Name: Maureen Sutton
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
School: Business, Mathematics, Engineering and Technologies
Office: CH 204C
Education: MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A., Rutgers University
The business world offers many rewards and experiences, says Maureen Sutton, associate professor of the Business Department.
Sutton worked for AT&T for almost 20 years. When she left AT&T, she was a division manager and was responsible for funding operations in Europe, South America, and Asia. She traveled to many U.S cities, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and London.
â€śOf all the places I traveled, Hong Kong was my favorite, â€śSutton commented, â€śThe city is beautiful and very modern. It is very easy for an American to navigate because many of its residents speak English. And the restaurants are wonderful!â€ť However, business travel is not without its challenges. Her most difficult experience was when she had to sleep on the floor of the Houston airport when it closed due to a storm.
She enjoyed her work but was bitten by the teaching bug while still at AT&T. â€śAT&T had a Financial Leadership Program hiring people out of college and grooming them. I taught several classes in the program and really liked it.â€ť
Sutton relates very strongly to the students who enter her classes to better their lives. â€śMy dad did not graduate from high school,â€ť she says. â€śHe had to drop out in tenth grade because his father died during the Great Depression. He always emphasized education because it could open a world of opportunities. And it did so for me.â€ť