Ms. Donna Walsh

Senior Lecturer
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Ms. Donna Marie Walsh

Senior Lecturer

Management & Marketing

Williamson Hall 3329

phone: (330) 941-3385


Donna Walsh is a Senior Lecturer at YSU. She believes in the power of education to improve lives and is committed to helping unprepared and under-resourced students make a successful transition from high school to college. Donna served as Director of The Entrepreneurship Center at YSU for eight years. Previously, she worked as a Systems Engineer with Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Donna earned her M.B.A. from YSU , BSBA Marketing Communications & AAS Data Processing from the University of Akron. She has been married to her husband George for 35 years and is the mother of 3 adult children.

Research Interests

Teaching Unprepared Students
Academic Dishonesty

Teaching Interests

First Year Experience, Exploring Business

  • Education
    • 2008

      MBA, Business

      Youngstown State University

    • 1988


      Electronic Data System Corp. (EDS)

    • 1985

      BS, Marketing Communications

      The University of Akron

    • 1984

      Other, Data Processing

      The University of Akron

  • Past History
    • 2018

      Youngstown State University

      Senior Lecturer

    • 2010

      RSC-SBDC at Youngstown State University

      Business Consultant, Ohio Abilities Initiative

    • 2008

      Youngstown State University - Monus Entrepreneurship Center

      Program Director

    • 2008

      Youngstown State University - WCBA


    • 2007

      Youngstown State University - WCBA

      MBA Program Assistant

    • 2006

      Youngstown State University - WCBA Department of Marketing

      Graduate Assistant

    • 2005

      Reynolds School District, Reynolds, PA

      Substitute Teacher

    • 2005

      Hermitage City Schools, Hermitage, PA

      Substitute Teacher

    • 1985

      Electronic Data Systems Corp (EDS)

      Systems Engineer

  • Administrative Assignments
    • 2008 - 2016


  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2011

      "Global Product Strategy: A Longitudinal Multi-Country Product Attribute Study"

      Marketing Management Journal, volume Spring, p. 124-139

    • "“The Antecedents of Academic Dishonesty in MBA Programs: Propositions for Future Research,”"

      Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science,, volume 15, issue 1, p. 1485-1496

    • "“An Empirical Investigation of Academic Dishonesty and its Antecedents among MBA Students,”"

      Proceedings of the 2008 Atlantic Marketing Association annual conference

    • "“A Tale of Two Worlds: A Second Life for Higher Education?”"

      Proceedings of the 2010 Association of Marketing Theory and Practice annual conference

  • Professional Service
    • Unknown

      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Association of Marketing Theory and Practice conference

  • Public Service
    • 2011 - present

      WCBA "JA in a Day"

    • Unknown

      Represented Monus Center at WCBA Scholarship Reception

    • Unknown

      Garden Club Angels of Youngstown, private equity investors group dedicated to the economic revitalization of the region. Member, Deal Recruitment Committee: representing YSU originated plans and outreach efforts

    • Unknown

      Developed and executed “IdeaLaunch” a campus-wide business plan proposal competition in partnership with the YBI, SBDC and Garden Club Angels

    • Unknown

      Develop Social Entrepreneurship Program (Edun Live on Campus) at YSU working with the Center For Non Profit Leadership and SIFE

    • 2009 - 2010

      Service on the YSU Economic Development Committee (WCBA, STEM, School of Graduate Studies & Metro)

    • 2009 - present

      YSU Summer Honors Institute Entrepreneurship Course