Professor of Administration and Management
Director of Academic Affairs
B.A. Hunter College of the City University of New York
M.A. New York University
M.B.A. University of California, Irvine
Mr. Petrikat was born and raised in New York where he earned a B.A. in Communications and German Literature at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He worked in retirement planning for six years at TIAA-CREF (the largest pension fund for university instructors in the U.S.). While employed there, he earned an M.A. in International Relations from New York University. Mr. Petrikat moved to Japan and taught at LADO International College (affiliated with Georgetown University) in Tokyo for six years. After returning to the U.S., he moved to Orange County, CA and earned an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine Graduate School of Management. Since then Mr. Petrikat has worked as a consultant, freelance writer, and instructor.
He is currently the Director of Academic Affairs at California Coast University and also teaches for Webster University and University of Phoenix, and has appeared as a guest speaker at several universities. Courses he has taught include Management, Introduction to Business, Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, Business Ethics, Critical Thinking, American Culture, U.S. Government, and Cross-Cultural Management. His published work has covered international business, culture, and politics.
Areas of Specialization
- Business Ethics
- Cross-Cultural Management
- American Culture
- Political Science
- International Relations
- Institutional Research