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Tanuja Singh, D.B.A.

Professor and Dean of the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University


Tanuja Singh, D.B.A., is Professor and Dean of the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University. Prior to joining St. Mary’s, she was Chair and Professor in the Department of Marketing in the College of Business at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. She earned her doctorate in Marketing from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., with emphasis in International Business and Research Methods. She has an M.B.A. from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., and a Master of Science in Physics from Allahabad University in India.

Dean Singh’s teaching, research, and consulting interests include global and cross-cultural marketing strategy, electronic marketing and e-commerce, and public policy issues in marketing. She has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers in internationally acclaimed journals, and national and international conferences. She is the co-author of a book on digital media titled Surfing the Rift: An Executive’s Guide to the Post Web 2.0 World. A recipient of the Outstanding International Educator Award, she has been recognized for excellence in teaching.

Dean Singh has served as a consultant to several private and public sector organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, and has conducted workshops and seminars on topics pertaining to international business, cross-cultural and multicultural communication and digital media in the U.S. and abroad.

At St. Mary’s University, Dean Singh led the effort to revamp the MBA program, establish the Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility, and create a values-driven model of curricular innovation. She has enhanced the marketing and outreach efforts of the Business School and developed new opportunities for faculty and student development.

The newly remodeled Greehey MBA, which focuses on lab-based, values-driven model, has received significant funding from the Greehey Family Foundation, The Alkek Foundation, CPS Energy, and the 80/20 Foundation to support the innovative design and focus of the program. Additionally, with support from local philanthropist Harvey Najim she recently helped establish the Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility in the Greehey School of Business. The Najim Center will engage students in developing solutions for real-world business problems with a focus on social responsibility. A passionate globalization advocate, she has created new international alliances with Universities in Korea, China, France and Brazil.

Dean Singh holds several leadership positions within academia. She was program chair for the World Marketing Congress held in Germany, and the track chair for two major conferences that were held in Japan and France recently. She serves on the editorial boards of three marketing journals and has been invited to speak at the prestigious AACSB International conferences. She maintains an active network of colleagues and friends from around the world. She serves on the boards of the World Affairs Council and KLRN San Antonio. She is the major financial supporter of a children’s school in India for underprivileged children.

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