Current Coleman Fellows

 

Adjunct Professor Florence Cassel

Florence Cassel

Academic degrees (and where from):  Ph.D. - Soil Science and Agronomy, University of Wyoming.
M.S. + B.S. - Agricultural Engineering, Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers, France.

Department: Department of Plant Science

Courses taught (with entrepreneurship components): Soil and Water Management (SW 104), Irrigation Systems (SW 111)

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State?
Teach students that entrepreneurship can be integrated into Water/Irrigation management; interact with other Coleman Fellows to improve course design related to entrepreneurship 

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline?
Students have a very limited knowledge of entrepreneurship/business development opportunities in the areas of water and irrigation management.

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic? 
New irrigation technologies and innovative approaches to improve water use efficiency.

Emailfcasselss@csufresno.edu

Assistant Professor Mohan Dangi

Assistant Professor Lizhu Y. Davis

 Lizhu Davis

Academic degrees (and where from): Ph.D. in Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Department: Child, Family and Consumer Sciences 

Courses taught: (too many!!!) Textile Sciences, Fashion Merchandising Fundamentals, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Retail Buying, Fashion Study Tours, History of Costume, Social and Psychological Aspect of Clothing, Textile/Apparel Economics, Visual Merchandising and Fashion Entrepreneurship 

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? Be able to get connected with faculty and scholars that have the similar interest in entrepreneurship across the campus and work together to teach and promote entrepreneurship on campus 

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship as it applies to your discipline? Fashion industry is a very complex industry that offers lots of start up opportunities for people love fashion and are hard working. 

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic? opportunity recognition 

Email: lidavis@csufresno.edu

Adjunct Professor Dean Davis

Department: Fashion Design

Email: dedavis@csufresno.edu

Assistant Professor Hongwei Dong

Hongwei DongAcademic degrees (and where from):Ph.D. in Urban Studies, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Master in Regional Economics, Wuhan University
Bachelor in Urban Planning, Wuhan University
 
Department: Department of Geography and City and Regional Planning
 
Courses taught: Introduction to Urban Planning; Spatial Analysis; People and Places
 
What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? Being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State makes you a member of an inter-disciplinary group that you can always learn from, on entrepreneurship and many other things.   
 
Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? Students in my Introduction to Urban Planning Class learn about how planning policies can promote entrepreneurship and how cities act like entrepreneurs.
 
What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic? Entrepreneurship and urban economic development.

Email: hdong@csufresno.edu

Professor A.Sameh El Kharbawy

Professor Lynn Forsythe

Academic degrees (and where from): J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law; B.A., the Pennsylvania State University

Department: Finance and Business Law

Courses taught: BA 18, Business and the Legal Environment; BA 152, Law for Entrepreneurs

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? I enjoy meeting with my colleagues across campus and exploring how we can serve students who want to start their own businesses.

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? Law for entrepreneurs is critical for all types of enterprises and small businesses.  Law for entrepreneurs is not about avoiding risks; it is about being smart about the risks you take and minimizing them.

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic? There are so many topics in entrepreneurship law.  Some of my favorites are what form of intellectual property you should use, how to select a business form for your enterprise, and whether to hire independent contractors or employees.  

Email: lynn_forsythe@csufresno.edu

Associate Professor Dave Goorahoo

Assistant Professor Betsy Hays

Betsy HaysAcademic degrees (and where from): B.A. Journalism with an option in Public Relations, Fresno State. M.A. in Mass Communication, Fresno State.

Department: Mass Communication & Journalism

Courses taught: MCJ 152S Public Relations, MCJ 158S Public Relations Writing, MCJ 159S Public Relations Cases & Campaigns, MCJ 173 Media Ethics, and MCJ 177T Public Relations Entrepreneurship,.

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? Sharing ideas and best practices with my colleagues, as well as learning about new discplines and seeing where collaboration can occur.

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? The Public Relations industry is full of entrepreneurs, and many practitioners go in and out of entrepreneurship throughout their career. It’s important for students to know that the option is available to them, and how to excel at it if they chose the path. 

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic? Client Management. Successful managing clients is an art form, and one that takes a broad set of knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Email: bhays@csufresno.edu

Associate Professor Lisa Herzig

Department: Food Science and Nutrition

Email: lherzig@csufresno.edu

Associate Professor James Mullooley

James Mullooley

Academic degrees (and where from): 

PhD Anthropology, Columbia University
M.Phil Anthropology, Columbia University
MA Applied Linguistics, American University in Cairo
BA Anthropology & History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Department: Anthropology

Courses taught: 

Anth 111 (Ethnographic Opportunity Analysis)

(can be taken in place of ENTR 151. Opportunity Assessment)

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? 

Applying Anthropology and Entrepreneurship Across Campus

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? 

Ethnography and Entrepreneurship are the only two fields that practice “applied induction”. Ethnographic field observations (participant observation) of potential product consumers/service users is a scientifically proven means of generating solid data.

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic?  

Opportunity Analysis through Applied Induction (i.e., “thinking outside the box”).

Email: jmullooly@csufresno.edu

Assistant Professor  Frederick Nelson

Department: Education

Email: fnelson@csufresno.edu

Assistant Professor The M. Nguyen

Academic degrees (and where from): 

- BS in Mechanical Engineering - University of Oklahoma 
- MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering - University of Toledo, Ohio

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Courses taught: ME2, ME26, ME115, ME134, ME135, ME155, ME162, ME211, ME291T

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State?
- Interaction with other Fellows on campus, off campus and educators doing Entrepreneurship across the nation and globe.
- Acquisition of methods and frameworks in applying Entrepreneurship in Engineering.

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? In the age of technology, technology and engineering ventures become more popular. If students want to be on that boat, it is always better to understand about the field and how entrepreneurship works in that field.

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic?  Opportunity recognition

Email : then@csufresno.edu

Assistant Professor Raeisi Reza

Raeisi RezaAcademic degrees (and where from): PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Courses taught at CSU, Fresno:

Undergraduate:
ECE 1 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 71 Engineering Computations
ECE 85 Digital Logic Design
ECE 85L Digital Logic Design Laboratory
ECE 115 Computer Architecture
ECE 118 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming
ECE 120L Microcontroller Laboratory
ECE 176 Computer-Aided Engineering in Digital Design
ECE 178 Embedded Systems
ECE 191T Engineering Entrepreneurship
ECE 186A Senior Design I
ECE 186B Senior Design II

Graduate:
ECE 242 Digital System Testing and Testable Design
ECE 278 Embedded Systems
ECE 290 Independent Study
ECE 298 MS Project

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? Collaborate, share and apply my years of entrepreneurial experiences with my students and colleagues in the CSU Campus and having the opportunity to link with other Coleman Fellows.

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? In my opinion, entrepreneurships, innovations and leaderships have instigated inside the engineering disciplines. Understanding the importance of engineering should be in minds of anyone who has passion for entrepreneurships.

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic? My favorite entrepreneurship topic is a certificate in Art-Business-Engineering Entrepreneurships.  Creating contemporary entrepreneurship courses under one canopy within the academia (Lyles Center) to integrate students with background in variation of Arts, business and engineering disciplines should be set as the three pillars of entrepreneurship educations to be persuaded by Coleman Fellows at CSU, Fresno.

Email: rraeisi@csufresno.edu

Lecturer Craig Scharton

Academic degrees (and where from): MS Community Economic Development Southern New Hampshire University

Department: Craig School of Business

Courses taught at CSU, Fresno: Urban Entrepreneurship. I also taught Social Entrepreneurship a few years ago. 

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? I love the interaction between the different colleges with the Coleman Fellows. I also like having variety of perspectives within the students in my class. 

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? Entrepreneurs come from every field. For example, a fashion design student should know about Entrepreneurship if they develop a store or a product. 

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic? Entrepreneurship students tend to have curiosity and energy, because the are interested in creating something, which necessarily requires problem-solving. 

Assistant Professor Fariborz M Tehrani

Academic degrees (and where from): Ph.D. (UCLA), Deg. Eng (UCLA), MSCE (UCLA), MSGE (AUT), BSCE (SUT)

Department: Civil and Geomatics Engineering

Courses taught: CE110, CE131, CE133, CE136, CE137, CE161, CE180B, CE185, CE191T, CE233, CE237, CE291T, ENG191T

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? Networking

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? To improve infrastructure using sustainable practices

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic? Social Entrepreneurship 

Email: ftehrani@csufresno.edu

Assistant Professor Jes Therkelsen

Academic degrees (and where from):  Jes Therkelsen

B.A. in Geology, from Amherst College;

M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) from American University;

Department: Professor of Media Storytelling, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism

Courses taught: MCJ17 Photojournalism; MCJ30 Introduction to Multimedia Production; MCJ112 Audio Storytelling; MCJ113 Studio Production; MCJ116 Advanced Production; MCJ131 Media Design;

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? There are opportunities to collaborate with other Coleman Fellows around the country. Additionally, there are resources available that provide the means to promote entrepreneurial ideas in classes and to our colleagues. There are many positive results of being a Coleman Fellow.

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? To carry a media project from idea to execution takes a range of creative entrepreneurial skills, including distinct organization, clear management, and the ability to problem solve. Entrepreneurs look for potential gaps or opportunities within markets and our student media-makers need to develop that same flexible perspective of their industry. I believe entrepreneurial training needs to be a more central part of arts education, as it helps to create jobs, as well as assists artists to create their own opportunities.

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic?  Social entrepreneurship.

Email: jtherkelsen@csufresno.edu

Associate Professor Corey Whitehead

Academic degrees (and where from): Doctor of Musical Arts (2002), Master of Music (1993), and Bachelor of Music (1991) from The University of Arizona

Department: Music

Courses taught: Guitar

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? Sharing ideas with colleagues.

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? Without this knowledge my students would have to get a real job.

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic? The Entertainment Industry

Email: cwhitehead@csufresno.edu

Professor Tomasz Weilicki

Assistant Professor Wei Wu

Wei Wu PhotoAcademic degrees (and where from):

PhD in Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida, USA, 2010
MSc in Environmental Change and Management, University of Oxford, UK, 2005
BEng in Built Environment and Equipment Engineering, Hunan University, China, 2004

Department: Construction Management

Course Taught: 
CM1S: Orientation to Construction Management
CM4: Construction Graphics
CM131: Advanced Architectural Graphics
CM132: Advanced Architectural Design
CM191T: Construction IT and Entrepreneurship (to be developed for Coleman Fellowship)

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State: It's a privilege, simply put. To work with a group of leaders in the field of entrepreneurship with the resources provided by the Lyles Center, it is a bless to be part of the process that promotes entrepreneurship on our campus, and cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs among our students.

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline: Construction industry is one of the largest industries in this country which accounts for 9% of the GDP. Approximately 7.7 million people are employed in this industry. Construction industry is also one of the most exciting industries that involve a broad spectrum of stakeholders, attract a diverse group of talent in science, engineering, technology and business, and cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship.

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic: Construction Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the topic I'm interested in. Just like social media that is revolutionizing our daily life, Construction ICT is reshaping the construction industry fundamentally by transforming the way we do business.

Email: weiwu@csufresno.edu

Professor Manoochehr Zoghi

Academic degrees (and where from):  B.S., M.Eng. (Master of Engineering) from J.B. Speed School, University of Louisville; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati - all degrees in Civil Engineering.

Department: Professor of Lyles College of Engineering, Director of Construction Management Program

Courses taught: Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Analysis, Foundation Design, Earthquake Engineering, Construction Management Orientation, Seminar Series.

What is the best part of being a Coleman Fellow at Fresno State? OPPORTUNITIES: collaborating with other Coleman fellows, excellent resources provided by the LCIE, participating in CEO and Experiential Classroom, etc., which enable us to promote the entrepreneurship in our fields. It has had a positive impact on our programs in engineering and construction management.

Why should Fresno State students learn about how entrepreneurship applies to your discipline? It is obviously a natural fit/transformation for engineering and construction management students. More than that, it is a "mindset."

What is your favorite entrepreneurship topic?  Social entrepreneurship

Email: mzoghi@csufresno.edu