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Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Mary Catherine Fox, Ph.D.
Mary Catherine Fox
Interdisciplinary Studies - Professor

(507) 457-1605
mfox@smumn.edu

Mary Catherine Fox is a Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Dramaturgical approaches to organizational realities and professional/corporate encounters
Reciprocal philanthropy / benefactor centered development
Constructing life stories

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Capstone
Introduction to Management
Introduction to Telecommunications
Stories of God & the Human Condition
First Year Seminar: Biography
Oral Communications

Professional Organizations
President, Minnesota Chapter of International Organization of Women in Telecommunications

Boards:
Chair, Mission and Ministry Council of the Midwest District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
Wells Fargo Bank, Winona, Minnesota
Saint Mary's Press
Commissioner, Port Authority, Winona, Minnesota

Education
Ph.D., Philosophy in Higher Education, University of Minnesota, MN, 1998
M.S.,Telecommunications, Saint Mary's College, Winona, MN, 1989
B.A., Communication Arts, Saint Mary's College, Winona, MN, 1975

Teaching Experience
2001 to Present: Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

Other Professional Experience
1995-2001: Vice President for University Relations, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1990-1995: Dean, School of Business and Social Sciences, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, MN
1989-1990: Director of Sales, Norstan, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
1988-1989: Director of Strategic Marketing Programs, Norstan, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
1985-1988: Operations Director, Corporate Staff, Norstan, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
1983-1985: Branch Support Manager, Norstan, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
1982-1983: Customer Service Manager, Norstan, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
1980-1982: Customer Service Supervisor, Norstan, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
1979-1980: Account Executive, Midwestern Telephone Company - Des Moines, IA
1977-1979: Coordinator Customer Service, MIDCO, Inc. - Chicago, IL
1976-1977: Customer Service Rep., Norstan Communications Systems, Inc., Minneapolis, MN

Honors
2003: Who's Who in America
2001-2002: Student Senate Faculty Member of the Year, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
1990-1995, Lawrence A. Carr Chair in Management, Saint Mary's College, MN
1988: Who's Who in Professional and Executive Women
1988, Minnesota's Top 100 Corporate Women
Alpha Psi Omega
Delta Epsilon Sigma
Phi Kappa Phi

Selected Presentations
Narrative as an Agent of Moral Growth in the Stories of Andre Dubus, Association of Core Texts and Courses Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2003

Tocqueville, Terror, Tragedy and Tyranny, Association of Core Texts Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2002

Artifice and Authenticity in the Work of Andre Dubus, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, 2001

Communication and the Zen of Recognition - The Philosophy of Reciprocal Philanthropy, Gonser Gerber Tinker Stuhr, Summer Workshop, Chicago, IL, 1999

Media Relations in Good Times and Bad, Gonser Gerber Tinker Stuhr, Winter Workshop,1998

From the Trenches to the Top, Winona Chamber of Commerce Women in Business,Winona, MN, 1998

The Divestiture of AT&T and its Impact on American Business,Selected Governors, Minneapolis City Council, Business to Business, Minneapolis, MN, 1985 - 1988

A Curriculum of Inclusion: Women in Academia, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN, 1995

TQM and Women's Leadership Styles, Tenth Annual Conference on Academic Chairpersons, Orlando, FL,1993

Paradigm Shifts and Business Organization, Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, IL,1991

Publications
"Tocqueville, Terror, Tragedy and Tyranny" in Re-forming Liberal Education: the Core-Its Teachers, Students and Texts-after the 20th Century. Edited by Darcy Wudel, Ronald Weber adn J. Scott Lee, 2004

TQM and Women's Leadership Styles, "Women in Higher Education," 1993

The Transformal Organization A Business Paradigm for the 1990s with, William Ammentorp, Ph.D. and Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Ph.D., 1989