Center for Global Business Studies

Mission | The Center for Global Business Studies carries out research and supports teaching related to international business, with a focus on the people, companies, and economies of the Pacific Northwest. The center serves students in all majors at Pacific University, and it is supported by the College of Business.


  • Conduct and disseminate research related to international business
  • Develop case studies on businesses for use as teaching tools in the classroom
  • Involve students in research, writing and co-authorship
  • Connect students with research projects/internships at companies
  • Build relationships with business leaders, companies and chambers of commerce

Michael Miller, Director

Michael Miller received his doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Miami School of International Studies, as well as his bachelor’s degree in international studies (magna cum laude) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Donaghey Scholars Program. He previously held teaching positions at the University of South Florida Department of Government and International Affairs, and the University of Miami Department of International Studies and Center for Latin American Studies.

His research and teaching focus on subjects in international business and international political economy. He most recently taught a course on the international economic context of finance in the College of Business Master of Finance Program, FIN 783 (pdf).

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Advisory Board

Dr. Ariel C. Armony
Director, Center for Latin American Studies
University of Miami

Dr. Aristides R. Baraya
Director, Hispanic Business and Leadership Institute
College of Business
Southeastern Louisiana University

Mr. Emilio Cañas Alberti
Sr. Application Engineer
Enterprise Technical Specialist
Intel Americas Inc.
Executive Vice President
National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Oregon-Southern Washington

Ms. Lucia Jennings
Demand Planning Manager
The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Refreshments
Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast

Mr. Dick Turanski
GloryBee Foods, Inc

Mr. Mike Wilhoit
Key Account Manager- Agronomy