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graduate: Faculty

Thea Bellos
Title:
Senior Adjunct Professor, EMBA, PMBA
Department:
Business
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6500

Thea Bellos is the principal of The Bellos Group, a global marketing and management consulting firm, which was founded in 1991. The Bellos Group provides market research, strategic planning, training and business consulting services to professional service firms and corporations in the engineering, environmental and legal industries, and to non-profit cultural and international educational organizations. Bellos was previously the director of marketing and communications of EIP Associates, an environmental consulting firm, and director of development of the Oakland Ballet. She has taught at GGU since 1991, was the recipient of the University's Stanley Price Adjunct Faculty Award for distinguished service, and leads the international study tour for the EMBA program. Bellos also teaches at UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Dominican University of California, St. Mary's College of California, Hult International Business School and Macquarie University's study abroad program on The Scholar Ship. She is also currently working with an international team on the development of the non-profit, The Global Stewards Institute and serves as the president of the board of directors. An avid traveler and photographer, Ms. Bellos exhibits her photographs throughout the Bay Area and she participates in the EBOS Pro Arts Open Studio and the Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studio annually. Refer to www.bellosgroup.com and www.bellosphotography.com for additional information.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Marketing

Management

International Education

Arts Administration

Market Research

International Business Business Management

Services Marketing

International Marketing

Strategic Planning

Development/Fundraising Communications

Public Relations

Cross-Cultural Negotiations

Non-Profit Management Leadership

EDUCATION

  • MBA (Executive Management), St. Mary's College of California

  • MA (Education/Instructional Technology), San Jose State University

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1991-present
Principal Consultant and Owner, The Bellos Group

2009-present
President and Co-Founder, Global Stewards Institute

2002-2004
Senior Business Consultant, URS Corporation

1986-1991
Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager, EIP Associates

1991-present
Senior Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University

1999- present
Senior Adjunct Professor, Dominican University

2011–present
Adjunct Professor, Hult International Business School

2000
Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco

1996-1998/2004-2006
Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley Extension

1995-1996
Adjunct Professor, St. Mary's College of California

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Photography Books: Panama, Guatemala and the Global Steward Institute, 2011

    International Marketing: Cultural Profiles & Economic Analyses of Developing World Nations, Golden Gate University, 1993-1995 (editor)

    The Arts Handbook, Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools, 1977 (author/editor)

    Aspects of Japanese Culture, San Jose State University Art Department, 1978 (author/editor)

    CETA Artists, San Jose State University Art Department, 1979 (author)

    Convergence/Divergence, San Jose State University Art Department, 1979 (author/editor)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • Society of Marketing Professional Services
    • American Marketing Association
    • International Association of Business Communicators
    • Association of Environmental Professionals
    • Professional Environmental Marketing Association
    • National Law Firm Marketing Association
    • American Society of Landscape Architects
    • American Institute of Architects
    • American Arts Alliance
    • California Confederation for the Arts

MEDIA AND INTERVIEWS

  • The Energy Primer, Whole Earth Truck Store, 1974 (editor) Created and produced video, film and multi-media program

    Numerous articles and interviews on environmental planning, arts politics, an programs that appeared in The Tribune, Artweek, San Jose Mercury News, Hawkins Mark-Tel Newsletter

    Guest appearance on Kaleidoscope, KTEH, Channel 54