Dr. Kamath has more than 35 years of experience in international education, international development and management, sustainable enterprise formation, global business consulting and university teaching.
Shyam Kamath, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized scholar and educator who has gained recognition as a global innovator and expert in the area of community development, experiential learning, and business program innovation. His distinguished career has also focused on building programs and institutions that benefit those who are underserved and underrepresented while focusing on economic opportunity and human excellence.
He is the founding Dean of the College of Business at CSU, Monterey Bay and has held academic and administrative positions at leading universities in the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards including the Distinguished North American Lasallian Educator of the Year in 2012, the prestigious Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education and multiple outstanding professor and educator awards. He teaches classes in international business, global management, and economics. Previously, he was an entrepreneur, as a co-founder of three start-ups, has pioneered a number of academic start-ups, and has worked for leading international firms in the energy, equipment, and consumer goods areas. He has been a consultant to four governments and over 100 companies and non-profits worldwide.
He has published over 80 articles in leading peer-reviewed scholarly and trade journals and is the author or co-author of three books: Excellence in Exporting (Govt. of Canada Press, 1986), Political Economy of Suppressed Markets (Oxford University Press, 1992), and Corporate Governance Failures (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). In addition to his academic responsibilities and work, Dean Kamath serves on the boards of four non-profits and one for-profit company, including being the CEO of a Monterey-based non-profit organization.Dean's News and Insights