Chanaz Gargouri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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About Dr. Gargouri

Chanaz Gargouri is currently a an Assistant Professor in the department of Business Administration at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ. She earned her Ph.D. from Walden University in Human Services, an MBA in International Business from Saint Peter’s College, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from ESC (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce) Tunis, Tunisia.

Dr. Gargouri joined the Saint Peter’s University family right after her graduation as a part time lecturer for both graduate and undergraduate levels teaching International Business and management courses. She also taught several other courses through the years.

Prior to joining Saint Peter’s as a full time faculty in 2011, Dr. Gargouri was a partner in several Entrepreneurial businesses, including Technique International, an Import/export company; a wholesale exporter and processed foods importer to the U.S. and Canada; and Beau Visage, the east coast regional retailer for La Cure Dead Sea Natural Skin Care Products.

Dr. Gargouri research journey started when she discovered her particular interest in human resources management, human services administration, and organizational psychology. Her research and lecturing in some of these topics enabled her to build two online courses for the MBA program: Human Resources Management and Human Behaviors in Organizations.

Hailing from a successful family business, mastering the entrepreneurial mindset, and holding a research passion, Dr. Gargouri cofounded two programs at Saint Peter’s University; Town & Gown, a consultancy program for senior students and The Shark Tank@ Saint Peter’s, a program that is enabling young entrepreneurs to pitch their hypothetic or actual businesses before highly skilled professionals. Dr. Gargouri is also a coach to many business students starting their own ventures.

In 2017 Dr. Gargouri obtained her Ph.D. is Human Services, Human Services Administration from Walden University and today her fields of expertise include International Business, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, human services administration, and experiential teaching and learning. In addition, her research interests are focused on millennials and relate to entrepreneurship education, social entrepreneurship, organizational psychology, community and business development, and workplace conflicts resolution.

Besides English, Dr. Gargouri is fluent in Arabic (speaks more than 5 dialects) and French.

“Growing up in an entrepreneurial family showed me how to succeed. Today my teaching goal is to transfer that success to my students. I drive to improve students’ professionalism, research capabilities, critical thinking, writing, intra and entrepreneurial skills, networking, and communication by engaging them in real world activities inside and outside the classroom. My objectives are to a) teach them the tools and make them able to use and implement them in the real world and b) guide them in broadening their visions to secure their future and the future of their communities”

Career & Accomplishments


  • Walden University, Ph.D.

  • Saint Peter's University, MBA

  • University of Tunis III, B.S.