Category: Featured_Faculty

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Faculty William Klepper, MBA, CFP ®

August 5, 2021 Professor William (Bill) Klepper started his career in teaching by “picking up the phone.” His employer, Bill Mason, asked him one day if he would be interested in teaching. Having thought about the idea of it previously, Klepper enthusiastically replied with a yes. When interviewing for the job, one of the questions […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Faculty Saundra Davis MS, FFC®, FBS®

Professor Saundra Davis is a life-long learner. Having joined the Navy straight out of high school, Davis went to community college later in life to further her education. Her mentor, Doris Holmes, told her that there are no shortcuts to getting what you want and helped her get a scholarship to Golden Gate University, a […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Dr. Hossein Salehi CFP®, Ph.D.

May 12, 2021 Dr. Hossein Salehi gains his global perspective in finance from his experience living in Iran, Italy, and the U.S. Dr. Salehi is passionate about teaching and working with students at California Lutheran University, “I like helping people as a whole, that’s why I actually chose financial planning because I really wanted to […]

Hyflex Teaching Best Practice

April 29, 2021 HYFLEX TEACHING BEST PRACTICE     The hyflex teaching model allows some to work remotely while others can work face-to-face, explained California Lutheran University professor Dr. Sharla Berry. Dr. Berry is an online learning expert who has been published in multiple top-tier research publications. After a year of online teaching and online meetings, the […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Faculty Linda Clayton

March 24, 2021 Linda Clayton has a mantra that she lives by when working with her students and her clients. It’s a line from a song called For Good by the Broadway musical Wicked and it goes like this, “Because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” After Clayton has worked with either […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Faculty Hratch Karakachian J.D. MBT, CPA, ESQ

December 7, 2020 Hratch Karakachian has an undying love for education. It has propelled him through college, his career, as a professor, and even his hobby of Texas Holdem poker. Over the years, Hratch has had two influences that have inspired him and fueled his love of learning. His first inspiration comes from his father. […]

California Lutheran University Financial Featuring Faculty Daralee Barbera EdD, CFP®, ChFC®

November 25, 2020 Throughout Dr. Daralee Barbera’s life she has had many influences to help guide her to where she is today. Her parents were one of those influences as from a young age they encouraged her and her siblings by telling them they could do or be anything. Gender-related jobs did not exist in […]

California Lutheran University Financial Planning Featuring Faculty Colleen Carcone CFP®, J.D.

November 2, 2020 Colleen Carcone has a passion for helping others. Whether that is at her day job as an Income Tax and Estate Planner or as a professor at California Lutheran University.  Her biggest influences growing up were her parents. Her mother was a nurse. She turned her passion for nursing into a career […]