Patrick O’Leary

Patrick O’Leary

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., Planning, Policy, and Leadership Studies, University of Iowa
  • M.B.A. Masters of Public Administration, University of Washington
  • B.A., Management, Evergreen State College

Teaching Philosophy

The root of the word education is the Latin ‘e ducere,’ to bring out. I believe that for students to bring out the best of themselves they must own the material. Until it is owned, information remains abstract, distant, and sterile. If a professor is intrigued by what he is teaching, seeks to understand it more deeply, gives it real-world context, and pays attention to student feedback, his enthusiasm will become infectious.

Professional Profile

  • 20 years in higher education
  • 15 years in management internationally
  • Areas of Interest: Management, leadership, strategy, change

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