Marco Aponte-Moreno

Overview

Professional Overview: 

Dr Aponte-Moreno is an Assistant Professor of Global Business at the School of Economics and Business Administration. He is also the Director of the professional MBA program. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses related to cross-cultural management and international business.

Dr Aponte-Moreno's research looks at how the arts can be used to develop leadership skills in cross-cultural settings. He also specializes in the economic and political crisis of Venezuela, his native country. His doctoral dissertation analyzed the leadership discourse of former Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez over a period of nine years.

Prior to joining academia, Dr Aponte-Moreno worked in corporate finance for various international financial institutions including Japan's Mizuho Corporate Bank, France's Crédit Lyonnais, and the British commodities trading company ED&F Mann. He has lived and worked in various countries including France, the UK, the US and Venezuela. He is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

Department: 
School of Economics and Business Administration » Management and Entrepreneurship
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

(510) 542-7400

Office: Galileo 306

Education

  • PhD, City University of New York – Graduate Center, 2008
  • MBA, Nicholls State University, Thibodeaux, Louisiana, 1995
  • BA, University of Paris - Sorbonne, 1993
  • Certificate in International Relations, University of Paris, 1993

Professional Experience

Teaching experience:

  • Saint Mary's College of California, 2016 - present
  • University College London, 2012 – 2016
  • University of Surrey, 2010 – 2012
  • Aston University, 2008 – 2010
  • Princeton University, 2005 – 2008
  • City University of New York, 2003 – 2005

Industry experience:

  • Assistant Vice President, Corporate Finance, Mizuho Corporate Bank, New York, NY.
  • Senior Financial Analyst, Sugar Division, ED&F Mann Group, New York, NY.
  • Business Analyst, International Finance Division, Crédit Lyonnais Bank, New York, NY.
  • Credit Analyst, Corporate Finance, Banque Sudameris, Miami, FL.

Courses Taught

Graduate courses:

GMAN513 - Managing Global Competition

MGT314 - International Business

MGT352 - Social Entrepreneurship from a Global Perspective

Undergraduate courses:

BUSAD180 - Global Business

BUSAD185 - Managing the Global Firm

BUSAD140 - Strategy

Service

Director of the professional MBA program, 2018 - present.

Presentations

Conference Presentations, Panels and Workshops

  • “Developing Empathetic Leaders through Storytelling and Performance.” (2018). 20th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference. West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Panel: International Leadership Network: Global and Diverse Leadership (2018) (with J. L. Chin, C. Shealy, F. Denmark, A. Roh, J. Tan. Human Rights, Dignity and Justice. The 76th Annual International Council of Psychologists Convention. Montreal, CA.
  • “It’s the Disease Talking: Dehumanization of Patients Living with Dementia,” (2018). Human Rights, Dignity and Justice. The 76th Annual International Council of Psychologists Convention. Montreal, CA.
  • Communicating Authenticity across Cultures: Telling Personal Stories in Leadership Contexts.” (2017) (with K. Koulouris). The 77th Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  • Panel: Global and Diverse Leadership Forum (2017) (with J. L. Chin, C. Shealy, T. Sasao, R. Elkington, A. Roh, R. Staton, L. Sternberger, D. Thornberger, L. Brewster. The International Council of Psychologists Annual Conference, New York, NY.
  • “Leadership Lessons from El Sistema, Venezuela’s System of Youth Orchestras.” (2016) 18th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  • “Why Leadership Must Include the Imagination.” Panel discussion to be held at the 18th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference. November 5, 2016. Atlanta, GA. (Aponte-Moreno M. with Harvey M., LaMagdeleine D., Ciulla J.B & Bezio K.).
  • “Leadership Lessons from El Sistema, Venezuela’s System of Youth Orchestras.” 18th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference. November 3, 2016. Atlanta, GA.
  • “The Art of Storytelling in Communicating Authentic Leadership across Cultures.” 17th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference. October 16, 2015. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Panel: “Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity Across Real and Imagined Borders.” Panel discussion held at the 17th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference. October 16, 2015. Barcelona, Spain. (Aponte-Moreno M. with Golman-Schuyler K., Jironet K., Reams J., Etmanski C. and Page B.).
  • Panel: “Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity.” Workshop delivered at the 16th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference. November 2, 2014. San Diego, CA. (with Goldman-Schuyler K., Lid-Falkman L., Etmanski C., Fulton M., Gigliotti R., Raffo D, Deane R., Stilger R. & Reams J.).
  • “The Art of Teaching Leadership Communication: Lessons from the Theater.” 16th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference. October 31, 2014. San Diego, CA.
  • “Castro and Chávez: Anti-American Metaphors and Metonymies within the Framework of the Bilateral Cooperation between Cuba and Venezuela.” 8th International Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor. July 1, 2010. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Publications

Academic articles and chapters

  • “Transformational Leadership: Lessons from the Venezuela’s System of Youth Orchestras” (2018) Journal of Leadership Studies (in press).
  • “Classical Music as an Instrument to Foster Leadership Skills for Social Change: The Case of Venezuela’s El Sistema” (2017) Journal of Social Change, v. 9(1).
  • “Writing and Enacting Ethical Dilemmas: Using Drama to Foster Responsible Leadership Behavior” (2017) Journal of Leadership Studies, v. 11 (2).
  • Aponte-Moreno, M. & Koulouris K. (2017) Telling personal stories to communicate authentic leadership: A cross-cultural perspective. In Chin, J. L., Trimble, J. E., & Garcia, J. E. (eds.), Global and culturally diverse leaders and leadership: New dimensions, opportunities and challenges for business, industry, education and society. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Aponte-Moreno, M. (2014) Embodying Authentic Leadership: An Actor's Perspective. In Schuyler, K., Baugher, J., Jironet, K. and Lid-Falkman, L., (eds.) Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity. New York: Jossey-Bass.
  • Dippold D, Angouri J, Hagen S, Aponte-Moreno M. (2013) Assessing and Reviewing Cultural Transaction in International Companies (report based on research project commissioned by the UK Arts and Humanities Council). London: Arts and Humanities Research Council.
  • Aponte-Moreno, M & Lattig, L. (2012) Hugo Chávez: Rhetoric Made in Havana. World Policy Journal, v. 29: 33-42 (with Lance Lattig).
  • Aponte-Moreno, M. (2012) Making Short Films as a Motivational Tool in Higher Education In Camera, Action and the Brain. Maher Bahloul & Carolyn Graham (eds.), Cambridge: CSP.
  • Aponte-Moreno M. & Herrera N. (2008) Everyday use of Spanish among bilingual teachers in New York City and their attitudes toward the language. LL Journal, v.3(1).

Books

  • Aponte-Moreno, M. Metaphors in Hugo Chavez's Political Discourse: Conceptualizing Nation, Revolution, and Opposition (2009) Saarbrücken:VDM. [Monograph based on PhD dissertation].

Media Contributions

Articles:

Expert opinions:

Active Research Projects

Working Papers

  • Characterizing Immigrant Leaders in the United States (2018) (with Kim Clark)[Status: collecting data].
  • Global and Diverse Leadership Project (collaboration in inter-disciplinary project on global leadership led by Professor Jean Lau Chin, Adelphi University. Status: data collection in progress).
  • “Combining Rhetoric and Theater to Develop and Teach Leadership Communication Skills” (2018) [Status: draft in progress. Target Journal: Journal of Leadership Education].

Honors, Awards & Grants

Honors: 
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (2018). School of Economics and Business Administration. Saint Mary's College of California.
  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.
  • Project Innovation Award from the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP), Aston University.
  • Recipient of MAGNET Dissertation Fellowship, CUNY.
  • Recipient of Dean K. Harrison Fellowship, CUNY.
  • Recipient of the CUNY University Fellowship.

Interests

Scholarly Interests: 
  • Leadership and cross-cultural management
  • Venezuelan politics
  • Languages and cultures
  • Theater and performance