McCone, Center for Advising and Career Services
Dean, Advising, Career, and Student Services
In addition to prior posts as Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer at the Monterey Institute, Tate served as a professor at Shandong University and lectured at Beijing University in China. Although currently serving as Dean of Advising, Career and Student Services, he is frequently invited to lecture in various classes across the campus. Throughout his career, he has engaged in a number of entrepreneurial pursuits and interests, as well as held key positions in joint venture management and market development, consultant to private companies and government agencies, and chairman of a key U.S. industry association. He continues to be involved in the private sector dealing with a wide range of trade and business development issues in Asia and the United States.
Prior to becoming Dean of Advising, Career and Student Services, his most recent work at the Monterey Institute included serving as the Director of International Program Development. In 2007-08 while living in China, he performed trade policy work for an American industry association as part of the United States Export Strategy Program. In this capacity, Tate was in charge of trade policy work, including advocacy and lobbying Chinese and industry officials in support of the American forest and forestry products sectors. After living and working in China for approximately five years, Tate has maintained a strong network in both academia and in the private sector.