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Tucker, Mary


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PhD, University of New Orleans, 1990.

MEd (summa cum laude), Nicholls State University, 1985. Curriculum and Instruction.

BS, Nicholls State University, 1984. Business Education.

Owner and co-manager of a sports store; various jobs in both the private and the public sector.

Research Interests

Management Education, Global Leadership, Assessment of Learning.

Professional Experience

Owner and co-manager of a sports store; various jobs in both the private and the public sector.

Selected Publications

Meyer, A., Taylor-Bianco, A., & Tucker, M. L., In Review. Women in Business: Examining Failures and Defining Success. Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies.

Tucker, M. L., Koch, R. S., & Gullekson, N. L., In Review. “Developing Global Leadership Skills through International Virtual Teams, Journal of Advancements in Business Education.

Penrod, C., & Tucker, M. L. 2014. Assessing Business Writing Across the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Framework for Assuring Learning. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 4, 1-10.

Tucker, M. L., Gullekson, N. L., & Esmond-Kiger, C., 2014. Accounting for EI: Does Emotional Intelligence Predict Greater Intercultural Growth? Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies.

Gullekson, N. L., & Tucker, M. L. 2013. An Examination of the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Intercultural Growth for Students Studying Abroad. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 13, 162-178.

Rosado Feger, A., Tucker, M. L., Bernt, P. W., & Gullekson, N. 2013. Gender Roles in Teams: Have Things Changed? Journal of Interdisciplinary Business Studies.

Tucker, M. L., Gullekson, N. L., & McCabridge, J. 2011, December.  Assurance of learning in short-term, study abroad programs. Research in Higher Education Journal,14.

Gullekson, N. L., Tucker, M. L., Wright, S., & Coombs, G. 2011, November. Examining Intercultural Growth for Business Students in Short-Term Study Abroad Programs: Too good to be true? Journal of Teaching in International Business, 22(2), 91-106.

Esmond-Kiger, C., Tucker, M. L., & Yost, C. A. Winter 2006. Emotional Intelligence: From the Classroom to the Workplace. Management Accounting Quarterly.

Myers, L. L., & Tucker, M. L. 2005. Incorporating the Theory of Emotional Intelligence into a Business Communication Class. Business Communication Quarterly, 68(1), 44-51.

Prehar, C. A., McCarthy, A. M., & Tucker, M. L. 2004. Predicting and Changing Willingness to Engage in Community Service: A Service-learning Intervention Study Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 15(3), 63-83.

Spengler, L., Gupta, A., & Tucker, M. L. 2003. The Ethical and Legal Issues in Competitive Intelligence Gathering: A Study of MBAs’ Perceptions and Intentions. Review of Business and Economics, 1(2), 208-222. Paper presented at the International Academy of Business and Economics, October 20, 2003, Las Vegas.

McCarthy, A. M. & Tucker, M. L. 2002. Encouraging Volunteerism Through Service-learning. Journal of Management Education, 26(6), 629-647.

Kirch, D. P., Tucker, M. L., & Kirch, C. E. 2001. Better Profits through Better People: The Benefits of Emotional Intelligence in Accounting Firms. The CPA Journal, LXXI(8), 60-61.

Kaman, V., McCarthy, A. M., Tucker, M. L., & Gulbro, R. D. 2001. Bureaucratic and High Commitment Human Resource Practices in Small Service Firms. Human Resource Planning, 24(1), 33-44.

Tucker, M. L. & McCarthy, A. M. 2001. Presentation Self-efficacy: Increasing Communication Skills Through Service-learning. Journal of Managerial Issues, xiii(2), 227-244.

McCambridge,J. A., McCarthy, A. M., & Tucker, M. L. 2000. An Empirical Exploration of the Linkages Between Emotional Intelligence and Leadership in a Training Context. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Management, 8(2), 55-62.

Shiarella, A., McCarthy, A. M., & Tucker, M. L. 2000. Development and Construct Validity of Scores on the Community Service Attitude Scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 60(2), 286-300. Reprinted in R. Bringle, Measurement Instruments for Service Learning: Students,Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Campus Compact, 2001.

McCambridge, J., McCarthy, A., & Tucker, M. 2000. Using Dialogue to Enhance Team Learning and Effectiveness Teaching and Technology: New Learning Paradigms for the New Millennium, 1. OBTC-2000, Carrolton, GA: State University of WestGeorgia.

Yost, C. A. & Tucker, M. L. 2000. Are Effective Teams More Emotionally Intelligent? Confirming the Importance of Effective Communication in Teams. Delta Pi Epsilon, XXXXII(2), 101-109.

Tucker, M. L., McCarthy, A. M., Sojka, J. S., & Barone, F. J. 2000. Training Tomorrow’s Leaders: Enhancing the Emotional Intelligence of Business Graduates. Journal of Education for Business, 75(6), 331-337.

Tucker, M. L., McCarthy, A. M., & Jones, C. J. 1999. Women and Men Politicians: Are Some Leaders Dissatisfied? Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 20(6), 285-290.

Tucker, M. L., Powell, K. S., & Cleary, C. A. 1999. Incorporating Community Service Learning into the Business Communication Class, Delta Pi Epsilon, XXXXI(2), 42-52.

McCarthy, A. M. & Tucker, M. L. 1999. Student Attitudes toward Service-Learning: Implications for Implementation, Journal of Management Education, 23(5), 554-573.

Tucker, M. L., McCarthy, A. M., & Gulbro, R. D. 1999. Increasing Customer Satisfaction with Effective Leadership: Testing a Model. Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, 11(1), 17-30.

Tucker, M. L. & McCarthy, A. M. 1998. Searching for Transformational Leaders: An Investigation of Female Politicians' Leadership Styles. Academy of Strategic and Organizational Leadership Journal, 2(1), 53-63.

Tucker, M. L., McCarthy, A. M., Hoxmeier, J., & Lenk, M. 1998. Service-Learning Increases Communication Skills across the Business Curriculum, Business Communication Quarterly, 61(2), 89-100.

McCambridge, J. A. & Tucker, M. L. January 1998. The Status of TQM Implementation in State Departments of Transportation: The View from the Firing Line, Journal of Management in Engineering, 14(1), 49-57.

Gulbro, R. D., Tucker, M. L., & Loftin, W. E. Winter 1997. Are Rural and Urban Small Firms Alike? Central Business Review, 17-21.

Gulbro, R. D. & Tucker, M. L. 1996. Are Human Resource Management Practices Important in Small Firms? The Entrepreneurial Executive, 1(2), 38-43.

Tucker, M. L., Meyer, G. D., & Westerman, J. W. 1996. Organizational Communication: Development of Internal Strategic Competitive Advantage, The Journal of Business Communication, 33(1), 51-69.

Tucker, M. L., Powell, K. S., & Meyer, G. D. 1995. A Look at Qualitative Research in Business Communication, The Journal of Business Communication, 32(4), 383-399.

Taylor, D. L. & Tucker, M. L. 1995. Invariance Testing in Discriminant Analysis: A Heuristic Application of the Jackknife Statistic and Procrustean Rotation, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 28(2), 99-111.

Gulbro, R. D., Tucker, M. L., Parrish, R. W., & Dimas, T. Spring-Summer 1995. Management's Choice of Bank Customer Research: The Mystery Shopper, Mail Survey, or Telephone Survey, Delta Business Review, 5(1), 45-53.

Gulbro, R. D. & Tucker, M. L. Spring-Summer 1995. Employee Discipline in Small Firms, Delta Business Review, 5(1), 40-44.

Taylor, D. L. & Tucker, M. L. 1994. Cross Validation in Canonical Analysis, Louisiana Educational Research Journal, 29: 84-96.

Authement, J. & Tucker, M. L. 1990. Job Design in Management Position: Development through Disequilibrium, Journal of Management in Practice, 2(1), 55-58.



Mary Tucker is Professor of Management in the Department of Management at Ohio University and has taught courses in global leadership, management, organization behavior, and communication. Mary received her Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans; her dissertation research focused on transformational leadership.  Before joining the Ohio University faculty, Mary taught at Colorado State University. She began her university teaching career at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Her research interests include assessing learning, global leadership, and management education. Mary has presented over 50 professional research papers, has published over 50 professional articles, and has consulted with companies, including The American Association of Highway Transportation Officials, 3M, State Farm, First American Bank, First Interstate Bank, and Holzer Clinic.

Mary is a member of the American Management Association, Phi Kappa Phi, and Beta Gamma Sigma. Professional honors and recognitions that she has received include teaching, service, and research recognitions, including a Best Research Paper Award from the OCIS Division of the Academy of Management, a Distinguished Paper Award from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Division of the Southwest Federation of Administrative Disciplines, and two Best Manuscript Awards from the American Accounting Association’s Teaching and Curriculum Section. Mary received the Colorado State University Instructional Innovation in Service-Learning Award and was recognized as one of the top ten national finalists for the Ehrlich Faculty Award for excellence in fostering service learning.

Mary has done extensive training, speaking, and course development for both private and public sector organizations in the areas of intercultural effectiveness, management, emotional intelligence, diversity, ethics, media relations, customer satisfaction, effective communication, and total quality management. For seven years, Mary conducted leadership training for the American Association of Highway Transportation Officials in cooperation with the ENO Transportation Foundation in Washington, DC. She has worked on a faculty team for the OU College of Business Center for International Business Education and Development in an MBA program for Brazilian executives and served on a faculty team for the OU MBA without Boundaries program. In 2002, Mary was chosen to be an Ohio University SCOPE Leader-in-Residence for the development of university-wide faculty learning communities. She served as the Director of Communication across the Curriculum for the College of Business and directed the Management Department Honors Program, which she developed. Mary team taught in the OU College of Business AACSB award-winning business cluster, a problem-based holistic teaching approach where students apply cross-discipline concepts to solve real-world problems. Mary participated in the OU College of Business Global Competitiveness Program, teaching one quarter in Pau, France, and a summer session in Ancona, Italy. She served as a Master Teacher Mentor, Director of Undergraduate Assurance of Learning for the OU College of Business and Associate Director for Undergraduate Education for the OU Center for International Business.