Dean, College of Business, CSU, Monterey Bay and Board Member and Vice Chair of the Economic Vitality Committee, Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Shyam Kamath is an internationally recognized scholar and educator who has gained recognition as a global innovator and expert in the area of community development, experiential learning and business program innovation. His distinguished career has also focused on building programs and institutions that benefit those who are underserved and underrepresented while focusing on economic opportunity and human excellence.

He is the founding Dean of the College of Business at CSU, Monterey Bay and has held academic and administrative positions at leading universities in the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards including the Distinguished North American Lasallian Educator of the Year in 2012, the prestigious Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education and multiple outstanding professor and educator awards.

Previously, he was an entrepreneur as a co-founder of three start-ups, has pioneered a number of academic start-ups and has worked for leading international firms in the energy equipment and consumer goods areas. He has been a consultant to four governments and over 100 companies and non-profits worldwide. He has published over 80 articles in leading peer-reviewed scholarly and trade journals and is the author or co-author of three books.

In addition to his academic responsibilities and work, Dean Kamath serves on the boards of four non-profits and one for-profit company, including being the CEO of a Monterey-based non-profit organization.

In this video, Shyam is profiled in the “Bay Area Proud” series of NBC Bay Area News for his role as Associate Dean of Graduate Business and Global Programs in the School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College.