Dr. Virginie Kharé obtained a Doctorate in Business Administration from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, where she also obtained an MBA. She also holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont Ferrand, France. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Tampa. She specializes in international marketing, consumer behavior, marketing research, and services marketing and has published articles in the International Business Review, Management International Review, Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, Journal of Marketing for Higher Education and Journal of Teaching in International Business and several refereed conference proceedings. In addition to teaching college courses for more than 10 years, Dr Kharé’s professional experience includes work in marketing analysis for Progressive Insurance, a Fortune 500 company. She has also conducted multiple research projects as consultant for service companies. Dr. Kharé is a cultural business consultant for IOR Global Services, helping prepare future expatriates for experiences with different business cultures. Dr. Kharé is a member of the Academy of Marketing and of the Academy of International Business. She is also a contributing editor of the Journal of Global Commerce Research.