Planning Board and Executive Council in T.M.U. India.
He speaks English, Hindi, and Punjabi as well as a little French.
Bahareh Assadi, Lecturer and Assistant Program Director, joined Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2012. She earned her BA with a political science concentration from the University of British Columbia, and her MBA and PhD in Management and Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. She holds a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation from BC HRMA. Her principle research interests include leadership, mentoring, employee engagement, and adult education.
Bahareh brings to FDU more than 17 years of experience in business and education management. She has worked for several public and private post-secondary institutions in Canada and the USA, to enrich and enhance the educational system at all levels. She is passionate about teaching and has taught courses in leadership, human resources management, personnel administration, business planning, human resources information systems, and collective bargaining and contract administration. Her teaching philosophy focuses on student empowerment and engagement.
Constance Bygrave, Assistant Professor, joined Fairleigh Dickinson in 2012. She earned her BBA with an accounting concentration at Simon Fraser and her MBA and Ph.D. in Management from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research interests are employee motivation, love of the job, the meaning of work, strategic alliances, eco-feminism, and spirituality in the workplace. Prior to academia, Constance spent over ten years in the corporate world as a marketing training specialist, a professional accountant, and a small business counselor. Her true passion is teaching and she has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in leadership, management, marketing, entrepreneurship and small business management, financial and management accounting, human resources management and training, organizational behavior, and introduction to business. Her all-around subject matter and work experience give her plenty of real-life examples in the classroom.
Constance speaks English and some French.
Phyllis MacIntyre, Assistant Professor, holds a Bachelors’s degree in industrial engineering from Dalhousie University, an MBA from the University of British Columbia, and an Ed.D. in curriculum development and instructional design from the University of Phoenix. Her research focus is on leadership development and leadership education with current research in leadership development for women engineers, teaching and learning in higher education, and executive coaching. She has taught over ten years in undergraduate and graduate business in areas of leadership, management, ethics, organizational behavior, and human resources management. Her academic pursuits draw upon an extensive business practice in strategic planning, organizational development, change management, and human resource management. She is an executive coach from Royal Roads University, a professional engineer (P. Engr.), and a Canadian Human Resource Professional (CHRP).
Andrea Nicki, Lecturer, has a Ph.D. in philosophy and critical thinking from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests are in professional ethics, human rights, discrimination, cultural sensitivity, immigration, health care policy, community engagement, workplace health and safety, and environmental sustainability. Her articles have appeared in journals and anthologies and she was granted a book contract with an academic press while at the Center for Bioethics. From 2009-2015 she was a faculty lecturer in applied health ethics and disability studies in the department of health sciences at Simon Fraser University. She received an award from the department for excellence in undergraduate teaching for 2011-2012. She really enjoys teaching and mentoring students, and started with her students the SFU Student Health Ethics Club, serving as a faculty mentor. She completed a TESOL certificate at Vancouver Community College to broaden her teaching skills and better support ESL students. She has taught ESL and critical thinking at colleges and immigrant resource centers, such as the Pacific Immigrant Resource Society. She really appreciates the small class sizes at FDU and the opportunity for more personal interactions and for building classroom community.
She is also a published poet, with two collections published by Toronto presses. A third collection is currently under review. Her poetry explores her research interests. She is bilingual and speaks English and French. You can visit her online at www.andreanicki.com.
Jay Ariken, M.Sc., PhD, Lecturer, began his career in advertising where he was part of a creative account servicing team for several international advertising agencies that had offices in America, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. Jay worked with brand names such as Coco-cola, SONY, SIA, Siemens, Red-Bull, and General Motors in South-East Asia in the mid-eighties. Having started as an Account Executive and progressing forward with strong marketing campaigns for the accounts under his charge, he was promoted to Client Service Director after winning several major accounts that gross advertising revenue over fifteen million dollars in mass media purchases. After serving the advertising industry for 10 years, Jay was poached by a publishing house to be their Vice-President for Corporate Development where he participated in the development of retail magazines that provided editorial for fashion, hospitality, entertainment, and sports alongside created advertising print media space for advertising revenue generation. After eight years in publishing, he decided to pursue a career in education as an educator, where he taught advertising, branding and positioning strategies to mass media campaign building among business, marketing, and advertising students.
In education, he orchestrated a joint venture and academic pathways with Open Learning Canada, where he was appointed Academic Director for an education conglomerate in Singapore and Malaysia where he oversaw the delivery of distance learning degree programs in South East Asia. Jay brings with him over fifteen years of educational work experience as an education administrator and as an instructor. Jay continues his educational career here in B.C. as a Career College Director for a college in Vancouver and at the same time, he teaches at several accredited colleges and universities operating in B.C. Jay has held many senior management portfolio and the experience he brings to our students with his business experience, educational management expertise is the insight to overcoming challenges placed before migrants, international students and newly landed professional immigrants navigating our very complex government system and institutional regulations and by-laws. He has worked with domestic and international students and has mentored and counsel students in their educational and career growth.
Jay Ariken, has taught a wide range of business courses including Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Business Law, and Philosophy of Management.
RAYMUNDO C. ROSADA, JR.
Raymundo C. Rosada, Lecturer, joined Fairleigh Dickinson University right after he graduated from the MAS Program in 2017. Ray holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology and earned his first doctorate in Management major in Human Resources Management from the University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu City, Philippines. He also has a Ph.D. in Education major in Research and Evaluation from the Cebu Normal University, Philippines. He is a Registered Psychologist in the Philippines.
Prior to his coming to Canada, Ray rose from the ranks in the academe. He was an Associate Professor, Department Chair and College of Arts and Sciences Dean of the University of San Jose-Recoletos. As an educator and an administrator, Ray made sure that his students were equipped with theories and principles to solve real-life personal and professional challenges. He likewise instituted innovations that maximized the limited resources of the university and optimized bottom lines. During his tenure as a Department Chair, Ray headed a marketing campaign that tripled the enrollment of his department in three years’ time. On top of this, he prioritized the welfare of his people, ensuring that the workplace is a safe and happy place to work for everybody.
Afsaneh Javadi, Adjunct Faculty, joined Fairleigh-Dickinson in 2018. She is an Electronic and Computer Engineer with a Ph.D. in a field that has worked in data communication networks and Artificial intelligence. She earned her BSc. and MSc. in Electrical engineering and Computer science from Ferdowsi university of Mashhad-Iran and her Ph.D. in Smart system and Robotics from the University of Putra Malaysia. Her Ph.D. thesis proposed a novel nature-based intelligent routing algorithm for Routing on the Internet. She has other publications as well. Her current teaching interests are Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, Data communications, System/Network design, and Artificial intelligence. Afsaneh is passionate about smart cities and focuses on citizen’s participation. This passion has grown in several ways to the fields of education, technology, business, and communities. She broadened knowledge of about 1,500 students in both graduate and undergraduate levels, for diverse courses in ECE Engineering and Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Networks, software development, and Information Security.
She offers a track record of academic excellence with successful teaching in Iran, Malaysia, and Canada and related industry experience. As an engineer, she has worked in the industry for many years and has had different responsibilities in many IT fields in particular as an IT director, System administrator, and Network engineer. With integrating knowledge with practical expertise she has been able to engage and connect students to their future industry careers. She hold relevant industry certificates CCNA,CCNP,Security+, A+,Linux+.
She speaks English and Persian.
Nisa Chand, Adjunct Faculty, teaches Human Resources Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Vancouver campus. Dr. Chand, originally from Pakistan, has an extensive educational background in the field of Business Studies. She received her Ph.D. Degree (Organisational Behaviour) and a postgraduate diploma in Social Science Research Methods from Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Nisa also earned a Master’s in Management from Bristol University, United Kingdom. Additionally, Nisa holds a Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors in Commerce degree both from Shah Latif University Pakistan.
Dr. Chand lived in the United Kingdom for 6 years, first as Postgraduate student and then as a Ph.D. researcher. Being an international student, she had first-hand exposure to the problems commonly faced by international students and their specific classroom needs. As a result, Dr. Chand’s teaching methodology reflects on and addresses these important issues. Apart from regular teaching at Cardiff University, she also delivered guest lectures to postgraduate students on the topic of ‘Management Consultancy’. Chand also undertook a management consultancy assignment of UK’s Yeo Valley Company, where she completed and delivered a five years’ strategic management plan for the company. Chand has also taught as a full-time lecturer at Shah Latif University for three years and taught a wide range of Business Studies subjects.
Besides her teaching career, Nisa also has worked on several managerial and administrative posts within and outside of academia. Her industry experience has equipped her to understand the practical implications of HRM practices in both Pakistan and Canada. Additionally, having worked as a University Ambassador, Nisa has developed core expertise in handling settlement issues faced by International students.
Nisa is keenly interested in research and has presented her research work at various platforms, including Cardiff Organisational Researcher’s Group Conferences held in various cities. She also participated in and presented a working paper on her research at ‘Translations: Exchange of ideas’ 2013: themed interdisciplinary conference. At present Nisa is working on her Journal publication ‘Organizations and their choice of technology: Issues concerning rigour and ontology’.
Carlos Leon joined FDU as an Adjunct Faculty in January 2012. Carlos studied Biology (BSc) and Biochemistry (MSc) in Lima, Peru before traveling to Canada to study Microbiology and Immunology at UBC (Ph.D. 2004). During his doctoral research, he investigated novel communication mechanisms in human immune cells. After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC for seven years. As part of his post-graduate work, he analyzed cellular cholesterol transport and the role of cholesterol in prostate cancer recurrence. He also contributed to the development of novel antifungal drugs.
He has published twenty peer-reviewed scientific publications and has served as a reviewer and member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. He has co-authored several research grants funded by the government of Canada. He also enjoyed mentoring numerous undergraduate and graduate students.
At FDU, he has taught an undergraduate environmental science course and laboratory (BIOL 1105). Carlos is currently teaching several courses in the Master in Administrative Sciences Program (Global Health) at FDU: MADS 6604, MADS 6642. MADS 6643, and MADS 6645. He also teaches biology at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. Outside work he enjoys attending church gatherings as well as playing soccer and badminton.
Carlos speaks Spanish and English and can understand French.
Dawn Andrews, Adjunct Faculty, began her studies at Dalhousie University and transferred to the University of Regina in Saskatchewan to complete a BA in psychology and a BSW. She completed an MSW at McGill University in Montreal in management and clinical social work. She also completed a diploma in Adult Education at the University of British Columbia. Dawn has studied the doctorate in educational (EDD/ABD) and completed all course work with a specialization of higher education leadership. Her doctoral research is in the area of global issues in higher education. She holds two professional designations, one as a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and the second as a Certified Career Development Practitioner (CCDP). Dawn is a member of The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) and the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (ACCE). She has taught previously in higher education at Meritus University, University of Phoenix, Rue Education, DLSI, and Stenberg College. Her professional, clinical and administrative experience includes not-for-profits, private practice incorporation, the provincial Ministry of Health in Mental Health Services, and federally within the Regional Client Services Directorate of Veteran Affairs Canada where she held the designation of subject matter expert (SME) in mental health services.
Dawn speaks English, French, and Japanese.
Farshad Sarmad, Adjunct Faculty, has over 15 years of professional experience in operations management, strategic marketing, and management consulting, primarily in the field of fast-moving consumer goods, with a focus on product development and management.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering, an MBA in global management, a Doctorate of Business Administration degree (DBA) in international management; and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the Queen Mary University of London.
Farshad has taught for 8 years in undergraduate and graduates business in areas of international business, strategic management, management consulting, business ethics, and international management. His peer-reviewed publications’ focus has been on research areas of cross-cultural studies of leadership and management issues, culture and emotional intelligence in the workplace, effective strategies of emerging market firms, and new product management best practices in the consumer packaged goods industry.
Jim Randall, Adjunct Faculty, is a successful business leader whose interest is to contribute to the success of current and future leaders by helping them discover, tell, and live their stories.
His business career includes being Vice President Marketing, Vice President Operations and Vice President Customer Services for a major Canadian utility company. Here he was on the management team that put together the largest privatization of a utility in the North American energy industry at that time. Upon the successful completion of the privatization, he became responsible for leading the organization through change in preparation for a new competitive environment.
While a professor in the undergraduate and MBA programs in leadership and marketing at the University of Phoenix and Meritus University, he enhanced his understanding of the skills and processes that creative leaders use to create a successful enterprise.
In 2011, he began his association with University Canada West as an adjunct professor and started teaching in 2012 at Sprott-Shaw Degree College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Jim has an MBA from Queen’s University and a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba.
Jose Cid, Adjunct Faculty, holds a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in the USA and an engineering degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Cid’s passion for learning and education has been the driving force behind his career. He started in engineering research and development, finding solutions to technical problems and greatly increasing his employer’s or client’s bottom line.
Then he moved on to manage not only projects but most importantly, people – the real reason projects transform plans into reality. He had the opportunity to see his visions become reality with the help of many, creating wealth in terms of money and quality of life. As a professor, he has been helping people achieve higher goals in their professions and life. As an entrepreneur, he invested and lead investments in composite manufacturing, engineering consulting, real estate, financial markets, and online education.
The team behind those ventures were the reason for their successes. Hundreds of people have been helped thanks to those entrepreneurs that sided with Cid to create jobs, new awesome products, and living environments as well as learning opportunities. Yes, he was never alone. He has been part of teams ranging from 2 to over 50 people of all backgrounds and had the pleasure of working side by side with some of the greatest minds in the industry. It has been a joyful ride!
Jose is fluent in Portuguese and English.
MARIA ELIZABETH TORRES CONCEPCION
Maria Elizabeth Torres Concepcion, Adjunct Faculty, Office Manager of Vancouver Campus and Senior Assistant of the Campus Executive, joined Fairleigh Dickinson in September 2017. She obtained her Master’s degree in Administrative Science with a specialization in Global Health and Human Services Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver Campus.
She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Cebu Doctors’ University, a Doctor of Medicine from Cebu Institute of Medicine and a Diploma in Professional Education in the Philippines. Beth finished her residency training in Ophthalmology at Makati Medical Center.
As a resident doctor, Beth became the Chief Resident in the second year of her residency program at Makati Medical Center. She is a co-author of two research papers, Muller Muscle Recession for Mild to Moderate Upper Eyelid Retraction: Interventional Clinical Series and Bilateral Full Thickness Upper Eyelid Coloboma with Orbital Deformities, both published in the Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology. Beth is also a co-author of other research papers such as Qualitative Determination of the In Vitro Potency of Frozen Tissue Plasminogen Activator (Actilyse) in Clot Lysis, A Case of An Orbital Pseudotumor Resistant to Steroid Treatments: A Case Report and Serial Endothelial-Cell-Density and Corneal-Thickness Measurements in Corneas Preserved in Optisol GS.
Beth participated in annual research paper presentations at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), a national research institute for ophthalmic and vision research in Singapore as a resident physician. She was accepted in the Oculoplasty fellowship program in Singapore National Eye Centre after her residency training.
Beth worked as a physician and gave lectures to healthcare professionals including nurses, physical therapists, optometrists, and medical transcriptionists. She volunteered in medical and surgical missions in various regions in the Philippines.
As an FDU student, Beth was always on the Provost’s List and was chosen as the Masters’ Student Representative during the commencement ceremony in May 2017. She actively volunteered in both on and off-campus activities. She worked as a volunteer in the Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia (SRABC) and eventually hired as the Branch Coordinator in both SRABC Templeton and SRABC North Burnaby branches.
Beth is a full-time administrative staff in FDU Vancouver since September 2017. She started to work as an adjunct professor in FDU Vancouver in January 2018. She works as an adjunct lecturer and delivers lectures in Health Care Administration and General Arts and Sciences in other institutions in Vancouver.
Beth speaks fluent English and Filipino (Tagalog and Visayan).
Rick Humphreys, Adjunct Faculty, is a Certified Management Accountant and holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. In addition, he holds a Master of Education degree in education administration from the University of Victoria.
Rick has had a 42-year career in both the private and public sectors in all areas of financial administration. He has been involved in all aspects in the administration of strategic financial planning; accounting and auditing; risk management; human resources benefits, and pension plan administration; information technology; building construction, renovation, maintenance and grounds management; delivery of auxiliary services such as health, food, and transportation services.
His current academic interests are international accounting standards; international business law; economic inequality and the creation of scarcity; and the economic causes and results of the Great War.
Sydney Scott, Adjunct Professor, holds a Doctorate in Education: Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University, an MBA and B.Sc. from the University of Alberta. She also holds CPCC designation in coaching and has taken three advanced coaching certificates. She has incorporated coaching in her teaching since 1998 when she led the development of BCIT’s Management degree which was based on coaching.
Her principal research interests are in leadership, change, and adult development. She has created programs and courses for undergraduate and graduate levels in business. While she has taught a wide range of courses, her specialization areas are leadership, change including self and team development, human resources, global issues, organizational and personal ethics, and strategy.
Sydney has extensive industry experience and has been actively involved in business, and in advising businesses for more than twenty years. She speaks English and some basic French.