Donald Vest is an associate professor of Marketing and International Business and teaches Principles of Advertising, Principles of Marketing, International Marketing, and International Business to undergraduate students. He also teaches Brand Management, International Marketing, and International Business to MBA students and has taught International Marketing in Beijing, China to Clark Atlanta University MBA students.
He has more than 25 years of teaching experience beginning at Clark College and later teaching at Alabama A&M University, Morehouse College, American InterContinental University, and was a Distinguished Fulbright Professor in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He was a pharmaceutical sales representative with McNeil Laboratories, U.S. State Department Intern in Washington, D.C., visiting professor at Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency in New York, and a Swim Coach for the City of Atlanta.
His research interests include Internationalizing Business Programs, Internationalizing the Business Faculty via an International Spring Break Tour, and Advertising Strategies for Promoting the Olympic Games: Economic Implications for the 2004 Athens Games. He has traveled extensively, as a faculty mentor with business students, to China, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, and Switzerland.
He earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Morehouse College, an M.B.A. in Marketing from Atlanta University, and Ph.D. in International Affairs and Development Finance from Clark Atlanta University. He also has additional post-graduate study from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.