Linda Sama, Ph.D

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Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and Professor of Management

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

St. John's University

Linda M. Sama is the Associate Dean for Global Initiatives and a Professor of Management in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University. Most recently, she launched the Global Microloan Program (G.L.O.B.E.) at St. John’s University and serves as the Program Director. Dr. Sama earned a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the City University of New York, a Masters in Philosophy at Baruch (CUNY), and an MBA in International Finance from McGill University. She teaches primarily in the areas of International Business, Strategic Management, and Business Ethics. The new initiative in global micro-lending in the Business School educates students in entrepreneurship and microfinance as they work in cooperation with the Daughters of Charity to source and lend money to small business practitioners in developing regions of the globe.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Strategic Management, The City University of New York

Affiliation with the Center

Vincentian Research Fellow,
Class of 2009

Food for Thought

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)