Mary Galvan

Associate Professor of Marketing; Chairperson, Department of Management and Marketing

Management & Marketing


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Mary T. Galvan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management and Marketing.  Dr. Galvan received her Ph.D. in Economics from Northern Illinois University in 1988. She taught at Rockford College (her undergraduate alma mater) and St. Xavier University before joining the faculty at North Central College in 1992.  She teaches primarily the Marketing Research and Marketing Management courses--both of which involve students working on projects for business clients from the local community.

Dr. Galvan's current research interests are in three areas: learning styles of business students, business ethics, and client-based projects. She has presented papers at the following professional conferences: Academy of Business Research, Academy of International Business, Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Educator's Association, Marketing Management Association, Midwest Business Administration Association, Society of Business Research, and Society for Marketing Advances.

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Selected Scholarship

"Comparing Students' Learning Style Preferences and Cultural Backgrounds in the Basic Marketing Course" Presentation, Society of Business Research, Scottdale, AZ March 2104.

"Using Client-Based Projects to Improve Critical Business Skills" Presentation, Society for Marketing Advances, St. Petersburg, FL November 2013.

"Students' Perceptions of Client-Based Projects in the Marketing Research Course" Presentation, Management Marketing Association, Chicago, IL March 2012.

"Business Students' Perceptions of Ethics: Academia vs. Corporate" Presentation, Academy of Business Research, Las Vegas, NV November 2011.

"Preferred Learning Styles vs. Perceived Teaching Styles: Are American Students and International Students Really Different?" Presentation, Society for Markting Advances, Atlanta, GA November 2010.

Courses Taught

Marketing Research-Undergraduate

Marketing Research-Graduate

Marketing Management

Principles of Marketing

Business Statistics-Undergraduate

Business Statistics-Graduate