Staci Lugar Brettin

Assistant Professor, Marketing and Management

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2140

Cell Phone: 574.286.5052


Office: Cunningham Business Center, Room 325C

Class Information

Fall 2014

  • BA 1200 Foundations of Business
  • BA 2010 Principles of Management
  • BA 2460 Exploring Entrepreneurship
  • BA 2500 Marketing
  • BA 3460 Evaluating Start-Up Potential

Office Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10-11 a.m., Noon-1 p.m., 2-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Other times by appointment


College of Business

Academic Advisor Roles

Advisor to international students in the College of Business, and to students with concentrations in entrepreneurial studies, management, and marketing

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Business

Professional Experience

Higher Education Instruction

  • Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University South Bend (South Bend)
  • Associate Faculty, Indiana University South Bend (South Bend)
  • Lead Instructor in Organizational Management, Bethel College (Mishawaka)
  • Assistant Professor, Ivy Tech Community College (South Bend and Elkhart)

Non-Instructional Experience

  • Consultant to first-stage and second-stage entrepreneurs
  • Director of Prospect Research and Advancement Services, Holy Cross College (Notre Dame)
  • Business Advisor and Trainer, South Bend Area Small Business Development Center (South Bend)
  • Account Director and Marketing Strategist, Villing & Company (South Bend)
  • Associate Marketing Manager, Environmental Test Systems (Elkhart)

Selected Publications/Presentations

Selected Publications

  • Lugar Brettin, S., & Wiese, M. (2011). The market oriented innovator’s dilemma. Business Journal of Entrepreneurs, (4), 22-51.
  • Lugar Brettin, S. (2013). A proposed framework for entrepreneurial learning. Business Education Innovation Journal, 5(1), 37-40.
  • Lugar Brettin, S. (2013). Creating entrepreneurial learning communities in higher education. Business Education Innovation Journal, 5(2), 53-57.
  • Lugar Brettin, S. (2014). Mapping bridges to creative collaboration. Business Education Innovation Journal, 6(1), 24-26.


  • Keynote speaker for the U.S. State Department’s Study of the United States Global Women’s Leadership Initiative hosted at Saint Mary’s College (2012-2014, Notre Dame). Topic for presentation: “Women’s Economic Empowerment.”

Additional Information

  • Rotary International member since 2005 (Fort Wayne Downtown Club member since 2012).
  • Athena Award Winner in 2011 (Saint Joseph County) for work in developing the SPARK Entrepreneurship Program at Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame).
  • Anderson Flagship Enterprise Center (Anderson) researcher and speaker 2008-2011.
  • Awarded Graduate of the Last Decade in 2000 from Ball State University (Muncie) for academic excellence and service to an international organization in Russia.