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RMI Faculty and Staff

  • DAchabal_140Dale Achabal, Ph.D. - Executive Director

    Dale Achabal has been serving the Retail Management Institute since 1980. Dale received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas, Austin. Dale is the L.J.Skaggs Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the Retail Management Institute. He also founded the Retail Workbench Research & Education Center sponsored by a consortium of leading retailers from around the world. Read full Vita.

  • Kirthi KalyanamKirthi Kalyanam, Ph.D. - Director

    Kirthi Kalyanam has been with the Retail Management Institute since 1994. Kirthi received his Ph.D. from Purdue University. Kirthi Kalyanam is the J.C. Penney Research Professor and Director of the Retail Management Institute. Read full Vita

  • Gail KirbyGail Kirby, Ph.D. - Faculty

    Gail is a lecturer in the Department of Marketing and a faculty advisory in the Retail Management Institute. Dr. Kirby received her Ph.D. in consumer/applied economics from the University of Maryland. Read full Vita.

  • Cynthia_140Cynthia Gamage - Associate Director

    Cynthia Gamage was Director of Executive and College Recruitment for Bullock's prior to joining the Retail Management Institute in 1982. She is a graduate of San Jose State University. She works closely with Advisory Board members, retail executives, and students in the retail studies program. She is also the Program Director for the Retail Consortium for Management Education (RCME).
  • linkedin2Hayley B. Redburn - Senior Administrative Assistant

    Hayley Redburn was hired as the Retail Management Institute's Senior Administrative Assistant in 2012. She graduated from California State University Channel Islands with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. She has worked in various retail positions while in college as well as after graduation. Prior to beginning work with the Retail Management Institute she worked as an administrative assistant for Santa Clara University's Law School for just under two years.

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