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Giovanni Calise

Instructor of Marketing
Academic Background
Doctor of Business Administration (ABD Status), University of Liverpool
Master of Business Administration, University of RI
Bachelor of Arts, Communications Rhode Island College
Bachelor of Arts, Film Studies Rhode Island College
Six Sigma Green Belt Certified
Google Certified
Phone Number:
(864) 231-5536
Giovanni Calise

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Consumer Behavior, New Product Development, Negotiations, Marketing Management

What year did you start teaching at AU


Why teach at AU?

God has a unique and abundant plan for each and everyone of us. Great learning occurs when we discover how to use our talents and abilities to fulfill that plan. AU provides an awesome experience where students have the ability to explore what that abundant plan is that God has for their life; and then gain the knowledge and skills needed to go off and achieve that plan. To me, this is what makes AU so special.


Football, cooking (Italian of course!!), traveling, outdoor activities

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Created a ministry that utilizes media, fashion, and live Christian concerts to help young adults reach their full potential in Christ.

People might be interested to know I...

During my undergrad in college, I would use the school's video equipment to produce TV commercials for local businesses. By the time I graduated, the business expanded into a full marketing and live event production company.

Places you've lived

Cranston, RI; Fullerton, CA; Charleston, SC; Greenville, SC

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

Interacting with the students. The students at AU are so well mannered and eager to learn, they make teaching here a true joy.

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

Marketing is everywhere; it includes the advertisements you see on TV, how you interact with mobile as you search for a car, to how executives analyze big data to discover future trends. Yet, in it's simplest form, marketing is helping consumers solve their problems and fulfill their needs. Fun fact on marketing: Jesus was the greatest marketer that ever lived.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Very interactive with real world experience.