Dr. Marilú Marcillo

Chair Business Adminstratio Department/Associate Professor, Saint Peter's University

Location Essex County

Pronouns she/her

Email address [email protected]

Telephone number 9175392610

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Dr. Marilú Marcillo is chair of the department of Business Administration and a tenured Associate Professor of the Frank Guarini School of Business at Saint Peter’s University joining the faculty in Fall of 2014. In her role as Associate Professor, Dr. Marcillo works with students studying all areas of Business Management, Business Ethics, Marketing and Sustainability. In her role as chair for her department she serves more than one constituency, she has to assume multiple roles. She is the primary spokespersons for department faculty, staff, and students. At the same time, institutions of higher education increasingly rely upon department chairs to implement and carry out campus policy and the mission of the institution for the central administration. She represents the central administration to department members at the same time that she articulates the needs of the department members to the administration. She must interpret and present information and arguments that accurately reflect the intent of each constituency to the other for the overall purpose of advancing the institutional mission by connecting department objectives with that broader mission. Given the current financial and logistical challenges posed by COVID this is not easy task. She is the founding director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Saint Peter’s serving this role from 2016-2019. She serves as the chair of the advisory council for The Center for Undocumented Students (TCUS) at Saint Peter’s University. She chairs the Ethics & Integrity Working Group for Middle States Commission on Higher Education Re-accreditation. She also currently serves on the two faculty senate committees: Graduate Programs and Honors Committee. Further she serves in the SURGE STEM committee which helps to encourage more minorities to pursue STEM majors at Saint Peter’s. She is a member of the Sustainability Council and Latin American and Latino Studies Advisory Committee at Saint Peter’s. Finally, in 2019 she was elected President of AAUP (American Association of University Professors), serving during the academic years 2019-2021. In 2021 she was selected a Treasurer for the State Conference of AAUP. In October 2021, she was selected as a Rutgers’ University Minority Servicing Institution (MSI) Aspiring Leaders program to join the third cohort in this program. She was one of fourteen selected from a nationwide pool of 500. This program, supported by grants from ECMC Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, brings together prominent leaders from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to engage with mid-career aspiring leaders from education, non-profit, and business sectors in an effort to prepare the next generation of MSI presidents. By providing professional development workshops focused on 21st-century skills as well as two years of post-forum mentorship, MSI Aspiring Leaders cultivates future MSI presidents by strengthening pathways to leadership and building connections between peers with similar aspirations and abilities In May 2017 she was an invited lecturer at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de Mexico/ International Relations Program. The topic of her lecture was “U.S & Mexico Business Relations in the Trump Era.” She is a board Member GLACO Foro Educativo 2017 to present. Under the auspices of the Consulate generals of the governments of Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Argentina & Uruguay she works on issues related to educational needs of these immigrant communities in the U.S. In October 2016 she was a panelist at United Nations and spoke on the topic of “The gender perspective in promoting prevention of violence around the world.” She has spoken at the United Nations on six different occasions on topics related to social justice and the empowerment of rural women. In March 2018 she was became a special envoy for Education and Social Entrepreneurship for the United Nations office of El Salvador serving a five-year term. She also currently, sits on the board of directors for the LINDA foundation, whose mission is to help women and their children live in new directions, from distress to success and the Roseville Chater School in Newark NJ. She was a contributing author in the book The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change published in 2012. Other papers she has presented are on Collaborative Online Distance Learning which was presented at International Academy of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) 2015, this paper was pre-selected for publication in Journal of Technology Management & Innovation (JOTMI) March 2016, and on the topic of Corporate Whistleblowing at the Marriot Hotel, which she presented at BAASANA 2015; this paper was selected as best paper in its category and was published in the Journal of Business Cases and Applications Volume 20. She co-authored a white paper for the Guarini Institute on the Minimum Wage debate in New Jersey in 2017. In August of 2016 she presented a paper at SOLAR Conference in Ecuador on the topic of Empowering Women for Economic Growth, which she presented in Spanish. As a rural woman from Ecuador, this topic of empowering women through education is near and dear to her. In mid-2017 she submitted three abstracts for consideration titled, Micro Finance and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries, Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, and Sustainability in Business Strategy, two were accepted for presentation at international conferences and Micro Finance and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries was presented at BAASANA 2017 and accepted for publication in the International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences December 2017. In August 2018 she presented her paper on “Student-directed reflective case studies in the business ethics curriculum” at BAASANA. In August of 2019 a paper she co-wrote titled Intertextual analysis of the BP Prudhoe Bay disaster: applying the 5 Bs of antenarrative was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Organizational Analysis. Finally, in 2020 she presented a paper at the NASBITE conference titled Taking Experiential Learning on the Road: Engaging students in International Business through Corporate Visits in collaboration with a corporate partner from UPS. Dr. Marcillo graduated from Alfred University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration where she attended on a full academic scholarship. Upon graduation, she went to work in various capacities for 16+ years at 3M Company, Jostens Corporation and Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Corporation. While working, she earned her Master in Business Administration from Centenary University in New Jersey and her Doctor of Management from the Institute for Advanced Science at Colorado Technical University where she concentrated in Environmental and Social Sustainability. She left the professional business environment to pursue teaching full time and has taught in China, Mexico, Ecuador and in the United States over the past sixteen years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three children, serving on a number of boards and continues to mentor her former students who seek her personal and professional advice. During her summer breaks she volunteers, to provide workshops to educators in Latin America about how to teaching critical thinking skills to children in El Salvador and Ecuador. This is an ongoing five-year pedagogical intervention that leads into research and publications in this area of education in order to affect change on a larger scale.