Master's in Mass Media Communications - University of Michigan
Master's in Business Administration (MBA) - Syracuse University
International Marketing, Marketing for Small Business, Marketing Communications, e-Marketing, Principles of Marketing, Global Economy, Business Communication
After a stint of several years at Michigan Tech as staff in the Registrar's Office, teaching Creative Problem Solving to freshmen engineering students, and providing academic advising at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, I now teach marketing and other classes at the International School of Business at Finlandia. When time permits I write fiction and non-fiction for publication, having attended every workshop for these genres sponsored by writers' associations in Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta. Promoting published pieces is not so very different from promoting an entrepreneurship, I find; one networks with other writers as one networks with entrepreneurs and learns from them as well.
My personal statement as it relates to teaching is as follows: I am a learner as much as the student is in the classroom. I strive to teach in an environment that is as non-threatening as possible, and in doing so, try for maximum engagement from them. Through years of teaching one learns about human behavior, or as we in Marketing call it, consumer behavior, and this is as enriching an experience as there can be, especially when the consumer pool remains eternally young.
Areas of Interest / Speciality
Freelance writing, tennis - represented Women's Christian College, Chennai, S. India, in intercollegiate women's tennis tournaments 3 years as undergraduate.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Marketing Management Association (MMA)
American Communication Association (ACA)
Marketing Educators' Association (MEA)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research certifies that Rekha Ambardar successfully completed the NIH Web-based training course “Protecting Human Research Participants”.
Date of completion: 12/27/2012
World and I Journal, The Indian Express, The Writers' Journal, Mystery Anthologies
“Globalization: The New Empire “ The World and I Online (A subsidiary of The Washington Times) March 2007 “America's Popularity Potion” September 2007
“Advertisers and Changing Demographics,” January 2008
“Millennials Among Us” November 2008
"Bilingualism: The Personality Shifter," October 2009
"Grabbing Attention: King Tut and Modern Marketing" September 2010
"Karma Capitalism: Doing Well by Doing Good," September 2011
"The Legacy of the Apostle Thomas in South India," December 2012
"Indian Millennials: Global or Local," October 2013
"China and India: The Price of Economic Growth," September 2014
The Writers' Journal
"Promoting Your Book"
"Earn While You are Waiting"
"Plunge Right into your Story"
I. Fall 2013 Provided peer review for Marketing Educator's Association paper, “Trends in Academic Research: A 15-Year Analysis of Published Research in Marketing Journals."
II. September 25, 2012 Fall MMA Conference, St. Louis. Session Chair for the following Position Papers:
1. “Living Lab Lectures: Experiential Learning to Improve Consumer Literacy and the Application of Marketing Concepts”
2. “Engaging Students in Critical Thinking by Solving Local Problems”
3. “Academic Integrity, or the lack Thereof: Revelations found from Two Years of Using Remote Proctors”
III. Position Paper Presented September 21, 2011 MMA Conference, Minneapolis “Interdisciplinary Instruction: Reaching Across Business Disciplines: The F.U.E.L Studio (Finlandia University Experiential Learning)