Long S. Le
Director, International Business Minor
Long S. Le is a lecturer in management and director of the International Business Minor at the Leavey School of Business. His primary teaching area is global business with interests in curriculum design, study abroad, global citizenship, and social entrepreneurship. His research interests include microfinance and Islamic microfinance, global Asian migration diasporas, the political economy of development in frontier markets, and state-owned enterprises in Asia. His research has been published in journals such as Far Eastern Economic Review, Journal of Islamic Finance, Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, Education About Asia, Harvard Asia Quarterly, Harvard Asian American Policy Review, and Global Asia: A Journal of the East Foundation.
He is also a practitioner of microfinance in which he and his students founded Zero Interest Microfinance Bank — providing micro-loans to poor working families in Southeast Asia. He has been recognized and awarded for leadership, service, and commitment to international education and study abroad.
Prior to Santa Clara University, Long Le was a clinical professor and director of international initiatives for Global Studies at the C.T. Bauer School of Business at University of Houston. He also had been a Visiting Researcher at the International Islamic University of Malaysia and Research Fellow at the City University of Hong Kong. He received his B.A. from the University of Delaware, and his Ph.D. from the University of Houston.