Experiential learning isn't just a trend in higher education; it's the heartbeat of the Pace experience. From donning hip-waders to assess water quality, documenting first-hand narratives of a groundbreaking era in human history, immersing in a transformative semester in LA, to initiating and overseeing on-campus businesses from inception—Pace students don't just learn, they do.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
Kathryn Winsted, Ph.D is Associate Professor of Marketing and Director of the Center for Student Enterprise (CSE). As Director of CSE, she advises and mentors 50- 60 students who run four businesses on the Pace Pleasantville campus. She also runs a competition each year for students to pitch business ideas for additional student-run businesses and helps students to bring these ideas to fruition. Kathy's research is in the areas of service excellence, entrepreneurship, and high engagement teaching practices. Her research has been published in the Journal of Retailing, Journal of Services Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Marketing Education Review, Journal of Case Studies, Atlantic Marketing Journal, Journal of International Service Industry Management, Journal of International Management Development, and other journals and proceedings. Kathy is an active reviewer for the Marketing Education Review and the Journal of Services Marketing. For the classroom, Dr. Winsted has developed a series of single-session micro-simulations that she uses to teach freshmen in Introduction to Business classes. For each simulation, she has developed business math homework assignments and Excel sheets to support decision making. She has also developed a learning community combining the introductory business class and the introductory computer information systems class so that students develop Excel worksheets in the CIS class that they then use to make decisions in the BUS class. She has also taught a wide range of marketing courses. She currently focuses on teaching Customer Relationship Management and New Product Development, as well as the marketing course and a business simulation capstone course in the Executive MBA program.
MPA, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
BBA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont