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UT Marketing Professor Named Director of MBA Program

Published: August 14, 2008
Judith H. Washburn, associate professor of marketing at The University of Tampa, has been named director of UT’s MBA program.

Washburn joined UT in 2003, and teaches a variety of both graduate and undergraduate marketing courses in the John H. Sykes College of Business. Her research interests include branding, associative relationships between businesses and nonprofit organizations, service value and university marketing.

Washburn has also worked in industry, holding positions in marketing management for a manufacturing company, marketing research for a large retail holding corporation, retail management for a national department store chain, and consulting in marketing management and marketing research.

She is active in the American Marketing Association and the Society for Marketing Advances and in 2006 won the UT College of Business Excellence in Student Involvement Award.

Washburn earned a bachelor’s degree from Drake University, an MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a doctorate from Saint Louis University.

UT’s MBA program is one of the elite programs in the United States. UT offers a full-time program, an evening program and a Saturday program. The MBA curriculum includes a foundation core, providing key business concepts and techniques and an integrated core, providing half-semester course modules designed to develop practical hands-on business knowledge.