EdD, University of San Francisco; MA, BA, San Francisco State University

Research Interests

Linking academic and corporate culture; management and leadership; precollege leadership and academic program design; exploring global diversity; professional training and development


Dr. Mae is a faculty member in the DBA program at Walden. She is the founder of Global Scholars—a nonprofit that specializes in humanitarian efforts, education, and leadership—and co-founder of the Global Scholars Classroom in Ghana, which teaches leadership and entrepreneurship to junior secondary students. As a former faculty member at National University, she served on the faculty senate; was a liaison and facilitator for teams in AmeriCorps; and was chair of judicial hearings. As former commissioner for the County of San Diego, she chaired the Commission on the Status of Women. While serving as mathematics, engineering, and science achievement (MESA) director at San Jose State University, Dr. Mae launched the first MESA precollege summer engineering program, which included students from a Bay Area school for the deaf. As San Francisco State University director of the Center for Engineering, Science, and Technology, Dr. Mae recruited her former employer, Hewlett-Packard Co., other Silicon Valley companies, and the USS Carl Vinson to support academic and career programs. She continues to design, develop, and provide consultation on programs in collaboration with businesses, community groups, academic institutions, and the U.S. military.