- PhD (University of Tennessee)
First Year at Xavier University:
Dr. Mee-Shew Cheung is Professor of Marketing and International Business at the Williams College of Business, Xavier University. She teaches Global Marketing and international business related courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels.
Dr. Cheung holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Before her academic career, she held a senior financial and strategic management position at a consulting firm with regional offices across Asia, and had been assigned to work in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong and China. She also served as visiting faculty for the Great Wall MBA program in Tianjin, China in the summer of 2006 and 2007. She enjoys cross-cultural learning and research, and has participated in faculty development programs in South Africa, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina.
Dr. Cheung's research interests include global supply chain management, interorganizational learning theories and marketing strategies in global subsistence marketplaces. Her work has been published in several Financial Times Top 45 Journals globally, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, MIT-Sloan Management Review, and other outlets such as Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Journal of World Business, International Journal of Management and Decision Making.
Dr. Cheung is highly passionate about the internationalization of our business education. She was appointed to serve as the Director for the Center for International Business at the Williams College of Business between 2010 and 2013. She also served as the lead professor for the MBA global immersion program in China and Hong Kong from 2008 to 2013; and as the resident director for the Maastricht Summer Program in 2014 and 2015.
Dr. Cheung was awarded the D.J. O’Conor Research Professorship (2014-2016) at the Williams College of Business. She also received the O’Conor Research Fellowship in 2008-2011 and 2011-2014. She was the recipient of the Williams College of Business Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007, and the Downing Research Scholarship in 2010-2011. Her contributions toward the advancement of women at Xavier University were recognized by Xavier Women in Business in 2012. She was also awarded the Williams College of Business Merit Faculty Award in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016 in recognition of her excellent performance in research, teaching and service.
Dr. Cheung enjoys international traveling. She has visited 38 countries, and has lived and worked in 8 different countries. Dr. Cheung also serves as a corporate trainer in cross-cultural learning. She coaches senior business executives across the nation and prepares them for international assignments. She specializes in Asian cultural values, business customs and practices.