Riding out crisis

California State University Professors Teresa Swartz and Gary Wishniewsky

Today we will talk about business education. Since the onset of the global financial crisis and economic slowdown, unemployment has soared to over 6 million. Many of those who have recently lost their jobs are graduates, who were previously in high demand and attracted generous salaries. Will they now have to change their skills and tighten their belts? Will business schools help find a way out of the crisis? We’ll be discussing this with California State University Professors Teresa Swartz and Gary Wishniewsky.

Teresa Swartz, Dean, Business and Economics School, CSU

1953 - born in Pennsylvania
1974 - graduates, Clarion State College (now Clarion University)
1977 - MBA, Clarion State College (now Clarion University)
1981 - PhD in business administration, Ohio State University
1980 - Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, College of Business, Arizona State University
1989 - acting Research Director, First Interstate Centre for Services Marketing, Arizona State University
1991 - Professor, Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University
1994 - Director of Undergraduate Programmes, College of Business, California Polytechnic State University
1995 - marketing area co-ordinator, College of Business, California Polytechnic State University
1999 - Associate Dean and Director of undergraduate programmes, College of Business, California Polytechnic State University
2002 - Dean, Orfalea College Of Business, California Polytechnic State University
2007 - Dean, College of Business and Economics, California State University
2008 - Professor, College of Business and Economics, California State University

Gary Wishniewsky, Professor, College of Business and Economics, CSU

1946 - born in Ohio
1969 - graduates, Antioch College
1973 - marketing research supervisor, Wade West Associates, San Francisco
1976 - regional representative, experiment in international living, San Francisco and Brattleboro
1982 - senior manager, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
1984 - MBA in finance, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
1985 - MBA in marketing, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
1987 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
1994 - Lecturer, California State University
1996 - DBA, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
1996 - programme coordinator, Satraconsult, Jakarta
1997 - academic director, Moscow MBA Programme, College of Business and Economics, California State University
2000 - interim director of graduate programmes, College of Business and Economics, California State University
2001 - executive assistant to the dean of International Programmes, College of Business and Economics, California State University
2003 - Director, International Programmes, College of Business and Economics, California State University