Carlson Global Institute Faculty
Each year the Carlson Global Institute collaborates with faculty and instructors to deliver robust educational experiences for Carlson School students. These include*:
Mark E. Bergen is the James D. Watkins Chair in Marketing at the Carlson School of Management. Bergen's research focuses on pricing and channels of distribution, where he has studied issues such as pricing as a strategic capability, price wars, pricing as truces, pass-through, branded variants, dual distribution, gray markets, co-op advertising, and quick response.
Haitao (Tony) Cui, Deputy Associate Dean for Global DBA Program, Ecolab-
Michelle K. Duffy serves as the Director of Graduate Studies and PhD program at the Carlson School of Management. She holds the Vernon Heath Chair. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Arkansas in 1998, an M.A. in psychology from Xavier University in 1993, and her B.A. in psychology in 1990 from Miami University (Ohio).
Ian Maitland is professor currently teaching classes in business ethics and international business. Professor Maitland also has taught in the Carlson School's China and Warsaw Executive MBA programs and the Management of Technology Master's Program, as well as being a Visiting Professor at Keio University in Tokyo in 2001.
Karthik Natarajan is an associate professor of Supply Chain and Operations at the Carlson School of Management and a Fellow of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph. D.
STEPHEN T. PARENTE, Ph.D., MPH, MS is a Professor in the Department of Finance and the Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance in Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and Associate Dean of the Global Institute. From 2014-2017, he served as Associate Dean of MBA and MS programs. Dr.
Professor Vaaler has been a member of the SME Department since 2007 and a jointly appointed member of the SME Department and Law School faculties since 2014. His research and teaching interests combine business, law and public policy issues, including migrant remittances and entrepreneurship, elections and investment, structuring public private partnerships, and managing data privacy.
Connie Wanberg is a Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair in the Work and Organizations Department at the Carlson School of Management. In her role as an educator, she teaches classes involving human resources management, leadership, industrial/organizational psychology, and organizational behavior.
Aks Zaheer received his PhD in strategic management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master's in Business from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad.
Before returning to his birthplace of Minneapolis, Nat Bennett taught writing at New York University, where he also specialized in faculty mentorship and syllabus design. He began teaching at Carlson n 2018. A former public relations writer and account executive for a start-up firm, Nat has helped solve communications problems for a wide variety of clients.
Svjetlana Madzar is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Department at CSOM. Her interests focus on collaboration within and across firms, and globally. She teaches courses such as Management of teams, Strategic alliances, and Competing globally across several programs, including Global EMBA and DBA China.
Wendy has been teaching at Carlson since 2016 and feels like this was the job she was always meant to have. Her favorite part is the students. She is a senior lecturer and teaches Marketing Research, Marketing Management, Brand Strategy, Advertising and Promotion, Customer Experience Management at the undergraduate, Master and MBA levels.
Helen found a passion for finance during her 5-year stint with the U.S. Army. Post-Army, she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Finance. She spent several years in the banking industry, working her way up from credit analyst to CFO.
Rand Park is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship. He currently teaches Business Ethics, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (BA 2005 and BA 2005H, formerly MGMT 1005 and MGMT 1005H), Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (CMBA 5824), and Ethics and Leadership (MIMB 6882).
Professor Ralph F. Hall is a professor of practice at the University of Minnesota Law School and teachers MILI 6421 Healthcare Law: Strategic and Business Implications. He concentrates his teaching, research and writing in the area of FDA regulation and health care. He is also a principal with Leavitt Partners, a health care policy and consulting firm.
Dr. Roz Tsai is Vice President, Talent, Learning & Org Effectiveness at Thrivent, a Fortune 500 financial services firm based in Minneapolis. In this role, Roz leads talent strategy, talent acquisition, talent management, leadership development and organization effectiveness efforts in support of Thrivent’s bold transformation and growth objectives.
Timothy Nantell has held the following positions with the Carlson School: Acting Dean, Associate Dean of Faculty, Finance Department Chairperson, and Faculty Director of the MBA Program. He also initiated the Carlson Funds Enterprise. His current research and teaching interests concern valuation models and their application.
*Individuals with Carlson School of Management online biographies