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Sergio Palacios, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies



  • Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 2016
  • M.B.A., The University of Texas-Pan American, 2008
  • B.A., Tecnologico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech), 1999


  • Business Plan Development and New Venture Creation
  • Managing Innovation and Change
  • Operations Management

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • E-commerce


Sergio Palacios, Ph.D., joined St. Mary’s University in 2016 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies. He received his Bachelor of International Business degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech), his Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas-Pan American, and his doctorate from New Mexico State University (NMSU). Palacios is passionate about entrepreneurship. He founded his first company right after finishing his undergraduate degree, developing pre-packaged food products and serving retailers such as H-E-B Mexico. His entrepreneurial background includes 8 years in food manufacturing and distribution.

Palacios is also passionate about teaching. His courses at the Greehey School of Business include Business Plan Development and New Venture Creation, Managing Innovation and Change, and Operations Management. Prior to joining St. Mary’s University, he taught undergraduate courses on E-Commerce, Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management. At the MBA level, he taught Strategic Decision Making and Data Visualization at NMSU, including one course for Sandia Laboratories and Los Alamos Laboratories cohort. In 2014 he was recognized with the Outstanding Teaching Award for Management Ph.D. students at NMSU.

His research interests include entrepreneurship and e-commerce. He has published in peer-reviewed outlets such as the International Journal of Bank Marketing, and in the proceedings of several conferences; including Decision Sciences Institute and Irish Academy of Management. In 2015 he was awarded the Outstanding Research Award for Management Ph.D. students at NMSU. Dr. Palacios is an active member of the Academy of Management and Decisions Science Institute.


Outstanding Research Award 2014-2015, Department of Management, New Mexico State University (NMSU), 2015
Outstanding Teaching Award 2013-2014, Department of Management, NMSU, 2014
Lifetime Membership, The International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma, 2008

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