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About Mary G. Trefry

Dr. Trefry began teaching at Sacred Heart University in 1994. From the mid-1980s until 1999 when she began teaching full-time, she worked with a consortium of independent consultants, specializing in change management, performance appraisal systems, and management training. She had previously worked in senior management positions in large public library systems in Kansas City, Kansas and suburban Washington, D.C.. At Sacred Heart University Dr. Trefry has served as MBA Director, Luxembourg Programs Liaison, and Chair of the Management Department.
Her areas of teaching include leadership,organizational behavior, cross-cultural management and managing change. She teaches primarily in the MBA program, both in Connecticut and Luxembourg.
Dr. Trefry's research interests focus on cross-cultural issues and change management. She has presented her research at academic conferences, both in the United States and in Europe.


July 2017 Present Adjunct Professor Management, Sacred Heart University Jack Welch College of Business
1994June 2017 Associate Professor Management, Sacred Heart University Jack Welch College of Business

Honors and Awards

  • Sacred Heart University Discovery Award, 2000
  • Council of Graduate Students COGS Graduate Leadership Award, 2003
  • Sacred Heart University's Teaching Excellence Award, 2004
  • SHU Global Engagement Award 2016/2017


19841991 M.A. & Ph.D. Organizational Psychology, Columbia University
19731974 M.L.S., Library and Information Systems, University of Maryland at College Park
19651969 B.A. French, Agnes Scott College

Contact Information

Martire Center W 311
Jack Welch College of Business


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