Biography

PhD (2019), University of Texas at Austin
MS, University of Texas at Austin
MBA, University of Central Florida
BSBA, University of Central Florida

Julie Sharek joins the Integrated Business Department at UCF as the inaugural instructor for the newly designed Business Climate Analysis course. Professor Sharek’s previous academic appointments include the Management Department at UCF, Rollins College, and at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to pursuing her PhD at UT Austin, Professor Sharek worked as a consultant for KPMG’s Advisory group, serving numerous Florida-based Fortune 500 clients and advising governmental clients such as the State of Florida and Florida Department of Transportation. Professor Sharek’s research interests center around social responses to breakthrough technologies and her additional professional appointments include the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) at Kennedy Space Center. Julie is a native Floridian and a proud alum of UCF where received a BSBA in Management and her MBA.