Dr. Mohamad (Mo) Sepehri, Dean, School of Business and Public Administration, University of the District of Columbia, AIB-SE 2022 Chapter Treasurer
Mo Sepehri has a double Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, and has over 30 years of experience in market analysis and research. Prior to his graduate education, Mo served at several international corporations as the Director of Marketing, Director of the International Division, and the Assistant General Manager (VP level). He is a consultant and research analyst to business corporations, and has served as expert advisor and consultant to a number of city, county, and state governments in the areas of consumer research, transportation, market feasibility, economic impact and the “Blue Laws”.
Mo has written numerous scholarly works that have been published in professional publications. The ranges of topics include information technology and global business, leadership for the twenty first century, curriculum studies, behavioral and consumer market studies, and securities and exchange market analyses. He has been acknowledged in the Journal of Operations Management as an “outstanding contributor” on several occasions. Mo is a member of China Business Education Council in Jacksonville and is a board member/executive officer of the Academy of International Business–Southeast (USA) and he currently serves as the treasurer. He also serves on the Executive Board of the International Visitor Corps in Jacksonville and he has the designation of Citizen Diplomat by the U.S. Department of State.
Dr. Wendy Ritz, AIB-SE 2023 Academic Program Chair
Wendy Ritz draws on more than 20 years of international sales and marketing experience to introduce college students to a more applied learning environment. She strives to use projects that promote community engagement to expose students to real-world business dilemmas both domestically and abroad. In summer 2019, she served as a faculty member with Florida State University’s International Programs in Valencia, Spain. Wendy continues to remain current in industry and is a Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) Fellow. She serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Marketing Education. She serves as Associate Editor for the Personal Selling and Sales track for the Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science.
Dr. Rui-Shiun Liou, AIB-SE 2023 Program Chair Elect
Dr. Liou is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Tampa and has been an active contributor to discovery scholarship in top-tier academic journals, including the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, International Business Review and Journal of Business Research, among others. In the past decade, she has published over 20 papers on the topics of emerging market firms’ managers and acquisitions, cross-cultural management and global sustainability. She also contributed to the professional community by serving in various leadership roles, such as the editorial review board, and has a long history of supporting the Academy of International Business-Southeast Chapter.
Dr. Brittany Bauer, AIB-SE 2023 Marketing & Membership Director
Brittany Bauer is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Loyola University New Orleans and holder of both the Chase Minority Entrepreneurship Distinguished Professorship and John V. Conner Endowed Professorship. She earned her dual Ph.D. in marketing and international business from Saint Louis University in 2019. Furthermore, she received a Certificate for University Teaching Skills from the Center of Teaching Excellence and a Research Methods Minor during her doctoral studies.
Dr. Bauer received the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 College of Business Outstanding Research Awards. Her work has been published in well-respected journals such as the International Journal of Research in Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Advertising, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Product & Brand Management, and Academy of Management Perspectives. Dr. Bauer has an extensive research pipeline currently under review at top marketing and international business journals, and her work has also been noted in the media. She is an editorial review board member and ad-hoc reviewer for various academic journals. Moreover, Dr. Bauer is an active member of the American Marketing Association, Academy of Marketing Science, and Academy of International Business. She has also earned several Best Reviewer and Best Paper Awards at these national and international conferences.