Faculty: Department of Marketing
McCoy College of Business Administration
Dr. Linda Alkire is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Texas State University.
Dr. Alkire earned her Ph.D. from the Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK, where she was awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Manchester Business School Doctoral Studentship.
Dr. Alkire received her MBA (Highest Distinction) from the Lebanese American University and a B.A. in Business Marketing (Highest Distinction) from Notre Dame University. Dr. Alkire has been awarded full scholarships for all her three degrees (B.A., MBA, Ph.D.).
Dr. Alkire has a strong international experience. She taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. She has been a guest speaker at international academic and industry conferences in the United Kingdom, UAE, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and Australia among others.
Dr. Alkire’s research interests include Technology in Sales and Service. In particular, the usage of novel technology interfaces within the sales process, and the role of technology in shaping sales and service experiences. Dr. Alkire has been awarded numerous prestigious awards for her research. She serves as Editorial Director and Associate Editor on three highly impactful academic journals.
At the McCoy College of Business, Dr. Alkire teaches Professional Selling and Services Marketing. In the classroom, Dr. Alkire strives to bring the latest business developments and sales knowledge to her students. Through her collaboration with the Sales Center Corporate Partners she is keen on translating the needs of today’s leading business organizations into practical skills that students can excel at. She engages students in applied learning through role play exercises and hands-on activities. Finally, Dr. Alkire empathizes the importance of the international perspective as well as ethical workplace skills.