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Mr. Fernando Pargas
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JMU Faculty Fernando PargasLecturer of Management

Year Started at JMU: 2008


M.B.A. - Virginia Tech
B.A. - George Mason University

Academic Interests:

Global Management, Communication, Managing Across Cultures, Leadership 

Professional background:

Vice President of International Time Life (Time Warner Inc).
Vice President of Production and Business Affairs, Time Life Music

Service work:

  • Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce International Policy Committee, Washington, D.C.
  • Advisor for ENACTUS (Students in Free Enterprise)

Personal Interests: Horse riding, skiing, biking, hiking, archery, and foreign languages

Current Courses Taught:

  • COB300 Management, MGT465 Business Strategy, COB202 Interpersonal Skills
  • Instructor for JMU’s International Training Group, having worked in: Jordan, Peru, Switzerland, Tajikistan and Vietnam

Key Publications: 

  • Book:  Ending The Male Leadership Myth: How Women Can Save Us From Destroying Ourselves, published March, 2014
  • Book: Stopping Big Business and Politics from Bleeding America: An Agenda for the New Generation, published November 8th, 2011
  • The Fanciest Dive, Journal of Business Case Studies, 2013
  • Self-Monitoring As An Aggregate Construct, Relationships with personality and values, Personality and Individual Differences, Elsevier, 2014
  • The Lucky Dragon, Journal of Business Case Studies, 2015

Positions Held:

2008-present, Professor, James Madison University

2015-present COB300 Coordinator

Awards:  2014-2015 Dean's Impact Award