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International Business Ph.D. Program Faculty

Leslie Campbell

Leslie A. Campbell D.A.

Director, International Business PhD Programs

Dr. Leslie Campbell joined SNHU in 2017 as an assistant professor in the Global Business and Leadership Department and is also the Director of the International Business PhD Programs at SNHU, overseeing both the on campus and executive low-residency formats. Before joining SNHU she was an associate professor in the Business Department of Colby-Sawyer College. Dr. Campbell has also been an adjunct faculty member with St. Anselm College, Rivier University, and Franklin Pierce University. Her professional experience includes nearly 25 years in leadership roles in the human resources field, most recently as the President of Landon Associates LLC, a Human Resources consulting firm, and Vice President of Employee and Sales Services with the New Hampshire divisions of the Middleby Corporation.

Dr. Campbell is an active member of New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership (NHWHEL) since 2015 and currently serves as a board member. She is frequent participant of academic conferences presenting her research at both the Academy of Management (AOM) and locally at the Eastern Academy of Management. Dr. Campbell’s excellence in pedagogy has led to numerous publications including in the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice. As an educator, she is well regarded by her students and peers, being nominated for the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award at SNHU.

Dr. Campbell holds a Doctor of Arts in Leadership from Franklin Pierce University, as well as an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Rivier University. She spent her undergraduate years at Assumption College, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology.

Bulent Aybar

Bülent Aybar

Professor of International Finance

Dr. Bülent Aybar is a professor of international finance and a Fulbright US Scholar. Dr. Aybar’s main teaching and research interests are in international corporate finance, international business, and emerging markets. His current research work includes empirical analysis of various aspects of emerging market multinationals, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and risk management in Emerging Market context. His doctoral level teaching focuses on Multinational Corporate Finance, Economic Reform, and Growth in Emerging Markets.

Dr. Aybar is an active researcher and frequent participant in academic and professional forums in his field. His publications appeared in refereed journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Multinational Business Review, Emerging Markets Review, and International Review of Financial Analysis.  Dr. Aybar is a member of Academy of International Business, European International Business Academy and, European Finance Association.  Dr. Aybar regularly serves as a referee for journals such as Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Global Finance Journal, Multinational Finance Journal, Emerging Markets Review, Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Journal of World Business, European Management Review and Thunderbird Review of International Business. Dr. Aybar has taught at Harvard Summer School, Augsburg University of Applied, Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, US Business School in Prague Azerbaijan State University of Economics, and Istanbul University. He regularly teaches short seminars in graduate programs in the U.S. and abroad.

Charlotte Broaden

Charlotte B. Broaden

International Business, Professor of International Business & Organizational Leadership

Dr. Broaden is currently a professor in the Global Business and Leadership Department. She received her doctorate in International Business, with a concentration in Finance. Her current research focus is in international entrepreneurship, international trade, foreign direct investment, and management practices. She is particularly interested in foreign direct investments to African nations and has recently published in this area. She is also interested in the shifting patterns of foreign direct investments within emerging markets and the re-shoring by manufacturing firms. She also teaches a doctoral course in foreign direct investment.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Broaden worked for several multinational firms where she was an executive managing international human resource activities as well as being a member of the company's strategic management team. In her last assignment she lived in Toronto, Canada for three years and managed operations in Canada and France. A key assignment was talent management and Dr. Broaden was responsible for recruiting and placing global talent.

Dr. Broaden holds the Certified Global Business Professional designation from NASBITE International, which is the qualification in Global Commerce and she is a member of the Foreign Direct Investment Association. She is a member of numerous trade and professional groups in her field.

She was awarded the coveted Fulbright Scholar in 2015-2016, spending a year teaching and conducting research at the University of Botswana. Additionally, she spent time teaching in both Dubai, UAE and Athens, Greece.

Tej Dhakar

Tej Dhakar

Professor & Department Chair

Dr. Tej Dhakar is Professor of Management Science. He joined SNHU in 1995 and teaches classes in Business Analytics, Management Science, Operations Management, and Project Management to undergraduate and graduate students. He also teaches advanced quantitative methods classes in the doctoral program and has assisted many students in their research.

Tej has earlier taught business students at the Institute of Management Technology and the University of Delhi in India and at the University of Alabama and West Virginia Institute of Technology. His business experience includes managing printing operations at the Times of India and the Tata Press Limited for nine years.

Tej received his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, his MBA from the University of Delhi, and his Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Alabama. While at the University of Alabama, he was selected for the Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award and the Excellence in Research by a Doctoral Student Award by the University. He was also inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Business. 

Tej is a life member of the Production and Operations Management Society and a member of the Project Management Institute and the Decision Sciences Institute. He is also serving as the Secretary of the India Association of New Hampshire. Tej’s current research interests include sales forecasting, multiple level lot sizing, anomalies in the behavior of the stock market, and mixed model assembly line sequencing. His research has been published in international journals including Computers and Operations Research, Advances in Business and Management Forecasting, Journal of Applied Economics, International Finance Review. Communications in Statistics, Benchmarking, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, and Journal of Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers.


Aysun Fiçici

Professor of International Business and Strategy

Ph.D. Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Ma, 2018 - Present
Post- Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands September 2008 - December 2012
DBA, Doctoral Degree in Business Administration in International Business, SNHU, May 2005
MBE, Master of Business Education, SNHU, May 2002
M.S., Master of Science in International Business, SNHU, May 2001
MBA, Master of Business Administration, New Hampshire College, May 1999
Master of Liberal Arts in Government- Political Science - International Relations, Harvard University, 1993
Teachers Certificate Education (Master Level Courses) in Social Studies University of Massachusetts, at Lowell, Graduate School of Education, 1993- 1994
B.A., Political Science - International Relations, Minor in History, University of Massachusetts, May 1986

Teaching Experience
Southern New Hampshire University, 2007-Present
Southern New Hampshire University, Visiting Faculty, 2006-2007
KHas University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005 - 2006
Rivier College, Nashua, NH, August 2003 to December 2004
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, 2000-2005
Rotenberg School, North Chelmsford, MA - Principal High School August 1998 - August 2002
Rotenberg School, North Chelmsford, MA - Social Sciences and Math Teacher August 1994 - August 2002
Balengou, Yaunde Cameroon, Africa Voluntary Instructor February 1993- May 1993

Dr. Fiçici is a Professor in the Global Business and Leadership Department at Southern New Hampshire University. She received her doctorate in International Business, with a concentration in International Business and Strategy. Her current research foci include political economy and globalization, international negotiations, regionalism, regional blocs and their trade relations, corporate governance and social responsibility, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and geopolitics and geostrategy. Dr.Ficici constantly engages in philanthropic activities and strives for educating the people of the world through her unlimited belief in intellectual propensity.

Dr. Aysun Ficici has been in the academia for most of her life.  She has also worked for a multinational firm for ten years while in academia.  She has worked, lived, taught, travelled, conducted negotiations, and attended conferences and gave speeches and presentations in six continents.   Her teaching philosophy and strategy is supported by relentless research and publications.

Dr. Aysun Fiçici constantly engages in philanthropic activities and strives for educating the people of the world through her unlimited belief in intellectual propensity.

Research Specification
Global Studies, Political Economy and International Relations
Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
Regionalism, Regional Trade Blocs and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Migration and Negotiations
Regional Specialization in West Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe
Area Specialization in the Black Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, including Exclusive Economic Zone, Complex International Projects, and International Treaties

2018 - X-Culture Global Collaboration Certificate in theoretical and practical teaching in global setting
2016 - X-Culture Global Collaboration Certificate in theoretical and practical teaching in global setting
2016 - Best Presenter Award - University of Oxford, Brasenose College, Oxford - England - Oxford Round Table in Religion, Women and History
2015 - Best Paper Award Academy of International Business (AIB) US-West
2015 - X-Culture Global Collaboration Certificate in theoretical and practical teaching in global setting
2014 - Best Presenter award University of Cambridge, IFIM Manufacturing School, Cambridge - England
2014 - X-Culture Global Collaboration Certificate in theoretical and practical teaching in global setting
2009 - V Congresso de Administracao da ESPM / Excellence in writing scholarly/ scientific papers - Sao Paulo Brazil
2009 - SAIDI School of Organizational Behavior, Manila Philippines Award for running Negotiation Seminar
2008 - III Simposio Internacional de Administracao e Marketing /Excellence in Presenting Scholarly papers - Sao Paulo Brazil

Leila Samii

Leila Samii

Assistant Professor

Leila Samii is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and has been a full time professor since 2016.  Dr. Samii completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University. She then completed course work in Forensic Psychology at City University in New York. From there, she returned to SNHU, where she received her Master of Science (MS) in International Business and completed her Ph.D. in International Business with a Marketing concentration in 2013. Dr. Samii’s dissertation focused on, "The Disruption of Social Media: Branding in a Cultural Context." The dissertation examined social media, cross cultural factors, and brand image to define theoretical concepts. The methodology was heavily statistical based with a qualitative component to analyze global social media at a deeper level.

Dr. Samii oversees the Social Media Marketing minor. Her other SNHU involvements include previously being the co-chair of the Graduate Council (Co-Chair) and she currently sits on the following committees: Center for Teaching and Learning, Institutional Review Board, University Curriculum Committee. Samii was selected to be a part of the SNHU Inclusion and Diversity Committee, CETA 3, and the Healthy Promotion Prevention Team. Most notably, Samii and a team created the first ever SNHU Business of Mindfulness Conference that drew in over 200 people from across all divisions of SNHU and 32 had speakers, some internal and some external to SNHU. She is also the faculty advisor for the SNHU Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). Samii is the VP of Marketing of the Marketing Management Association and the Proceedings Co-Editor and sits on the board of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. Moreover, Samii was the Internship Advisor for the International Central Office of Delta Mu Delta from 2014-2018. 

Prior to becoming a full time professor at SNHU, she has taught at SNHU (adjunct), Harvard Extension School (adjunct instructor), Harvard Summer School (adjunct instructor), and Aurora University (Assistant Professor). Dr. Samii has publications and presentations, the most notable is a book chapter titled, “Engaging your Global Social Media Audience: A Framework for E-Retailers” (2016). She also brings great experience with her into each class, as she has worked in numerous marketing-related roles, such as Social Media Marketing Manager.