Dr. Otmar Varela, assistant professor of management in the UALR College of Business, is a leading teacher,researcher, and consultant in the fields of international business and organizational behavior. He has consulted with companies including General Motors, Raytheon, Cargill South America, and Schlumberger Oil Field Services. He has received more than $250,000 in grant funding from agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education
for his research and educational projects. He currently coordinates a research network among 10 leading Latin-American business schools.
Varelaâ€™s doctorate in organizational behavior and masterâ€™s degreein international business are from Tulane University, and his MBA is from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid, Spain. His real-world experience with international business and industry brings a wealth of knowledge to his students and the Arkansas business community.