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Westgate Center for Leadership & Management Development

University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Management Certificate Program Instructors

Legal Issues in Employee Relations
Mr. Brierton is an Associate Professor of Business Law at the University of the Pacific. He specializes in Human Resource and Employment Law topics. Mr. Brierton has been involved in both the academic and legal environments for the past twenty years. As an attorney, he has litigated a wide variety of cases in private practices and served as a consultant to many businesses in the employment and commercial law areas.

Designing Innovative Organizations
Dr. Wagner-Weick teaches courses in Strategic Management and Policy, Management of Technology, Product Innovations, and Global Business. Her work has required travel to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the former USSR. She has also been a technology consultant to the United Nations Development Program, and a research scientist at Battelle Columbus Laboratories.

Building Leadership Effectiveness
Dr. Chris Sablynski received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Washington in 2002. Prior to his academic career, Chris was employed by or contracted with such organizations as Microsoft, The Hay Group, Chase, and Dun & Bradstreet. Over the last several years, he has developed and facilitated a variety of supervisory, management and executive-level training programs for many public sector organizations such as the Franchise Tax Board and the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.

Managing Projects Effectively
Tara Juano is the Director of the University of the Pacific Payroll Services. She has accumulated over 6,000 hours leading and directing projects for companies in the non-profit sector, medical field, accounting industry, and educational setting such as Pacific and Pepperdine University. Currently, she teaches University of the Pacific Staff Project Management through the Assessment, Training, & Technology Division of the University.

Exceeding Customer Expectations
Dr. Joseph-Mathews is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific. She teaches several marketing courses including, international marketing, international business, advertising, and promotions, as well as hospitality and services management. Professor Joseph-Mathews has also published articles in tourism, marketing, and international business.

Effective Communication Skills
Lois is a Partner at Evolve Partner Group, LLC a consulting firm focused on talent development. She has her doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and masters in Public Administration/Healthcare Services Administration from the University of San Francisco. She specializes in effective communication, executive coaching, management succession, and organizational culture.

Creating a Competitive Strategy
Dr. Wadhwani is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific. He brings a foundation of practical industry experience to his teaching and research. Dr. Wadhwani was an associate at APM Inc, a leading management consulting firm. At APM, Dr. Wadhwani was engaged in both operations and strategic planning for organizations around the country.

Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers
Sally Hamilton, Ph.D. teaches accounting at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Pacific'sEberhardt School of Business. She has developed courses in Forensic Accounting and Fraud, SupplyChain Finance, and Accounting Information Systems. She has extensive industry experience including working over 10 years in Silicon Valley in a financial systems role for semiconductor companies. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA and also holds degrees from UC Davis and the University of San Diego.