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Bagher Fardanesh earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education with a concentration in marketing and in management, M.A. in Public Administration, and B.S. in Business

Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Having a multidisciplinary academic background, he has been teaching a broad range of graduate and undergraduate courses, including international business, international management, and strategic management. Bagher Fardanesh has more than twenty years teaching experience in the United States and overseas. He is currently teaching international marketing courses at the University of Maryland, R. H. Smith School of Business.

He is the founder of Farco International, a management consulting firm in Boulder, Colorado, and served as the chair of a World Affairs Conference at the University of Colorado. He has given numerous seminars and conducted management consulting in the United States, Canada, the Middle East, and Western Europe. In his professional practice, he has served organizations such as the international operations of General Motors, Noranda Centre de Technologie in Quebec, TRADOC, and The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland Workforce Development Association, Lockheed Martin, and World Trade Center Institute. He is on the review panel for selected marketing and management textbooks of the McGraw Hill and Irwin publishing company.

Professor Fardanesh is a world traveler who has lived in several countries in the Middle East and Western Europe, as well as in the United States and Canada. He is multi-lingual with an in-depth appreciation and understanding of multicultural settings. He is the author of Global Communications and Misunderstandings, An Exploratory Study of Interpersonal Relationships, Management, Business Negotiations and Promotional Marketing in Diverse Cultural Settings, 2009. He published another book, Cross-Cultural Communication with Success: An Interpersonal and Organizational Perspective in a Changing World, 2013. He recently was appointed by Governor of Maryland as Commissioner for the Governor’s Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs. Currently, he is teaching at the University of Maryland, R.H. Smith School of Business.

Professional Affiliations:

• International Academy for Intercultural Research
• Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research, SIETAR
• International Leadership Association
• Association for Talent Development
• Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA)
• The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, 2013

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