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Peter Johnson
Director
Westgate Center for Leadership & Management Development
Eberhardt School of Business
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211
westgate@pacific.edu

Management Certificate Program Instructors

THOMAS BRIERTON
Legal Issues in Employee Relations
Mr. Brierton is an Associate Professor of Business Law at the University of the Pacific. He specializes in Human Resource and Employment Law topics. Mr. Brierton has been involved in both the academic and legal environments for the past twenty years. As an attorney he has litigated a wide variety of cases in private practices and served as a consultant to many businesses in the employment and commercial law areas.

CYNTHIA WAGNER-WEICK
Designing Innovative Organizations
Dr. Wagner-Weick teaches courses in Strategic Management and Policy, Management of Technology, Product Innovations, and Global Business. Her work has required travel to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the former USSR. She has also been a technology consultant to the United Nations Development Program, and a research scientist at Bateele Columbus Laboratories.

CHRIS SABLYNSKI
Building Leadership Effectiveness
Dr. Chris Sablynski received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Washington in 2002. Prior to his academic career, Chris was employed by or contracted with such organizations as Microsoft, The Hay Group, Chase, and Dun & Bradstreet. Over the last several years, he has developed and facilitated a variety of supervisory, management and executive level training programs for many public sector organizations such as the Franchise Tax Board and the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.

ERIC TYPPO
Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers
Dr. Eric Typpo has professional and academic training in accounting. He worked as an auditor at an international accounting firm as well as at a local firm before getting a Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1994. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Pacific, he was a faculty member at the University of Houston. He teaches classes in financial accounting, managerial accounting and financial statement analysis. His research has primarily involved the effect of accounting information on capital markets.

SACHA JOSEPH-MATHEWS
Exceeding Customer Expectations
Dr. Joseph-Mathews is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific. She teaches several marketing courses including, international marketing, international business, advertising and promotions, as well as hospitality and services management. Professor Joseph-Mathews has also published articles in tourism, marketing and international business.

LOIS LANG
Effective Communication Skills
Lois is a Partner at Evolve Partner Group, LLC a consulting firm focused on talent development. She has her doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and masters in Public Administration/Healthcare Services Administration from the University of San Francisco. She specializes in effective communication, executive coaching, management succession and organizational culture.

KEVIN SEIBERT
The Art of Negotiation
Mr. Seibert is a partner in Sacramento's largest law firm. He is a trial attorney specializing in business litigation, including contract, real estate, construction and employment disputes. In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, Mr. Seibert serves as a professional mediator helping parties and their attorneys resolve disputes.

DANIEL WADHWANI
Creating a Competitive Strategy
Dr. Wadhwani is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific. He brings a foundation of practical industry experience to his teaching and research. Dr. Wadhwani was an associate at APM Inc, a leading management consulting firm. At APM, Dr. Wadhwani was engaged in both operations and strategic planning for organizations around the country.