​DePaul University's various internationalization initiatives include the efforts of four associate directors for regional initiatives (ADRIs), currently focusing on four specific international regions: China; India; Latin America; and the Middle East. The four ADRIs - respectively, Patrick J. Murphy, Zafar Iqbal, Esther Quintero Guzman, and Khaled El-Zayyat - combine to provide DePaul with a far-reaching presence.

China ADRI - Patrick J. Murphy

Murphy 108 by 162 jpeg.jpgDr. Murphy is a Professor in DePaul University's Driehaus College of Business. His scholarship spans entrepreneurship, management history, and US-China contexts. He has published many academic articles in these areas and he is the author of Mutiny and Its Bounty (Yale U. Press, 2013). An award-winning teacher and researcher, he has lectured around the world and has advised or consulted to entrepreneurial ventures in the US, China, and beyond. His own experiences studying abroad in China as a college student inform his understanding of the pedagogical value that international learning experiences provide to DePaul students. Dr. Murphy completed two terms of formal and advanced language study at Beijing Foreign Studies University. Since then, for the better part of two decades, he has studied Mandarin Chinese. He travels to China frequently for university activities and to visit longtime friends.

India ADRI - Zafar Iqbal

zafar 2007 shot 108 by 162 jpeg.jpgDr. Iqbal is an Associate Professor of marketing in DePaul University's Driehaus College of Business. He earned a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.S. in Industrial Relations from Iowa State University, and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT at the University of Poona, India. He teaches courses and conducts research in new product development, developing sustainable business models, marketing strategy and management, and advanced consumer rights.

Dr. Iqbal is the co-founder of Friends for India's Development and Assistance (FIDA), a not-for-profit founded to educate tribal children in rural India. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu and Gujarati. He speaks German at an intermediate level, and reads Arabic at a basic level.

Latin America ADRI - Esther Quintero Guzman

Esther resized 162 x 162 jpeg.jpgEsther Quintero Guzman has been in the field of International Marketing for more than 25 years working for multinational companies on international projects. She holds a Master of Science in Business Information Technology from DePaul University, a Bachelor of Arts from DePaul's School for New Learning, and a Law degree from Instituto Autonomo de Mexico, with specialization in commercial law. Since 1994, when she participated in one of the first NAFTA projects, Ms. Quintero has studied the field of multicultural communications and its significance in international business.

Most recently as Associate Director of Regional Initiatives she established agreements and collaboration programs between DePaul and universities in Mexico, Peru, Columbia, Chile, and Brazil, and the continued vigor of these relationships is a significant part of her role as an ADRI. Ms. Quintero also established and continues to implement several programs aimed to increase college access for Latino students, working actively with faculty, students, parents, advisors and various community organizations.

Ms. Quintero is a board member of the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, a member of the MEX-US Chamber of Commerce, and founder and member of the Mexican Business Network Chapter Chicago.

Middle East ADRI - Khaled El-Zayyat

Khaled.jpgDr. El-Zayyat earned his PhD in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the University of Nevada - Reno. He joined DePaul University in 2001 as an Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM). In 2005, he started CDM's Master of Science programs in Jordan and continued to manage that campus until 2010, coordinating the matriculation and graduation of over one hundred graduate students. He is currently concentrating on additional DePaul initiatives in the Middle East.