Our Faculty

 

Our faculty members are duly qualified and are drawn from a wide range of academic disciplines and serve as advisors in guiding and assisting our students toward the completion of their specific educational programs. CIBU recognizes our faculty members as being instrumental in fulfilling our commitment of developing tomorrow’s global business leaders today.

Our faculty uses the Scandinavian methodology for teaching. That means your teachers work together so that your course work in all of your classes relates to each other. We even collaborate to make sure your workload is evenly spread across all your classes and across your semester.

University Administration 

 

Rasmus Wendt, PhD – President/ Chief Executive Officer

Brian Hawkins – Dean of Student Affairs and Dean, Undergraduate Program and Short-Term Courses

Anne Hyrup Madsen – Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Marcus Benniefield – Dean, Graduate Programs and Compliance Officer

Nicole Wittenborg – Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Amy Culley – Registrar/Principal Designated School Official, Administrative Officer

Ognjen Kovacevic – Librarian

Prasha Singh – Controller


Master of Business Administration, San Diego State University
Teaching specialization: Business and Information Technology
Master of International Business Administration, Alliant International University
Bachelor of Science Hotel and Restaurant Management Concentration in Accounting, Alliant International University
Teaching specialization: Accounting, Hospitality Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management

Jannet Armendariz serves as an instructor for CIBU MBA program. Jannet has her background in hospitality, accounting and marketing holds a Master’s Degree in international Business administration with emphasis in Marketing and a Bachelor in Hotel and Restaurant Administration with emphasis in Accounting both from Alliant International University in San Diego, CA.  Currently employed as the Director of Services at The US Grant Hotel a Luxury Collection by Marriott for the past 4 years.  She has over 17 years of experience in the hotel industry having worked in several departments such as Front Office, Accounting and Housekeeping. She has had the opportunity of task forcing and being part of the opening of new Starwood hotels such as W DC, W South Beach, Westin Lombard, Elemis Nebraska, Westin National Harbor, Sheraton Denver and Four Points by Sheraton Virginia.

Doctor of Business Administration, United States International University
Teaching specialization: Statistics, Methodology, Marketing, Research Methodology, Survey Methods
Master of Business Administration, Northeastern University
Teaching specialization: Business Communications, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management, Leadership, Business Strategy, English Composition, and Intercultural Communications

Master of Business Administration, Central State University
Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Economic History, Finance, Organizational Development and Culture
Master of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
Master of Science Economics, Arizona State University
Teaching specialization: Economics
Master of Education, San Diego State University
Teaching specialization: Career Development, Leadership, graduate instructor, undergraduate instructor

Susi Haugh, M.Ed., SPHR, offers over 25 years of business experience gained in a variety of industries, including hospitality, sales and marketing, staffing, not-for-profit, and higher education.  A long-term member of university adjunct faculty teams, she has held several leadership positions and most recently served as Director of Business Programs for International Students at University of California, San Diego.  She was an integral part of the establishment of a new AAA-rated property in San Diego as the HR Manager with The Lodge at Torrey Pines. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in Spanish, she spent a year abroad in Mexico City.  She has also been involved in career development and transition, having been a Certified Associate with Lee Hecht Harrison.  She earned a Professional Certificate in HR Management from UCSD Extension, and her Master’s Degree from  SDSU in Educational Technology, with ability to develop and deliver on-line courses as well as face-to-face. She is a Board-Certified Coach, and will completing a second master’s degree in December, 2018 in Organizational Leadership.   Passionate about helping others identify and use their strengths to the best of their ability, she is also trained in administering and evaluating results through Gallup’s StrengthsFinder.   Check out her website at www.careerstrengthsglobal.com!

Please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/susihaugh/

Master of Business Administration, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Teaching specialization: Marketing, New Trends in Hospitality, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship in Hospitality
Master of Business Administration, University of Illinois
Teaching specialization: Human Resource Management, Event Management, Business Internship, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Juris Doctorate, Western State University
Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University
Teaching specialization: Marketing, Strategic Global Management, Business Law, Business Ethics, Management
Master of Arts, Legal Psychology, Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology major, Sociology minor
Teaching specialization: Business Ethics, Business Law, Sociology, Psychology, graduate instructor, undergraduate instructor

Avneet Sidhu is a San Diego attorney, advising private and public entity clients on matters involving real property, environmental compliance, land use entitlement, and development. In the private sector, she advises clients on purchase and sale agreements and leases, appraisals related to highest and best use, financing documents and title issues. The assets involved with each deal vary, and include vacant land, single family residences, retail centers, and office buildings. In the public sector, Avneet serves as Deputy City Attorney for the city of San Marcos where she provides legal counsel for the Planning Commission.

Avneet is also adjunct professor at California International Business University. As a teacher, Avneet uses her legal background and research skills to provide high-level instruction and analysis, with the goal of practical application across fields. In addition to teaching business, law, and ethics courses, Avneet’s expertise spans a wide range of social impact areas, including psychology, sociology, and criminology; and, specific topics including jury decision-making, adolescent health, and research methodology

Throughout her legal career and as a teacher, Avneet focuses on developing and encouraging in others the critical thinking, clear communication skills, and quantitative and qualitative analysis necessary for success across fields.

Juris Doctor, University of Santa Clara School of Law
Bachelor of Arts Economics, San Diego State University
Teaching specialization: Business Law, Business Ethics, American Government, doctoral instructor, graduate instructor, undergraduate instructor

Judge Sturgeon has over 40 years’ experience in the legal field.  He was a criminal trial attorney before being appointed to the bench in 1988.  The San Diego Trial Lawyers Association named him 1990 and 2014 Trial Judge of the Year.  Judge Sturgeon is the former Dean of the California Judicial College.  He has taught many classes in Business Ethics and Legal Studies for many years.  He has sat on many boards of directors of various organizations in which ethics play a part.

Judge Sturgeon also has served as guest speaker for a variety of community organizations and clubs.  Some of his speaking topics include domestic violence, driving under the influence law, civil litigation, criminal litigation, and ethics in the courtroom.  Judge Sturgeon continues to be an active speaker on a variety of community subjects.

Doctor of Philosophy Organizational Leadership, University of the Rockies
Teaching specialization: Strategic Global Marketing, Executive Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy International Politics and Economics, Roskilde University
Teaching specialization: International Politics and Economics, Economic Development, International Management

Dr. Wendt serves as the president for CIBU and is also a professor at the MBA program. He has a background in international economics and holds a Ph.D. and MSc from Roskilde University in Denmark. Before joining CIBU, Dr. Wendt was a senior adviser working with innovation policy and international trade under the Nordic Council of Ministers. He has worked several years as international adviser and trade expert at the Confederation of Danish industry and has advised the Danish Government and the European Commission on Free Trade Agreements. Dr. Wendt has been research fellow and external lecturer at Roskilde University and published a number of articles and teaching material within international politics and economics.

Please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/rasmuswendt68/

Georg Schlueter, PhD, MSc, MBA – After completing his education in Technology and Business Management at the University of Technology Aachen, Germany, Dr. Schlueter pursued a diverse professional career in the United States.  He performed as chairman of international technology transfer in the nuclear energy industry, pioneered wireless communications for the marine industry, and, during the re-engineering hey-days, he led an innovative software design team for developing custom automation of complex business processes.  Prior to joining CIBU’s Faculty and its DBA Committee in 2013, he was a faculty member at University of Phoenix’s San Diego Campus for 20 years.  His interests in post-secondary education include, among other topics, International and Business Economics, Financial Analysis, Critical Thinking, Logistics, Operations Management and Project Management.