Frank Aguilera - Department Chair
Dr. Frank Aguilera is a senior engineer at NASA. His 40 plus year career has included positions in private industry and Department of Defense. His varied assignments have been as a researcher for technology developments and as manager of various state-of-the-art technologies and aircraft developments.
Early in his career he worked in wind-tunnel and flight test experiments of various advanced aircraft. In his mid-career he conducted operational testing of GPS receivers during initial constellation deployment. And he managed the development of an experimental aircraft. Most recently he has been involved in drone developments and associated autonomy research. One of his responsibilities at NASA includes overseeing aircraft airworthiness and flight safety.
Dr. Aguilera has been teaching at ITU for several years in both the DBA and MBA programs. Dr. Aguilera is a member of the following professional associations, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Barbara Arnoldussen - Adjunct Faculty RN and PHN
Barbara Arnoldussen is an educator and a writer. She has taught at International Technological University (ITU) in San Jose, California since 2009. She received ITU’s Distinguished Faculty Award in 2013. Her books include “First Year Nurse” and “Change Your Career: Nursing as Your New Profession.” She is a reviewer of “Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, 3rd edition,” and is on its editorial board.
Barbara earned her Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) at ITU, writing her dissertation on key factors of health management, focusing on eHealth education and self-care confidence. Her MBA from San Jose State University concentrated on program and project management. She interned in Management of Information Systems at the Center for Employment Training in San Jose, California. She received her BSN from Marquette University.
Barbara’s clinical and management experience includes being leader of a team providing education for IRB activities, clinical coordinator of an integrated medicine clinic, consultant to a NASA team about patient safety reporting, quality improvement director for a university student health center and a VA medical center, research nurse in rehabilitation and in anesthesiology, and director of a non-profit medical clinic for young adults. She has directed successful accreditation efforts to satisfy The Joint Commission, AAAHC, and AAHRPP requirements.
Nutan Bhat - Core Faculty SAP Manager
I am a full time member of Business faculty at ITU. I primarily teach SAP courses. I am also responsible for building the ERP/SAP University Alliance Program on campus. I am also a contributor to ITU Business Department’s ACBSP Accreditation and assessment efforts.
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is an integrated computer based application used to manage internal and external resources. The value of such ERP software is its ability to integrate multiple business functions such as Finance, Human Resources, Inventory Management, Sales and Distribution and many others. SAP is a market leader in enterprise application software. SAP stands for Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing. Over 80% of corporates all over the world use SAP systems, and over 76% of revenue transactions touch an SAP system at some point.
ITU is a proud member of the SAP University Alliance, a global program, enabling over 3,200 educational institutions globally to integrate the latest SAP technologies into teaching. Upon successful completion of 3 or more approved ERP/SAP courses at ITU, students are eligible to receive a Joint Recognition Award Certificate from the SAP University Alliance and ITU. Several ERP/SAP courses also help prepare students for higher level SAP and/or other Business Certifications.
I bring to each class I teach, over 10 years of corporate experience in industries such as Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Communications, and others), Food Manufacturing, and Retailing, and others. My career has spanned several functional SAP modules such as Finance and Controlling, Materials Management, Fulfillment, Enterprise Asset Systems, Business Warehousing, and Business Intelligence Reporting. I have been consistently awarded for “Making Things Happen” and “Rethinking Business Processes”. My skills profile and core competencies include Financial & Managerial Accounting, Financial Planning, Reporting, and Analysis, Regulatory Compliance, Consolidation, Audit Liaison, Contract Reviews, and IFRS/GAAP Consulting. My classes integrate my professional experiences, latest SAP technologies as well as academic rigor to prepare students for a future in the corporate world. Students have found my courses of immense value in their career and we routinely bring real world industry questions to the classroom for discussions and case study analyses.
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, reading, dancing and music. I am also active as an Area Director with Toastmasters International.
Yacoub Elziq, PhD - Adjunct Faculty
In class or by prior appointment (in person, or remote)
Venkatesh Gopal, PhD - Adjunct Faculty
Patricia Wiggin - Core Faculty Director of Online Services