Pouya Seifzadeh

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

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Tuesday & Thursday

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

or by appointment



  • 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


    • MGMT 385: SpTopBus:Innovation Management

      This course involves the study of a specialized topic in business. Students may take this course for credit up to two times under different subtitles; it may be used only once to count toward the requirements of any School of Business major or minor. Prerequisites: Senior standing. Restricted to School of Business majors. Others may seek permission from the School of Business.

    • 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. Prerequisites: Mgmt 300, Fnce 311, Mktg 331, and senior standing. Restricted to School of Business majors. Others may seek permission from the School of Business.