Board of Directors

Senior Advisory Board Member
Matthew D. Shank, Ph.D.
Marymount University

Matthew D. Shank, Ph.D. is president of Marymount University in Arlington, Va., where his commitment to Catholic higher education, collaborative style and marketing expertise has helped drive a culture of engagement that fosters intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective. In recognition of Marymount's focus on preparing students for today's globalized environment, Dr. Shank was presented with the 2017 Educator of the Year Award from the World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C.

Previously dean of the University of Dayton School of Business Administration and chair of Northern Kentucky University's Department of Management and Marketing, Dr. Shank was an American Council on Education Fellow in the Office of the Chancellor at Vanderbilt University. He has published numerous articles and authored Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective (5th Edition). More than 75 organizations have called on him for strategic planning, and marketing research and strategy consultation.

Dr. Shank holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Wyoming), and a Master of Arts in Psychology and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (University of Missouri-St. Louis).