Patrick O'Leary

Associate Professor

Dr. O'Leary was born in Ireland and has broad international work experience, including time in England, Japan, Dubai, and Belgium. He has led student tours to over a dozen countries in including Israel, Italy, Netherlands, China, Australia and Singapore.

His research interests are in cross-cultural management and international dimensions of organizational behavior. He has been published in the International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Ivey Case Publishing, the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, the American Journal of Distance Education, and others.

Dr. O'Leary has also been a visiting faculty at Vilnius University in Lithuania, Duy Tan University in Vietnam, Zagreb School of Economics in Croatia, and Kaiserslautern Technical University, Germany.

Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Iowa

I believe in individual sense-making over collective memorization and I design my classes accordingly. For students, this means and emphasis on analysis, synthesis, and question generation. For me, it means asking questions to which Google doesn't have an answer.

What makes Dr. O'Leary an interesting teacher


Patrick O'Leary

Organizational Leadership
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