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

Faculty Members:

Russell Arden, M.B.A.
Master of Business Administration, San Diego State University
Teaching specialization: Business and Information Technology

Jannet Armendariz, M.B.A
Master of International Business Administration, Alliant International University
Teaching specialization: Accounting, Hospitality Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management

Tem E. Bugarin, D.B.A.
Doctor of Business Administration, United States International University
Teaching specialization: Statistics, Methodology, Marketing, Research Methodology, Survey Methods,

Julie Ensign, M.B.A.
Master of Business Administration, Northeastern University
Teaching specialization: Business Communications, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management, Leadership, Business Strategy, English Composition, and Intercultural Communications

Dan Ershadi, M.B.A.
Master of Business Administration, Central State University
Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Economic History, Finance, Organizational Development and Culture

David Flesh, M.B.A.
Master of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
Master of Science Economics, Arizona State University
Teaching specialization: Economics

Susi Haugh, M.Ed.
Master of Education, San Diego State University
Teaching specialization: Career Development, Leadership

Brian P. Hawkins, M.B.A
Master of Business Administration, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Teaching specialization: Marketing, New Trends in Hospitality, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship in Hospitality

Robin Heckler, M.B.A
Master of Business Administration, University of Illinois
Teaching specialization: Human Resource Management, Event Management, Business Internship, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Peter McLaughlin, J.D.
Juris Doctorate, Western State University
Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University
Teaching specialization: Marketing, Strategic Global Management, Business Law, Business Ethics, Management

Avneet Sidhu, LL.B., M.A.
Master of Arts, Legal Psychology, Simon Fraser University
Teaching specialization: Business Ethics, Business Law, Sociology, Psychology

Eddie Sturgeon, J.D.
Juris Doctor, University of Santa Clara School of Law
Teaching specialization: Business Law, Business Ethics, American Government

Jessica Talia, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy Organizational Leadership, University of the Rockies
Teaching specialization: Strategic Global Marketing, Executive Leadership

Rasmus Wendt, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy International Politics and Economics, Roskilde University
Teaching specialization: International Politics and Economics, Economic Development, International Management

Trine Mach, Visiting Scholar