Faculty: Thea Bellos

Thea Bellos, EMBA, EMBA

Senior Adjunct Professor
San Francisco
Thea Bellos

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.


EMBA 465
Marketing Management
EMBA 335
Marketing Management


  • 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


  • MBA (Executive Management), St. Mary's College of California
  • MA (Education/Instructional Technology), San Jose State University
  • BA (Art History, Social Sciences), State University of New York at Cortland


  • 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
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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