Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
604.986.1911 ext. 2406
Cedar Building, room CE243
TAA, Hunter TAFE, (TAA) Training and Assessment, UNSW, Australia, 2008.
MBA, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, 2005.
"Involving students in active learning through case studies is the foundation of my classes."
Houman (Sasha) Sanandaji (MBA, Carleton University, 2005) is a culturally-oriented instructor whose interactions and experiences teaching in several cultural environments has helped him to become a seasonal instructor motivated to work with students from different backgrounds.
Instructing business/management courses and curriculum development are Sanandaji's expertise, which he has the extensive academic and practical knowledge of gained through dealing with students from college and university level within two different sets of Eastern European and Canadian education contexts.
Sanandaji graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Carleton University in 2005. Soon after, he became a marketing consultant for a number of firms in different industries working with international and exchange students from Eastern European/Central Asian post-soviet countries as well as Asian students. He was able to quickly learn the culture and language, adopt his skills and tailor his knowledge in a customized and student friendly fashion.
Teaching has always been my passion, and working with students from different backgrounds. The driving force of my career has been to create a friendly environment in the classroom, this plays a role in shaping the minds of those who are willing to make a difference in our societies.
I am always studying psychology and sociology topics. Besides the knowledge of different cultural norms and values, these topics have assisted me in creating the proper understanding of my students and made me a flexible instructor who can create an atmosphere of trust. This consequently makes the learning an enjoyable experience.
I love teaching and believe I can make a difference.
My research focuses mainly on the languages of different cultures when it comes to improving the learning process. How to assist students from different backgrounds and how to be helpful to newcomers to the North American academic and market place have been the foundation of my values.