Gupta College of Business Welcomes Six New Adjunct Instructors
Date published: Jan. 25, 2018
Over 60 years ago, Robert G. Lynch, the founding dean of the University of Dallas’
college of business, then called the Graduate School of Management, set in motion
plans for a vision of a business school driven to create leaders for all areas of
society — the sciences, arts, corporations and not-for-profits alike.
That vision continues to hold true and moves forward through the contributions of
the outstanding faculty across campus. This spring, we welcome six new adjunct instructors
to the Gupta College of Business. They join UD with years of experience and bring
the latest industry methods to our classrooms.
“Staying current on business trends is the cornerstone to the success of the Gupta
College of Business,” said Dean Brett J. L. Landry. “We are delighted to welcome these
new instructors to our team and look forward to the knowledge they will bring to our
Tom Brill is an accomplished marketing executive with over 30 years of business experience
in the telecommunications industry. He currently works as a consulting strategist
for an advertising firm. His marketing background includes marketing intelligence
and analytics, digital marketing platforms, omni-channel retailing, artificial intelligence,
data warehouses, agency production processes and information privacy practices. His
experience also includes executive member participation in the start-up of two new
businesses for a Fortune 10 company. Brill received a B.S. and MBA from the University
of Dayton. He is currently completing his dissertation as part of the DBA program
at the University of Dallas.
Amanda Star Cline received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication studies
from the San Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Presently, she serves as
the director of community relations and marketing for Las Colinas Association, a non-profit,
private property management company. Cline engages the Las Colinas business and residential
communities through events, newsletters, social media, presentations and other promotional
materials. She works closely with the City of Irving, Las Colinas/Irving Chamber of
Commerce and area partners to further economic development goals and promote Las Colinas.
She has taught various communication courses at Angelo State University, the University
of Southern Mississippi and a communication course at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary
Arts for student chefs. With first-hand experience in graphic design, marketing, writing,
researching, advertising and public relations, she bridges the gap between research
and communication in real life situations. Her research areas include organizational
communication, strategic communication, persuasion, small group communication and
Cline enjoys reading, playing with her beagle, going to Las Colinas events, shopping
Kiran Hosahalli has over 20 years of diverse experience in the telecom and networking
industry. He currently works as a business operations manager at Cisco Systems defining
organizations’ strategy, outcomes and future focus initiatives. Prior to his current
role, he worked as business development manager in the World Wide Systems Engineering
Organization. Hosahalli also worked as a senior engineer in the engineering organization
developing operating systems for Cisco IOS routers. Prior to Cisco, he worked in Bell
Labs and successful start-ups such as Teltier Technologies and dynamicsoft.
Hosahalli volunteers at Hillcrest animal shelter and the Dallas Golden Retriever Foundation.
He received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business)
and also has a B.S. in Computer Science from Bangalore University. He is PMP, ITIL
expert, and PROSCI (Professional Change Management and Professional Scrum Master)
Mike Kreitzinger’s business experiences are rooted in building successful teams, creating
value for customers and driving organizational change. His professional career spans
more than two decades of leadership in the medical sales arena where he is currently
a director of sales at Illumina.
Kreitzinger graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in English and received
his MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. He has a passion for delivering results
and growing people on his sales team.
Michael Kuban has been published in the International Journal of Research and has
worked for one of the largest consulting firms in the world, Arthur Anderson Consulting
(now Accenture), as well as the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He
is a PMP and a Six Sigma Black Belt Professional and has served as a project manager
for small, mid-range and large projects. Mr. Kuban has led the Taste of Dallas and
worked with numerous city officials in conjunction with the oversight of hundreds
of restaurants and sponsorships at the event. In addition, he has worked with small
start-up companies and established corporations integrating several business platforms,
leading change management initiatives across multiple levels and assisting with risk
Kuban holds a Masters in Education and an MBA from Texas A&M University. He also holds
a BBA in Management and Marketing from East Texas Baptist University. He has been
an active member of PMI since 2012 and is currently a candidate for the DBA from the
triple accredited Grenoble’s Ecole De Management.
Suchitra Veera has been an adjunct instructor for over ten years teaching capstone
strategy courses as well as information systems, technology and project management
courses. She has been providing consulting services in the DFW area as a scrum master
and project manager for retail, banking/financial services, manufacturing, and travel
IT companies and has worked with teams delivering business analytics, business intelligence,
application development and systems integration projects. Veera was an education director
for the Dallas PMI Chapter and is currently the newsletter editor for the Academy
of Management Technology and Innovation Management Division.
Veera is certified as a project management professional (PMP), certified scrum master,
and in the ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) processes as well as having Six Sigma
Green Belt and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence certifications from the
American Society for Quality.
Veera received her MBA from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree
from the University of Reading (UK) in Business and Management Research. She is currently
working on her Doctor of Business Administration degree.
Her interests include volunteering and acting as a Coach for Kids' activities in the
area of education, STEM, public speaking/debate and leadership building. Veera lives
with her family in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and is the mother of two middle and
high school age children.
Learn more about the faculty at the Gupta College of Business.