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Ilene Bezjian, DBA

Dean Emerita and Professor Emerita
Phone: (626) 812-3090
Ilene Smith-Bezjian, DBA, is a highly sought-after marketing and business consultant. With more than 30 years of experience as an international business relations expert, she has brokered successful negotiations with countries such as China, England, Germany, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. Recognized as an outstanding business leader by the American Marketing Association, Smith-Bezjian has worked with the aerospace, education, and entertainment industries. Her research areas include consumer behavior, integrating service-learning into business curricula, and transformational scholarship.


DBA, Management, United States International University
MBA (Emphasis in Marketing), Azusa Pacific University
B.S., Marketing, California State University, Los Angeles


  • School of Business and Management


  • Issues in Consumer Behavior
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Transformational Scholarship

Courses Taught

BUSI 360 – Principles of Marketing
BUSI 370 – International Business
BUSI 450 – Strategic Management
BUSI 583 – Integrated Decision Making
IBUS 373 – Global Marketing Management
IBUS 374 – Topics in International Management and Strategy
MKTG 362 – Consumer Behavior
MKTG 465 – Strategic Marketing Management
BUSI 210 – Principles of Management

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Bezjian, I., Walz, J., & Lemaster, G. (2004). Publish or perish: What happened to transformational scholarship? Paper presented at the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) 20th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Bezjian, I. (2003, October). Girls, do I have a deal for you: Hiring and retaining women in the Christian academy. Paper presented for the 19th Annual Christian Business Faculty Association Conference Session on Gender and the Christian Academy, Virginia Beach, VA.

Professional Experience

Consulting Engagements
Marketing consultant to aerospace, education, entertainment, and government agencies

Industry Experience
Vice President of Marketing, Ansoff Associates

International business relations agent, brokered successful negotiations with China, England, Germany, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
Recognized as an outstanding business leader by American Marketing Association, Delta Phi Epsilon, and Small Business Administration

Associations, Boards, Committees
Board member, International Association for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
Board member, Smith Christian Foundation
Pi Sigma Epsilon/Sales and Marketing Executive Los Angeles Lifetime Membership
Member, Christian Business Faculty Association

Special Interests and Activities

Marketing Strategy Consulting
Student spiritual and Career Development

Office Hours

By appointment

Office Location

Wilden Hall, Dean's Suite, East Campus

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