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Marie Segares
Faculty | Associate Professor; Director, MS in Management

Marie Segares

Contact Information

[email protected]
Office: 718.489.2025
Room 7218


AB, Barnard College
EdD, Northeastern University
MPH, Columbia University
MBA, New York University

Marie Segares is a long-time intrapreneur in the non-profit health and education industries. She has launched or expanded programs in every full-time job she has held during her career. Her experience includes managing a federally-funded public housing community health center for an academic medical center in the South Bronx, co-founding a public high school in Downtown Brooklyn, and developing an online, bachelor’s degree completion program for a faith-based, historically Black college in Texas.

Dr. Segares earned her AB in Sociology from Barnard College, her MPH in Sociomedical Sciences with a concentration in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from Columbia University, her MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Leadership & Change Management from New York University, and her EdD in Organizational Leadership Studies from Northeastern University. Dr. Segares has taught business, entrepreneurship, human resources, management and organizational behavior, marketing, health education and public health, and health care management courses at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate levels in traditional/face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning environments. She joined the faculty of St. Francis College in 2017 and is the founding director of the MS in Management.

Dr. Segares is also an artisan entrepreneur, creating digital content to self-publish and for major crafts manufacturers and publishers. Her areas of research interest include artisan entrepreneurship, creative business, microenterprise, leadership, small business marketing, and gender and diversity in entrepreneurship and organizations. She primarily conducts qualitative research using interviews, qualitative survey, and online methods with case study, narrative inquiry, and qualitative description approaches.

Dr. Segares is currently board secretary of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education and on the editorial board of The Qualitative Report.

Selected Publications:

Segares, M. (2022). Starting at the beginning: A scoping review of family business founders. In Montiel, O., Tomaselli, S., & Soto Maciel, A. (Eds.) Book of family business debates: Multidimensional perspectives across countries, continents and geo-political frontiers. Emerald Publishing.

Segares, M. (2022). Finding opportunity in COVID-19: A narrative study of women artisan microentrepreneurs. Journal of the International Council for Small Business, 3(2), 169-175.

Segares, M., Grannemann, H., Reis, J.A., & Murphy, M. (2022). Mask-making and entrepreneurial opportunity in the time of COVID-19. Journal of the International Council for Small Business, 3(2), 153-161.

Segares, M. (2022). Qualitative online surveys: Lessons learned from COVID-19. SAGE Research Methods: Doing Research Online Cases.

Segares, M. (2021). Crochet microentrepreneurs and technology: A collective case study. Craft Research, 12(2), 275-293.

Segares, M. & Sanchez-Persampieri, E. (2020). Rothy’s: Triple bottom line plus aesthetics and comfort. In Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Sanchez-Persampieri, E., & Segares, M. (2020). Embargo of Flotilla. In Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Segares, M., & Sanchez-Persampieri, E. (2018). Turtlebacks™: Using artisan collectives to grow a handmade line. In Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved May 22 2019, from

Sanchez-Persampieri, E., & Segares, M. (2018). Kickstarting a brand: Using crowdfunding to launch a brand. In Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved May 22 2019, from

Related Faculty

Dennis Anderson
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dennis Anderson

Management & Information Technology
[email protected]

Office: 718.489.3465

Adjunct Professor

Steve Catalano

Management & Information Technology
[email protected]

Office: 718.489.5309

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