College of Business & Public Affairs

Office: 312 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2304
Email: Department Chair

Management -- Department Faculty

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301 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-2306
Gerard A. Callanan
Management (2001)
B.B.A., Temple University
M.B.A, LaSalle University
Ph.D., Drexel University

Dr. Callanan received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Drexel University. Prior to his appointment at West Chester University, he was a Vice President with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. During his twenty-two years at the Federal Reserve, Dr. Callanan held a number of senior posts, including responsibility for discount window lending and credit and risk management. A member of the Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association, his research on a variety of management topics has appeared in a number of scholarly publications. He is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Career Development, published by Sage in 2006 and co-author of the fourth edition of the textbook Career Management published by Sage in 2010.

Lisa Calvano
333a Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-2649
Lisa Calvano
Management (2011)
Assistant Professor
BS,Drexel University
MSc, London School of Economics
MBA, Temple University
PhD, Temple University

Dr. Calvano’s teaching and research focus on the social and environmental impact of business on employees, families and communities. At WCU she teaches Business and Society, Human Resource Management and Sustainable Business at the undergraduate level and Environments of Business in the MBA program. She is also the faculty advisor for WCU’s undergraduate Net Impact chapter. Her current research explores how employees balance eldercare and work and workplace-based eldercare assistance. She has also studied community responses to the casino and extractive industries. Her research has been published in Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics Education and Organization. Prior to entering academia as a second career, Dr. Calvano worked as a nonprofit manager in the field of community development.

Kelly Fisher
333b Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-0058
Kelly Fisher
Assistant Professor
MBA, University of North Florida
PhD, Monash University

Dr. Fisher received her Ph.D. in Management (with a focus on leadership) at Monash University in 2010 and her MBA from University of North Florida. Before coming to West Chester University, she taught for three years at Texas A&M University Kingsville. Dr. Fisher has published in top journals, such as Military Psychology and Journal of Organizational Behavior, and presented at conferences sponsored by the Academy of Management (national and affiliates), International Leadership Association, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, and Inter-University on Armed Forces and Society, among others. Her research interests are in leadership, culture, and gender differences as influenced by context. Her prior career to academe was in the United States Navy. She has also accumulated more than 9 years of experience of living and working abroad.

Gouhua Jiang
324 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-0026
Guohua Jiang
Management (2013)
Assistant Professor
Msc, University of Reading (UK)
Ph.D., Temple University

Dr. Guohua Jiang received his Ph.D. degree in International Business from Temple University’s Fox school of Business. His primary research interests include international strategy of emerging market firms, knowledge management of multinational corporations, and international entrepreneurship. Dr. Jiang has published in International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning and Asian Business and Management. Dr. Jiang also holds an MSc in International Management from the University of Reading, UK. He has extensive industrial experiences as well, and worked as project manager and department manager in several foreign subsidiaries in China.

Arun Kumaraswamy
333b Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-0053
Arun Kumaraswamy
Management (2014)
Associate Professor
B. Tech., IIT-Madras (India)
Ph.D., New York University

Arun Kumaraswamy received a PhD in Management from NYU’s Stern School of Business in 1996. Before joining West Chester University, he taught at Rutgers University (Camden), Singapore Management University, and Temple University. Arun studies the management of innovation and growth, and has published in journals such as AMJ, SMJ, Organization Science and MIS Quarterly. He also has co-edited the book Managing in the Modular Age: Architectures, Networks and Organizations, and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Management. Arun typically teaches the undergraduate and MBA Strategy capstone courses but, elsewhere, has taught graduate courses in global strategy, management of innovation, M&A, management of growth and turnarounds, and organization theory.

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307 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-2305
Evan A. Leach
Management (1993)
Associate Professor and Chair
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., West Chester University
M.A., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University

Dr. Evan Leach received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University. His research interests lie in the area of performance measurement, particularly in Not for Profit Organizations. In addition Dr. Leach conducts research on Management pedagogy, specifically in the area of team effectiveness. His research has been published most recently in Education and Training, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and the Journal of Management Education.

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307 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-2363
Charles H. McGee
Management (1987)
Associate Professor
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., University of Southern California
Ph.D., Northwestern University

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312A Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-2285
David F. Perri
Management (2002)
Associate Professor
B.A., College of the Holy Cross
M.A., The Pennsylvania State University

Prior to his appointment at West Chester University, Mr. Perri was Senior Vice President of the Health Services Company of Siemens AG, managing a technical division of 1200 employees operating in 20 countries. Mr. Perri officially retired from Siemens AG in 2002 to pursue a full-time teaching and research position, focusing on International Business and Operations Management. He has published in a number of scholarly journals on the topics of Conflict Management, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Perri serves on several boards in the private sector, and is frequently called upon for technical and management consulting.

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308 Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-2296
Paul F. Rotenberry
Management (2005)
Associate Professor
B.A., Widener University
M.A., The University of Akron
Ph.D., The University of Akron

Dr. Rotenberry earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. Before coming to West Chester University, Dr. Rotenberry taught in the Colleges of Business Administration at Cleveland State University and the University of Akron. In addition, Dr. Rotenberry taught in the University of Akron's Community and Technical College, along with the College of Arts and Sciences. As a member of the Academy of Management, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, and the Society for Human Resource Management, Dr. Rotenberry's research falls into two streams: pedagogy and the understanding and prediction of human behavior. His pedagogical research has covered effective methods of teaching topics ranging from persuasive communication to emotions in the workplace. Dr. Rotenberry's empirical research has covered subjects such as the influence of job involvement on employee performance and the validity of the in-basket assessment method.

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323c Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-2409
Rani G. Selvanathan
Management (1986)
Associate Professor
B.S., University of Delhi (India)
M.S., University of Delhi (India)
Ph.D., University of Delhi (India)
Ph.D., University of Paris (France)

Dr. Selvanathan has a Ph.D. in Operations Research from University of Delhi, India and another Ph.D. in Transportation Economics from the University of Paris, France. Dr. Selvanathan is certified as a production and inventory manager (CPIM) by the American Production & Inventory Control Society. She enjoys teaching courses in her field of specialty and is currently interested in studying the movement of world economies.

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333a Anderson Hall
Phone: 610-436-2867

Matthew Shea
Management (2011)
Assistant Professor
BA, Connecticut College, 1993
MBA, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
MHA, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
PhD, Temple University, 2012

Matthew Shea is a research fellow in Willis Research Network, where he investigates the financial materiality of sustainability as it concerns environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. This effort follows the publication of The Global State of Sustainable Insurance by the Insurance Working Group of the United Nations' Environmental Program's (UNEP) Finance Initiative, where Matthew Shea served as the lead researcher. His other research interests include social entrepreneurship and not-for-profit management. He has published in the Journal of Social Entrepreneurships and presents his research at the Academy of Management and the Babson College Entrepreneurships Research Conference. His managerial career includes 11 years at a not-for-profit, retirement community.

Ma Ga Yang
324a Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 436-0025
Ma Ga (Mark) Yang
Management (2013)
Assistant Professor
B.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea)
M.B.A., University of Toledo
Ph.D., University of Toledo

Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. in Manufacturing and Technology Management and M.B.A. in Operations Management from the University of Toledo. Prior to joining West Chester University, Dr.Yang taught in the School of Business at College of Charleston, SC as a visiting professor. Dr. Yang has engaged in research in the interface among operations management, sustainability, supply chain management, and information and technology. Dr. Yang is the recipient of 2010 APICS Plossl Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award and other several best research paper awards. His articles have been published in journals, including Benchmarking: An International Journal, International Journal of Business Excellence, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Services and Operations Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Computers & Education.

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312a Anderson Hall
Phone: (610) 738-0588
Xiaowei (Linda) Zhu
Management (2006)
Associate Professor
B.S., Beijing Union University (China)
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Xiaowei Zhu received her PhD in Production Operations Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and M.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Iowa. Her research interests include supply chain management, outsourcing, quality management and mixed channel. Dr. Zhu has several papers published in leading journals, including Journal of Business Research, Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Production Economics and others. Dr. Zhu is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science and Decision Science Institute.

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Anderson Hall 323C
Phone: (610) 738-0451
Monica Zimmerman
Management (2008)
B.S., Messiah College
M.B.A., The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Temple University
C.P.A., Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Monica Zimmerman, PhD, CPA teaches entrepreneurship, business policy/strategic management at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has published and presented many studies addressing the management teams, legitimacy, and initial public offerings (IPOs) of early stage companies. Her research has been published in top academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business Management, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Dr. Zimmerman also serves as the Director of the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center at West Chester University ( The Cottrell Center promotes entrepreneurship literacy and provides experiential learning opportunities for West Chester University students by assisting Pennsylvania based early stage and small companies.