Studying African-Native American Contact in U.S. History: Challenges and Best Practices. 

IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas : Current Smithsonian Traveling Banner Exhibit. 2009- present.


IndiVisible Exhibit Curatorial Advisory Team. National Museum of the American Indian. Smithsonian. Washington, DC. 2007-present.


Courses Taught

Courses Offered Fall/Spring 2020-2021


Courses Offered Summer 2020

AIS 150: American Indian History in the United States (Online).

AIS 470: American Indian Ethnicity: Problems in Identity (Online).

Courses Offered Spring 2020

AIS 150: American Indian History in the United States (Online).

Lily Chen

Dr. Lily Chen received a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the State University of New York School of Medicine in Buffalo in 1991.  She was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA (1991-1993). From 1993-1995, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr.

Global Reporting Initiative Training

April 1, 2014 - 10:48pm -- Bruce Paton

The SF State MBA program hosted two days of training on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), March 19-20.  Trainers Carrie Christopher and Jeff Leinaweaver did a lovely job of demystifying the complexities of the reporting process.  

The new version of the standards, titled G4, place particular emphasis on "materiality".  That is, rather than giving a huge data dump, reporting companies are encouraged to identify and prioritize the most significant aspect of their operations and focus on telling the story of those aspects in some detail.  



Melhus, P., and B. Paton, (2012) “The Paradox of Multi-stakeholder Collaboration. Insights From Sustainable Silicon Valley’s Regional CO2 Emissions Reduction Program” the Journal of Environmental Sustainability. Vol. 2, pg. 29-44

Paton, B., Harris-Boundy, J.  and P. Melhus (2012) “Integrating Global Poverty Into Mainstream Business Classrooms”, Journal of Teaching in International Business, 23:1, 4-23

MBA Emphasis in Social Innovation

Social Innovation is a relatively new field focused on applying business skills and innovation capabilities to meet society’s unmet needs. Social innovators need the ability to work seamlessly across business, government, and non-profit organizations to integrate the skills and perspectives of each sector. Social innovation focuses on the processes of innovation, incorporating perspectives such as design thinking, systems thinking, and collaborative management.

Sustainable Business

MBA Concentration in Sustainable Business

The concentration provides students with an in-depth appreciation of the environmental and social dimensions of conducting business in a global market. Three aspects of sustainable business that improve a firm's long-term performance are emphasized:


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