About the Dean

Michael Nastanski, D.B.A.
Associate Vice President, International Affairs
Dean, Donald R. Tapia School of Business
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Dr. Michael Nastanski is dean of the Donald R. Tapia School of Business, and professor of Management & Marketing. He is an expert in strategic planning, market development and international alliances, and holds an MBA from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Sarasota. His professional career has spanned five continents, leading organizations from Fortune 100 companies to start-up enterprises.

Since 2012, Dr. Nastanski has led a university-wide internationalization initiative to expand university partnerships across the globe and to offer international study, exchange, research, and service opportunities for students and faculty to develop and improve their global competencies.

Before joining Saint Leo, Dr. Nastanski was Executive Director of Global Business Development and Marketing for Elcotel, Inc., and held senior executive positions in Schlumberger, an international energy company where he directed development in Paris, France and implementation into North American operations. Prior to Schlumberger, he was Program Manager for the M1 Abrams tank at General Dynamics and led significant manufacturing and quality program initiatives at Massey Ferguson, a global provider of agricultural and industrial equipment.

Dr. Nastanski has been a featured speaker at international conferences, television and radio broadcasts in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. He is the author of numerous publications including From Shanghai to Mumbai, a book centered on Asian business dynamics published by Kendall-Hunt Publishing.