Sharon L. Segrest
Sharon L. Segrest is a professor of management in the School of Information Systems and Management on the St. Petersburg campus, where she has taught since 2007. Her teaching spans a variety of management courses related to organizational behavior, international management, human resource management, and developing leadership skills. Segrest was honored with USF's Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Dr. Kathleen Moore Research Award in 2023 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 her Organizational Behavior MBA courses.
Segrest's research has been published in quality journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Personnel Review, and she has presented her research at national conferences and at conferences around the world in countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Mexico, Peru and Spain. Research areas include careers, HRM (interviewing, recruiting), decision-making, and individual difference variables such as personality, gender, accent, and emotional intelligence.
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. During a recent sabbatical, Segrest taught global business ethics and international business for Semester at Sea while visiting 11 countries and 3 continents. She took students to businesses in various countries including Tata in India, a textile manufacturer focused on Adidas clothing in Aqaba, Jordan, a luxury shoe manufacturer in Alicante, Spain, and several organizations that help support rural women artisans and those with disabilities.