Dr. Marcic is a playwright, professor at Columbia University, and a former professor at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, with a total of 25 years full time in academia. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Economics-Prague, teaching MBA students and practicing managers. She served as advisor to the US Ambassador of the Czech Republic and was a delegate to both the United Nations Economic and Social Develop Summit in Copenhagen and the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Her degrees include a bachelors in Radio- TV-Film, a Masters in educational Media, another Masters in Public Health and a Doctorate in Organizational Behavior. She is the author of 15 books, including the best-selling Understanding Management, Managing with the Wisdom of Love, RESPECT: Women and Popular Music, and the recent Love Lift Me Higher, as well as numerous articles and research studies. Based on her qualitative content-analysis research of how women are depicted in Top-40 music, Dr. Marcic wrote two hit musicals, RESPECT, which has played 220 performances in 20 cities and SISTAS, currently playing Off-Broadway in New York City. She started her career in the arts as a production assistant on the TV program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, while in college. She has appeared on C-SPAN, CMT, and Bravo Network.