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About Mary Henderson

Dr. Mary U. Henderson currently teaches management, sales, and the Business Practicum courses within the School of Business at St. Catherine University. She is the Faculty Internship Advisor for Business Administration students.Her teaching priority is to bring together theory and application to prepare students for rewarding professional careers.
Henderson has 18 years of industry experience in buying, marketing, and management. This includes experience as a vice president for a Fortune 500 corporation. Dr. Henderson's scholarship focuses on business ethics and Catholic Social Teaching, leadership, and career preparation. In 2011, she coauthored a book, Start Your Career Staging Your Internship Success. Dr. Henderson earned the Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award in 2020 and was a co-recipient of the Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Faculty Excellence Award in 2013.

Positions

Present Professor, Business Administration, St. Catherine University Business Administration Department
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Research Interests

2020 Henderson, Mary U. and Megan Kalina. "Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Development of a Minor for an Undergraduate Business Program." MBAA International Conference, North American Management Society Track. Chicago, IL: March, 2020. Paper was accepted for presentation at conference., 2019 Nelsen, Julie, Rand, Sarah, Henderson, Mary U., and Margaret Smith. "#Me Too: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Creating a Valuable Topics Course." MBAA International Conference, North American Management Society Track. Chicago, IL: April 2019. Paper selected as "Best Paper" for the North American Management Society Track (Professor Sarah Rand delivered the presentation at the conference)., 2020 Nelsen, Julie, Henderson, Mary U., and Sarah Rand. "Sustainability in Business: Developing an Undergraduate Business Course" Marketing Educators Association Spring 2020 Conference. Seattle, WA. Paper was selected for presentation. Paper was published in the online conference proceedings. Paper selected as the "Runner-up for the Competitive Paper Winner." Since it was a winning paper and due to the pandemic, the paper was presented via a videorecording., 2018 Kalina, Megan and Mary U. Henderson "The Integration of a Catholic Social Teaching Website into a Business Curriculum." Co-developed and co-presented a paper and the new website associated with this paper. Tenth International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education. The University of St. Thomas. Minneapolis, MN, June 21 - 23, 2018., 2018 Rand, Sarah, Nelsen, Julie, Henderson, Mary U., and Paul Kotz "The Rise of Standardized Rankings in Higher Education: Examining the Value Proposition for Adult Learners" Marketing Management Association Fall Educators' Conference, September 19 - 21, 2018. Kansas City, MO. Paper published in proceedings and presented at conference., and Beckel Nelsen, Julie, Rand, Sarah, Kotz, Paul E., and Mary U. Henderson "Making the Intangibles Count: The Meaning of Value in Higher Education Today" Marketing Educators Association Spring 2018 Conference, April 2018. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Paper published in proceedings and presented at conference.

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Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award in 2020
  • Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Faculty Excellence Award in 2013.
  • Nominee for the St. Catherine Teaching and Advising Award - 2018 - 2019
  • 2017 - 2018 (finalist)
  • 2006 - 2007 (finalist)
  • 2002 - 2003
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Faculty Teaching and Advising Award - Honorable Mention - 2008 -- 2009
  • St. Catherine Mentor Designated by Student(s) - 2020, 2019 (5), 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 (4), 2014 (7), 2013 (3), 2012 (3), 2011 (2), 2010, 2008, 2006 (2), 2005 (3), 2004, 2003

Courses

  • Principles of Management; Leadership, Effective Teams, and Change Management; Business/Accounting Practicum; Advanced Sales: Strategic Account Management

Education

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2008 University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota ‐ Doctor of Education
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1988 College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota ‐ Master of Business Administration
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1980 College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota ‐ Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration/Marketing
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Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-8876

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