Business Department Faculty    


Andrew Bargerstock    
CPA, Associate Professor of Management,
Director of the MBA Program
 
B.A. Economics, Muhlenberg College
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
C.P.A., Pennsylvania 
Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management

Andrew Bargerstock has been an executive with a Fortune 500 company, established two successful businesses, and consulted with many companies including Allstate Insurance, BJC Health System, W.L. Gore & Associates, US Patent and Trademark Office, and Virginia Department of Social Services. He was one of two professors in the USA to be awarded the Lean Enterprise Institute's (LEI) 2009 Excellence in Lean Accounting Professor Award.  Recently, he published two research articles in lean accounting in Management Accounting Quarterly (2011, 2013).  Bargerstock and Ye Shi (see below) co-authored a management accounting ethics paper that was named IMA's 2014 Carl Menconi Award: Best Case Study in Business Ethics (title: Watson Water Technologies).  He continues to consult with organizations on implementing lean and lean accounting.
 
 
 
Kenneth Cavanaugh    
   Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics
 
   A.B. cum laude, Yale University
   M.P.A., Princeton University
   M.A., Stanford University
   Ph.D., University of Washington

Kenneth L. Cavanaugh, Ph.D. is Professor of Applied Statistics and Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific papers, in publications such as Social Indicators Research; Proceedings of the American Statistical Association; Psychology, Crime, and Law; The Journal of Mind and Behavior; Journal of International Money and Finance.
 
David Goodman    
Associate Professor of Management
Director of the BA program
 
B.A., McGill University (Canada)
M.B.A., Ph.D., Maharishi International University

David Goodman is a board member of the Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association and is a consultant and small business owner. He has written many funded business plans and consults with companies on how wealth can be sustainably created.


Rachel Goodman    
Associate Professor of Government
 
M.A., M.S., Maharishi International University
Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management
 

Rachel Goodman has taught many courses in Maharishi's approach to government and world peace through development of collective consciousness, as well as several courses in career strategies and communications skills. She has completed seven research studies on trends in government and quality of life; authored several papers on government trends, collective consciousness, and world peace including two in the conference proceedings of the Midwest Political Science Association and the American Political Science Association; edited or co-edited three books of theoretical and research studies including Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace, Consciousness-Based Education and Government (both published by MUM Press), and The Transcendental Meditation Program in Criminal Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention published by Haworth Press. She also has a chapter in the book, Perspectives on Human Security: National Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention, published by the Canadian Peace Research and Education Association.
 
William Graff    
   Assistant Professor of Accounting
 
   B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
   M.A., M.B.A., Maharishi International University
   C.M.A. • C.P.A.

 
William Graff has extensive experience in teaching internationally. He has been teaching at the University’s partner institution in China and has previously been director of the Maharishi School of Management in Limuru, Kenya. Professor Graff has consulted with the World Bank on finance and accounting systems for the government of Uganda.
 

Dennis Heaton    
   Professor of Management,
   Director of the Ph.D. Program,
   Dean of International Programs
 
   B.A., University of Notre Dame
   M.A., West Georgia College
   Ed.D., Boston University

Dennis Heaton earned his Ed.D. in educational leadership. His areas of research interest include consciousness, holistic health, peak performance, and higher stages of human development and their implications for leadership. 

Dennis Heaton's CV
 
Scott Herriott    
Co-Chair of the Department of Business Administration Professor of Management
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Expansion Council Chair
B.A. summa cum laude, Dartmouth College
M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University
Professor Herriott’s research interests include issues of cooperative strategy in business policy. Specific projects include studies of electric utility power pools, cooperative advertising, risk pooling, partial acquisitions, information channels in markets, and the implications of Maharishi Vedic Science for theories of motivation, job design, and management decisions.
 

Vicki Herriott    
Associate Professor of Law and Government
Co-chair of the Department


B.A., Wellesley College
J.D., Boston University School of Law
LL.M., New York University School of Law

Vicki retired from the full-time practice of law in 1983 to co-found the Institute for Research on Consciousness and Human Development with her late husband, Charles (Skip) Alexander. Under the auspices of the Institute they studied the effects of the practice of TM on a variety of populations including a project with institutionalized elderly and groundbreaking research in Israel on the effects of the collective practice of the advanced TM and TM Sidhi program on society as a whole. Vicki teaches Business Law, Taxation, Human Resource Management, Mediation and Negotiation, and Environmental Law. She is currently studying the natural laws relating to management and decision-making.


Ayako Huang    
Assistant Professor of Management
Quality Assurance Coordinator of Maharishi Institute, South Africa

Ph.D.,  Maharishi University of Management
M.P.A., Eastern Washington University
B.A., Eastern Washington University


Ayako Huang studies the field of human behavior in licensing contracts, integrating decision theory and unforeseen events to explore the new contractual phenomenon. She is particularly interested in organizational behavior, strategic management, transaction-cost economics and sociology to help better understand how a theory of business-to-business contractual behavior ought to be developed.


Anil Maheshwari    
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems

B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Dr. Anil Maheshwari is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) at MUM. He directs the new MIS Graduate Certificate program at MUM. He has taught MIS at many universities, including 3 years at the City University of New York. He also brings 20 years of rich IT industry experience including 9 years at IBM. Among other adventures, he successfully ran a marathon.


Bruce McCollum    
   Assistant Professor of Management

   B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management



 
Bruce McCollum has taught courses in management information systems, communications skills, operations management, statistics, and introduction to business courses. He served as director of administration for a branch campus of a university. His dissertation topic was leadership development through self-development.
 

Wendy Sanchez    
Assistant Professor of Management

B. A., Chinese Culture University (Taiwan)
M. B. A., Long Island University
Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management



Wendy Sanchez has taught business courses including marketing management, public finance and economics for 20 years. Her areas of research interest also include higher states of consciousness. She is also interested in exploring Maharishi Vedic knowledge and the classical literature (Sanskrit).


Sabita Sawhney    
   Assistant Professor of Management
 
   B.A. (Delhi University, India)
   B.B. ( Information Management, Western Illinois University)
   M.B.A ( Supply Chain Management, Western Illinois University)
   Ph.D. ( Supply Chain Management, Maharishi University of Management)

Professor Sawhney teaches courses in operations management, supply chain management, marketing management, and marketing research. Her areas of research interest include green supply chains, buyer-supplier partnerships, self development and trust. She has presented papers at several prestigious conferences including Purchasing and Operations Management Society (POMS), Decision Science Institute (DSI), and Midwest Business Administration Association (MBAA).


Jane Schmidt-Wilk    
   Professor of Management
 
   B.A., Oberlin College
   M.B.A., Maharishi International University
   Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management
 
Jane Schmidt-Wilk is Dean of Teaching and Learning, Director of the Center for Management Research at M.U.M., and former editor of the Journal of Management Education. Her publications explore the role of development of consciousness in business and management education.
 
Ye Shi (Linlin)    
Assistant Professor of Accounting

B.A., Hebei University of Economics and Business, China
M.B.A., Maharishi University of Management



Professor Shi teaches lean accounting and CMA review courses online as well as on campus. She is the creator and instructor of five online lean accounting courses. She has extensive international accounting experience and earned the Lean Accounting Certificate. Her areas of research interest include lean accounting and sustainable management.


Edi Shivaji    
 Adjunct Professor of Management Information Systems

B.Tech, M.S. Indian Institute of Technology
M.B.A. Indian Institute of Management
Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management


Dr. Edi Shivaji holds a Ph.D. in Business Management from Maharishi University of Management, a B.Tech and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology--Madras, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management—Bangalore. He brings a total of over 35 rich years of experience in IT industry including 10 years with Satyam, in the US, India, and Abu Dhabi. He is also a Certified IS Auditor. He has taught Systems Analysis and Design, Operations Research modeling, Database Management, DB2 and Oracle programming, IT Governance, IT Program and Project Management, among other courses.


Ravi Subramaniam    
   Instructor of Accounting

   B.B.A., University of Madras, (India)
   M.com., University of Madras, (India)
   M.phil (commerce)., University of Madras (India)

 
Ravi teaches courses in accounting, finance and business practicum on campus as well as online. He has extensive experience teaching internationally. His area of research interest includes ethical behavior of accountants, ethical behavior and brain, consciousness based education for brain integration. He is also interested in exploring Maharishi Vedic knowledge and classical literatures (Sanskrit & Tamil) to that of contemporary management.
 

Richard Thompson    
   Assistant Professor of Management
   Director of the MBA in Sustainable Business
 
   B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Maharishi University of Management

 

Richard Thompson’s primary areas for research and teaching/consulting activities include international business and distance education. He has developed collaborative programs between MUM and institutional partners in Asia and the Caribbean.


Steve Totino    
   Assistant Professor of Accounting
 
   B.S., Oglethorpe University
   M.B.A., Maharishi University of Management
   C.P.A., Iowa

 
Steven Totino is a pioneer of distance education for the MBA Accounting Professionals program at MUM. He is the creator and instructor of four online CPA Review Courses. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Iowa and has experience working in public accounting and the not-for-profit sector. He actively contributes to the course capture and creation of new distance education courses. He is co-creator of the Science and Technology of Consciousness course for the MBA Accounting Professionals program and the Computer Professionals program.
 
Zhu Yunxiang    
Professor of Management
Vice-President of Asia Expansion
 
B.A., Fuyang Teachers College, China
B.S., Maharishi International University
M.B.A., Maharishi University of Management
DWP Honoris Causa, Maharishi University of Management

The Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco awarded Zhu the gold medal of World Culture Development for his contribution in facilitating the culture exchanges and educational exchanges between China and USA.
 
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