Loredana Padurean, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Management
Office: DeArment House
Department: Marketing & Management
- Ph.D. Management, University of Lugano, Switzerland
- M.A. International Tourism, University of Lugano, Switzerland
- B.A. International Relations, European studies, Babes Bolyai University
- BUSS 231 Entrepreneurship and Value Creation
- BUSS 232 Operations Strategy
- BUSS 425 Managing the Growing Company
- HEM 406 Strategic Hospitality Operations
- HEM 498 Hospitality Capstone
Professor Loredana Padurean holds a Ph.D. in management, an M.A. in Economics and Communication from University of Lugano in Switzerland, and a B.A. in International Relations from Romania. She has international teaching experience in Switzerland, Italy and India. Prior to moving to the United States, Professor Padurean lived in Switzerland for 7 years, where she was actively involved in the hospitality industry while pursuing her academic career. For her Ph.D. dissertation, Professor Padurean took on the task of reviving a failing ski resort in a remote Swiss Alpine town. Her findings and research were published in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly Journal (CQ) in 2011 and presented at the Annual Congress of the World Tourism Organization. She has also won two Swiss National Research Foundation Scholarships.
At Lasell College, Prof. Padurean is actively developing the Entrepreneurship Program and the Entrepreneurship Club. She is Founder of DressMe, a fashion tech app and Founder of C2B, an innovative consulting company in Switzerland.
Professor Padurean’s professional background has provided much insight and knowledge to the industry, but her true passion remains teaching students.
What is important for your students to take away from your classes?
"Learning is an interactive and exciting process, where both students and professors are essential components of a very complex system. I want my students to feel passionate about being here at Lasell and positive and optimistic about their future. I want them to believe that not even the sky is the limit and no dreams are too big. Your college education is more than just a pile of books. It is an experience given by your friends, your colleagues, your professors, your successes and your failures. It will help you grow and it will impact the rest of your life. Make the very best of it!"
Do you have a blog or website you would like students to visit?
Visit my blog at www.loredana-padurean.blogspot.com