professor at commencement

Steven White, DBA


Management & Marketing




Charlton College of Business 323


1996Cleveland State UniversityPhD
1991Cleveland State UniversityMBA
1987Bowling Green State UniversityMA
1985Bowling Green State UniversityBS


  • Marketing principles
  • Social media marketing
  • International marketing
  • Interactive marketing
  • Marketing strategy



A capstone course that integrates marketing and business principles learned in prior courses. Being decision-oriented and analytical it sets forth a definite way of surveying current developments in marketing practice, with the advantage of allowing the student freedom, via the case approach, in his or her choice of executive action. Students are required to complete a marketing plan.

Social Media Marketing essential for business today. This course reviews how social media tools are providing business communicators and brand managers with an instant feedback loop that links the customer to customer service. Those tools that allow firms to track compliments, complaints and even the competition as well as to develop new relationships with their customers will be covered. New tools (blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) will be included as well as a review of business best practices with these tools.


Research Interests

  • Sustainable development
  • International services marketing
  • Green business
  • Marketing services
  • Global and social entrepreneurship

Dr. White has been a professor of marketing & international business at the Charlton College of Business sinc 1998. 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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