Dr. Amanda Nicholson
Nicholson, a native Englishwoman, spent over 20 years in the retail management field before entering higher education. She began her career with Marks & Spencer in London and then moved to Chicago to work in a variety of department store management positions, attaining the position of vice president over two apparel divisions and opening a successful new store concept for her organization.
She now teaches a variety of retail classes including retail fundamentals, apparel product development and sales management. She continues to consult for the retail industry and her commentary has been featured in a variety of news outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and CNN.com.
Her research interests include the preparation of students with appropriate skills for industry, developing student leadership skills and the role of communications in the retention of retail employees. She is the faculty advisor for the immensely successful Syracuse University chapter of ENACTUS, an international organization of hundreds of university teams that work on entrepreneurial projects in their communities and abroad.