Jacob Avila, D.P.P.D.

Jacob Avila, D.P.P.D.

Assistant Professor of Management / Chair, Business / Director, Master of Business Administration

Department: Business
Office Phone: (951) 343-3942
Email Address: javila@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Tyler Center, Suite 200
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:30AM - 12:30PM and by appointment

Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
D.P.P.D. Policy, Planning, and Development University of Southern California 2013
M.B.A. Management California Baptist University 2008
B.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology Pepperdine University 2002

Additional Education

Monterrey Institute of Technology - ITESM
 
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Associate, United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
 
California Contractors State License Board (CSLB), B - General Contractor and C15 - Flooring Contractor (Inactive)
 
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)
 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 30 hour construction safety course and certification 

Classes Taught

BUS 337 - Management with Biblical Foundation
BUS 343 - Human Resource Management
BUS 435 - Leadership in Organizations
BUS 463 - Business and Organizational Management
BUS 505 - Entrepreneurial Management
BUS 515 - Organizational Behavior and Leadership
BUS 547 - Strategic Management 

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Organizational management, small business management, strategy, collaborative governance, business/government relations, and urban redevelopment

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Riverside Community College

Research, Presentations, and Publications

PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
 
Avila, J. (2013). The Impact of Social Capital: A Case Study on the Role of Social Capital in the Restoration and Recovery of Communities after Disasters. University of Southern California. (Doctoral dissertation). 
 
Avila, J. (2012). Practical Wisdom for Christian Business Leaders. Neighbors Newspaper. December 2012.
 
Avila, J. (2012). Christ’s Parables: Practical Advice for Business Leaders. Unpublished paper.
 
Avila, J. (2010). Entrepreneurship @ RCC Program Workbook 2.0. Business and Information Systems Technology Department, Riverside Community College. March 19, 2010.
 
Avila, J. (2009). Entrepreneurship @ RCC Program Workbook 1.1. Business and Information Systems Technology Department, Riverside Community College. October 1, 2009.
 
Avila, J. (2008). Entrepreneurship @ RCC Program Workbook 1.0. Business and Information Systems Technology Department, Riverside Community College.
 
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
 
Avila, J. (2013). Developments in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Implications for HR Professionals. Presented at the County of Riverside HR Conference 2013 sponsored by People First. University of California, Riverside. August 28, 2013.
 
Avila, J., and Jacobs, F. (2013). Teaching Construction Management in the Virtual Classroom. Poster abstract presented at the annual International Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction. California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
 
Avila, J. (2010). Venture Capital. Presented at the Entrepreneurship @ RCC seminar series sponsored by the Center for International Trade Development, the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and the Business and Information Systems Technology Department, Riverside Community College. May 21, 2010.
 
Avila, J. (2010). Fast Pitch Presentations. Presented at the Entrepreneurship @ RCC seminar series sponsored by the Center for International Trade Development, the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and the Business and Information Systems Technology Department, Riverside Community College. May 21, 2010.
 
Avila, J. (2009). The Business Plan: Business Plan Writing for Entrepreneurs. Presented at the Entrepreneurship @ RCC seminar series sponsored by the Business and Information Systems Technology Department, Riverside Community College. June 5, 2009. 
 
Avila, J. (2009). Understanding Financials: Financial Statement Analysis for Entrepreneurs. Presented at the Entrepreneurship @ RCC seminar series sponsored by the Business and Information Systems Technology Department, Riverside Community College. May 15, 2009. 
 
Avila, J. (2008). Understanding Financials: Financial Statement Analysis for Entrepreneurs. Presented at the Entrepreneurship Corner seminar series sponsored by the Center for International Trade Development, the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and the Business and Information Systems Technology Department, Riverside Community College. October 10, 2008. 
 
GRANTS
 
2009 California Community Colleges System, Economic Development Program ($90,000) with Ron Pardee, Linda Reifsncheider and Hank Rogers, for “The Planning and Development of a Sustainable Business Incubator Model.” Fall 2009-Spring 2010. 
 
2009 California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program ($5,000) with Ron Pardee, Linda Reifsncheider and Hank Rogers, for the “Creation and Implementation of Low-Unit Certificates in Entrepreneurship.” Fall 2009-Spring 2010. 

Church Membership / Activities

Sandals Church

Community Service / Involvement

Dean’s Advisory Board, California State University, San Bernardino, College of Education, 2011-Present.
 
Entrepreneurship @ RCC Advisory Board, Riverside City College, 2008-Present.
 
Dean’s Advisory Board, Construction Management degree program, California Baptist University, School of Business, 2011-2012.
 
Dean’s Advisory Board, Entrepreneurship degree program, California Baptist University, School of Business, 2011-2012.
 
C.S. Lewis Foundation, Strategic Planning Committee, 2006.

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

Traveling with my wife, playing with my kids, cycling, reading, writing, teaching, and spending time with friends.

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
 
-Proverbs 3:3


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