Mary Walshok

Biography

Dr. Mary Lindenstein Walshok is a Member of Advisory Board at Finistere Partners, LLC. She is the Dean of the University Extension and Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Programs at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Walshok is responsible for a large number of publicly focused academic initiatives including University Extension, Summer Sessions, UCSD-TV and UCTV, UCSD CONNECT, San Diego Dialogue, and UCSD Civic Collaborative and Executive Education. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in UCSD’s Department of Sociology, teaches one upper division or graduate course a year, serves on a variety of Ph.D. committees, supervises independent study students, and lectures on campus. In addition, Dr. Walshok is a visiting professor at the Stockholm School Economics since 1998 and also holds an appointment in the Department of Continuing Education at Oxford University. She has been decorated with the rank of Knighthood, First Class, of the Royal Order of the Polar Star by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, in recognition of her significant contribution to the development of entrepreneurship in Sweden. Dr. Walshok has also been honored by the City of San Diego with a Mayoral Proclamation declaring May 2, 2002 as “Dr. Mary Walshok Day,“ for work in Sweden and the U.S. on entrepreneurship, leadership, and community service. In addition, she was elected International Social Science Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 1999.

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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