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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 students.”

Thomas Brill, MBA, DBA Candidate

Thomas BrillTom 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 Cline, MBA

Amanda ClineAmanda 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 rhetoric.

Cline enjoys reading, playing with her beagle, going to Las Colinas events, shopping and traveling.

Kiran Hosahalli, MBA

Kiran HosahalliKiran 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) certified.

Mike Kreitzinger, MBA

Mike Kreitzinger, MBAMike 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, M.Ed, MBA

Michael KubanMichael 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 management.

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, MS, MBA, DBA Candidate

Suchitra VeeraSuchitra 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.