IBI Faculty

Margarita Burciaga
Phone: (512) 223-1790 ext 22152
Margarita Burciaga is an adjunct professor of Supply Chain Management and Logistics for the International Business Institute at Austin Community College. On a part-time basis, she also does project management for the Corporate Training Solutions area of the Continuing Education department of the same college. In Continuing Education, she has coordinated, developed, and lectured numerous customized training programs offered by the college to the local private industry.

Prior to working for ACC, Margarita was a small business owner of a transportation company and previously a Business Management consultant for local, small and minority owned businesses. In addition, Margarita held top executive positions related to Supply Chain Management with both public and private companies across the Americas: Canada, US and Mexico.

During her entire professional career, Margarita has been involved and worked toward certifications with internationally recognized organizations in the Supply Chain Management sector such as APICs-Toronto Chapter (CPIM/CIRM certifications), and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (CLA/CLT certifications).

Margarita graduated with a BBA both in Marketing and Production Operations Management from the University of Texas at El Paso, and holds a Global MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale Arizona.
Shawn Levsen
Phone (512) 223-1790 ext. 26139

Shawn Levsen is the UPS International Account Executive in Central Texas for UPS. In earlier roles, Shawn was the International Sales Operations Manager for a local technology company, an International Trade Specialist/Export Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and an Army Intelligence officer. He is the Chair for the Texas Camino Real District Export Council, which supports exporting of U.S. businesses. He holds a MA from American University in Washington, DC; and BA from the University of Iowa. He is also an adjunct professor and teaches international business at Austin Community College.
Mortada Mohamed
Phone: (512) 223-0176
mmohamed@austincc.edu Website

Mortada is Executive Director for the Texas International Business Council. He is also Director of Corporate Training, International Business Institute at Austin Community College. Prior to his present positions he was the Regional Trade Director for Europe, Africa, Middle East, for the State of Texas, Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism Division. Before joining the Office of the Governor, Mr. Mohamed served as Coordinator for Overseas Market Development for the Texas Department of Agriculture. Mr. Mohamed also has extensive experience in international trade in the private sector. During his service with the State of Texas, Mr. Mohamed traveled to more than 35 countries promoting Texas products and producers. His work included countless international trade development activities, as well as, export counseling.

In addition to teaching International Business at ACC Mr. Mohamed teaches at several other Central Texas universities and colleges. He is also a distance learning lecturer at the Foreign Trade Institute, University of Texas at Dallas and Chair of the World Affairs Council of Austin.

Mr. Mohamed is on the University of Texas at Austin Center for European Studies Advisory Board, the Board of Governors of North America Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE), member of the Texas Economic Development Council, and the District Export Council. Mr. Mohamed has an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
Leonard Woods
Phone (512) 223-1790 ext. 26075
lwoods@austincc.edu, lwoods@dwmrlaw.com Biography
Leonard Woods is partner of DWMR and is an experienced commercial litigator. He has handled first chair litigation involving fatalities, serious injuries, construction defects, and workplace complaints involving OSHA or allegations of improper conduct. He has represented general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, and vendors. He has also handled high profile internal investigations for his clients including all media interactions.

Mr. Woods skill in investigation has been recognized by the International Association of Special Investigative Units, and the Texas Association of Arson Investigators who awarded him the John Rauch Award. Mr. Woods maintains a Martindale Hubbell rating of “AV – Preeminent,” and has received numerous honors and awards from his peers in the legal and business communities including being Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial law by the State Bar of Texas and being named as a Texas Super Lawyer numerous times.

Mr. Woods served on the East Austin Quality of Life committee, the Travis County Fee Dispute committee (where he was chair), and the Board of the Austin Urban League. He is chair of the Administrative Board for historic Wesley UMC church in Austin and the Austin ISD awarded him their highest award for community service. Mr. Woods is a member of the American Bar Association, the Texas State Bar Association( consumer and insurance sections), and is trained in negotiations from the American Graduate University. He is admitted to practice in Texas and various federal district and appeals courts.

In addition to teaching International Business Law at ACC, Mr. Woods teaches at University of Texas and Huston-Tillotson University. He has a B.S. degree from Baylor University and his J.D. degree from Baylor University School of Law.