I am an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management and Human Resources at Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Business Administration.

My primary research interests are in the areas of technology innovation, human capital, technology entrepreneurship, and Innovation Policy. I study how firms can develop and protect their human capital and intellectual capital. My work has been published in the innovation and management journals, including Research Policy, Global Strategy Journal, and PLOS ONE.

I received my PhD in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation and an MBA in Global Operations from Oregon State University. I hold a BS in Mechanical-Mechatronics Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

Before joining academia, I worked as a mechanical engineer in a variety of industries such as oil and gas, automotive, and heavy machinery.