Julia LaRosa

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006
Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

Julia La Rosa is an enthusiastic, relevant and innovative professor and instructional designer with more than 39 years experience and a devotion to college students and business leadership. As an innovative instructor and long-term management consultant, she brings the benefit of higher educational insights and millennial understanding to her work.

A successful business owner, consultant and professor, Professor LaRosa has a variety of professional and academic business experience, ranging from starting her own consulting company to jobs in the pharmaceutical industry and with major advertising agencies as well as her current clinical professor role within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. 

Graduating with her doctorate in educational leadership, creativity and innovation in 2017, she is well positioned to provide transformative, practical developmental instruction to the next generation of business leaders.

Education

  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Management, concentration- Innovation and Creativity, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Dissertation topic: Understanding the Role of Peer Mentors in Supporting Chinese Undergraduates Acculturation: A Case Study.
  • M.B.A. Marketing, Michigan State University
  • B.S. Fashion Merchandising and Business, Western Michigan University

                                                                                                                                                                     

Courses

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 400Cross-Cultural Management
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 302Principles Intl Business
MGT 430Negotiations
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 302Principles Intl Business
MGT 430Negotiations
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 400Cross-Cultural Management
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 302Principles Intl Business
MGT 430Negotiations
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 302Principles Intl Business
WPC 480Capstone Course

Presentations

  • LaRosa, Julia B., Understanding International Students from Chinas Acculurative Experiences when Supported by Peer Mentors: A case study, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES): Atlanta, GA, (Mar 2017)
  • LaRosa, Julia B., Improving Communication with Millennials: An industry co-collaboration, Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (MOBTC): Philadelphia, PA, (Mar 2017)
  • LaRosa, Julia B., Understanding International Students Acculturative Experiences when Peer Mentors Support Them, Academy of Business Research: New Orleans, LA, (Mar 2016)
    • Awarded best paper at the conference
  • LaRosa, Julia B. and Pump, Carolyn M., Closing the Circuit: Creating Energy, Resistance and Learning Using Kahoot.it, Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (MOBTC): Philadelphia, PA, (Mar 2016)
  • LaRosa, Julia B., Developing Student Leaders Panel, Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (MOBTC): Philadelphia, PA, (Mar 2015)
  • LaRosa, Julia B., Integrated Leadership: A Gender Balanced Model, Women and Business: Philadelphia, PA, (Apr 2015)
  • LaRosa, Julia B & Rios, Eric., Developing Leaders Using the Experiential Model, Academy of Business Research: Las Vegas, NV, (Oct 2014)
  • LaRosa, Julia B., Utilizing Peer Mentors for Student Success, Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (MOBTC): Philadelphia, PA, (Mar 2014)
  • LaRosa, Julia B & Rios, Eric., Utilizing Peer Mentors for Student Success, University of New Mexico, Mentoring conference: Santa Fe, NM, (Nov 2013)
  • LaRosa, Julia B., Supporting the Acculturation of International Students, International Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami, OH, (Nov 2012)
  • LaRosa, Julia B., Developing Leaders Using the Experiential Model, International Lilly Conference on College Teaching,  Miami, OH, (Nov 2011)
  • LaRosa, Julia B, Supporting Student Transition to College using Peer Leaders, Natl Association of Business, Economics and Technology Conference (NABET) State College, PA (Oct 2011)

Honors/Awards

  • 2016:             Nominated by the Dean for the Harold Myers Award for Distinguished Service
  • 2012               Nominated for the Presidents Award for intercultural engagement and diversity
  • 2010:             Drexel Universitys LeBow College of Business  Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2009:             Drexel University -Barbara G. Hornum Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2006:             Drexel University Make a Difference Award for Outstanding Mentoring and Leadership

 

Professional Associations

Member of CIES, Inc.  Comparative and International Education Society

Member of OBTS  Teaching Society for Management Educators

Member of Regional Management, Organizational Behavior and Teaching committee

Member of Drexels Women and Gender task force

Faculty Advisor and Member of Philadelphia NEW  Network of Executive Women

Service

Service to the University

MAT 210 Brief Calculus for Global Freshman Academy Initiative (2017- 2018)   Supported math faculty and staff in evaluating adaptive learning techniques provided within an online tool, Gradarious.     

Alpha Phi (2017) Guest speaker on Women in Leadership

International Students Acculturation project (2011-2016) Collaborated with the Provost, English Language Center (ELC) and other University administration to develop acculturation supports and curriculum.

Peer Leaders (2003-2016) Established and managed a highly regarded, academically rigorous student leadership development program that empowers high performing sophomore students to engage and support new freshman students in their transition to Drexel University.

Teaching Assistants (2008-2016) Developed and lead a peer-mentored academic curriculum for upper classmen business students who support foundational business courses.  

LeBow Spirit Week (2015-2016) Researched and collaborated with student leaders to devise plans that engage students from the middle years; sophomore, pre-junior and juniors. 

LeBow Commuters (2014-2016) Collaborated with commuter students, administration and alumni to establish, fund and design a learning community focused on improving student engagement and satisfaction for commuter students.

University Peer Leader Committee (2010-2013) Collaborated with advisors and other university stakeholders to develop a consistent leadership curriculum for peer mentors across Drexel University. 

Phi Mu Sorority (2013 - 2017) – Speaker and faculty mentor 

 

Community Service

 

DECA (2017) – Speaker at the regional high school DECA conference in Phoenix

Bringing Hope Home (2014-2016) Supported charity executives and LeBow administration to secure and expand a strong relationship and multiple opportunities for student involvement and community service

Champions of Caring (2009-2016)- Networked with founder on ways to connect Drexel University with Champions of Caring and community service initiatives

Greater Philadelphia Cares(2008-2010) - Worked in Philadelphia schools and parks to improve overall conditions

Urban Promise (2007-2012) - Networked with founder to provide meaningful connections between Drexel business students and under-privileged Camden youth

Start-up Corps (2009-2012) - Served as a guest lecturer, Entrepreneurship panelist and organizational mentor

Moorestown Baptist Church (2001-2015)- Served in a leadership role within the Diaconate and sabbatical committee, providing support, insight and organizational expertise

Moorestown Township Town Council (2006-2009) - Supported political campaigns and led initiatives for Moorestown Township as an elected council member

Work History

Julia worked extensively with market analytics within market and media research for Madison Avenue advertising clients and big Pharma.  During that time, her business analysis, research writing, presentation and customer service skills were honed and developed.

Founder, CEO and Lead Consultant                                     PerformMax, Inc.

Moorestown, NJ                                                                                                     

Senior Training Manager and Account Manager                   IMS Health

Plymouth Meeting, PA

Management Consultant                                                          VNU (Vernigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen)                    

New York, NY

Senior Sales and Account Executive                                             Interactive Market Systems (IMS)                                             New York, NY

Media Research Analyst                                                                  BBDO Advertising             

New York, NY

Media Research Analyst                                                                     Grey Advertising                                           

 New York, NY