Faculty & Staff
Community Relations Coordinator
Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy from UCLA. MA in History from San Diego State University. BA in History from San Diego State University.
Mr. Bandy retired at the end of 2001 after 24 years working as a Case Officer in the CIA's Directorate of Operations (now known as the National Clandestine Service); 22 of those years were spent overseas in Europe, Latin America, North Africa, and South Asia. He spent the last five years of his career in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, where he concentrated on counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism operations in the Triborder area.
Mr. Bandy worked as an Independent Contractor for DEA and the California Department of Justice for several years in San Diego, concentrating on Mexican drug trafficking activities along the border and San Diego and Imperial counties.
Since March, 2011, Mr. Bandy has worked for Raytheon Corporation at the Army's Intel School at Fort Huachuca, in Arizona, where he is an instructor for the Advanced Source Operations Course.
Mr. Bandy also continues to teach online for Webster's main campus, where his course, SECR 5150, is cross listed as INTL 5890."
Mr. Barrett is a Professor and Chair of the Administration of Justice Program at Palomar College.
M.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Mr. Barrett has been an Associate Professor at Palomar College in the Administration of Justice Department since 1992. He received Palomar's 'Distinguished Faculty Award' in 1996. NISOD 'Excellence in Teaching Award' at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. He is a retired Police Lieutenant from Westchester County, NY 1971-92. He lectures nationwide in the area of police stress and post shooting trauma.
President / CEO Total Recall Learning, Inc.
Sales Highlights: teach and train corporate America and upper level students Personal Selling and Entrepreneurship along with Sales Management. Tim has been the primary business development and salesperson for Total Recall Learning (TRL) selling to the military, USA corporations, and individuals. I have raised over $500K of investments for TRL. I have written several articles on Sales and Selling along with a Total Recall entitled “Selling with Confidence” an online resource covering the “must knows” of Selling.
I am co-owner and CEO of Total Recall Learning, Inc. We developed and provide a retention technology system that ensures that people remember what they are trying to learn and makes sure they learn and retain much more than the usual 20%. We have recent assignments with corporate, government, military, and academic training or learning. His work involves product development, marketing, business development, and overall management.
Dr. Becker puts his doctorate together through teaching Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the university (undergrad and graduate) levels. I had over a decade of airline customer service, operations, and marketing work in management at American Airlines, Braniff International, and Compass Airlines (Australia). I developed and managed Braniff International’s international operations in US, Europe, South America, Hawaii, and Asia, all from its primary hub at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
Tim is the author of an advanced look at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, “Maslow Enhanced,”, a book “Challenge Givens,” “Marketing Masterfully,” and other business articles and studies.
I have helped start companies, managed and directed small to medium sized companies, all focusing on marketing, product development, and service development.
One thing, I truly like a blend of the marketing, training, and academic worlds because of the preparation it provides to handle upcoming challenges and opportunities. I am also a futurist that looks forward, predicts, and anticipates what might happen in the future.
My recent teaching includes students at San Diego State University, Webster University, Brandman University, and University of San Diego.
Bill L. Boggs
M.A. in Health Care Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. B.S. in Health Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Mr. Boggs has an extensive background in Health Care and Human Resource Management, as well as Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Management. Since 2000, he has served as a Consultant to Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki Motor Companies. He has previously held varied managerial positions with the County of San Diego and the U.S. Dept. of Justice. He holds several advanced training certificates, including Total Quality Management from California State University, Long Beach; Human Resource Management from University of California Irvine; and certificates from the U.S. Navy War College, U.S. Army School of Health Sciences and U.S. Dept. of Justice Counter-Terrorism and Disaster Management division. Mr. Boggs has had thirty articles published, covering a wide range of medical and law enforcement topics in various national publications. Mr. Boggs has taught at many universities, including National University, Chapman University, SCUPS, Park University and he has served as a consultant to ITT Technical School. He has received numerous awards throughout his career and is a member of several organizations, including the American Association Law Enforcement Trainers, the American Association of Criminal Justice Instructors, the American Public Health Association and the International Association Chiefs of Police.
Anthony J. Brandenburg
J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Commissioner Brandenburg was appointed to the San Diego County Municipal Court and then Superior Court as a Commissioner. He has an extensive background in alternative dispute resolution, property law, civil law and contracts law. He has taught and lectured for over 23 years nationwide and was recently selected to attend the National Judicial College and has been honored nationally and locally for his teaching programs which include the training of pro-tem judges. He was recently appointed to the teaching faculty at the National Judicial College in Reno Nevada and in 2003 was elected as President of the San Diego County Judges Association. Additionally he was President Elect of the California Court Commissioners Association and will serve as President of the Statewide organization from 2004 until 2006. Outstanding Professor of the Year for 1990 at Webster University.
M.A. in Human Development
Tom teaches in the Business & Organizational Security graduate program. He has taught college courses in business management and industrial safety. He is Security and Risk Manager for Cox California. He has spent his career in telecommunications field operations as well as security and loss prevention. He oversees physical security and asset protection for the Cox California and also manages environmental safety and compliance. Tom is responsible for emergency preparedness and response including business continuity planning. He has a master’s degree in organizational and business security management, with a BA in Human Development He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with the American Society for Industrial Security and Certified Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA) with the National Safety Council Tom was a Captain in the United States Army Reserve (Armor) He is a member of the San Diego Crimestoppers board of directors. Tom and his wife Carole live in Santee, California.
Ph.D. in Education and M.B.A. in Management from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Graduate Division
Dr. Bresler has served as Corporate Vice-President and Western Regional Director of Human Resources with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). His responsibilities included accountability for the strategic and operational effectiveness of HR service delivery in SAIC's domestic business units primarily West of the Mississippi River. He is also accountable for the effective management of SAIC's Employee Dispute Resolution Process. He is a nationally Life-Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and has also earned Certified Compensation Professional accreditation from World At Work, the professional society formerly known as the American Compensation Association. Dr. Bresler has played a volunteer leadership role in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for many years. He is a member of the SHRM National Foundation Board of Directors, having served as President of that Foundation in 2002. He is a member of the extension faculty at several San Diego-area universities, including Webster University, UCSD and Chapman University.
MBA from the Business School, University of Greenwich, London UK
Mr Hallett served in law enforcement with the Metropolitan Police Service at New Scotland Yard London. He served for 30 years retiring in 2005 as a Chief Inspector with the Serious Crime Directorate.
In 2001 he was awarded a Fulbright Police Research Fellowship and sponsored by the UK Government to study with SDSU and the San Diego Police Department. The findings of his research were adopted in London and at the core of their operational style of policing.
As the head of crime prevention he was responsible for integrating London’s surveillance system across its 32 boroughs.
He is a certified protection professional and a Board member of the San Diego Chapter of ASIS International. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He now works as an independent security consultant and lectures extensively.
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
B.A., Public Communication, Luther College, Decorah, IA B.A. Political Science, Luther College, Decorah, IA Ed.D. in process, Fielding Graduate University – Leadership and Social Justice
Professor Herring has been a faculty member of Webster University teaching management classes since 2010. She teaches for other Universities including University of Phoenix and Devry/Keller. Past positions include Director of Academic Affairs and Director of Career Services for California School of International Management, Faculty Trainer for University of the Rockies, Branch Manager for Newark Electronics, serving international markets. Professor Herring is a member of the Sloan Consortium, and American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, is certified with Quality Matters and has held several Board of Director positions for nonprofit organizations, including most recently Vice President for Eveoke Dance Theatre, Parkinson’s Association of San Diego and Financial Secretary for Survivor’s of Torture International (SOTI).
Masters Public Administration from Brenau College in Georgia
Mr. James is currently Director, Asset Protection with Jack in the Box, Inc. His responsibilities include all aspects of safety, security and loss prevention for all Jack in the Box Restaurants, Quick Stuff Convenience Stores and JBX Grills located throughout the country. Mr. James also served as VP of Security & Risk Management with AVI Foodsystems and the KFC restaurant division of PepsiCo. Mr. James retired from the U.S. Army Military Police after 20 years of service in 1992.Â He is a board member and President of the National Food Service Security Council, which is a component of the National Retail Federation. He holds the designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with ASIS International, participated in the CPP Role Delineation Committee and was a member of the CPP Item Development Group, which develops and writes test questions for the CPP examination. Additionally, Mr. James has served as a council chairman and chapter officer with ASIS in the past.
LL.M. from New York University School of Law
Mr. Levin is Assistant General Counsel and Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation where he handles all employment and labor matters, as well as litigation. Mr. Levin had many articles published in legal periodicals and appears as a guest on the television show "Contemporary Legal Issues." Mr. Levin sits as a Judge Pro Tem in San Diego Superior Court. Mr. Levin has served as the Faculty Mentor for the Human Resources Management Masters Degree Program at Webster University's San Diego Campus.
J.D. from University of Southern California Law School
Ms. McDonough brings her expertise in representing employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination suits to the classroom. As an attorney with the firm of Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, Ms. McDonough has had vast experience with advising clients with regard to employment issues, including reduction in force and wage and hour violations as well as litigating matters on their behalf. Ms. McDonough also conducts independent investigations for companies in retaliation, discrimination and harassment matters. Prior to joining her current firm, Ms. McDonough represented public entities in litigation involving the Government Tort Claims Act, civil rights actions, constitutional violations and contract disputes. She also represented insurance carriers and entertainment clients in litigation matters. Ms. McDonough has been an assistant instructor of the Pre-Trial Advocacy class at USC Law School for the past three years. She has taught law students such skills as successfully drafting and arguing motions, effective settlement techniques and the art of depositions.
Judy A. Parker
Judy Parker is President of JParker Communications (www.jparkercommunications.com), a marketing consulting firm that was established in 2005. Recent clients include San Diego Yacht Club, NIIT, Optimum Health, Belon Engineering, D’Lush, Legend Films, and John Wiley & Sons.
Parker has over 20 years of marketing experience. She was the Vice President of Marketing at Optimum Health Enterprises. She was also President and Director of Marketing for Devlin Design Group, Inc., an Emmy Award-winning, international broadcast design firm.
From 1998 - 1999, Parker was a part of Legoland California’s marketing team in launching its theme park in March 1999. Prior to her employment at Legoland, she managed the Discovery Communications International Program Sales’ marketing initiatives on behalf of the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and Animal Planet.
Parker is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego's School of Business. She has co-authored two publications for higher education: Retail Quality Management and an e-book in Global Marketing Management.
She received her MBA at the American Graduate School of International Management, or known as "Thunderbird", in 1995 and BA in Communications at the University of Southern California in 1990. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Diego Junior Theatre.
Mary J. Pietanza is the professional development manager for finance and is located in San Diego, CA. Mary has over 20 years experience working in the human resources and training and development functions in small to large organizations. Mary is responsible for structuring compliance, training and development opportunities for employees in the finance function at SAIC. In her previous role with the Organization and Talent Development Department at SAIC, Mary collaborated to align learning programs with strategy to build technical capabilities within the company. She is responsible for and oversees the analysis, development, implementation and measurement for onsite degree (MBA, Systems Engineering, Cyber Security/Information Assurance, etc.), education and certification programs with universities and related industry organizations, tuition reimbursement and building strategic educational and learning alliances and relationships for the enterprise. Mary is an experienced, certified facilitator and coach for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and PDI’s 360 Profilor™, has achieved certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources Management (SPHR) and completed a certificate in Performance Consulting and Strategic Partnering.
Mary Pietanza serves as a full adjunct professor at the San Diego Campus for Webster University, teaching courses in Organizational Behavior, Training & Development and Organizational Development & Change for master’s degree programs. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BSBA) from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (formerly the American Graduate School of International Management) in Glendale, Arizona and Geneva, Switzerland.
When not in the office Mary serves on the Board of Directors for the University of the Pacific Alumni Association and spends time with family, friends and pets, cooking, traveling, gardening and engaging in cultural events with her alumni associations and the San Diego Italian Film Festival.
BA in Economics, MBA in Finance, MA in Operations & Project Management.
Mr. Pigeon is a retired Navy Supply Corps Captain. He is the Senior Partner and Chief Financial Officer for US International Consulting, LLC. He has an extensive background in Capital Budgeting & Financial Restructuring and Analysis, Inventory Management, Program Management, and Acquisition. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Acquisition Professional, and Charted Financial Analyst (CFA).
Mr. Pigeon was selected Webster University's "Outstanding Professor" for years 1999 and 2001. Mr. Pigeon has served as the Faculty Mentor for the MBA and Finance Masters Degree Programs at Webster University's San Diego Campus.
M.B.A. from the University of San Diego Graduate School of Business
Mr. Preimesberger is Vice President for Administration and currently Director of Corporate Travel for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where he is responsible for approximately $250 million of travel expenses. Mr. Preimesberger has been with SAIC since 1984 and has served in various financial positions including Retirement Programs Manager, Financial Accounting Manager, SAP Finance Project Leader and Deputy Director of Internal Audit. Mr. Preimesberger is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of CPAs and Institute of Internal Auditors.
M.B.A. in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University, MIBA in International Business from United States International University and D.B.A. Candidate in Finance at Alliant International University.
Mr. Sayim has worked for the Ministry of Finance and private companies in Turkey as a financial analyst and consultant. He has conducted research on the effectiveness of the banking industry, the effects of foreign direct investments, and foreign ownership and firm performance. He has served as Faculty at University of Eskisehir Osmangazi, Turkey, Adjunct Faculty at Webster University and National University in San Diego, California."
D.B.A. in Economics and Marketing from United States International University and M.S. in Industrial Administration from University of Dallas in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Sharghi is President of Sharghi International Management, an international finance, international relations and global strategic planning management advisory services organization and Talla LLC, a Real Estate Management company with properties in the U.S.A. and Canada. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies for many years including his last position with Security Pacific Corporation as Senior Financial Analyst. He was responsible for financial analysis and asset/liability management for a $14 billion dollar operation, strategic plan, and operation plan review ($5 billion).
Dr. Sharghi has taught in the areas of Economics, Marketing, Finance and Business at a number of universities in the San Diego area and nation. He has been involved in higher education as a professor, administrator, Doctoral program mentor and researcher for 27 years and has written custom finance and accounting publications. His publications include Accounting and Finance for Managers, Financial Management and Profit, Planning and Control for Managers. Outstanding Professor of the Year for 1992 at Webster University.
B.A. degree in Psychology and Russian from the University of Calilfornia; Juris Doctor degree from George Washington School of Law in Washington, D.C. Graduate study in International Law at the University of Vienna, Austria.
Mr. Thibault spent more than 20 years in the Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency, serving in Asia, Europe and the United States. Currently, Mr. Thibault is the Managing Director of an International Security & Investigation Agency which serves the domestic and international business community as well as local and state government agencies. During the past 15 years, Mr. Thibault’s Agency has conducted numerous investigations involving corporate fraud, corruption, money-laundering and other violations of State and Federal laws including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, HIPPA and The Fair Credit Reporting Act. Such investigations typically focus on corporate disregard or mishandling of ethical and legal issues ranging from bribery and embezzlement to discrimination, employee Privacy, Identity Protection, and Workplace Violence.
Mr. Thibault is a court recognized Expert Witness in the field of Security, Investigations, and Intelligence and has testified in deposition and in trial court on numerous occasions.
Mr. Thibault is a licensed attorney, a licensed Private Investigator, holds a CPP (Certified Protection Professional) designation and is a member of the World Association of Detectives and the National Association of Former Chiefs of Police. Mr. Thibault serves as the Faculty Mentor for the Business and Organizational Security Management Masters Degree Program at Webster University's San Diego Campus.
Antonio F. Vianna
Master’s of Management. from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) B. S. Degree
in Biology from Union College (Schenectady, New York)
Mr. Vianna is a university-level educator and the author of 16 published books (fiction and non-fiction) and is a former Officer in the United States Air Force.
His business accomplishments are in the Human Resources function with 25+ years experience. He is a frequent television and radio guest offering tips and strategies about managing one's career. He is V. P. of Membership and Treasurer for Publishers and Writers of San Diego; a founding board member of Read Local San Diego; and a member of Military Writers Society of America. He also conducts workshops on “Re-Careering at any Age,” and “How to Write a Book and Get Published.”
MBA in Accounting and Systems from Northwestern University; D.B.A. (Doctorate of Business Administration) from Argosy University
Mr. White is a CPA in a public practice that is focused on management advisory services. He has had line management experience growing companies from start-ups to $24 million.