Marc Fawaz

Marc Fawaz


SB1 2100  


PhD, Pepperdine University, 2018
EdD, Pepperdine University, 2009
EMBA, University of California, Irvine, 2005
BS, Concordia University Irvine, 2003

Research Interest

Healthcare Management & Leadership

Social Enterprise

Organizational Behavior

Government & Business

Entrepreneurial Management

Technology & Innovation

Technology & Operations Management

Human Behavior & Decision-Making

Global Leadership & Change

Corporate Social Responsibilities




Marc Fawaz is a veteran executive with more than 20 years of experience in entrepreneurial management, global consulting, corporate and business unit strategy, developing market entry strategies, managing organizational structure, cost reduction, lean operations, process improvement and leadership. He is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in the fashion industry.

Marc earned his Executive MBA from UCI where he was awarded the “Most Innovative Thinker” for his class of 2005 and then went on to earn a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on healthcare management & leadership. In addition to being a Professor of Business, Marc is a business consultant. His areas of expertise include global marketing and strategy; management; operations; leadership; negotiation; and organizational behavior and change. Marc is also a Career and a Life Coach.

Serving the local community is a top priority for Marc. His relentless devotion to apply his passions and ideas to impact as many lives as he can is demonstrated in the numerous projects he constantly involves students with. For over a decade now, Marc continues serving as a mentor and coach for the UCI New Venture Competition at The Beal Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and as an academic advisor for the Enactus Organization previously known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). Marc is also active in community outreach programs that address social challenges such as poverty and homelessness.

Marc’s current research interest is heavily focused on strategies that endorse social entrepreneurship. He recently received his Ph.D. from Pepperdine University. His Ph.D. research theme explored Strategic & Corporate Social Entrepreneurship through a comparative study of Best Practices in Global Corporate Social Responsibilities.

Selected Publications

  • “Strategic And Corporate Social Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Study of Best Practice In Global Corporate Social Responsibility”, (Fawaz, 2018)

  • “Religious Affiliation & Hiring Practice”, a case study of full-time faculty and staff hiring in academia, (Fawaz, 2009)

  • Transforming Lives by Means of Free Enterprise: Shaping Cultures Through Social Entrepreneurship Society for Advancement of Management, (Fawaz, 2017).

  • Exploring Opportunities: Corporate Social Responsibilities & Social Entrepreneurship” International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR) San Antonio, Texas (Fawaz, 2016).
  • Enrolling Students Participation in Collegial Consultation”.  Paper accepted by the 6th annual Hawaii International Conference on Education and presented, 2007. (Fawaz, et al.)

  • Women & Leadership”, supported by an interview of Senator Feinstein in Washington DC on the theme and presented the paper on behalf of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine, 2008. (Fawaz, et al.)

Academic Work History

Tenured Posts

  • 2015 - Present: Professor of Business, Chapman University, Orange California
  • 2006 - 2016: Professor of Business, Concordia University, Irvine California

Non-Tenured Posts

  • 2010 - Present: Lecturer, University of California Irvine, Irvine California
    Adjunct Professor, University of LaVerne, La Verne California
    Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University, Malibu California

Service Contributions

School of Business:

Vice Dean of Faculty, 2009-2012
Endowed Chairs Committee, 2013
Dean’s Advisory Tenure Committee, 2009-2011
Classroom Design and Standards Committee, 2011-2014
Director of Internship and Business Relations, 2007-2014
Global Study Project Committee, 2014-2017


Interim Business Department Chair, 2013-2014
Chair of Curriculum Committee, 2013-2014
Chair of Accreditation Committee, 2014-2015
Ed.D Program Committee, 2014-2016
Academic Integrity Committee, 2016-current


Faculty Advisory Committee on Academic Priorities, 2015-current
Faculty & Deans Recruiting Committees, 2010-current

Professional Community:

President, HOA Board of Directors, Irvine 1996-2006
Emergency Preparedness & Recovery, UCI 2003-current
First Responder, City of Newport Beach 2000-current
Faculty Mentor, UCI Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 2005-current


Professor Fawaz currently Teaches Marketing & Strategy courses.  He has however taught in cross disciplines over the last two decades.

Executive MBA Programs:

Healthcare Management
Global Strategy
Global Marketing
Advertising Agency
Public Relations
New Venture Creation
Marketing Strategies
Integrative Advertising Strategy


Business Strategy
Business Ethics
Social Media & PR
Strategic Advertising
Strategic & Corporate Marketing
Digital Marketing & Social Media


Social Responsibilities & Community Services
Environmental Sustainability
Social Initiatives
Global Leadership & Change