Nastanski, Michael

Title: Dean and Professor of Strategic Management

Department: School of Business

Phone: 352-588-8599



  • Doctor of Business Administration, University of Sarasota, 2002
  • Master of Arts, Business Management Central Michigan University, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science, Secondary Education, Wayne State University, 1974
  • Executive Education: Harvard Business School Professional Development Programs in Leadership, Change and Organizational Renewal, 2012 -2014


Dr. Nastanski is Associate Vice President of International Affairs, Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Management and Marketing at Saint Leo University. An expert in strategic planning, market development and international alliances, his professional career spanned five continents leading organizations from Fortune 100 companies to “start-up” enterprises.

Dr. Nastanski holds a Bachelor's in Education from Wayne State University, Masters in Business Management from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Sarasota. His professional and research interests include Strategic Planning, Sustainable Management, Technology and Learning, and is the author of numerous publications including “From Shanghai to Mumbai”, a book centered on Asian business dynamics published by Kendall-Hunt Publishing. He’s been featured in numerous industry and academic publications and as a featured speaker at international conferences, television and radio broadcasts in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Community Affiliation:

  • Sunrise (Non-profit for Abused Women), pro-bono Strategic Plan/Consultant, 2014-current
  • Board of Directors, Pasco Economic Development Council, 2011 to present
  • Chair, Deans Council of Industry Executives 2011-present
  • Leadership Tampa Bay, 2007 – Present
  • SLU President’s Strategic Planning Committee, 2003 –present
  • Former President and Member, Sigma Beta Delta, Business Honor Society, 2003-present

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Dr. Nastanski’s teaching, research and practice centers on Strategic Management including the use of market assessment and stakeholder engagement for determining emerging opportunities, values-based leadership, and creating an adaptive learning culture as a sustainable competitive advantage.

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