Tuvana Rua, Ph.D.
Prior to joining Sacred Heart University, she served as an adjunct faculty member at Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and Westchester Community College.
Ms. Rua has extensive international business experience with a concentration in management and marketing. During the period she worked in the marketing field, she created, adapted and supervised marketing campaigns. During her tenured at EMEK, a marketing firm headquartered in Turkey, Istanbul, she facilitated the introduction of new products and foreign companies to the Turkish market. Prior to her position at EMEK, Ms. Rua served as the International Marketing Manager for Balnak Freight Forwarding, an international logistics organization located in Istanbul, Turkey. Ms. Rua also worked for governmental agencies in the US, including Massachusetts Department of Health and Rhodes Island Health Department, in creating social marketing campaigns. She won a certificate of recognition from Massachusetts Department of Health/Tobacco Control Program of Metro West Area for the social sources of tobacco campaign in 2001.
Degrees and Certifications
- Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the City University of New York
- BA in Psychology from Bogazici University
- MBA from University of Monaco
- MA in Integrated Marketing and Communications from Emerson College
Ms. Rua has taught in the areas of management, organizational behavior; business ethics; conflict management and negotiations; and marketing.
Research Interests & Grants
Her primary areas of research focus on ethical decision-making, group decision-making and decision making across cultures.