Tammy Pao Ph.D.

SCHOOL OF Business and Professional Studies

Tammy Pao, Ph.D.

Tutorial Assistant Professor

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

CompetencyBased Education

CAMPUS

Irvine

Online

Tammy Pao Ph.D.

Biography

 

Tammy Pao joined Brandman University as Tutorial Assistant Professor of Competency Based Education in the School for Business and Professional Studies in the fall of 2014.  She has also served as a professional tutor in the Online Writing and Math Community at Brandman.

 

Tammy has experience as both an administrator and professor at the university and community college levels teaching courses in accounting, finance, business mathematics, operations and information technology.  Prior to entering higher education, Tammy taught high school mathematics.  She also worked in private industry in consulting, project management, finance and operations roles at AT&T Broadband, Merrill Lynch, New England Funds, Fidelity Investments, Mattel, Health Net, Harman International, Honeywell, and RJR Nabisco.

 

Tammy has Ph.D. in Education – Leadership Studies from Chapman University, an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from Pepperdine University, a BS in Electrical Engineering from NC State University, and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics from Chapman University.  Her dynamic teaching style and extensive corporate experience enable her to assist all levels of students in achieving their academic goals.


Specialty

  • CompetencyBased Education
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management

Education

2016
Ph.D. in Education - Leadership Studies

Chapman University

Dissertation:“Nontraditional Student Risk Factors and Gender as Predictors of Enrollment in College Distant Education”

1993
Master of Business Administration

Pepperdine University
Area of Concentration: Finance

1986
B.S. in Electrical Engineering

North Carolina State University


Scholarly Activities

2017
Conference Paper Presentation, International Conference on Education

2016
Conference Presentation and Roundtable Discussion, Lilly Conference

2015
Conference Paper Presentation, Eighth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies


Professional Experiences

2014-PRESENT
Tutorial Assistant Professor of Business

Brandman University

Translated American-English external website content to French.

2013-2014
Interim Associate Dean, Business

El Camino College

Provided content design feedback to program managers to create accessible segue between English and French versions of related content.

2015-2012
Adjunct Professor

El Camino College

Taught Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Personal Finance and Business

 

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