Female Entrepreneur Panel
Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D.
Dean of the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship and Professor of Marketing at Kent State University
Dean of the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship and Professor of Marketing at Kent State University. She serves on the Initial Accreditation Committee for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), International. She co-created the Seminar for New Associate Deans offered by AACSB. She has previously served as President of the MidAmerican Business Deans Association and past-Executive Director of the Society for Marketing Advances. She has contributed to higher education research on topics related to university branding, student satisfaction, and service learning. Her research has been published in leading academic journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Brand Management. She is the co-recipient of the 2021 American Marketing Association (AMA) Marketing for Higher Education Special Interest Group (Higher Ed SIG) Lifetime Achievement Award.