Assistant Professor, Academic Standards, Policies & Committee Chair, College of Technology & Engineering
M.B.A., Finance, California State University Dominguez Hills 2013
PH.D., Applied Mathematics, USC 2003
M.A., Applied Mathematics, USC 1999
M.Sc., Mathematics, California State University Northridge 1998
PH.D., Mechanical Engineering, USC 1988
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, USC 1980
M.Sc., Industrial & Systems Engineering, USC 1979
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Aria-Mehr University of Technology 1976
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Dr. Shamsa has an extensive educational background comprising two doctorate degrees, five master degrees, and a bachelor degree. His higher educational background is diverse, spanning business administration, applied as well as pure mathematics, statistics, and engineering. He has extensive experience working in academic environments. He has taught a variety of subjects, namely, business administration, social and business research methods, leadership styles, mathematics, statistical research methodology, and engineering in several institutions of higher education; specifically, University of Southern California, California State University at Northridge, Los Angeles branch of American Intercontinental University, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University in Malibu, several branches of Argosy University, and WESTCLIFF University.
In addition to teaching he has been very active in guiding doctoral students through their dissertation process at Argosy University. So far, has participated in dissertation committees of forty students pursuing doctor of business administration, or doctor of education in organizational leadership, or doctor of education, through completion of the dissertation process. He has experience in acting as an administrator in academic environments, as the professor of Practice for College of Business in Orange County branch of Argosy University, and as the Mathematics Specialist in Developmental Mathematics Program of California State University at Northridge.
Besides academic experience, he has professional experience acting as the cost estimator for a construction company, and as an engineer in three different enterprises. Dr. Shamsa’s teaching interests include subjects in accounting, financial management, investment analysis and portfolios, international finance, quantitative aspects of operations management, management science, management decision models, business models, business statistics, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, and is always open to teach any subject in mathematics and statistics.
As a guide of doctoral students he is interested in any dissertation about leadership styles, business models, marketing research, business research, accounting systems, and any topic in finance. Regarding dissertations focused on finance; Dr. Shamsa is particularly interested in research on financial markets; portfolio theory; security analysis, including analysis on financial derivatives; and effectiveness of technical indicators.