Professor of Business; Graduate Program Coordinator
Doctor of Philosophy, State University
Master of Business Adminstration, Iona College
Bachelor of Business Administration,
Office: Aquinas Hall, Room 200
Office Hours: T/TH from 1–2:30 pm.
BUS 2080 – International Marketing
MGT 5060 – Marketing Management
BUS 4030 – Marketing Management (Hybrid)
MGT 6600 – Research Seminar in Planning and Implementation of
MGT 6074 – Products and Promotions
During Professor Tolan's early career, she worked for eight
years in marketing for Burroughs, Unisys and Standard Register,
selling custom business forms and financial equipment to financial
firms in New York’s financial district. She achieved the 100 Plus
Club in each year that she was eligible, a prestigious recognition
that annual quotas had been exceeded.
For the past 16 years, Professor Tolan has taught marketing and
management courses in the business division at Mount Saint Mary
College, for 3 years as an adjunct and another 13 as a full-time
faculty member. She is currently an Associate Professor of Business
at the college.
Professor Tolan's area of specialization is management education
and her research has been in the area of service learning and its
relationship to organizational citizenship behaviors.
Currently, she is working on an ongoing project that involves
the assessment of the career expectations and workplace values of
“New Millennial” students. She has published this work and has
presented it at multiple conferences. Professor Tolan is also
conducting research that is designed to improve the ways that
business students are taught about the environment so that they
might take active roles in promoting environmental sustainability
in the workplace.
Professor Tolan resides with her husband and six of her seven
children in Brewster, New York. She enjoys reading, running,
tennis, gardening, and listening to music.
A priority of Professor Tolan's has been to develop a lifelong
love of learning in her students so that after a particular
course is over, they will have refined many of the skills that are
necessary for the attainment and expression of knowledge.
A continual focus on the development of reading and writing
skills and the use of technology as a learning facilitator helps
her to achieve her goals. She also emphasizes each topic’s
relevance to contemporary society in order to build enthusiasm for
the subject matter. Students are encouraged to actively participate
in all of her classes.