ASPEX' LEADERS

Dr. Joan Marques, ASPEX Co-Founder and Director, stands for more than 20 successful years in advertising, public relations, radio- and television production, and dynamic entrepreneurship. In Suriname, her home country, she co-founded and managed several small businesses and founded a non-profit organization focused on advancement of women. She is the author of, among others, Joy at Work, Work at Joy: Living and Working Mindfully Every Day," (Personhood Press, 2010); "The Awakened Leader: One Simple Leadership Style, That Works Every Time, Everywhere", (Personhood Press, 2007), and co-author of "Spirituality in the Workplace: What it Means; Why it Matters; How to Make it Work for You"(Personhood Press, 2007); "The Workplace and Spirituality: New Perspectives on Research and Practice" (Skylight Paths, 2009), and From Me to We: Transforming Ourselves to Greater Awareness" (Kendall-Hunt, 2011). She has furthermore co-authored and co-edited "Managing in the 21st Century: Transforming Toward Mutual Growth" and "Stories to Tell Your Students: Transforming toward Organizational Growth," (both Palgrave-MacMillan, 2011), and has several new works in print.

Aside from her entrepreneurial, writing, and research-based activities, Dr. Marques is Chair and Director of the BBA Program at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. She is also a faculty member, teaching courses in business and management in both, the MBA and BBA Programs. She presents a weekly radio column on personal excellence in the Netherlands through Mart Radio in Amsterdam; and regularly co-organizes and presents workshops and inspirational sessions for business executives and scholars in the Los Angeles area, through ASPEX and the Business Renaissance Institute, which she co-founded in 2004.

Joan has authored a wide variety of papers and articles for scholarly journals and other sources. She writes for scholarly and popular audiences and her poetry and quotes are widely available on the Web. Dr. Marques holds a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Social Sciences from The Oldendorff Graduate School, Tilburg University (the Netherlands, 2011); a Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University (2004); an MBA from Woodbury University, and a B.Sc. in Business Economics (Suriname). She has also completed post-graduate work in Management and Marketing at the Freeman School of Business, Tulane University (New Orleans). Click here for more info about Joan Marques.
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Dr. Satinder Dhiman, ASPEX Co-Founder and Director, Professor Dhiman has been preparing leaders in higher education for the last 30+ years in various settings on two continents.
Born in India, Dr. Dhiman completed various academic degrees and served for 10 years as a Senior Lecturer in Commerce at DAV College, a premier institution of higher learning in North India. During that time, he also co-authored a few textbooks in the area of accounting and management. He came to the United States in 1988 as a Rotary International Scholar and joined Woodbury University in 1990, where he currently serves as Professor of Management, Director-Chair of the MBA Program, and as Associate Dean, School of Business. Recipient of many teaching and professional honors, Dr. Dhiman also won ACBSP's prestigious International Teaching Excellence Award (2004), Steven Allenís Award for Educational Excellence (2006), and a Life Time Achievement Award in Management Education, IPCSI, Punjab Government, India (2008) and Excellent Management Educator Award in 2011 from IPCSI.

Professor Dhiman holds a Bachelorís and a Masterís degree in Commerce (with Gold Medal) from Punjab University, India, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University (1995). He has also completed advanced Executive Leadership Programs at Stanford (2003), Harvard (2005), and Wharton (2009). He completed a Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Program at Tulane University in 2010. He recently completed his second doctorate in Buddhist Psychology and its application in the workplace from The Oldendorff Graduate School (Ph.D. in Social Sciences Ė Management orientation), Tilburg University, Netherlands (November, 2011).

Widely published, Dr. Dhiman is also the co-author of five books titled From Me to We: Transforming Ourselves to Greater Awareness (2011); Managing in the 21st Century: Transforming Toward Mutual Growth (2011); Stories to Tell Your Students: Transforming toward Organizational Growth (2011); The Workplace and Spirituality: New Perspectives on Research and Practice (2009) and Spirituality in the Workplace: What it is, Why it matters, and How to make it work for you (2007).

Currently Professor Dhiman is also working on a book titled "Success to Significance: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Leaders" that is scheduled to be published in April 2012.
Specialties: Self-Leadership, Spirituality in the Workplace, Transformational Leadership, Mindfulness in Life and Leadership, Motivation and Meaning, Fulfillment and Flourishing at Workplace.
Hobbies and Interests: Classical Music ~Eastern and Western, Urdu Poetry, Rare Books collections, and Eastern and Western Philosophy.
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Dr. Jerry Biberman, ASPEX Advising Director, is Professor of Management at the University of Scranton. For twelve years he served as Chair of the Management/Marketing Department at the University of Scranton.

Dr. Biberman obtained his MS, MA and PhD from Temple University. He writes, teaches, consults, speaks, and conducts workshops in the areas of work and spirituality, workplace diversity, and organization transformation. Dr. Biberman serves as co-editor of the Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion, and has co-edited several special editions on work and spirituality for the Journal of Organizational Change Management.

Dr. Biberman is co-editor of At Work: Spirituality Matters (University of Scranton Press, 2007) and of Spirituality in Business:Theory, Practice and Future Directions (Palgrave MacMillan, 2009). He also co-authored and co-edited "Managing in the 21st Century: Transforming Toward Mutual Growth" and "Stories to Tell Your Students: Transforming toward Organizational Growth," (both Palgrave-MacMillan, 2011).

Dr. Biberman was a founder and first chair of the Management, Spirituality and Religion interest group of the Academy of Management.
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We are all caught up
in an inescapable network of mutuality
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

To contact us:

Phone: 818 288 6294

Email: jmarques01@earthlink.net

Our main quarters are located in

Burbank, California, USA