Sharon L. Segrest

Sharon L. Segrest

Campus: St. Petersburg
Room: LPH 432
Phone: 727-873-4747

Sharon L. Segrest is a professor of management in the School of Information Systems and Management on the St. Petersburg campus, where she teaches courses related to organizational behavior, developing leadership skills, international management and staffing. Segrest was honored with USF's Women in Leadership and PhilanthropyDr. Kathleen Moore Research Award and is a recipient of a Muma College of Business Teaching Excellence Award. Segrest implemented the innovative "Search Inside Yourself" mindfulness and emotional intelligence training program into an Organizational Behavior MBA course and earned a Quality Matters certification as a result. She also earned a Quality Matters certification in for MAN 3240 Organizational Behavior and MAN 4600 International Managements online courses. 

Segrest's research has been published in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Review, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, the Journal of Organizational Change Management, Management Decision and Cross Cultural & Strategic Management.  She has presented at national conferences and at conferences around the world in countries such as Australia, Canada, Brazil, France, Mexico, Peru and Spain. She has been with USF since 2007. Segrest was elected to serve as a board member for the Southern Management Association and served as a volunteer board member for RBK since its founding in 2014. RBK is an organization that helps Syrian refugees and others in the MENA region with technology and soft skills training.

Segrest earned a PhD from Florida State University, an MBA from Meredith College while working for Sandoz and Pillsbury, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 


  • MAN 3025 - Principles of Management
  • MAN 3240 - Organizational Behavior 
  • MAN 4600 - International Management
  • MAN 6244 - Organizational Behavior


  • Elected USFSP Faculty Senator, 2019-2022
  • Elected Board Member, Southern Management Association, 2019-2022
  • Guest Editor, Special Edition of Cadernos EBAPE. BR, Refugees/Displaced People in the Workplace, 2019-2021
  • Faculty Council, USFSP, 2020-2022