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Fall 2022: European and Asian Adventure

Sharon Segrest Canizares

University of South Florida

Dr. Sharon L. Segrest is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of South Florida Dr. Segrest’s research areas include cross-cultural management, selection, decision making, careers, and diversity. Dr. Segrest earned the Quality Matters certification for her online Organizational Behavior MBA course. She is serving on the Board of the Southern Management Association and has served on the Board of ReBootKamp (RBK) an organization that provides code boot camp and soft skills training to refugees and others in the MENA region countries of Jordan, Tunisia, and Palestine, since its founding in 2014. The organization’s motto is “hacking a better future,” and in each cohort, 60% of spaces are reserved for women.

Dr. Segrest also served as editor for a special issue on refugees in the workplace for the Brazilian journal, CADERNOS EBAPE. BR. Sharon was elected to serve as a Senator for USFSP, and has been honored with a College of Business Research Award and earned the Kate Tiedemann College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award. Prior to academia, she worked for organizations such as The Pillsbury Company and Sandoz Nutrition. In 2018, Dr. Segrest started offering SIY workshops, an emotional intelligence and mindfulness training program developed by a Google employee, in conjunction with her MBA Organizational Behavior course.

She is passionate about travel and has visited over 90 countries and lived in Córdoba, Argentina, teaching at the Univerisdad Blas Pascal. She enjoys SCUBA, windsurfing, skiing, and yoga. One of her favorite vacations was to Rishikesh located in the state of Uttarakhand, India in the foothills of the Himalayas where she was able to practice yoga in an area where the Beatles practiced. Dr. Segrest took USFSP College of Business students on a study abroad trip to China, Hong Kong, and Macau and very much looks forward to serving as a faculty member for SAS and seeing her students enjoy the wonders of international travel.