Montressa L. Washington, Ph. D., M.B.A.
Montressa Washington is an Associate Professor at Shenandoah University and Director, Shenandoah University Institute for Entrepreneurship. She teaches courses in entrepreneurship, human resources and international business, at the undergraduate and graduate level. Prior to teaching, Montressa has over twenty years of management consulting experience with corporations such as IBM’s Global Business Services, James Martin & Co., and Accenture (formally Andersen Consulting). Montressa’s expertise enriches her extensive consulting background adding nuance, cultural understanding and innovation to her vision and work in organizational transitions, knowledge management, change management, and strategic transformation.
Montressa thought leadership is evidenced through the research she conducts in the areas of entrepreneurship, human resources, technology, innovation, and organizational leadership. Montressa presents her academic research at conferences such as the Academy of Management (AOM), United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), EuroMed Academy of Business, Southern Academy of Management Association (SMA) and International Association for Computer Information System (IACIS).
Montressa earned a PhD in Management at Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and her BA in English from the University of Maryland. She also holds an Accreditation in Public Relations. Montressa holds these certifications: Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Certified Scrum Master – ScrumAlliance, The Weatherhead Executive Coaching Certificate (CWRU), ACT! (Accelerating Change Together) – IBM Facilitation Method.