Mary Trefry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Dr. Trefry began teaching at Sacred Heart University in 1994. From the mid-1980s until 1999 when she began teaching full-time, she worked with a consortium of independent consultants, specializing in change management, performance appraisal systems, and management training. She had previously worked in senior management positions in large public library systems in Kansas City, Kansas and suburban Washington, D.C.. At Sacred Heart University Dr. Trefry has served as MBA Director, Luxembourg Programs Liaison, and Chair of the Management Department.
Degrees and Certifications
- Ph.D. and M.A. in organizational psychology from Columbia University
- M.L.S. in library and information services from the University of Maryland
- B.A. in French from Agnes Scott College
Her areas of teaching include leadership,organizational behavior, cross-cultural management and managing change. She teaches primarily in the MBA program, both in Connecticut and Luxembourg.
Research Interests & Grants
Dr. Trefry's research interests focus on cross-cultural issues and change management. She has presented her research at academic conferences, both in the United States and in Europe.
Honors, Awards & Fellowship
- In 2000 she received the Sacred Heart University Discovery Award
- In 2004 she received Sacred Heart University's Teaching Excellence Award
- In 2003 the Council of Graduate Students honored her with the COGS Graduate Leadership Award
Publications and Presentations
She has recently published in the Journal of Management Education, Case Research Journal, International Journal of Management, Simulation and Gaming, and Organization Management Journal.