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Theresa Poussaint, PhD

Dr. Theresa Poussaint earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies. She also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Doctor of Management from the University of Maryland University College. Her dissertation focused on women and leadership and was entitled Perceptual Factors Affecting Female CEO Placement in the Hospitality Industry. Dr. Poussaint has over 30 years of corporate business work experience serving in various leadership roles. She was employed for five years with UMUC as an adjunct faculty member and Association Vice President of Alumni Relations. Prior to joining UMUC, she was employed with HMSHost (Formerly Host Marriott Services) as Manager of Loss Prevention Services, a division of HR. As an adult learner herself, Dr. Poussaint understands her students and brings passion and life experiences to the classroom to engage students in understanding and applying business concepts and theories to their professional and personal lives.