California Miramar University Leadership Team

President Gooyabadi, Ph.D. began his activities at California Miramar University (CMU) by working on developing “the strategic reengineering plan of CMU” from 2018. His professional life has started in the field of electrical and control engineering, moved into teaching in higher education institutes, evolved into large scale project management and matured into the strategic aspect of high-tech assimilation and talent development. He has held high-level executive positions in multinational corporations and has been conducting executive coaching on a regular basis since 2009. Dr. Gooyabadi could be called an educator, strategist, c-level executive, technology expert as well as an “edupreneur” with ample experience as a consultant, executive coach, mentor, professor and a businessman in the USA, the Middle East, and Asia region. Here is a brief review of his qualifications…

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CMU’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Jean Foster has dedicated her whole career for the effective education of the adult population. She began working for the San Diego Department of Education when she was a senior in high school. After relocating to Los Angeles, Jean began working at a private California Law School where she was instrumental for creating the required educational infrastructure. She then went on to become the Chief Operating Officer(COO) and a major stockholder of another California State Bar approved private Law School and held that position for over five years. Jean joined the Parent Research Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE) of Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, as their operations manager. Jean held that position for several years until she and her family relocated to San Diego and cofounded California Miramar University…

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Dr. Stan Foster has been destined to become a visionary strategic leader and entrepreneur ever since he was a teenager. He formed his first business when he was only 14 years old, his first corporation at 20, became a member of Vienna’s International Theatre at 21 and co-wrote and produced his first full length feature film which was directed by folk singer Pete Seeger’s son Dan, at the age of 24. Two years later he became a member of the prestigious Directors Guild of America (DGA). Dr. Foster had been fortunate to work on major Hollywood feature films and major television series. His film credits include pictures directed by Steven Spielberg and Danny DeVito to name a few. He was one of the first members of the DGA to utilize digital, nonlinear editing and computerized budgeting and scheduling technology that helped to revolutionize the motion picture and television industries…

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Dr. McCready has over 40 years of experience in Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) along with successful product implementation. As Dean of Academic Affairs for California Miramar University (CMU), he brings a unique coupling of theoretical knowledge with the four decades of practical, real-world experience to ensure students receive a strong foundation in both areas. Under his direction, the Academic Programs at CMU use faculty who are rich in practical work experience who then reinforce this dualistic, educational approach. This approach results in students who are prepared for their chosen career fields and at the same time increases their competitive position for the job market…

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Currently Dean of Business School at California Miramar University. Internationally-known professor, businessman, executive coach, consultant, and author who specialize in implementation of High-Performance Management organizational / individual excellence, and effective executive leadership. Distinguished Professor for over 20 years teaching Management & Leadership courses including finance, accounting, economics, ethics, organizational behavior, organizational change at USD/DeVry University / Keller Graduate School of Management. Previously chairman of the international leadership & management department at Landegg International University, Switzerland and adjunct faculty of Chapman University. Author of three books, 42 research articles, contributing editor to …

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CMU’s Operations Manager, Ms. Farnaz Gorjian, MBA in Information Technology from Tehran University, Iran, has more than 14 years of experience in different positions ranging from system/business analyst to project manager in National as well as International projects. She has held managerial positions in high-tech companies where she has acquired the required critical-thinking skills of making quick decisions in difficult situations. She is a qualified expert in Business Process Modeling as well as in Mega Project Management. Her research interests revolve around the role of service-oriented architecture human interaction in the management of large organizations. She also is a Certified Advanced Pranic Energy Healer which enables her to leverage this knowledge of wellness and energy to create balance in any work environment. She is inherently endowed with a strong interpersonal skill that has been amplified further through her Spiritual Healing Training. She is keen on furthering these capabilities in applied corporate culture research within the larger context of Human Sciences in both physical as well as mental health. She implements a balanced approach in dealing with Human Capitals in any organization towards effective and sustainable human-centric management. The followings are a brief review of her qualifications…

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