Assistant Professor of International Business
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
local: (727) 864-8231
toll-free: (800) 456-9009
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
Meet our Students
"One of my greatest joys in teaching at Eckerd College is the privilege of building a strong, rewarding relationship with my International Business Mentee Associates. I believe that the mentor program at Eckerd College differentiates us from most other academic institutions and it one of the reasons I so enjoy teaching at Eckerd College." - Professor Morris Shapero
Amanda Abu-Nab ‘11
Following internships at Merrill Lynch in Florida and ING Investment Management in Dubai, UAE Amanda is now Administrative Assistant at New York University in Dubai. With IB and Spanish majors and International Relations minor Amanda is looking toward law school.
Loren Anderson ‘10
Loren triple majored in IB, International Relations and Psychology with minors in economics and French, Phi Beta Kappa. She will receive her M.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is the manager of the Columbia-Vale Center on Sustainable International Investment.
Stephen Barber ‘12
IB and Marine Science majors, Stephen is now Analyst – Global Treasury Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Manhattan.
Griffin Benson ‘09
Global synthetic equity analyst at UBS Investment Bank, NYC.
K. Ruby Bielik ‘11
IB and Anthropology double major now a law student at Santa Clara University Law School. Winner of the Outstanding International Business Graduate Award 2011. Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa National Honorary Society, May 2011. Outstanding Student Research Associate for WT 2008 China Study Abroad Program. Outstanding Community Service for WT 2010 in Malawi Africa: Teaching English in the Littlefield Home Orphanage
Nono Bokete ‘09
Senior analyst in management consulting practice at Accenture in London, England. IB major at Eckerd and MSc from University of Manchester.
Najah Daher ‘10
IB grad now an Associate at Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg.
Charlotte Dorris ’11
English teacher at EF English First’s Professional Development Team in Shanghai, China. Charlotte spoke with WT 2012 students participating in IB research in Shanghai and Beijing.
Samantha Geller ‘09
IB and Chinese majors, now an Associate at Easter Unlimited Funworld, Shanghai, China.
Ryan Housman ‘10
Commercialization Manager at Coca Cola Refreshments in Atlanta, GA.
Stephanie (née Bowen) Keuhne ‘09
Stephanie was an IB major, Spanish minor, president of Eckerd’s Students in a Free Enterprise, and the winner of The Raymond James Award for Outstanding Scholarship in International Business. Currently Marketing Strategy Analyst at Fisher Investments in San Francisco, CA
Jonathan Konstan-Pines ‘10
IB major now a doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Megan Mahoney ‘10
Currently with Franklin Templeton in St. Petersburg headquarters. IB major with minors in Mandarin and Spanish. Received a second promotion in past year... has an eye on FT’s growing Shanghai operation.
Devin Pedone ‘09
Attending Widener University Law School in Harrisburg, PA.
Devin was an IB major with minors in French and Mandarin.
Slaine Pepi ‘12
Selected a future leader with Marriott International’s Global Leadership Development Program. Will rotate into global operations in other countries utilizing Slaine's double-major IB/East Asian studies along with minors in Mandarin and Japanese.
James Harley Outstanding Athlete Award 2011 for contributions to the Eckerd Tennis Program. ASIANetwork Community Service with Underprivileged Children in Cambodia, Summer 2010. Internship Honors working with Dentsu Advertising and Hewlett Packard at the Japan Women's Open Tennis Tournament, Osaka Japan, October 2009.
Dustin Smith '14
One of the greatest honors and learning opportunities for our International Business (IB) majors is to be chosen as a Ford Apprentice Scholar. Over the years, many of our most distinguished IB majors have achieved this great honor. The Ford Apprentice Scholar program consists of a two semester course in intellectual history during the junior year, followed by an optional summer research project, and an individually designed program of study in our major under the supervision of an IB faculty member serving as sponsor during the senior year.
Dustin Smith, center is our most recent 2013 Ford Scholar joined by two other winners from our Comparative Cultures Collegium, Cecily Bacon, Anthropology and International Studies (left)Ellie Finkenaur, Anthropology and Spanish (right).
Seiko Tanaka ‘11
Former IB major now Business Development Specialist at Forex Capital Markets in New York City where Seiko develops and maintains new business opportunities with Japanese clients.
Mark Tluszcz ‘89
Mark is Co-Founder and CEO of Mangrove Capital Partners a venture capital firm headquartered in Luxembourg investing in European and emerging market start-up companies. He was an IB and history major as well as Ford Scholar at Eckerd.
Michelle Whitney ‘06
IB major went on for MBA at USF, now Product Controller at Goldman Sachs in NYC.
Michael Yunker ‘10
Graduated with a major in IB and a Chinese minor now in Client Development for Euromonitor International Research in Shanghai, also addressed 2012 WT IB students in China.