Lecturer, Business Management
Year Started at JMU: 2008
Contact Info

  • M.B.A. - Virginia Tech
  • B.A. - George Mason University
Professional Interests
  • Communication
  • Global Management
  • Leadership
  • Managing Across Cultures 
Personal Interests
  • Zen living
Courses Taught
  • COB 202 Interpersonal Skills
  • COB 300 Management
  • COB 300 - Faculty in Residence/Instructor, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • IB 480 International Business Theory & Policy
  • MBA International Marketing courses, Idaho State University, Idaho Fall, ID
  • MGT 305 Management & Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 487 Business Strategy
Positions Held
  • Professor, James Madison University
  • COB 300 Coordinator
Professional Background
  • International executive managing businesses in 40 countries around the world
  • Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce International Policy Committee, Washington, D.C.
  • Vice President of International Time Life (Time Warner Inc).
  • Vice President of Production and Business Affairs, Time Life Music
Awards and Recognitions
  • Dean's Impact Award

  • Advisor for ENACTUS (Students in Free Enterprise)
  • Instructor in management education for senior managers of agencies that remove landmines and unexploded ordnance (Jordan, Peru, Tajikistan, Vietnam) 
  • JMU Writing Center Advisory Board
  • Member of the Madison Hispanic Caucus, JMU
  • United Nations lecturer to land mine removal managers, Geneva, Switzerland 
Key Publications

Pargas F., Eliason R. & Yankey M. (2019). E.S. Patanwala Afghan Beauty Products, Mumbai, India. Journal of Business Case Studies.

Eliason, R., Pargas. F., Yankey M. (2015). The Lucky Dragon 幸运的龙– Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China, Journal of Business Case Studies, 12(1):29.

Pargas F. (2014).  Ending The Male Leadership Myth: How Women Can Save Us From Destroying Ourselves. (Book).

Leduc L., Pattie M., Pargas F. & Eliason R. (2014). Self-monitoring as an aggregate construct: Relationships with personality and values. Personality and Individual Differences, 58:3-8.

Lewis J., Ritchie W., Pargas F.  Yankey, M. (2013). The Fanciest Dive. Journal of Business Case Studies, 9(4):283.

Pargas F. (2011). Stopping Big Business and Politics from Bleeding America: An Agenda for the New Generation. (Book).



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