Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Marilyn Macik-Frey holds undergraduate degree in Psychology and Speech Pathology and (initial) Master’s degree is in Communicative Disorders from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has owned a private speech pathology practice and worked in management in a large rehabilitation company. After returning to school for an MBA, she provided healthcare management consulting for a national firm. She ended her tenure with the company as the National Director of Reimbursement Training and Research.
When asked about her previous experience, Dr. Macik-Frey responds “I loved the consulting work but it required constant travel so I searched for a career shift that would allow me to continue to do the training and research that I had grown to love as a consultant. I decided to return to school with the goal of working in academics.”
Dr. Macik-Frey completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the University of Texas at Arlington where she was awarded the E.F. Faust/Goolsby Fellowship in Leadership and Communication. From 2003-2007, she was awarded approximately $35,000 in grants from an anonymous trust in support of her research in communication and leadership connected to the Goolsby Leadership Academy.
She presented her research at the Gallup Leadership Summits, Academy of Management Annual Meetings and as an invited speaker in the Kravis Leadership Institute at the Claremont McKenna College. She has published in the Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business and Leadership. Her award winning article in the Consulting Psychology Journal (2004) has been reprinted in the American Psychological Association’s The Wisdom of Coaching (2007) and she has published several invited book chapters in her areas of interest.
After joining the faculty at NSU in 2007, she was glad to be able to apply her background in healthcare as well as my leadership and communication interests in the courses that she teaches. “I chose Nicholls after being invited to take a look by some of the current faculty. I was instantly drawn to the culture and student oriented philosophy. The quality of the programs is outstanding and with the hands on atmosphere I am able to really get to know the students. I was especially happy to have the chance to add to the MBA curriculum in the area of Leadership.”
Dr. Macik-Frey spends her off time with her husband and two sons.
B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.S., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; M.B.A., Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
106 White Hall