New faculty join Thunderbird School of Global Management

October 5, 2009

Four new faculty members have joined Thunderbird School of Global Management. Seigyoung Auh, Ph.D., and Andreas Schotter, Ph.D., joined the full-time faculty and Melinda McClelland, Ph.D., and Firdos H. Jawad, Ph.D., have joined as adjuncts.

Schotter is an assistant professor of strategic management. He has taught at the University of Western Ontario and at McMaster University. Before embarking on an academic career, Schotter was a senior executive with several multinational corporations in the automotive, industrial equipment, and consumer goods industries. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and Canada. Schotter was the Asia-Pacific CEO of Bitzer International, a world leading commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer from Germany.

Auh, an associate professor in global marketing strategy, will begin teaching in the spring. He has taught at universities in Australia, Canada and South Korea. He also has consulted with and taught values-based marketing, differentiation through service excellence, segmentation, targeting and positioning strategies in the executive learning programs at Korean-based companies such as Hundai Motors, Samsung Electronics, Emart and Shinsegae. He has published more than 25 academic articles in leading marketing journals.

Jawad, who teaches Arabic, comes to Thunderbird from The College of Administrations and Economics at Duhok University in Iraq. She received her doctorate in Management Information Systems from Mastansiriya University in Baghdad, and a master’s degree in Science Business Administration from Baghdad University.

McClelland teaches cross-cultural communication. She is a founding partner of Online Expertise LLC, and managing director of the company’s product,, an online consultancy and community for global managers. She is also a consultant and trainer through Organizational Effectiveness Resources LLC, a firm focused on management development and organizational development in the global arena. McClelland earned her doctorate in Intercultural and Organizational Communication at Arizona State University.

The school also recently announced that Craig Barrett, Ph.D., former Intel CEO and chairman will also be teaching at the school. Thunderbird is looking at opportunities for Barrett to guest lecture in existing courses and work with students in other ways. Ongoing obligations at Intel will prevent him from having a full-time presence this term.