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Instructor Biography

Tekle Sebhatu, Ph.D., M.B.A., Certified Global Business Professional (NASBITE) and a Certified Online Instructor (COI) is Principal of STC International. He has over 22 years of domestic and international business experience. Started as an entrepreneur has consulted and trained Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) for the Bay Area World Trade Center, BAYTRADE (an export promotion organization) and for the Small Business Development Center/Center for International Trade Development in the greater San Francisco, Bay Area. As a consultant he has helped many companies to market their products in the international marketplace and has written several articles and presented export/import-related workshops to businesses and entrepreneurs. Currently, in addition to managing STC International, he teaches export /import essentials, and other International and general business courses at Strayer University Online and other institutions. His previous teaching experiences include Import/Export Trade Operations and other international business courses at the University of California at Berkeley Extension, International Marketing course at Georgetown University, Continuing Education in Washington, DC, training entrepreneurs using satellite for the Africa Virtual University (AVU)— a World Bank spin-off in Washington DC— and the University of California at Santa Cruz, Extension. Dr. Sebhatu has over thirteen years training and teaching synchronous and asynchronous online courses using various Course Management System (CMS) and he presently serves as a volunteer for SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business).