Six Professors Join CBA

Faculty Combine Industry Experience with Academic Excellence

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They have studied at some of the best institutions in New York, Tennessee and Paris.

Some are entrepreneurs.

One is a lawyer.

Collectively, they have more than 40 years of industry experience.

Now, they're calling the College of Business Administration home. Please join us in welcoming our new faculty members.


Professor FiskSharyn Fisk
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Sharyn Fisk has nearly 15 years of experience dealing with civil and criminal tax disputes as a principal at Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez in Beverly Hills. She received her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark and her master of laws degree from New York University School of Law. She has also taught taxation courses at Cal State Northridge, Golden Gate University and Chapman University School of Law.


Professor GuoXuguang (Steve) Guo
Assistant Professor of Management

Steve Guo received his doctorate from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Before joining Cal Poly Pomona he worked as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and taught human resource management, compensation and benefits for undergraduate and MBA students. His research focuses on compensation, employee benefits and entrepreneurship. He has been published in Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations Review and other journals.


Professor HuynhCandice Huynh
Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management

Candice Huynh recently completed her doctorate in operations and decision technologies from The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. She graduated magna cum laude in mathematics and economics from UC San Diego. Her research interests cover game theory for operations management, supply chain management and decision theory.


Professor KushevTrayan Kushev
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Trayan Kushev has joined Cal Poly Pomona from the University of Louisville, where he recently completed his doctorate in entrepreneurship. At the University of Louisville he taught various entrepreneurship courses such as entrepreneurial creativity and innovation and entrepreneurial finance. He also has experience working with for-profit and nonprofit startups. Kushev's research focuses on the psychological aspect of being an entrepreneur.


Professor OakleyJared Oakley
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Jared Oakley holds a doctorate and a master of business administration in marketing and supply chain from the University of Memphis. While completing his degree, he taught classes in consumer behavior and principles of marketing and was selected to participate in the American Marketing Association-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium. His research focuses on sales force management, strategy and policy. In addition to a number of conference proceedings, Oakley’s work has been published in the Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Advertising and the Journal of Relationship Marketing. Prior to joining academia, he worked for FedEx, where he held positions in sales management, sales training and product development.


Professor PizarroNelson Pizarro
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Nelson Pizarro received his doctorate at Grenoble Ecole de Management, where he focused his primary research on opportunity design and sustainable organizations. Pizarro’s research has been published in the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Academy of Entrepreneurship and Economies et Societes. His areas of specialty include entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity, new venture creation, strategy and business modeling. Before joining Cal Poly Pomona, he was an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at California Lutheran University as well as a faculty member at Cal State Chico and The Evergreen State College in Washington. He has founded six companies, including EcoStatic Inc. He also has experience in a corporate environment working for multinational companies such as Brother International Corp. and, in the government sector, working for Miami Dade College and the City of Gainesville, Florida.