Friday, November 19, 2021

Professor Bill Davis Taps Into Insight Provided by Leading Industry Expert Chuck Muth (Brands and Global Marketing)

UAGC Professor Bill Davis Taps the mind of leading industry expert Chuck Muth to better understand Brands and Global Marketing.

Description of Event: 

The University of Arizona Global Campus and the Forbes School of Business & Technology welcomed Chuck Muth, the former Chief Growth Officer (CGO) of Beyond Meat. Under Chuck Muth’s guidance and leadership, Beyond Meat grew their revenues 2400%, going from $16 million in 2016 to over $400 million in 2020. Mr. Muth helped launch the brand into more than 120,000 outlets worldwide. UAGC’s own Bill Davis, who worked with Chuck in the 90s in Chicagoland when Chuck was an Executive Marketing Executive for Seagrams Beverage invited Chuck to share his insights with us. UAGC Lead Faculty Brandy Havens introduced Chuck and Bill Davis led the interview exploring sales, marketing, and the keys to brand success. Chuck brought a unique and cutting-edge perspective on hot business topics such as health, climate, sustainability, and branding. Bill and Chuck engaged in dialogue that broaden everyone’s perspective on real-world application of global marketing, leadership, operations and supply chain management. Forbes School of Business & Technology Executive Dean, Bob Daugherty, stated, “This was a terrific opportunity for our students to learn from faculty and practioner alike! Nicely done Bill, Chuck lived up to and exceeded all the wonderful things you shared about him.”  Below is the link for the full interview as well as specific links to specific parts of the interview for our leadership, marketing, global marketing and supply chain management courses and students.

About Professor Bill Davis

Professor Bill Davis

Bill Davis has extensive experience and education in all aspects of business: consultant, management, leadership, sales, marketing, strategic planning, human resources, and organizational change. He has over three decades of experience working in the beverage industry, specifically in the PepsiCo system, a Fortune 500 company, serving in front, middle management, and executive level leadership positions.

Bill is a pracademic who successfully transitioned his highly successful career into academia. He has over 16 years of extensive academic experience serving as a program chair, lead faculty, assistant professor, core faculty, instructor, instructional specialist, instructional specialist manager, and associate faculty. He loves furthering student learning and seeing student success.

Bill has received numerous local and national awards for excellence in teaching, leadership, management, community service, scholarship, sales, and marketing. Recently, Bill was recognized by the Forbes School of Business & Technology for Excellence in Service (2016), Excellence in Teaching (2017), and Excellence in Scholarship (2018). In 2016, Bill received the Distinguished Ashford University President's Award for his service to the university. In 2019, he was named Ashford University's Faculty of the Month. He has successfully taught over 200+ courses in accelerated education, developed courses and curriculum, and contributed to academic textbooks. In 2008, Bill received the Distinguished CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Commission for Accelerated Programs. He was one of three educators in the nation to receive this award. He was also awarded the Institute of Certified Professional Manager's (ICPM) Managerial Excellence Award (2016). Bill is on their Board of Regents, Chair of their Bylaws and Policy Committee, and a Board Member in ADEIL, the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning. He is Chair of their Marketing Committee. He has served and been a Board Member of numerous organizations in his community, specifically United Way and Optimist International.

Here is a local article on Bill's work in his community: Man on the run: For Bill Davis, life means getting involved

Bill has published and presented at numerous academic conferences nationally and internationally and to several businesses, community organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Bill has published 100+ articles on business, strategic planning, marketing, management, leadership, organizational change, and adult learning and development. In 2019, he coauthored “Staying Engaged It’s Essential – Leadership Principles for Success.”

Here is a sample of Bill's body of work:

Execution and Measurement – Two Steps for Success and Relevance (B.Davis)

Stay Engaged…It’s Essential! - Chunks of Leadership Wisdom and Knowledge to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness (B.Davis, M.McAuliffe, and C. Minnick).

Bill Davis – 2019 Ashford University Faculty of The Month (Ashford Interview/Article)


Master of Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University, Certified Manager Certification from Institute of Professional Managers, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Lewis University

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Building a Future Legacy in STEM 9/24

Building a Future Legacy in STEM 9/24 at 2 pm Pacific with STEM pioneers Dr. Guion S. Bluford Jr., American Aerospace Engineer, Cheryl McNair, founding director for Challenger Center, Ed Dwight, AA First Astronaut Candidate to be selected by JFK as the first African American Astronaut, and Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr. , 12th Administrator of NASA.-Hosted by UAGC's Women in STEM

To register please go to: 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Faculty Video and Pictures of the UAGC MZeroA "The Drone Experience"

Bravo and Wonderful "The Drone Industry Experience" webinar, Everyone!!!  

To our MZeroA Partners and Drone Webinar Speakers... You are Simply Awesome  Jason Schappert, Magda Riutort, Rodger Ozburn, Brennon Edward, John Wolcott, Matt Lyon, and Probe Thompson.

Thank you for sharing your Drone Aviation content, expertise, and industry excitement!   The content was amazing and an inspiration to our UAGC students!   

Well done, to our UAGC Team - Bob Paxton, Karen Ivy, Michael Hayden, Pete Limon, and Shari Schwartz!!

From our University of Arizona Global Campus - Forbes School of Business & Technology Leadership - We Thank You!


Friday, January 29, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research

Higher education must focus more urgently on equity, bringing what is known about closing achievement gaps together with what is known about advancing high-quality student learning outcomes. While a great deal of research exists on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in higher education, few resources and tools exists for promoting an internal assessment and path forward for improving student achievement for all, particularly for students from groups traditionally underserved by higher education. A workgroup comprised of full-time and associate faculty across both colleges, as well as staff, reviewed existing literature and resources and created a rubric to develop a greater consciousness regarding DEI issues within its curriculum so that the University of Arizona Global Campus may celebrate its DEI achievements as well as understand areas of opportunity and need within the curriculum. Using this rubric, a faculty reviewer can explore all aspects of a UAGC course to evaluate DEI representation.

Tricia Lauer
Associate Vice President of Learning Assessment,
Office of Learning Assessment and Program Review

Pamela Reyes
Associate Director of Program Review, Office of Learning Assessment and Program Review

Yolanda Harper
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

John Bathke 
Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business & Technology 

Donald Frey 
Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business & Technology 

Michelle Rosser-Majors 
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences 

Iris Lafferty 
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 

Miriam Ruiz Janssen 
Associate Faculty, College of Arts & Sciences

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dr. Brant Pearson Discusses 'A Virtual Environment. A Generational Preference'

One decision, good or bad, can change the entire trajectory of an individual's life. The path we intend to head down and the decisions we make along the way ultimately defines us personally and professionally. When we are young, we are told, "you can be anything you want." In theory, it is a good-natured statement but poses some significant barriers and untold truths. Case in point, being six feet tall with an average build and not genetically athletic, I was never going to play basketball in the NBA. So, as we grow older, we realize that decisions need to be made that will direct or redirect our life's path. Our upbringings, ethical and moral stance, and overall perception of life plays a significant part in how we view the world around us (our lens). It is fascinating, at least to me, to learn how people got where they are in life and the decisions that lead to it.

We often get caught up in the daily minutiae of life and forget that the world around us does not stop moving. Regardless of what is happens in our personal lives, businesses, cultures, and technology are continually evolving. Comparing our current life to what it once was could positively or negatively impact our future decisions. Likewise, comparing the world to what it once was can have a similar impact on our decisions, especially in today's era.

In a current and ongoing research study, “A Virtual Environment. A Generational Preference,” I look to unearth the desire to work and/or learn in a virtual setting. In the technologically driven era we live in today, the need for a virtual setting in both educational and corporate institutions has skyrocketed. So, the question is not whether it is needed, but instead an understanding if individuals would rather learn and/or work in a remote environment. The research survey being conducted seeks to understand if a correlation exists between the desire to learn and/or work remotely based on an individual's generational age.

Participants in the current study include current or former college students from different generations in various fields. The single questionnaire is optional, voluntary, and anonymous. If you would be willing to make a short announcement in your current class(es) asking for student participation in the present study, please contact me for further information. Furthermore, if you would like to discuss possible research initiatives, speaking engagements, publications, general comments, or ideas of interest, please contact me anytime at

Research Interest: Organizational Leadership, Consumer Behaviors, Personal Motivators, Business Operations, Positive Psychology, Perceptions, and The Why (why we do or believe what we do)

Current Research: A Virtual Environment. A Generational Preference

Past Research: The Risks and Paradigm Shifts Associated with an Employees Right to Self Identify on Social Media



Brant Pearson, Ph.D., MBA 







Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Free Webinar(January 26th): "The Drone Experience" - Hosted by Forbes Faculty (FSB&T) and MZeroA Experts

Drone piloting skills are in high demand. Drone piloting skills are in high demand. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International estimates that drones could create more than 100,000 new jobs and an economic gain of $82.1 billion by 2025!  Drone piloting is a rapidly expanding vocation that’s playing a larger role in many industries including: forestry, realtors, security firms, cinematography, advertising agencies, inspections and mapping, architects, construction firms, law enforcement, marketing, homeland security, criminal justice, and emergency and public safety services, and software development integrating drone programming to name a few.  

On January 26, 2021, the Forbes School of Business & Technology (University of Arizona Global Campus) & MZeroA team together to present “The Drone Industry Experience!”  Thanks to the UAGC FSBT Technology Studies and CAS Behavioral Sciences faculty for moving forward this new UAGC curriculum direction!

What does it take to become a drone pilot? What drone piloting knowledge and skills can you gain to set yourself apart in your industry? What are the exciting curriculum directions offered by the University of Arizona Global Campus to prepare you to step into and excel in the Drone Industry Experience? 

You will hear from five professional industry drone pilots with expertise spanning industries: forestry, cinematography, inspections and mapping, drone mapping software, and law enforcement! Jason Schappert, founder of, the world’s leading source in flight training, will be our emcee for the event!  You will receive details of the Forbes School of Business & Technology AVI200 Course and New Aviation Emphases offered at the University of Arizona Global Campus!

Plan to attend: 

 Forbes School of Business & Technology & MZeroA 


The Drone Industry Experience! 

 January 26, 2021 

5 PM - 7:00 PM (PT) 

Register in advance for this webinar: 

If you have any questions, please get in contact with us:

    Forbes School of Business & Technology:;;

   College of Arts and Sciences:;