Cecilia McInnis-Bowers is Professor of Social Entrepreneurship & Business in the Department of Business & Social Entrepreneurship at Rollins College. Prior to teaching at Rollins College, Dr. McInnis-Bowers was the E.B. Stephens (EBSCO) Chair of Marketing and former dean-partner for the Division of Business and Graduate Programs at Birmingham-Southern College.
At Rollins, Dr. McInnis-Bowers currently teaches courses in entrepreneurial marketing, social entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial thinking and innovation; she is also the director of the INB Costa Rica Program/BSE Costa Rica Program which includes international field study, classes and internships. As the faculty advisor to the undergraduate Rollins' NetImpact National Chapter, Dr. McInnis-Bowers enjoys supporting students’ passions to change the world through using business as a force for good.
Her most recent scholarly work includes research on social entrepreneurship business models, indigenous entrepreneurship, and using reflective thinking to enhance business decision skills, cultural sensitivity and teamwork. Additionally, her work has focused on blending liberal arts/liberal education with business, program assessment, teaching and curricular design in management education. She has been published twice in Liberal Education, the first article describing an approach to a business capstone course that was selected for the Program Innovation Award by the Southwest Dean’s Association, and the second, an article in the special ninetieth anniversary special edition of Liberal Education challenging the traditional structure of business education. Her work has been cited by the prestigious Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College. Dr. McInnis-Bowers has also published research exploring the contribution to theory development in services marketing. Prior to her career in academe, she held executive positions in a Fortune 500 company, in major nonprofits, and served in the public sector.