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Mary Tucker

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Professor of Management
Copeland 334


  • Ph.D., University of New Orleans, 1990. Higher Education Leadership and Administration.
  • M.Ed. (summa cum laude), Nicholls State University, 1985. Curriculum and Instruction.
  • BS, Nicholls State University, 1984. Business Education.


Dr. Mary Tucker is a Professor of Management who has taught courses in global leadership, management, organization behavior, intercultural effectiveness, and communication. Her dissertation research focused on transformational leadership. She has published over 50 professional journal articles and textbooks and received numerous teaching, service, and research awards, including a Best Research Paper Award from the Academy of Management. She is a certified trainer in cultural intelligence and has a specialization in foundations of positive psychology. Dr. Tucker has done extensive training, speaking, and course development for both private and public sector organizations in the areas of leadership, effective communication, intercultural effectiveness, management, emotional intelligence, diversity, ethics, media relations, customer satisfaction, and total quality management. For seven years, she conducted leadership training for the American Association of Highway Transportation Officials in cooperation with the ENO Transportation Foundation in Washington, DC. She worked on a faculty team for the College of Business' inaugural MBA Program for Brazilian Executives and served on a faculty team for the MBA without Boundaries program. Dr. Tucker served as the Director of Communication Across the Curriculum for the College of Business and directed the Management Department Honors Program, which she developed. She team-taught in the College of Business' AACSB award-winning business cluster, a problem-based holistic teaching approach where students apply cross-discipline concepts to solve real-world consulting problems. She participated in the College of Business Global Consulting Program, teaching one quarter in Pau, France, and a summer session in Ancona, Italy. She also served as a Master Teacher Mentor, Director of Undergraduate Assurance of Learning for the college, and Associate Director for Undergraduate Education for OHIO's Center for International Business.

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Management Pedagogy
  • Intercultural Effectiveness