An associate professor in Saint Mary’s Graduate Business Program, Aksu's research focuses on strategy, global management and entrepreneurship.

Berna Polat Aksu, Ph.D.Aksu is also the director of the Center for the Regional Economy at Saint Mary’s College, which examines the economic status of the East Bay area and the Pacific Rim.  She can address business issues relating to start-ups, angel and venture capital, competitive strategies, dynamic new markets, and corporate social responsibility. Profesor Asku can be reached via email at and by phone at 206-356-6264.

Aksu's academic focus on entrepreneurship has been the subject of news coverage by KGO News Radio and the Lamorinda Patch, an East Bay Community News outlet operated by AOL.

For assistance in reaching the professor, or with another news topic, please contact Director of Media Relations Mike McAlpin at 925-631-4222 (office), 925-878-9535 (cell) or by email at

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