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About Diane Fittipaldi

As a practitioner and an academic, I bring a rare blend of experience to my students giving them not only an understanding of theory but also the ways theory comes to life in practice. I completed my MBA from the University of Michigan in 1982 and spent 30 years in business. I worked as a brand manager for General Mills and later as an advertising executive for two of the world's largest and most renowned advertising agencies,BBDO and the McCann World group. During my time at what is now known asMcCann Minneapolis, I reached the rank of senior vice president and served as the director of client service and as a member of the senior leadership team. I received my doctoral degree in leadership with honors from the University of St.Thomas in 2014 and began my teaching career at the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where I developed and taught courses on strategic communications in digital marketing. I have also served as an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg College, where I taught Women's Studies and at theUniversity of St. Thomas, where I taught Feminist Perspectives on Leadership andQualitative Research Methods to graduate students. I currently teach both MBA and undergraduate courses in the Department of Business Administration at St. Kate's with a focus on Integrated MarketingCommunications.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Business Administration, St. Catherine University Business Administration Department
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Education

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2014 Ph. D, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, ‐ Doctor of Education in Leadership
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1982 MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, ‐ Masters of Business Administration, Marketing
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1978 BA, Kent State University, Kent, OH ‐ Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
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Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-6616

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