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About Tuvana Rua

Tuvana Rua, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Management at Sacred Heart University. Prior to joining Sacred Heart University, she served as an adjunct faculty member at Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and Westchester Community College.

Ms. Rua has extensive international business experience with a concentration in management and marketing. During the period she worked in the marketing field, she created, adapted and supervised marketing campaigns. During her tenure at EMEK, a marketing firm headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, she facilitated the introduction of new products and foreign companies to the Turkish market. Prior to her position at EMEK, Ms. Rua served as the International Marketing Manager for Balnak Freight Forwarding, an international logistics organization located in Istanbul, Turkey. Ms. Rua also worked for governmental agencies in the US, including Massachusetts Department of Health and Rhode Island Health Department, in creating social marketing campaigns.
Degrees: Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, City University of New York; MBA, University of Monaco; MA, Integrated Marketing and Communications, Emerson College; BA, Psychology, Bogazici University.
Professor Rua is advisor to the WCOB Business Administration Club.


August 2013 Present Assistant Professor Management, Sacred Heart University Jack Welch College of Business
September 2010August 2013 Instructor, Sacred Heart University Jack Welch College of Business

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Recognition, Massachusetts Department of Health, 2001
  • University College Faculty Award, Sacred Heart University, 2011
  • Board of Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut


  • Organizational Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Ethics


20062013 Ph.D. Organizational Behavior, CUNY Graduate Center
20062012 MS Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center
20012002 MA, Integrated Marketing and Communications, Emerson College
19981999 MBA Marketing, University of Monaco
19921996 B.A. Psychology, Boğaziçi University

Contact Information

Martire Center W331
Jack Welch College of Business


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