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., Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ed.M., Consulting and Counseling Psychology, Harvard University
Kurt M. Shusterich has been working in the Organizational Effectiveness/Development field for over 20 years. Most of that experience has been in the health care industry, though he has consulted in a variety of other industries. He is an expert in organizational change management and in using interest-based problem solving for helping individuals and groups with different perspectives on issues come to mutually agreeable outcomes.
Dr. Shusterich spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ocean Policy Center at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. He has lived in England for 9 years and has traveled throughout Europe and Asia. In November of 2007 he was part of a kayak group that traveled to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, and the Antarctic Peninsula.