Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2017 (Expected)

    Ph.D. in Strategy

    University of Washington Foster School of Business

  • M.B.A.2009

    Master of Business Administration

    Texas Tech University

  • B.B.A.2007

    Bachelor of Business Administration

    Texas Tech University

Experience

  • 2012 2009

    Management Analyst

    National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • 2009 2007

    Unit Coordinator

    Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business

Selected Honors

  • 2012-2016
    Wayne and Anne Gittinger PhD Fellowship
    The purpose of this fellowship is to provide comprehensive financial support over the course of four years to doctoral students at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Wayne and Anne Gittinger have been active volunteers for the University of Washington in addition to their financial support.
  • 2009-2011
    Administrative Fellows Program
    The AFP program at NIH was created to develop the management skills of high-achieving individuals enabling them to attain future leadership positions within NIH or the Federal government. Under the guidance of a mentor, Fellows complete developmental assignments and activities, exposing them to diverse administrative areas and issues.
  • 2007-2009
    Rawls Scholar Graduate Scholarship Program
    MBA students awarded the scholarship are enrolled in the prestigious Rawls Scholars Full-Time Program. This program is offered to students with superior academic and professional credentials. Rawls Scholars attend classes selected specifically for this cohort.
  • 2006-2007
    McNair Scholars Program
    The Texas Tech University Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program has been established to prepare a select group of undergraduate students for doctoral study through graduate student mentoring, faculty mentoring, active participation in research, learning assessments, financial assistance, and information. The Texas Tech McNair Scholars Program, funded by the United States Department of Education, serves twenty upper-division students selected from groups that are underrepresented in college teaching. To be eligible for the program, a student must be a first generation college student from a low-income family.

Research Skills

  • Programming

    Python & R

    My primary focus is on Python & R.

    I can also create websites using html & css.

    I like to think of myself as the Macgiver of programming, using bits and pieces of different programs and languages in order to accomplish a seemingly impossible task.

  • Statistics

    SPSS, SAS, STATA & R

    I can easily use SPSS, SAS, STATA and R. It all depends on the research question. However, my favorite is R because of the many data visualization possibilities.

Currrent Teaching

  • Fall 2015

    Strategic Management

    Develops strategic thinking skills for balancing opportunities and risks of business competition to generate superior value for stakeholders. Performs in-depth analyses of industries and competitors, predicts competitive behavior, and explores how firms develop and sustain competitive advantage over time.

    Prerequisite: FIN 350; MKTG 301; either HRMOB 300 or MGMT 300

Previous Teaching

  • Spring 2015

    Strategic Management

    Develops strategic thinking skills for balancing opportunities and risks of business competition to generate superior value for stakeholders. Performs in-depth analyses of industries and competitors, predicts competitive behavior, and explores how firms develop and sustain competitive advantage over time.

    Prerequisite: FIN 350; MKTG 301; either HRMOB 300 or MGMT 300

    Rating: 4.8/5.0 (Departmental Average 3.9/5.0)

  • Spring 2015

    Business Certificate Program: Leading a Highly Effective Organization

    This seminar teaches employees and managers how to recognize team dynamics and create well-designed teams. Having the right team in place can lead to an overall increase in company performance and team stability)

  • Spring 2015

    Business Certificate Program: Strategic Decision-Making

    Some decisions involve a great deal of attention while others are made on instinct. In this session, we’ll explore the upsides and downsides of intuition in decision making, discuss common decision making traps, and focus on improving the quality of the decision making process for both individuals and groups.

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    President, 2014-2015

    PhD Project - Management Doctoral Student Association

    Current: As President, I have the following responsibilities:

    • Serve as liaison with KPMG and planning committee
    • Serve as student member in the planning committee
    • Serve as a liaison with Academy associations and other Ph.D. Project Students
    • Runs planning and business meetings
    • Solicits nominations for the Trailblazer Award

    Previous (2013-2014): Chair and founder of the Membership Committee.

    The goal of this committee is to create programs that will enable new and current members to take advantage of the community created by the MDSA. To accomplish this, the members will take on the following projects:

    • Create and maintain onboarding procedures
    • Create and maintain a mentoring system for new members
    • Create and maintain a way to foster collaborations among members
    • Create and maintain a way for members to meet up during conferences, and address attendance at the MDSA conference
    • Understand why MDSA members leave
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    Student Representative, 2014 - 2015

    Health Care Management Division

    Student Representative for the Health Care Management Division at the Academy of Management.

    Responsible for:

    • Contributing content for the Health Care Management Emerging Scholars Consortium
    • Representing the student perspective in the Health Care Management Division Leadership
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    Mentor, 2013-2014

    University of Washington

    Mentor first-year Ph.D. Students.

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    New Doctoral Student Consortium, 2014

    Academy of Management

    Program Committee Member.

    Assisted in securing division representatives for the consortium

Scheduling a Meeting

You can schedule a meeting with me via web:

  • Please visit my Calendly Page at: calendly.com/clau
  • Remember to indicate if the meeting will be in person or via Skype
  • As a general rule, it is easier to schedule a 15 or 30 minute meeting.