With a low student-to-teacher ratio, Saint Leo University stays focused on our mission to build a values-based, student-centered environment in which a love of learning is of prime importance.
Meet a handful of the faculty members who bring their expertise, passion for pedagogy, and years of industry experience to Saint Leo to prepare our students for lifelong success.
Professor Swati is a talent development leader and strategic people executive with a career spanning over 16 years. She has led strategic change management initiatives, such as digital transformation, organizational restructuring and cultural transformation, with the Big 4 firms and has a keen focus on people, leadership and ethics.
As an expert in cultural diversity, she is passionate about promoting collaborative work across borders. Her diverse background and leadership skills have led her to support building India’s talent by contributing as a guest faculty at a variety of universities and colleges for almost two decades.
Professor Faiz has a passion for counseling parents on positive parenting and young adults on life skills and their rights. Prior to teaching at Saint Leo, Professor Faiz served as a Consultant for the Centre for Child Rights funded by UNICEF under the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi. In addition, since 2013 he has taught accounting, finance, macroeconomics, and business management studies.
Along with an MBA with a research concentration in strategic management from the Indian Institute of Management, India’s premier business school, Professor Faiz has 14 years of experience working with communities and research in the social development sector. He has worked with communities in the areas of health, nutrition, child rights, gender equality and equity, trafficking, migration, and more.
Professor Karan is a seasoned management consultant and information security trainer with over 6 years of experience with Big 4 consulting firms and Startups with specializations in information and cyber security, data privacy, and IT risk management domains, and experience that is focused on Technology, Telecom, and Financial Services sector. Professor Karan holds an MBA in Technology Management from NMIMS University, Mumbai along with a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science.
His professional and research interest includes Information Security Consulting involving architecting, implementing, and operating complex IT and Security technologies/systems, security, and regulatory requirements governing the digital ecosystem across sectors.
Professor Smriti holds a master’s degree in social work from Tata University of Social Science, as well as a master’s in philosophy of sociology from the University of Mumbai. After spending years in the field of social work in project management and implementation positions, she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and teaches subjects in sociology and social work to inspire a community of reflexive professionals. Her research focuses on the intersections of law, child rights, and mental health.