Mary Shepard Spaeth
Dr. Mary Spaeth is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and international business at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (Polytechnic). She is also President of Transmera AB, based on the Mjärdevi Science Park in Sweden, specializes in entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and international market strategy. She served as director of marketing for the Northwestern University/Evanston Research Park, Executive Vice President of ANGLE Technology, and as the executive director of the East Sweden Development Agency. In the United States, Mary has taught entrepreneurship and innovation studies at Texas State University, Royal Institute of Technology and Linkoping University in Sweden, University of the West of Scotland, and has also taught at Southern Methodist and Loyola Universities as a full time lecturer in English, and as adjunct professor in Marketing Communications at National Louis University in Chicago. Mary has started and managed three companies, including an advertising agency in Chicago and a technology commercialization management firm in Sweden through which she assists companies and governments on questions regarding new business development. She has served on several boards of advisors: Swedish Academy of Realist Art, for the Institute of Arts Entrepreneurship in Chicago, and for Scrive, an e-contracting start-up in Stockholm, and was a member of the board of directors for the Swedish Fulbright Commission for 7 years. Mary has a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in literature from SMU in Dallas, an MSc in international child studies from Linköping University and a PhD in business with a specialization in entrepreneurship in the creative industries from the University of the West of Scotland.