Masoud Kavoossi is professor of international business and international management at Howard University in Washington DC. In 2004 Dr. Kavoossi received the Howard University Senate Award for Interdisciplinary Inspirational Teaching. Before joining Howard University he held appointments at American University, Loyola College, the University of Maryland and Georgetown University. He is the 2010 Distinguished University Chair Professor at Shandong Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT), and the Distinguished University Chair Professor of International Business at South Western University of Finance Economics (SWUFE) in China.
Kavoossi’s area of specialization is international business with an emphasis on the business environment especially in the Middle East. He has served as contributing author, guest editor and editorial board member for a number of publications, including the International Journal of Commerce and Management, and the Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness Review, Iran International, and the Journal of Asia Pacific Business, the European Journal of Management, the Journal of Teaching in International Business, Business Economics, the Journal of Business and Economic Studies, the Journal of International Consumer Marketing, Middle East Insight, the Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, and Foreign Trade Magazine.
Kavoossi received his Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC and his MA from American University, Washington. DC. He was a visiting scholar to the Kuopio Polytechnic Intercultural Business Program in Finland and has served on the graduate faculty of the Industrial Management Institute in Tehran, Iran. In addition, Kavoossi completed various Executive Certificates at Georgetown University, Harvard University, the World Bank Institute, the University of Southern California and the University of Colorado. In 2004 Kavoossi received an A. W. Mellon, Endowed lectureship at the American University of Paris as well as a Salzburg Seminar Fellowship for Transatlantic Relationships. In 2003-04 he was the Fulbright-Johannes Kepler Distinguished Chair Professor of International Business in Austria and has been a sought after speaker both in the U.S. and internationally.