Professor Yen Wei,
President of Los Angeles University

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Professor Arie Eytan
Dean of Business School and Vise President

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Doctor Annie Labatt-
Dean of Art

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Joseph W Ruane PhD
Dean of Science

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Tsahi Bensadoun
Doctor of History

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Professor David Schwartz
Dean Of Political Sciense

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Gryshova Inna
Visiting Professor of Business School in Prague

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Professor Buzhyna Iryna
Doctor of Pedagogical sciences

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S.Stoyanova – Koval
Doctor of Economics, Professor

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Naumov Oleksandr
Doctor of Economics

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Dvir Levin
Professor of health
systems management

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Deanna Birdyshaw
Dean of Education

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Professor Yen Wei,
President of Los Angeles University

President and Faculty of Los Angeles University

Professor Yen Wei, President of Los Angeles University and Faculty of the schools are professors teaching in Peking University in China in the fields of Art, Business, Education and Science. As well as academic and administration consultant from U.S. Universities and their int. extensions.


Prof. Yen Wei was born in 1957 in Linchuan, China. He entered Peking University as a Chemistry freshman early 1977 and completed his undergraduate study in 1979, followed by receiving a MS degree in 1981 under the direction of late Prof. Xinde Feng. Supported by the Li Foundation USA Fellowship, he then earned his PhD from the City University of New York in 1986 under the direction of Prof. George Odian. After postdoctoral work at MIT with Prof. Gary Wnek, he joined Drexel University in 1987 as Assistant Professor, where he was promoted rapidly to DuPont Associate Professor with tenure in 1991 and full Professor in 1995. He became Herman B. Wagner Professor of Polymer and Materials Chemistry in 2004. His other appointments at Drexel included the Director of the Center for Advanced Polymers and Materials Chemistry, affiliate Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and affiliate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He was also Chairman of the Materials Forum in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Philadelphia Section.

Dr. Wei has been interested in, and contributed to, various fields of polymer, materials, and biological sciences, including conductive polymers, hybrid sol-gel materials, mesoporous materials, nanocomposites, enzyme-immobilization, biocatalysis, biosensors, dental materials, protein folding, protein interactions, cellular and stem cell tissue engineering, drug delivery, bio-adhesives, bioconversion of biomass, and bioprinting. He has co-edited 2 books, co-authored over 541 scientific articles (>11000 citations; H-index 57) plus over 140 abstracts, and held 10 issued US patents. He also delivered more than 450 seminars and presentations worldwide.

Among the awards Dr. Wei received include the ACS Philadelphia Section Award, Drexel Research Achievement Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences Outstanding Oversea Scholar Award, National Natural Science Foundation of China Award for Outstanding Young Scientists, and DuPont Young Faculty Award. Since 1995, Dr. Wei has also been appointed Guest Professor in many institutes in China, including Peking University, Jilin University, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Nanchang University, Tongji University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, etc. In 2006, he was honored with an endowed Chang Jiang Lecture-Chair Professorship at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, and a Visiting Chair Professorship of Nanochemistry at Chung-Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. In 2008, he was appointed Honorary Chair Professor of Materials Science at I-Lan University in Taiwan and Doctoral Supervisor at Mansoura University in Egypt. In 2009, he was named a Visiting Chair Professor of Chemical Engineering at Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan and was awarded a lifetime membership of the Israel Chemical Society. Since November 4, 2009, he has served full-time as Chair Professor of Chemistry and Director of Tsinghua Center for Frontier Polymer Research at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. In January 2012, he was appointed as an honorary Dean of the College of Printing and Packing at the Beijing Institute for Graphic Communications.

Selected Publications

1. Zhang XY, Wang SQ, Xu LX, Feng L, Ji Y, Tao L, Li SX, Wei Y, Biocompatible polydopamine fluoresecent organic nanoparticles: Facile preparation and cell imaging, Nanoscale 2012, 4, 5581-5584.

2. Zhang YL,  Yang B,  Zhang XY, Xu LX, Tao L, Li SX, Wei Y, A magnetic self-healing hydrogel, Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 9305-9307.

3. Zhang XY, Wang SQ, Fu CK, Feng L, Ji Y, Tao L, Li SX, Wei Y, PolyPEGylated nanodiamond for intracellular delivery of chemotherapeutic drug, Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 2716-2719.

4. Teng MJ, Jia XR, Yang S, Chen XF, Wei Y, Reversible tuning luminescent color and emission intensity: a dipeptide-based light-emitting material, Adv. Mater. 21012, 24(9), 1255–1261.

5. Fu CK, Tao L, Zhang Y, Li SX, Wei Y, Combining chemoenzymatic monomer transformation with ATRP: a facile “one-pot” approach to functional polymers”,Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 9062-9064.

6. Teng MJ, Jia XR, Chen XF, Wei Y, A dipeptide-based multicolored-switching luminescent solid material: When molecular assemblies meet mechanochemical reaction, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51(26), 6398–6401.

7. Wei Y, Das S, Berke-Schlessel D, Ji HF, McDonough J, Feng L, Zhang X, Zhai WT, Cao YZ, Synthesis of a re-usable cellobiase enzyme catalyst through in-situ encapsulation in nonsurfactant templated sol-gel mesoporous silica, Top. Catal. (Invited original article), 2012, 55(16-18), 1247-1253.

8. Yang B, Zhang YL, Zhang XY, Tao L, Li SX, Wei Y, Facilely prepared inexpensive and biocompatible self-healing hydrogel: A new injectable cell therapy carrier, Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 3235-3238.

9. Wang SQ, Fu CK, Zhang Y, Tao L, Li SX, Wei Y, one-pot cascade synthetic strategy: a smart combination of chemoenzymatic transesterification and raft polymerization, ACS Macro Letter 2012, 1 (10), 1224–1227.

10. Zhang XY, Liu MY, Zhang YL, Yang B, Ji Y, Feng L, Tao L, Li SX, Wei Y, Combining mussel-inspired chemistry and Michael addition reaction to disperse carbon nanotube, RSC Advance 2012, 2, 12153-12155.





Professor Ariel Eytan
Dean of Business School and Vise President

Professor Ariel Eytan (born February 23, 1970) is the President of the Israel-Far East Chamber of Commerce and Vice-Chairman of the Zionist Billionaires Forum. He serves as an associate and senior lecturer for International Management, Business Management, Strategic Management, Human Resources Management, and International Economics at Melbourne University in Australia, Florida International University in the United States, and China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, China.
Professor Eytan completed a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Tourism Management at Florida International University in the United States, where he also completed his Master’s studies in the Department for International Business Management, in 1994.In 1998, he completed his doctorate with the Department of Strategic Management at Colombia University in the United States.
In 2008 he received the title of Professor from Peking University.

In 2009-2010, he was named the Best Foreign Professor in China by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Political and Public Activity

Since he is fluent in Chinese, Professor Ariel Eytan appears regularly in interviews and panels in Chinese media as an expert and commentator on economic and governmental issues.

He serves as director for foreign companies and previously held the position of economic advisor for three Israeli Prime Ministers

Benjamin Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon, and Ehud Olmert.

Professor Ariel Eytan works with American and Chinese politicians and promotes technological, agricultural, and educational cooperation between Israel and the United States as well as with China, among his efforts is the creation of sister city agreements,  and the development of educational links between Hebrew University in Israel and universities in China.

Professor Ariel Eytan serves as the vice-chairman of the Zionist Billionaires Forum, a non-profit organization led by businessman Nissan Khakshouri. The forum’s goal is to support pro-Israel political representatives around the world in their political endeavors. The forum, based in Herzliya, is composed of dozens of members living in Israel and other countries around the world, such as South Korea, India, Australia, and Canada.

Between 2003-2006, Professor Eytan served as the deputy mayor of Ramla under Yoel Lavi and as director general of the municipality.

Research Topics:

  • International Management
  • International Economics
  • Strategic Management 
  • Marketing Management 
  • Business Management 
  • Human Resources Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership and Negotiation Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Communication Management
  • Business English


  • Business Management, published by Keter, Jerusalem
  • International Management in the Global World, published by Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva


• Personnel Management: The Tenor of Today. Personnel Journal, June 2006.
• Challenging Management. IL Magazine, May 2005.
• Coming to a new awareness of organization al culture. Globes Magazine, 2005
• Executive Leadership. The Marker Magazine (the economic magazine of Israel), June 2004.
• Create an Empowerment. Business Quarterly, March 2004.
• In search of excellence. Globes Magazine (the primary management magazine of Israel), July 2003.

• 10 Keys to Successful Change. Wall Street Journal, December 2002.
• Organizational Learning: The keys to success in the new century prism. Fourth Quarter, 2001
• Models for successful change. Training, February 2000.
• Leaders of Corporate change. Hebrew University Jerusalem Press, April 1999.

External Links

• Professor Ariel Eytan’s Website
• Professor Ariel Eytan, from Chinese television, on youtube




Doctor Annie Labatt-
Dean of Art



Annie Labatt is an assistant professor specializing in the development of Christian iconographies in Byzantine and Medieval art. She graduated from Barnard College and completed her PhD at Yale University in Byzantine art history in 2011.  She was the recipient of a two-year Rome Prize from the American Academy of Rome, where she serves on the Society of Fellows Council.  She was also a fellow of Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC.  She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art twice, first as a research assistant for the exhibition Byzantium: Faith and Power, 1261-1557 and later as a Chester Dale Fellow, during which time she worked on the exhibition Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition.  In addition to her courses at UTSA, she has a lecture series called “Art History 101: Without the Exams” at the San Antonio Museum of Art, which introduces masterpieces of art, from the cave art of Altamira to Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.


  • Columbia University Bachelor of Arts in History.
  • The University of Glasgow Master in Philosophy, 2003. 
  • Yale University Masters in Art, 2006
  • Yale University Masters in Philosophy, 2007
  • Yale University PhD in Byzantine Art History.

Recent Publications

“Tracing Images in the Mediterranean.”  In Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition: Symposium Papers.  (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015).

“The Destruction of Islamic Culture.” San Antonio Express-News 19 April 2015: 10-11.

Byzantium and Islam: Exhibition Blog.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012.http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/byzantium-and-islam/blog

Catalogue entries “Rabbula Gospel,” “Syriac Book of Kings,” “Sacra Parallela,” and “Peshitta Page.” In Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, ed. Helen Evans (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012).

Catalogue entries “Annunciation Icon” and “Triptych Wings.” In Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai, ed. Robert S. Nelson (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2006).

Web essays “Byzantine Art Under Islam,” “The Religious Relationship Between Byzantium and the West,” “Constantinople after 1261,” “Frescoes and Wall Painting in Byzantine Art,” “Mendicant Orders in the Byzantine World,” and “Saints and Other Sacred Byzantine Figures.” In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.  New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-.http://www.metmuseum.org/toah (October, 2004).




Joseph Ruane PhD

Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Adjunct Instructor of Health Psychology


BA (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary)

MA (Temple University)

PhD (University of Delaware)

Research Interests

Occupations and Professions

Urban Issues and Policies


Politics and Health Care

Mental Health Policy


My life has been spent understanding and experiencing the awesomeness of the world around us, and wanting everyone to be able to enjoy life as equals in an ever changing universe. As a professor of sociology I am able to study the various cultures in society and the structures that support or hinder equality, and take what I have learned into the classroom to share with students. I am interested in the subtleties of socialization of various cultures living in the U.S., and how family cultures retain norms and values of previous generations in the face of dominant cultural values. I carry this interest in another way in looking at the changes in occupations over time, and the resistance to any change at the individual and organizational level. I see understanding these changes or resistance to change as the root to responding to the future as we live with uncertainty.

Selected Scholarly Activity

  • “Program Evaluation,” book chapter, co-authored with Susan Misturak,
  • R.N., M.A. in Handbook of Home Health Care Administration, 5e, edited by Marilyn Harris, JBH Publications, 2010.
  • “History of a BSU at a Professional Health Science University –Update” book chapter in
  • African Americans and Whites: Changing Relationships on College Campuses, edited by Robert M. Moore, III, University Press of America, 2006.
  • “Methodological Problems in Replication” with Nidhi Parikh in Sociological Viewpoints,
  • Spring edition, 2006
  • "History of a BSU at a Professional Health Science University," book chapter in The
  • Quality and Quantity of Contact Between African Americans and Whites on College Campuses, published by University Press of America: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.
  • "White Hands, Black Hands: Bridging the Gaps" Fall, Sociological Viewpoints, 1999.
  • "Whose Space is it Anyway?" in Sociological Abstracts, August, 21-25, p.580,1998
  • Presentations
  • “Living and Working in an Increasingly Complex Society” at Pennsylvania Sociological
  • Society 59th Annual Meeting at Shippensburg University, October 24th, 2009.
  • “No News is Good News: Media Violence and Communicative Action” at Pennsylvania
  • Sociological Society 57th Annual Meeting at California University of Pennsylvania, October 27, 2007.
  • “The Problem of Abuse of Women by Male Clergy,” presented at Pennsylvania Sociological Society Annual Meeting, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, November 2001.
  • “Voluntary Non-Profit Boards in Crisis” presented at the 50th Pennsylvania Sociological Society, Annual Meeting, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, October,2000.
  • “Civility: Whose Community Norm?” presented at Pennsylvania Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, October, 2000.
  • “Urban Sprawl: Can We Live With It?” presented at Pennsylvania Sociological Society Annual Meeting at Penn State University, October, 1999.
  • “School Vouchers: Politics or Solution?” presented at Pennsylvania Sociological Society Annual Meeting at Penn State University, October 1999.
  • "Whose Space is it Anyway?" presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 1998.
  • “Commoditization of Public Places,” presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, April, 1997.


Deanna Birdyshaw
Dean of Education

Deanna Birdyshaw r research interests include professional development, assessment, and secondary teacher preparation. She teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate secondary teacher education focused on literacy in the content areas. Birdyshaw served as associate director of the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) from 1999 to 2005, and is currently serving as the coleader of the Master of Arts in Educational Studies with Secondary Teacher Certification Program. Before coming to the University of Michigan, Birdyshaw served as English language arts consultant for the State of Michigan. She has 28 years experience teaching English and literacy in high schools. She earned her PhD from Oakland University. Her areas of research include studying the ways in which preservice teacher knowledge of text complexity influences their instructional choices and how integration of digital records of practice influence preservice teachers’ development of the knowledge and skill associated with effective teaching.
Selected Publications

2011 Rackley, E., and Birdyshaw, D. (under review). Secondary preservice teachers’ conceptions of disciplinary texts.

2009 "How Can Content-Area Teachers Differentiate Instruction for their Students to Improve Student Learning?" InEssential Questions in Adolescent Literacy: Teachers and Researchers Describe What Works in Classrooms, J. Lewis (Ed.) Guilford Press.

2004 "Lessons from Research at the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement" (guest editor),Elementary School Journal, 105(2).

2004 An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades K-8), Public Broadcasting Service.

2004 Teaching Phonics and Spelling for Beginning and Transitional Readers (Grades 1-3), Public Broadcasting Service.

2001 Teaching Every Child to Read, Center for the Improvement of Reading Achievement.

1999 Adolescent Literacy: A Position Statement, International Reading Association.



Research Affiliations



2/1/2006 - 1/1/2009 Title II grant
Granting Agency: Michigan Department of Education
2/8/2006 - 1/7/2008 Improving English Language Arts (ELA) Teacher Quality in Middle School
Granting Agency: Michigan Department of Education
2/7/2007 - 1/7/2008 Assessing Secondary Teachers Disciplinary Literacy Knowledge
Granting Agency: Carnegie Corporation of New York
2/1/2003 - 1/1/2006 Bronx Strengthen Early Literacy
Granting Agency: unknown


Courses & Syllabi


Term Catalogue Course Description Syllabus
Fall 2010 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. Using Literacy to Teach and Learn Content in the Secondary Schools
Fall 2010 EDUC 440. Teaching of English EDUC 440. Teaching of English
Fall 2014 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. sing Literacy to Teach and Learn World Language Content in Secondary Schools
Fall 2014 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. sing Literacy to Teach and Learn World Language Content in Secondary Schools
Fall 2014 EDUC 511. Records of Practice I EDUC 511.
Fall 2014 EDUC 511. Records of Practice I EDUC 511.
Summer 2011 EDUC 511. Records of Practice I EDUC 511. Reflective Teaching: Records of Practice
Winter 2011 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. Using Literacy to Teach and Learn Content in the Secondary Schools
Winter 2012 EDUC 512. Records of Practice II EDUC 512. Reflective Teaching: Records of Practice
Winter 2014 EDUC 402. Reading and Writing in Content Areas EDUC 402. Using Literacy to Teach and Learn World Language Content in Secondary Schools.
Winter 2014 EDUC 512. Records of Practice II EDUC 512.
Winter 2014 EDUC 510. Teaching and Learning EDUC 510.


 David Schwartz PhD
Dean Of Political Sciense

Present Place of Work: Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gain, Department of Political Science

Lecturer of courses in the undergraduate and graduate framework
1. Research Topic
The Political System in Israel, Development of Public Administration, Companies and
Urban Corporations, The Revisionist Movement in Zionism, Local Government in Israel
Audit and Control of Organizations and Institutions
Election Methods in Israel
2. Education
1991 PhD The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Research Topic: From Opposition Party to Governing Party: The
Government of the Herut Movement and the Likud
Adviser: Professor Emanuel Gotman
1986 MA Political Science, Haifa University.
Research Topic: Party Factionalism the Liberal Party and the
Association of Liberal Workers
Adviser: Professor Yael Shy
1985 BA Political Science, Haifa University
2003 LLB Law, Tel Aviv University, Academic College of Law, Ramat
2003 Mediation Course: Academic College of Law, Ramat Gan
3. Scholarships and Prizes
1992 Jabotinsky Institute, Prize for Excellence for the doctorate
1987 Jabotinsky Institute, Prize for Excellence, Master Degree Seminar.
Topic: Jabotinsky – The Iron Wall and the Arab Problem
1981 Prize for Excellent Students, Annual Final Project for High Schools in Israel,
First Prize (National)
4. Previous Workplaces
Lecture at Ariel Academic College
President of the Schwartz Institute for Professional Studies
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1993-2002: CEO, MSL Ltd.
1989-1993: Lecture at Haifa University & Tel Hai Academic College
1989-1992: Speaker and Parliamentary Aid for Knesset Member Professor Yuval
5. Public Roles
2016: Head of the Committee for In-Service Courses and Research, the
Association for Senior Citizens.
2011/2012: Member of the Knesset Committee for Quality of Life and Health of the
chairman of the Knesset
1992/1993: Organizational Consultant for Head of the Company for Automation in
the Local Government Administration
1991-1994: Head of the Supervisory Committee, Head of the Salary Committee,
Director – Otsar HaShilton Bank
6. Courses I Teach
• From Opposition Party to Governing Party – The Likud Party
• Development of Public Administration
• Companies and Urban Corporations
• The Revisionist Movement in Zionism
• Local Government in Israel
• Audit and Control of Organizations and Institutions
• Election Methods in Israel
• The Political System in Israel


Gryshova Inna

Visiting Professor of Business School in Prague
Chief Researcher Institute of Legislation of the Verkhovna Rada of