MBA student Simon Tam's dispute with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over an application to trademark the name of his band, The Slants, is receiving attention from major networks including BBC World News, NPR and Time.
School of Business
Ph.D., Capella University
MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Dr. Langvardt is a global educator and business counselor. With over 30 years of sales, marketing and management experience, and an MBA in international management and a Ph.D. in organization and management, he is a scholar/practitioner.
During his 30-year career in the high technology sector, Dr. Langvardt has served in various sales, business development, marketing and management roles both domestically and abroad. He has worked for such companies as Compaq, IBM Corporation, NCR Corporation and Sun Microsystems. With over 50 national and international awards for excellence, he has a proven track record of consistent success throughout his career.
As an educator, Dr. Langvardt teaches at various colleges and universities around the world. Although he is experienced in a variety of business, organizational and leadership topics, he focuses his attention on e-business, entrepreneurship and international business. At Marylhurst, he teaches MGT 598E Final Project in the MBA program.
Having spent his formative years in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, Dr. Langvardt has strong appreciation for global issues. An active volunteer in his community, he serves in various leadership capacities for a number of educational and non-profit organizations. He currently serves as President of SCORE Greater Los Angeles, the volunteer arm of the Small Business Administration.