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College of Business

Claudia Dumitrescu

Claudia Dumitrescu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Des Moines, WA 98198
Office: 206.439.3800 x3832



Dr. Claudia Dumitrescu (or Dr. D, as her students like to call her) has more than 10 years of experience in both the academic and business worlds. She worked for several years providing legal and business consulting for various companies in Romania and Greece. Dr. D. holds a M.S. in Agribusiness (2008) and received her Ph.D. in Business Administration (2013) from Arizona State University (ASU).

During her graduate studies at ASU, she worked as a Graduate Research Associate and served as President of the Arizona Professional Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association. Before her arrival at Central Washington University (CWU), Dr. D. was an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Whitworth University, Spokane WA. In  her new Assistant Professor of Marketing position at CWU, Dr. D. looks forward to educating  her students about marketing and its role to the global society and to preparing the future business leaders who are equipped with strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills and contribute to society through socially responsible behavior.

Dr. D.’s research interests lie in the area of consumer behavior, with an emphasis on consumer policy and corporate social responsibility. She is also interested in macromarketing and cross-cultural marketing in developing countries. Dr. D. is dedicated to conduct research that sheds light on today’s marketing issues facing the business world, consumers, and society at large. Dr. D. presented and published her research at numerous national and international conferences such as the AMA Winter Educators’ Conference, International Food Marketing Research Symposium, Association for Consumer Research North American Conference, AMA Marketing & Public Policy Conference, and Macromarketing Conference. Her work was also published in peer-reviewed journals such as the British Food Journal, Journal of Food Products Marketing, Ecology of Food and Nutrition, and International Journal of Consumer Studies.

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