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Marilu Marcillo,
D.M., M.B.A.

Associate Professor of Business Administration

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Dr. Marilú Marcillo is a tenured Associate Professor of the School of Business at Saint Peter’s University joining the faculty in Fall of 2014. In her role as Associate Professor, Dr. Marcillo works with students studying all areas of Business Management, Business Ethics, Marketing and Sustainability.

She is the former director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Saint Peter’s reporting directly to University President. She serves as the chair of the advisory council for The Center for Undocumented Students (TCUS) at Saint Peter’s University. She currently serves on the four faculty senate committees: Curriculum, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA), Honors and was elected Chair 2017 of the University Service Committee. She is also involved in the SURGE STEM committee which helps to encourage more minorities to pursue STEM at Saint Peter’s. She is a member of the Sustainability Council and Latin American and Latino Studies Advisory Committee at Saint Peter’s. Finally, in 2019 she was elected President of AAUP (American Association of University Professors), her term will begin in the Fall 2019.

In May 2017 she was an invited lecturer at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de Mexico/ International Relations Program. The topic of her lecture was “U.S & Mexico Business Relations in the Trump Era.” She is a board Member GLACO Foro Educativo 2017 to present. Under the auspices of the Consulate generals of the governments of Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Argentina & Uruguay she works on issues related to educational needs of these immigrant communities in the U.S. In October 2016 she was a panelist at United Nations and spoke on the topic of “The gender perspective in promoting prevention of violence around the world.” In March 2018 she was became a special envoy for education and social entrepreneurship for the United Nations office of El Salvador serving a five-year term. In the Summer of 2019, she was accepted a five-year term as a member of the board of directors for The Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development OPAD. She also currently, sits on the board of directors for the LINDA foundation, whose mission is to help women and their children live in new directions, from distress to success.

She was a contributing author in the book The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change published in 2012. Other papers she has presented are on Collaborative Online Distance Learning which was presented at International Academy of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) 2015, this paper was pre-selected for publication in Journal of Technology Management & Innovation (JOTMI) March 2016, and on the topic of Corporate Whistleblowing at the Marriot Hotel, which she presented at BAASANA 2015; this paper was selected as best paper in its category and was published in the Journal of Business Cases and Applications Volume 20. She co-authored a white paper for the Guarini Institute on the Minimum Wage debate in New Jersey in 2017. In August of 2016 she presented a paper at SOLAR Conference in Ecuador on the topic of Empowering Women for Economic Growth, which she presented in Spanish. As a rural woman from Ecuador, this topic of empowering women through education is near and dear to her. In mid-2017 she submitted three abstracts for consideration titled, Micro Finance and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries, Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, and Sustainability in Business Strategy, two were accepted for presentation at international conferences and Micro Finance and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries was presented at BAASANA 2017 and accepted for publication in the International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences December 2017. In August 2018 she presented her paper on “Student-directed reflective case studies in the business ethics curriculum” at BAASANA. In August of 2019 a paper she co-wrote titled Intertextual analysis of the BP Prudhoe Bay disaster: applying the 5 Bs of antenarrative was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Organizational Analysis

Dr. Marcillo graduated from Alfred University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration where she attended on a full academic scholarship. Upon graduation, she went to work in various capacities for 16+ years at 3M Company, Jostens Corporation and Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Corporation. While working, she earned her Master in Business Administration from Centenary College in New Jersey and her Doctor of Management from the Institute for Advanced Science at Colorado Technical University where she concentrated in the Environmental and Social Sustainability. She left the professional business environment to pursue teaching full time and has taught in China, Mexico, Ecuador and in the United States over the past twelve years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three children and continues to mentor her former students who seek her personal and professional advice. During her Summer breaks she volunteers with her partner, Dr. Dwayne Williams, to provide workshops to educators in Latin America about how to teaching critical thinking skills to children in El Salvador and Ecuador. This is an ongoing five-year pedagogical intervention that leads into research and publications in this area of education in order to affect change on a larger scale. With her partner, she is also working (since 2016) to replicate “Ciudad Mujer”, a highly successful program from El Salvador in Ecuador. This holistic program is a private/public partnership which empowers women through education about their human rights, business education, training and micro-financing to enable them to become productive and independent members of their communities. Finally, she has also begun to pursue a career as motivational speaker, sharing her story of perseverance, tenacity and hard work with school age children, parents and educators. Her story will help to empower school age children to dream bigger dreams despite the many challenges they may face.

Career & Accomplishments


  • Institute for Advanced Studies at Colorado Technical University, D.M.

  • Centenary College, M.B.A.

  • Alfred University, B.A.

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