As an immigrant and first-generation college graduate, Dr. Stacey Sharpe is and always has been inspired by the persistent sacrifices made by her family to push each generation forward.
In the Fall of 2015, Dr. Sharpe joined the CBE at a time in her career where she “felt a lack of fulfillment and an overwhelming desire to “do more.” She continued, “This desire led me to take stock of my career path in marketing and helped me to identify academia the perfect place to do exactly that.”
Luckily for us, she found what she was looking for in the CBE. She gravitated towards the “positive interactions with the CBE family along with the university-wide commitment to academic stewardship.” Using her strengths in research and communications, she consistently engages in purposeful work that helps and inspires her students. To date, the most rewarding aspect of her role as a professor is “found in the unmatched opportunity to both engage with and contribute towards the cultivation of the next generation of dynamic and diverse business leaders.”
Her students would be surprised to know that she was not always a Marketing major. In fact, it wasn’t even her first choice. She initially majored in CIS and later switched to Marketing after one Introduction to Business Writing course.
Dr. Sharpe comes from “a large and widely dispersed Jamaican family and, as a child, I spent most of my summers traveling to visit family members in Canada, South Florida, and Jamaica.” The furthest she has ever traveled was to Ventimiglia, Italy.
She unwinds by actively practicing self-care – in the form of reading, meditation, outdoor activities, and quality time with family and friends. At the moment, she is reading “The Laws of Human Nature” by Robert Greene and watching “Little Fires Everywhere.”