College of Business

Interim Dean Dr. Marylou Shockley

Dr. Marylou Shockley joined the College of Business in 2006 as Business Department Chair. She brings her passion for leadership, international business, and organizational behavior to her role as Interim Dean. She is the author of several books and her work in the fields of diversity and social application of network technologies is well-known and is based on her significant business experience with At&T and Pacific Bell.

Dr. Shockley earned her doctorate in business from Oxford University in England.

Interim College of Business Dean Dr. Marylou Shockley

Dr. Marylou Shockley

Unveiling of plaques to commemorate donations by Marylou Shockley

December 14, 2021 – CSUMB Provost Katherine Kantardjieff and Vice President for University Advancement Barabar Zappas will host a ceremony to unveil two special plaques commemorating donations by College of Business Interim Dean Marylou Shockley. The plaques will be displayed in the Business and Information Technology Building inscribed as follows: 

  • Classroom 112: "Shockley Family in Memory of Raymond and Sandra Shockley"
  • Room 316 - Staff & Faculty Workroom: "With appreciation to Marylou L. Shockley for her support of CSUMB and the generous snack donations to the College of Business Faculty Breakroom over the years."

Since joining the College of Business in 2006, Dr. Shockley has been a generous supporter of the students, faculty, and staff. 


Business professor establishes three endowed awards for fellow employees

Marylou L. Shockley, Interim Dean of the College of Business, is the first CSUMB employee to establish endowed fellowship awards for fellow employees.

In March, Provost Katherine A. Kantardjieff announced that three endowment awards had been created by Shockley and members of her family through the Foundation of CSUMB.

“I feel that the CSUMB team that serves students is dedicated, hardworking, and caring,” Shockley said. “We couldn't fulfill the Otter Promise to students without all of us as a team.”   

The inaugural awards and their respective recipients are:

  • 2021 Callie Chastain Distinguished Staff Award: Sathyan Sundaram, research analyst in Institutional Assessment & Research
  • 2021 Marylou L. Shockley Faculty Fellowship: Megan Sulsberger, assistant professor in the Department of Education and Leadership, College of Education
  • 2021 Davis, Froshman, and Shockley Lecture Faculty Fellowship: Jennifer Lucido, lecturer in the School of Social, Behavioral and Global Studies of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Read the full article by Walter Ryce.