Marc Fawaz

Marc Fawaz


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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 senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in Entrepreneurial Management, Global Consulting, and Corporate & Business unit Strategy. He also specializes in managing Organizational Structure, Process Improvement and Global Leadership & Change. Marc is an Entrepreneur with substantial knowledge in the Fashion Industry, and extensive experience in Product Development.

Marc earned his Executive MBA from UCI where he was awarded the “Most Innovative Thinker” for his class of 2005. He then went on to earn his first Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Talent Acquisition Management. Marc’s passion for Social and Environmental Responsibilities, lead to his recent attainment of a Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change with research focus on Corporate Social Responsibilities.

As a Professor of Business, Marc spent the last decade teaching executive MBAs programs at world renowned institutions such as UCI, Chapman, and Pepperdine University. He was recently recognized as the Most Inclusive Professor and Best Teaching Style by his students. Marc serves as a Board Advisor and Consultant for several Corporations, both locally and abroad. His areas of teaching include Corporate Social Responsibilities, Strategic Marketing, Technology Management, Operations, Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Global Leadership, Negotiation, and Business Ethics.

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 entrepreneurial projects he constantly involves students with. For over two decades now, Marc continues serving as a Mentor and Coach for the UCI New Venture Competition at The Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Marc is also active in community outreach programs that address Social Challenges such as Poverty and Homelessness. Marc is also a Career and Life Coach.

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 – Current Lecturer: 
    • University of California Irvine, Irvine, California
    • University of LaVerne, La Verne, California
    • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
    • Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, 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