Topic: Foreign Policy and Security
Sheila Rucki teaches Political Theory, Political Systems & Ideas and International Political Economy.
She has taught at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 2000.
Rucki recently published “Global Economic Crisis and China’s Challenge to Global Hegemony” in New Political Science. Rucki’s other recent papers include: “Resurgent Neoliberalism in American Political Discourse,” “Neoliberal Backlash and the Great Recession,” and “Resurgent Neoliberalism and the Struggle for Hegemony.”
Richard Moeller teaches Politics in the Media, European Politics, Political Systems & Ideas and Intro to International Relations.
He has taught at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 1998.
Moeller is an associate with the Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership and the director of the Model UN Program. Moeller began the Model UN Program at MSU Denver in 1998 and has been active with student preparation and participation since then.
Richard Mac Namee is the director of the Cybersecurity Center at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, intelligence operations, covert operations, nuclear security and cybersecurity. He currently teaches Cybersecurity Capstone for senior students.
Prior to joining MSU Denver, Mac Namee worked as a British Army officer, whose service included the Household Division’s Scots Guards and being an operator and commander in the United Kingdom’s Special Forces. His service required him to deploy to numerous locations throughout the world commanding operations conducted in the interests of national security, including being seconded to the U.K.’s Security Service (MI5).
Following a recall to military service as a Special Operations commander from 2009 to 2011 as part of the U.S. surge into Afghanistan, Mac Namee was recruited by a Tier One research university in the U.S. and appointed as a professor of the Practice at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. There, he delivered graduate-level classes in Counter-Terrorism, Intelligence Operations and Covert Operations, as well as Technical and Cybersecurity Operations. Mac Namee returned to private practice in September 2018 to deliver Counter-U.A.S. technologies into Thailand as well as Artificial Intelligence Cybersolutions for a large Mexican bank.
Since retiring from the military, Mac Namee has successfully established and led several profitable commercial enterprises in the private sector in the fields of business intelligence, security and risk. He was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service for his services with Special Operations. He is the author of “The 5W’s of Terrorism,” which was published in the 5th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards in 2016.
Kishore G. Kulkarni, Ph.D., is a distinguished professor in the Department of Economics at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
He has been teaching at MSU Denver since 1989. Kulkarni has also taught as an affiliate professor at University of Colorado in Boulder, Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Colorado State University and Colorado School of Mines. He has received numerous awards over the years, including the Distinguished Service Award in 2004 and Extra-ordinary Service Award handed by the university President in 2010 from MSU Denver. In 2012, Kulkarni was recognized as the first “Distinguished Professor” in College of Business by the Dean at MSU Denver. In May 2017, Non-Resident Indians (NRI) Welfare Society of India honored him with the “Pravasi Ratan” award; and in March 2019, the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) recognized him as the “Outstanding Educator Award” recipient. He also co-founded Indian Journal of Economics and Business (IJEB), which he managing from 2001-2016.
Kulkarni has authored, co-authored and contributed to nine books, some of which have become well-known textbook adoptions in American and Indian universities. The sixth edition of his “Principles of Macro-Monetary Economics” textbook was published in 2019. Kulkarni has authored and co-authored 160 refereed journal articles in Global Business Review, Indian Economic Journal and Indian Journal of Economics.
Kulkarni received his doctorate and master’s in economics from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also completed a master’s in economics and bachelor’s in economics from University of Poona, (now called Savitribai Phule Pune University), India.
Angelica Bahl, Ph.D., joined MSU Denver in 2004 and teaches various marketing courses, such as International Marketing, Marketing Around the Globe, Principles of Marketing, Marketing Logistics and other courses. Dr. Bahl has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in higher education, including undergraduate and MBA programs. She grew up in Russia, where she started an academic career at the Far-Eastern Academy of Economics and Management. After earning her degree in Master of Art in Economics from Russian University in 1986, Bahl completed a Ph.D. in Economics with a concentration in Marketing from Plekhanov Academy of Economics in Moscow in 1994.
Bahl has extensive experience in international business. From 1997 to 1999, she served as the Marketing Director at the Far-Eastern Commercial Bank in Russia. In 1998, she completed the intergovernmental program “Russia and Japan” where she presented her research project and was awarded with the certificate of “Marketing in Japanese Corporations.”
She is an ongoing educator and researcher who is engaged in professional development as a means to fine-tune her skills and knowledge. Dr. Bahl stays current with academic and business trends, and parlays her knowledge into bottom-line results for her students and marketing education. Since 2013, Dr. Bahl has been a visiting professor in several foreign universities, such as SYMBIOSIS Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) in Pune and Hyderabad, India and Far Eastern Federal University in Russia.
Bahl has published more than 20 refereed conference proceedings and journal articles, including international publications. She has been a consultant to American businesses at the World Trade Center in Denver since 2004.