Professor Emeritus, Management, Business, and Economics
Dr. Salek graduated from National University of Iran with a degree in Economics in 1976, after which he came to the United States to pursue graduate studies in Oklahoma City University (MBA), University of Missouri-Columbia (M.S.), and Nova-Southeastern University-Florida (DBA). After a three-year stint as a manager in banking and hospitality industries, he started teaching in higher education at Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. In 1990 he moved with his family to Virginia and after teaching at St. Paul's College for three years, he joined Virginia Wesleyan College in August 1993. Professor Salek's teaching, research, and consulting interests are in strategic management, human resource management, ethics and workforce diversity. For his first sabbatical in 2000, he served as a faculty intern/consultant to Applied Materials, Inc., the largest semiconductor manufacturing equipment maker in the world, in Santa Clara, Calif. For his second sabbatical in 2009, Dr. Salek taught and conducted research in Management at the University of Madero in Puebla, Mexico.