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Business Administration


Michael Barendse

Michael Barendse, instructor of Accounting, earned an MBA from UCLA. He is also a licensed CPA in the state of California. As an adjunct instructor, Michael taught graduate and undergraduate business and accounting classes at Cerritos College, Marymount College and Webster University.

Michael also held professional positions outside of teaching including, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for American Golf Corporation, Vice President and Controller for Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Senior Manager for Ernst & Young.

Brian Keliher

Brian Keliher is a full-time instructor at Grossmont College where he teaches Business Communication and Business Law. His academic background includes a BBA degree from Eastern Michigan University and a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Brian brings significant real-life business experience to the classroom including work as a freelance journalist for San Diego Lawyer Magazine that resulted in a San Diego Press Club Award for a published interview with novelist Scott Turow. Many years of his pre-teaching career were spent as owner of a boutique PR agency where clients received exposure in media including The New York Times, Los Angles Times, and NPR. His law practice focused on entertainment/publishing law where he negotiated contracts with major media companies such as Disney, 20th Century Fox, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Publishing.

Brian is married and he has a beautiful seven-year-old daughter. His hobbies include reading and politics. In fact, his love of politics resulted in a run for U.S. Congress in 2004. He finished second.

Priscilla Rogers

Priscilla Rogers, instructor of International Business, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego with an emphasis in International Business.

Priscilla’s teaching experience includes adjunct positions at Grossmont College with classes in Introduction to International Business, Principles of Management, Global Sourcing, Retail Buying, and Managing Cultural Diversity. She taught business courses part-time as well for California State Polytechnical University, Mira Costa College, and the University of San Diego.

Priscilla has extensive experience in international marketing and global business with companies such as the Paper Magic Group, Sewco, Porter International, Beebas Creations and Sears and Roebuck International. Currently she is also the owner of a small business involved in creating and selling handmade lampwork glass beads and jewelry.

Nate Scharff

Nate Scharff, Business Instructor, received his B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University and his Master in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. Nate teaches Marketing, Business Communications, and Introduction to Business Courses at Grossmont College.

Nate’s professional experience compliments his classroom work. Highlights of his marketing career include positions as a Senior Research Analyst and Product Manager for Jack in the Box, Inc.; a Regional Marketing Manager for PetCo, Inc; and Marketing Director for Westfield America, Inc. Prior to joining Grossmont, Nate also worked as an adjunct instructor at National University, Mesa College and City College.

Nate is married and the father of two rambunctious boys. His hobbies include surfing, camping and hanging out with his family. Nate has been teaching at Grossmont full-time since 2006.

Judy Zander

Judy Zander is a professor of accounting and currently the chair of the Business Administration department.

Judy earned an Associate’s degree from Grossmont College, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Diego State University, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Behavior from National University.

Judy has been teaching at Grossmont College since 1983.

Last Updated: 12/12/2014
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