Bagher Fardanesh earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education with a concentration in marketing and management, M.A. in Public Administration, and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as M.A. candidate in economics from The University of Denver. Having a multidisciplinary academic background, he has been teaching a broad range of graduate and undergraduate online and onsite courses, including international business, international management, and strategic management. For seven years, Bagher Fardanesh was on the faculty of the graduate school of business at the John Hopkins University, teaching strategic management and international marketing courses. Dr. Fardanesh has been with the University of Maryland, R. H. Smith School of Business since 2010. He primarily teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in international marketing and public administration. In 2018, he was recognized as “Most Valuable Professor” by The University of Maryland athletics. For eight years, Dr. Fardanesh served as a commissioner for the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs.
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 Technologies in Quebec, TRADOC, and The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Lockheed Martin, and the 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 was appointed as commissioner for the Governor’s Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs.