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Mary Vermillion

  • Instructor
  • Department of Marketing
  • (312) 362-8788
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 7500
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD, Education Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University, 2004
MS, Marketing, Texas A&M University, 2000
BS, Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 1984


M. Gail Vermillion is an instructor for the Department of Marketing at DePaul University. She is responsible for a wide variety of marketing courses for business and non-business majors including Quantitative Methods in Marketing, Marketing Research, Strategic Tools for Marketers, Advanced Marketing Management and Marketing, Principles of Marketing and Consumer Behavior. Vermillion is passionate about teaching and committed to helping her students succeed. She uses varying techniques from lectures, in class exercises, real world life lessons, case studies, student-led discussions, presentations and hands-on practice sessions to ensure her students have fun while learning.

Vermillion authored and published papers on strategic planning and study abroad in academic international journals. She has participated in and studied distance learning for more than 15 years. Vermillion created online versions of all her courses and shares her templates with other professors teaching the same classes.

For more than 20 years, Vermillion has worked as an employee or consultant in sales, sales management, sales training, brand management, channel marketing and strategic planning for a wide variety of manufacturers, distributors and nonprofit organizations. Some of these companies include Procter & Gamble, Helene Curtis, Black & Decker, Primera Vision, Institute of Nautical Archaeology and Berendsen Fluid Power. Vermillion is an award-winning global salesperson who has won top sales honors at Procter & Gamble, Helene Curtis and Black Decker.

Vermillion also works with the board of the nonprofit organization Rebecca’s Wish. Through the leadership of Rebecca’s Wish, a team of fellowship-trained surgeons specializing in the field of pediatric pancreatitis is being developed to work with hospitals nationwide to save children.