Not just instructors:
True thought leaders.

Western International University® (West) professors are highly educated, highly experienced, and highly respected — by both students and peers. West professors include both traditional academics and industry professionals. This ensures that West students receive the dual benefit of academic knowledge and practical application throughout their educational experience.

A word from Lisa Klein Pearo, DBA
on West's curriculum model

Meet West's Academic Deans


Dean of Business & Technology

Dr. Pearo earned her Doctorate in Business Administration in Marketing and her Master in Business Administration in General Management from Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University. She has done research and consulting in the areas of hospitality marketing, online marketing, and market research on consumer behavior in interactive environments and taught extensively in undergraduate, MBA, and Executive Education programs.


Dean of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Anastasia earned her Doctorate in Philosophy with an emphasis on Organization and Management from Capella University, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, and her Bachelor in Business Administration from Baker University, and has completed post doctorate coursework in leadership at Colorado Technical University. Dr. Anastasia has academic experience with three universities and is published in textbooks, peer reviewed journals, magazines, and newspapers. She has hands-on experience in business leadership and start-ups as a successful entrepreneur and has counseled small businesses through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Dr. Anastasia is a certified instructor in the Capsim Business Simulation and has designed curriculum for education partnerships with employers and trade associations to address specific skill sets seen as an immediate need for their workforce development.