D. Steven White, Cleveland State University (DBA, 1996; MBA, 1991)
Dr. White is a professor of marketing & international business at the Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He earned his degrees from Cleveland State University (DBA, 1996; MBA, 1991) and Bowling Green State University (MA, 1987; BSBA, 1985) with coursework completed through intermediate-level Portuguese at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (2004-2005). His doctorate is in business administration with a major in marketing and a minor in information systems. He joined the faculty of the Charlton College of Business in 1998.
His research interests include sustainable development, social media marketing, mobile marketing, international marketing, services marketing, global and social entrepreneurship, international business, global e-commerce, open source applications in global business and international business education. Academic journals in which his research has appeared include International Marketing Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Services Marketing, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Marketing Management (U.K.), Journal of Marketing Education and International Business Review. He teaches undergraduate courses in marketing principles, social media marketing and international marketing and graduate courses in interactive marketing, marketing strategy and international business.
From January 2006 through May 2010, he served as chairperson of the department of management and marketing in the Charlton College of Business and from June 2010 through June 2012, as director of the university's sustainability studies program during which time the university’s graduate certificate in sustainable development was developed and launched. Since 2000, he has co-organized and guided 200+ students on alternative spring break task force missions to 24 cities in 15 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal (including Azores) and Spain). Additionally, he has co-organized and guided trade missions in partnership with the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI).
Prior to entering academia Dr. White was vice president of an advertising agency, promoted sporting and special events, managed outdoor sporting goods stores/ski shops and served as an alpine ski instructor.
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