Maritza Espina, PhD

Professor | Dean, College of Business

Dr. Espina, a transformational leader, was appointed Dean of the College of Business at St. Ambrose University in July 2018.

She is the former Dean of Business at the Ana G. Mendez University in Puerto Rico. Maritza is also the Executive Director & Program Chair for the Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference & Consortium. Since its inception in 2012, the SEE continues to build a worldwide community connecting entrepreneurship scholars who recognize that sustainability and ethics are growth engines (not just acts of compliance).

Maritza enjoys connecting people and organizing activities. She has recently served the ENT Division as a member of the Communications Committee. She has also volunteered in different professional organizations; including being the president of the Northeastern Council of Business Schools and Programs (2011-2014) and the Academic Chair of the Council of Latin American Schools of Business CLADEA 2011 Annual Meeting (+600 submissions).

Her research has been presented at the Academy of Management, Babson Conference, and Strategic Management Society; and published in the Journal of Management, and others.

Dr. Espina CV (pdf)

Education and Training

  • PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Management
  • MS/M.Eng, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Operations Research and Statistics
  • BBA, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, Statistics


Maritza Espina

College of Business
McMullen Hall 102A
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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