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Candace Petersen

Dean, School of Management Professor of Marketing and Management Chair of Business Program Department of Business School of Management
Office: Centennial Hall 206 Phone: 503-493-6455
PhD Systems Science – Business Administration, Portland State University
MBA, Portland State University
BA Math, Economics (double major), Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Prior to joining Concordia in August 2012, Candace was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer for, a leading provider of e-learning solutions for the K - 12 education market. She has also served as Vice President of Marketing, Chief Strategy Officer for InFocus a worldwide leader and innovator of digital projection offerings in addition to various leadership positions in corporate strategy, business analysis and marketing, including corporate economist for IBM.

Candace, who holds a doctorate in Systems Science and an MBA from Portland State University, was also a founding partner of Petersen & Prusia, a marketing research and consulting firm for advanced display and emerging high-tech industries. She served as an assistant professor of marketing and strategy in PSU's MBA program from 1996 - 2000, and as an adjunct professor from 2000 - 2007. Candace holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from Virginia Tech, and started her career as a high school math teacher in Prince George's County, Maryland.