Lecturer, Management and International Business

Year Started at JMU: 2007


Contact Info

  • Master of Teaching - University of Virginia
  • M.B.A. - Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
  • M.A. - Stanford University - Chinese
  • B.A. - University of Virginia - Asian Studies
Professional Interests
  • International Business
  • Asian Culture and Business
  • Customer and Channel Marketing 
Personal Interests
  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Travel
  • All kinds of music
  • Playing saxophone
Professional Background
  • Strategic Business Director, Asia - Colfax Corporation
    • Vice President, Business Development and Finance, Adenosine Therapeutics, LLC
    • Director, Consumer Service Systems - Kerry BeveragesLtd.
    • Director, Customer and Channel Marketing - Coca-Cola China Ltd.
    • Bottler Operations Manager, North China - Coca-Cola China Ltd.
    • Manager, Beijing Office - CET, Inc.
    • Consultant - Focus groups for non-profit organizations
Current Courses Taught
  • COB 202 Interpersonal Skills
  • COB 487 Strategic Management
Key Publications

Daly, P.S., White, M.E., Zisk, D.S., Cavazos, D.E. (2013). "Problem-Based Teaching in International Management: A Political/Economic Risk Assessment Exercise," Journal of Teaching in International Business, Vol. 23, issue 4.

Kolodinsky, R.W., Madden, T.M., Zisk, D.S., Henkel, E.T. (2010). Attitudes about Corporate Social Responsibility: Business Student Perspectives. Journal of Business Ethics.

Of Note:
  • Studied and worked for over eleven years in East Asia, including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan.  
  • Industry experience includes beverages, drug development, industrial products, and tourism. 
  • Fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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