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Fall 2013 – New Faculty

Dr. Mujtaba Ahsan

Dr. Mujtaba Ahsan

Assistant Professor, Management

Dr. Mujtaba Ahsan started this fall at SDSU as a new assistant professor on the management faculty. His research and teaching interests are in the fields of entrepreneurship, strategy, and technology innovation and he currently teaches entrepreneurship courses to undergraduates. Ahsan, earned his Ph.D. in management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has previously taught at Pittsburg State University and Cal Poly Pomona.

"I am happy to be a part of the vibrant SDSU community as it provides an excellent environment for teaching and conducting research," said Ahsan. "I am also excited about the opportunity to mentor budding entrepreneurs at SDSU."

Dr. Ben Galvin

Dr. Ben Galvin

Assistant Professor, Management

Assistant professor, Dr. Ben Galvin, began the school year in SDSU's management department where he will teach and research leadership and organizational behavior. After earning his Ph.D. at Arizona State University, Galvin served as an assistant professor at University of Washington Bothell prior to his appointment at SDSU.

When asked why he chose to come to SDSU, Galvin said "After being away for almost 20 years, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to return home to San Diego. I look forward to doing research with the College of Business' amazing faculty and giving back to a city that I think deserves its slogan of 'America's Finest City'."

Dr. Brett Kawada

Dr. Brett Kawada

Assistant Professor, Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

Dr. Brett Kawada earned his Ph.D. accountancy from the University of Missouri, Columbia this fall and he joined the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy as an assistant accounting professor in August. Before he entered the world of academics, Kawada worked for eight years at KPMG in Honolulu, Hawaii.

"I'm thrilled to join the faculty of the Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University," said Kawada. "It's great to have such wonderful colleagues in my department and I look forward working with them and with our accounting students. Also, moving to a fantastic city similar to my native land of Hawaii was a plus as well."