Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.
Marca Marie Bear, PH.D.
Associate Dean, International Programs; Associate Professor, Management; Associate Professor, International Business
The University of Tampa

MARCA MARIE BEAR, PH.D. Marca Marie Bear is currently the Associate Dean of International Programs and an Associate Professor of Management and International Business at the University of Tampa. She also served as the Chair of the Department of Management and Associate Director of the Center for Ethics at the University of Tampa for three years. In recognition of her contributions in these roles, she received the University of Tampa Outstanding Service Award for the College of Business and is recognized in the Tampa community as the recipient of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Woman of the Year in International Business. Prior to joining UT, Dr. Bear held the position of Associate Professor of International Business and Director of the Center for International Business and Economic Growth at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Professor Bear received her Ph.D. in Business Administration, with a field concentration in International Business and Strategy Policy, from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Dr. Bear earned a U.S. Department of Education Graduate Fellowship and the Bob Bartels Ph.D. Fellowship in International Business.

Dr. Bear has refereed journal articles and book chapters published in the Journal of Business and Educational Leadership, Long Range Planning, The Journal of Business Cases and Applications, International Journal of Management, Journal of Transnational Management and Development, and Business & the Contemporary World, among others. In addition, Dr. Bear published a book titled, The Global Enterprise: Entrepreneurship and Value Creation, Haworth Press.

Dr. Bear served as the Director of UT’s Quality Enhancement Plan, ‘Building International Competence’ and is the chief designer of UT’s Certificate of International Studies. For these efforts she received commendation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and led UT to be recognized as a finalist in the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. She is member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society for business and is a frequent contributor to national media and has appeared in the Journal of Commerce—published by the Economist Group, USA Today, Northwest World Traveler Magazine, the Rochester Business Journal, St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Dr. Bear has been recognized for teaching excellence by the College of Business at the University of Tampa and is the winner of the Provost’s Excellence in Teaching Award at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has had teaching experience at the MBA, Executive MBA, and undergraduate levels in the areas of International Business, Corporate Strategy & Policy, Corporate Responsibility, International Management, Global Entrepreneurship, and Cross-cultural Negotiations. She has had overseas teaching experience in the executive MBA program at the Prague School of Economics and HEC in Paris, among others. She has also participated in consulting projects with several multinational companies and is a member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Association of International Education Administrators, Education Abroad Forum, Association of International Educators and serves on the advisory board of the Tampa Bay Trade and Protocol Council.

Marca Marie Bear, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of International Programs
University of Tampa
401 West Kennedy Blvd.; Box 70F
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
(813) 257- 3280 (Phone)
(813) 258-7449 (Fax)
Citizenship: USA
Born: South Bend, IN