Candace TenBrink

MBA '97
Assistant Professor, Management
University of Houston - Downtown

Career Background

Candace M. TenBrink Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Marilyn Davies College of Business at the University of Houston – Downtown. As a Fulbright Scholar she researched corporate rejuvenation and innovation in Poland. Her research interests, published in numerous journals, include the strategic aspects of turnarounds, life cycle issues, and innovation.

She advises technology-based entrepreneurs and local firms with strategy related issues. She sits on several boards and volunteers frequently in the community. Prior to entering academia, she was the founder and managing partner of a film production firm in NY. Her background also includes supply chain management and investment banking in the semiconductor capital equipment industry.

Dr. TenBrink received a PhD from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. She received an MBA from the Ross School of Business and a B.A. in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. She loves traveling and lives in the Houston area with her husband, a teen on the cusp of driving, and an overly affectionate Rottie.