PROFESORES INVITADOS

Dr. Cam Donaldson

Professor Cam Donaldson holds the Yunus Chair in Social Business & Health. He was Director of the Centre from 2010-2016 and is now Pro Vice Chancellor Research at GCU and is still a centre member. Cam is a renowned health economist who has been a professor at Aberdeen University, followed by the Svare Chair in Health Economics at the University of Calgary and the Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics at Newcastle University. Cam has won over £25m in research funding, including prestigious fellowship awards, and is known for his methodological and practical research on economic evaluation and health care priority setting. He has published over 250 refereed journal articles in economics, medical, health policy and health management journals and (co-)authored/edited several books on health economics and public service delivery. Since coming to Yunus Centre in 2010, Cam has retained interests in preference elicitation and priority setting, but has also developed a focus on assessing impacts of microcredit and social business on health and wellbeing, funded mostly through awards from the Medical Research Council and the Economic & Social Research Council as well as from the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government’s Health Directorates.

Dr. Cam Donaldson

Dr. Juan Ignacio Palacio Morena

Nació en Madrid en 1951 y estudió en el colegio Nuestra Señora del Recuerdo (Madrid). Aficionado al baloncesto, jugó en distintas categorías del Canoe N.C. Fue presidente de la Federación Española de Comunidades Universitarias Cristianas (FECUM). Catedrático de Economía Aplicada, actualmente es profesor colaborador de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Licenciado y Doctor en Ciencias Económicas por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). Trabajó en la empresa privada (Fraser Española, EIDA y AYSA), representante español en el grupo EPOS (European Pool of Studies) de la Comisión Europea (1986-1991). Profesor en la UCM, UCLM y varias universidades latinoamericanas. Doctor honoris causa por la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación en la UCLM y Vicerrector de Asuntos Económicos en la Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP). Distinguido con cuatro premios nacionales de investigación y autor de diversas publicaciones tanto de carácter científico o académico como divulgativas, sobre la historia social, la economía española y el mercado de trabajo.

Dr. Juan Ignacio Palacio Morena

Dra. Andrea Grove

Ph.D. Political Science, The Ohio State University, 1999
M.A. International Relations and Strategic Studies, Univeristy of Lancaster, United Kingdom, 1993
B.A. Political Science, University of Georgia, 1992

Dr. Andrea Grove is Professor of Political Science at CI. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University in 1999, an M.A. in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lancaster University (in the United Kingdom, where she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar) in 1993, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia (Highest Honors and Summa Cum Laude, 1992).

She began her professional career as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont in 1999-2000. Dr. Grove joined the faculty at Westminster College near Pittsburgh in the Fall of 2000. At Westminster, Dr. Grove served as the Director of the Peace Studies Program and coordinator of the International Politics major. Dr. Grove joined the faculty of California State University-Channel Islands in fall 2006, as Associate Professor of Political Science. She teaches in the areas of international relations and foreign policy, and enjoys teaching travel courses that enable students to experience history and politics in South Africa and Northern Ireland. Dr. Grove was appointed in 2010 as Faculty Director of the California Institute for Social Business, established in collaboration with Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus. She also serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Community Engagement at CI since 2007. In 2008, she founded the CI Model United Nations Team, and with co-advisor Dr. Chris Scholl, takes these students to three-four conferences per year in the Western United States. Also on the CI campus, Dr. Grove is advisor to the International Relations Club, Pi Sigma Alpha (the national political science honor society), and Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society.

Dr. Grove’s research interests include political leadership, foreign policy, and conflict resolution, and she conducts field work in Northern Ireland and South Africa. Her work appears in the journals International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, Foreign Policy Analysis, Politikon: The South African Journal of Political Science, Journal of Political Science Education, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, and Political Psychology. She is also published in the 2010 International Studies Encyclopedia (“Foreign Policy and Culture”). Her book, Political Leadership and Foreign Policy: Manipulating Support Across Borders, was published by Palgrave. Dr. Grove is occasionally a consultant for Social Science Automation, working on automated textual analysis. She also spends much time serving as Treasurer of the International Society of Political Psychology, since 2009.

Dr. Grove lives in Camarillo with her husband, Chris Scholl, and their two preschoolers, Ethan and Ryan.

Dra. Andrea Grove

Dra. María Ballesteros Sola

DBA Management, IE Business School, 2017
MBA Business Administration , Boston University, 2000
LLB Law, Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE , 1993

Dr. Ballesteros-Sola is an Assistant Professor of Management at the MVS School of Business & Economics. She received her DBA from IE Business School (Spain), MBA from the Graduate School of Management at Boston University, and Law Degree (LLB) from Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE (Spain). She is a proud Fulbright Scholar (1998-2000) and Paul R. Lawrence Fellow (2016). She has been an active faculty member of the California Institute for Social Business since 2010.

Her research interests include hybrid organizations, B-Corps, social business, social entrepreneurship as well as non-profit organizations engaging in Earned Income Strategies (EIS). She is also actively involved with NACRA (North America Case Research Association), the B-Corp Academic Roundtable, USASBE (US Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship) and Yunus Social Business Academic Conference. In addition, Professor Ballesteros-Sola is a member of the Academy of Management. She is a regular reviewer of a number of Journals and is the editor of the “Social Impact” SAGE Publishing Case Collection. She has published in the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, the International Journal of Social Business and the Journal of Social Business. In 2018 she was appointed to the board of the Case Research Foundation.

Previous to her teaching and research work, she worked in financial services and management consulting on both sides of the Atlantic (Madrid, London, NYC, Boston, Chicago, Raleigh, and Mexico City), helping banks and other organizations to use technology to achieve their business objectives.

Dr. Ballesteros-Sola is also a strong advocate for the use of technology in higher education as well as experiential/service learning. She has been engaging her students with local and international non-profits and social entrepreneurs since 2010.

Dra. María Ballesteros Sola

Dra. Olga Biosca

Profesora Titular de Negocios Sociales y Microfinanzas

Dra. Olga Biosca