Who We Are

Bing Bai

bingBing Bai is currently an assistant professor in the School of Business at the University of Redlands teaching Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. She earned her PhD degree in 2008 from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her research interests include strategic human resource management, international human resource management, and knowledge transfer within MNCs. She has presented her research in multiple conferences and seminars such as Academy of Management and Southwest Academy of Management. She has published her work in several academic journals, including Journal of International Business Studies and Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations. She has also contributed to several edited volumes in human resource management and industrial relations fields. She is currently a member of Academy of Management (AOM), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Inland Empire Chapter of SHRM.

Carlo Carrascoso

carloAngelo Carlo S. Carrascoso (Carlo) is Assistant Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Redlands where he is also a Fellow at the Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School in 2009. His research interests include ethics in small to medium sized enterprises, moral imagination, management and spirituality and stakeholder theory. He has also presented his research during the annual meetings of the Academy of Management and the Society for Business Ethics and has recently published his work on the Ethics of Small to Medium sized Enterprises in Business and Professional Ethics Journal. At Redlands, he teaches business ethics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and received the School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011.

Jess Chen

jessJess Chen is a Visiting Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis at the University of Redlands. She received her PhD in Economics at American University in Washington, D.C. Her dissertation focuses on local spillovers in bankruptcy filings and spatial clustering tests. Her research interests include urban/spatial economics and labor economics.

Johannes Moenius

johannesJohannes Moenius is the founding director of the Institute of Spatial Economic Analysis and holds the William R. and Sue Johnson Endowed Chair of Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Planning. He joined the faculty in the fall of 2005, where he teaches courses in international business. Before that he taught at the Kellogg School of Management. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo. He studied Management Science at Bamberg University and Economics at the Technical University in Dresden, Queen’s University, Canada and the University of California, San Diego, where he received his Ph.D. In his research, he is interested in how domestic and international institutions affect international trade. He has also written several papers on the effects of technical standards on trade flows and the dynamics of comparative advantage. He has also worked on the dynamics of network effects in platform technologies and competition between political parties. He has presented his work in more than 80 talks at universities, conferences, and government institutions. His work has won two best paper awards and appeared, amongst others in The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Development Economics, and the International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Serene Ong

sereneSerene Ong is the Senior GIS Analyst for the Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis at the University of Redlands. Her work focuses on cartographic design and production of map products; spatial data processing, modeling and analysis; database management; and implementation and automation of GIS information technologies. She has worked for ISEA since it was founded in 2011, and prior to that, was the GIS Project Lead for Dr. Johannes Moenius within the Redlands Institute at the University of Redlands since 2007.

Avijit Sarkar

avijitAvijit Sarkar is an Associate Professor in the School of Business, University of Redlands. He received his Ph.D. (2004) and M.S. (2002) degrees in Industrial Engineering from University at Buffalo – The State University of New York. His research interests are in business analytics and geographic information systems in business and operations research. His research articles have been published in Journal of Geographical Systems, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, and Computers and Operations Research. At Redlands, Avijit teaches a variety of quantitative courses in operations management and management science. He is a recipient of the University of Redlands Faculty Review Committee Awards for Outstanding Research (in 2010) & Outstanding Teaching (in 2009).

Xin Zhao

xinXin Zhao joined the University of Redlands in August 2006. She is originally from China, where she received a bachelor’s degree in commodity science from Renmin University. She also worked in China as an assistant manager for an export-import corporation. She finished her graduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, where she also taught courses in retailing. Her research interest is interdisciplinary – across the fields of marketing, trade, and retailing, with a special focus on issues related to China. Most recently, she has applied GIS techniques to identify consumer behavior of ethnic groups in the US in general and Southern California in particular.