Pouya Seifzadeh

Associate Professor
South Hall 117C
(585) 245-5426
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Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD in Strategy, Ivey Business School, The University of Western Ontario
    MBA, Sharif University of Technology
    MSCE in Hydraulics Engineering, University of Tehran
    BSCE, University of Tehran


  • Academy of Management
    Academy of International Business
    Strategic Management Society
    European Group of Organizational Studies
    Administrative Science Association of Canada
    Mensa Society

More About Me

Pouya Seifzadeh is an Assistant professor of Strategy. Before joining Geneseo in 2017, Dr. Seifzadeh held academic positions at Indiana University and Canada’s Concordia University, where he taught courses including Strategic Management, Critical Thinking, International Business, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. He has also held academic appointments at Lawrence Technological University, St. John Fisher College, and Laurentian University. Dr. Seifzadeh holds a PhD in Strategy from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Tehran, and an MBA from Sharif University of Technology. Pouya specializes in Corporate Strategy and International Business. His research has been presented at several management conferences including the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting, Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, Organization Science Winter Conference (OSWC), Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference, and Administration Science Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference. His research has appeared in academic publications such as the European Journal of Management and the Journal of Strategy and Management. He is also the author of a case study published by Ivey Publishing Company. Outside academia, Dr. Seifzadeh has worked as a management consultant and entrepreneur with organizations such as the UNESCO, FMO, and Bekhan.com.


  • MGMT 300: Organizational Behavior

    A study of theories of organizational culture, behavior, and design. This course will focus upon individual behavior within groups and organizations; leadership and decision-making within organizations; organizational culture and design; group dynamics, total quality, and demographic diversity issues within organizations; and various macro-environmental influences on organizations, e.g. technology, ethical issues, global considerations, and environmental demographic diversity.

  • MGMT 390: Strategic Management

    A capstone course for business school majors emphasizing an integrated, total quality approach to organizational objectives, strategies, and policies. Through case studies and other managerial projects, students learn and apply the processes of strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation to best achieve an organization's goals.