Why Study Business?

The Business Department at De Anza College is one of the nation's leading two-year business programs, with courses, degrees and certificates that provide you with the competitive edge to excel in your career, transfer to a four-year university, or manage your own business.

We offer a wide range of business courses in management, marketing, human resource management, international business, business law, entrepreneurship and more. Our instructors are enthusiastic about sharing their in-depth knowledge and industry experience, while teaching practical skills in these fields.

Make a valuable investment in your future. Enroll in a De Anza business course now!


Meet Our Business Faculty


Full-Time Instructors

Michele Fritz

  • FritzEducation: MBA, Harvard University; Masters in Education CSU East Bay; BS Business Administration, Boston University
  • Focus: Management, Marketing, Product Development, Information Technology, Operations Management.
  • Industry experience: GTE, Aspect Telecommunications, Data General, American Cyanamid, Johnson & Johnson, startups. Former Treasurer of the Board of the Humane Society Silicon Valley.
  • Contact: 408.864.8615  or FritzMichele@deanza.edu
  • Office:  F51j

Emily Garbe, Department Coordinator

  • GarbeEducation: MBA, Wharton Business School; ME, Computer Science, Cornell University; BS Computer Science, Applied Math; PhD Psychology
  • Focus: Marketing, M&A, Venture Development, Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning, Technology in Business.
  • Industry experience: Booz Allen & Hamilton, Gemini Consulting, McKenna Consulting, MCI, AT&T Bell Labs, IBM, DirecTV, startups.
  • Contact: 408.864.8688  or GarbeEmily@fhda.edu
  • Office:  F51s

Manisha Karia

  • KariaEducation: PhD, Swinburne Univ. of Technology; Master of Business Studies, Massey Univ.BBM, Bharathiar Univ.; NCAET, Te Wananga O Aotearoa,
  • Focus: Entrepreneurship, Human Relations, Marketing, Management, International Business, Human Resource Management
  • Industry experience: PR & customer care (healthcare), Business Owner (FMCG distributorship), Consulting (FoundersClick, Abacus), Research (Experiential Learning, Business Proc Reengineering, Entrepreneurship).
  • Contact: 408.864.8606 or KariaManisha@deanza.edu
  • Office:  F51p

Byron Lilly

  • LillyEducation: MBA, UC Berkeley; MA, Economics, UC Berkeley, BS, UC Berkeley
  • Focus: Business Law, Business and Society, Finance, Accounting
  • Industry experienceTandem Computers, Ungermann-Bass, Stratacom, Guidant, Sybase, Electronics for Imaging, Neuron Data, KPMG, LSI Logic
  • Contact: 408.864.8431 or LillyByron@deanza.edu
  • Office:  F41f

Dan Salah

  • salahEducation: MBA, Wharton School of Business; BA, UC Berkeley
  • Focus: Business Law, Personal Finance, Accounting, Strategic & Financial Planning
  • Industry experience: Consulting (LitiNomics, KPMG), Finance and Strategy (AT&T), Entrepreneur (NDI).
  • Contact:  408.864.5563 or SalahDan@deanza.edu
  • Office:  F51h
Sandra Spencer
  • Education: MBA, CSU Hayward; BA, Economics ,UC Berkeley
  • Focus: Finance
  • Industry experience: Entrepreneur.
  • Contact: 408.864.8932 or SpencerSandra@deanza.edu
  • Office: F51q

Mike Gough

  • Education: MBA/BA Santa Clara University; MA, English, Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Focus: Accounting and General Business 
  • Industry experience: High Technology, Investment Banking and Public Accounting
  • Contact: 408.864.8622 or GoughMichael@deanza.edu
  • Office: F51a

Adjunct Faculty

Brian Bennett

  • BennettEducation: MBA, Boise State University; BS, UC Santa Barbara
  • Focus: Marketing, Personal Finance, International Business, Sales, Corporate Financial Planning, Accounting, Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Industry experience: McKinsey, KPMG Peat Marwick, Robert Half, CardioThoracic Systems (IPO), TogetherSoft, Olympic Athlete
  • ContactBennettBrian@fhda.edu

Manny Cappello

  • CappelloEducation: MBA, Golden Gate University; BS, CSU-SLO
  • Focus: Entrepreneurship, Human Relations, Sales & Marketing.
  • Industry experience: Applied Materials, Lockheed Martin; franchisee of multiple Wingstop restaurants; former Mayor of City of Saratoga.
  • Contact: 408.864.5501  or CapelloEmanuele@deanza.edu
  • Office:  F51m

Ron Goularte

  • GoularteEducation: JD, Golden Gate University; BS, Industrial Relations, SJSU; AA Accounting, Foothill
  • Focus: Civil Litigation
  • Industry experience: Arbitrator of California Superior Court, California State Bar
  • ContactGoularteRonald@fhda.edu

Richard Grove

  • GroveEducation: MBA, UC Berkeley; BS, UC Berkeley
  • Focus: Management, Organization, Training, Sales, Advertising, Cost Control, Operations Management
  • Industry experience: US Steel, Ampex, Meorex, Amdahl.
  • ContactGroveRichard@fhda.edu

Guillermo (Willie) Hernandez

  • HernandezEducation: MBA, Nova Southeastern University; MSEE, San Diego State; BSEE, University of Puerto Rico
  • Focus: Product Management, Product Line Management, E-commerce
  • Industry experience: Software Engineer in R&D, Senior Product Line Manager; NetApp, BigBand Networks, CloudShield Technologies, Juniper Networks, IP Infusion, Quick Eagle Networks, Entrepreneur. 
  • Contact: HernandezGuillermo@fhda.edu

Janet Laurin

  • LaurinEducation: MBA, University of La Verne; BS Business Administration, University of Phoenix
  • Focus: Business, Management, Entrepreneurship, and Finance
  • Industry experience: Entertainment (Disney), manufacturing (aerospace), non-profit (AARP), education (student services) and co-owned a small business since 1980.
  • Contact: laurinjanet@fhda.edu

Dionne Morgan

  • MorganEducation: MBA, Boise State University; BS, Business Administration San Jose State University
  • Focus: Marketing, Advertising, Sales
  • Industry experience: Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • ContactMorganDionne@fhda.edu

Gary Niedermier

  • NiedermierEducation: M.ED, Loyola Marymount; BA, CSU Northridge
  • Focus: Education, Finance, Marketing
  • Industry experience: Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards, Siemens, Unisys, Convergent Technologies, Pyramid, eOnline. Founder, Private Capital, Investor
  • Contact: NiedermierGary@fhda.edu 

Sujung Park

  • ParkEducation: JD, Emory University; MA, Seoul National University; BA, Yonsei University
  • Focus: Business Law
  • Industry experience: Fidea Law Corporation; McKinsey & Company; Mcquarie Bank; European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea
  • Contact: ParkSujung@fhda.edu 

John Ritchie

  • RitchieEducation: JD, UC Berkeley; MA, Stanford University; BA, McGill University
  • Focus: Business Law for owners and managers of non-public closely-held companies.
  • Industry experience: Private law practice in San Francisco and Silicon Valley since 1979 representing U.S. entrepreneurs and foreign investors in U.S. business enterprises.
  • ContactRitchieJohn@fhda.edu

Wenlei Shan

  • Education: MBA, Arizona State; MSEE, Purdue University, BS Chem Eng SUNY
  • Focus: Sale, Marketing
  • Industry experience: Amazon, Equinix, Intel, National Semiconductor
  • ContactShanWenlei@fhda.edu

Gordon Smith

  • SmithEducation: MBA, York University; BA, University of Toronto
  • Focus: Business strategy, Marketing, Business Development, Product Line Manager
  • Industry experience: Martello Tower Consulting, Fat Spaniel Technologies, Orbital Data, Speedera Network, Ukiah Software, U-B Networks, 3Com.
  • Contact: SmithGordon@fhda.edu 

Oduro Takyi

  • TakyiEducation: MBA, Long Island University, LL.B.(Hons.), Accra, Ghana
  • Focus: Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Financial Statements Analysis, Business Processes
  • Industry experience: The Boardroom Planning Group, Kaiser Permanente, Litton Industries Credit Corp., General Electric Credit Corp.
  • Contact: TakyiOduro@fhda.edu

Lale Yurtseven

  • YurtsevenEducation: MBA, Middlebury Institute of International Studies; MS, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  • Focus: International Business Management, Business Law, Marketing, Human Relations, Quality Management, Entrepreneurship
  • Industry experience: Logos Corporation, VeriSign, United Nations, HostPortal, startups.
  • Contact: YurtsevenLale@fhda.edu

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Contact

Emily Garbe, MBA, M.E., Ph.D.

Department Coordinator

Phone: 408.864.8688

Email: garbeemily@deanza.edu

Office: F 51s

Dana Kennedy

Division Administrative Assistant

Phone: 408.864.8796

Email: kennedydana@deanza.edu

Office: L 14


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