James Katzenstein

James Katzenstein

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JAMES KATZENSTEIN

Full-Time Lecturer

(310) 243-3450

jkatzenstein@csudh.edu

 

Biography

My career has two halves. I became the first in my family to graduate college and served my country in the United States Air Force. I then joined corporate America developing a career as an engineer, a supervisor, a vice president of manufacturing, a management consultant, and finally, a CEO. I married and raised a family.

25 years ago I entered a transition period that included a return to school where I earned a PhD in organizational systems and began teaching at CSUDH. I developed a burning desire to share my experiences with young people and understood where the rest of my life would take me.

Since then I have been an academic, and a social entrepreneur. I study life in developing countries and help my students understand their place in the world through classes and study abroad trips. I use my consulting skills to help people in African countries improve their lives. I help my tenure-track faculty colleagues achieve tenure and I enhance the institutional reputation in the farthest corners of Africa through service and publishing.

 

Courses Taught at CSUDH

MGT 310, Management Theory

MGT 416, Leadership

MGT 490, Strategic Management Seminar

 

Publications

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