Marie Bakari, DBA, MBA

Faculty Senator

Marie Bakari, DBA, MBA

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting Application & Theory, Taxation


  • Doctor of Business Administration – Minority Entrepreneurship, Walden University, Minnesota
  • Master of Science in Accounting (in progress), Northcentral University, Arizona
  • Master of Business Administration, Strayer University, Virginia
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Strayer University, Virginia


  • Barriers to Microenterprise Initialization, Growth, and Success (2014)

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • Small Business Development
  • Accounting

Select Publications:

  • Bakari, M. T. & Diala-Nettles, I (2015). Microenterprise owners: Challenges with initialization, growth, and success. International Journal of Advancements in Research and Technology, 4(7), 78-83.
  • Bakari, M. T. (2015). The small business: Lessons from minority business owners [Kindle DX),
  • Madu, M. & Bakari, M. (2016). Small business owners in Pennsylvania: A case study. International Journal of Advancements in Research and Technology, 5(5), 17-22.
  • Owen, M.E. & Bakari, M.T. (2018). Pursuing Leadership Roles in Chambers of Commerce: A Racioethnic Perspective. Submitted for publication 12/30/2018 to IJoART.
  • Pending submission. Bakari, M. T. and Wood, J. (2019). Job satisfaction, embeddedness, and turnover intentions in psychiatric hospitals.

 Select Professional Experience:

  • Program Lead for MSA, Specialization Lead for Accounting. Academic Reader – Northcentral University
  • University Research Reviewer, Lead Faculty in Business Studies – California Intercontinental University
  • Faculty Lead for Business Studies – Stratford University
  • Instructor – Stratford University, Capella University, Strayer University
  • Owner & CEO IncomeTaxPlus, Inc., Newport News, Virginia
  • Small Women & Minority-owned (SWAM) business member – Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Member Warwick-Denbigh Business Owners Association, Newport News, Virginia
  • Member-at-large Colony Pines Residents’ Association