- M.B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1973
- B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1964
- Business communications
- Management consulting
- Marketing research
- Application of management
- Marketing theory in a small business environment
Prior to entering academia, Edward G. Cole was an officer in the United States Army Medical Department and hospital administrator. He has taught for the U.S. Army/Baylor University program and at Trinity University. Prior to returning to academics in 1989 when he joined the St. Mary’s University faculty, he operated his own market research firm.
Cole assumed the directorship of the Small Business Institute at St. Mary’s University in 1992.