Patricia K. O’Connell, MBA, PhD
Patricia O’Connell, PhD, MBA, has been a Professor of Graduate Leadership Studies at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio since 2001. Her academic and research focus is leadership development, management team development, and organizational development. She holds a B.S. in Business from Miami University; M.B.A. in Marketing and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Human Resources Development from University of Toledo. Dr. O’Connell began her career in marketing research at NFO Research, where she served as Vice President Information Systems, and Vice President Interviewing Services. As President of her own consulting firm, then Principal with Frank Lynn & Associates in Chicago, she has worked with businesses and social service agencies in every industry to facilitate strategic planning processes and build high performance leadership teams. As an active and innovative community servant, Dr. Pat has focused on programs and service to adolescents and young adults, founding Teens High on Life and revitalizing high school music programs and non-profit boards. She is a volunteer mentor to emerging young leaders and organizational board members. Her honors have included Tribute to Women in Industry Honoree, Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, the Lourdes University Faculty Excellence Award, and the Chicago Metropolitan Club Woman of the Year Nominee. Dr. O’Connell’s current research is a synthesis of several leadership theories with Franciscan values into a simplified model for leadership development across the globe. She is published in refereed journals and regularly presents her 21st Century Leadership Webs of BeliefTM for leader development at international conferences.
O’Connell, P.K. (2014). A Simplified Framework for 21st Century Leader Development. The Leadership Quarterly. 25 (2), 183-203.
O’Connell, P.K. (2014). A Life-Long Framework for Leadership Development Based in Franciscan Values. The AFCU Journal.
O’Connell, P.K. & Jacobs, D. (2011). Using care of creation principles in workplace interaction: A case study. AFCU Symposium Papers News, 2011. Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies: Aston, PA;
Schmakel, P. (2008). Early adolescents’ perspectives on instructional practices for motivation and achievement in academic learning. Urban Education Journal. November, 2008
Schmakel, P. (2006). Development of a faculty evaluation process in the Franciscan tradition. AFCU Journal. January, 2006.
Schmakel, P. (2006). The Horizons of Our Leadership. TAU Literari Magazine, Lourdes College.
Schmakel, P. (2006). Strategic Perspective. TAU Literari Magazine, Lourdes College.
Schmakel, P. (2004). Schooling for Early Adolescents: A Report of Trends and Needs in the Toledo Metro Catholic Schools. Paper and presentation for Bishops’ Education Council, Diocese of Toledo, 2004.
Publication Related Scholarship and Service
Selected Research Reviewer for International Leadership Association Research Reviewer. 2015. Selected to review proposals to the International Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
Invited Book Reviewer for Sage Publications, 2014-2015:
- Northouse, P. (2015) Leadership, 8th edition.
- Neck, C. & Manz, P. (2015). Self Leadership, 3rd edition.
- Florent, E. (2015). A Friendly Guide to Writing A Thesis
Invited Editorial Reviewer for Leadership Quarterly Journal 2012-2014:
14 articles reviewed, including:
- Integration of a Leader Prototypicality: A Model for Leader Effectiveness and Organizational Performance
- Leader Becoming: Relational Leadership Practice through Situated Learning
- What Do Spiritual Leaders Do?
- Advancing Workplace Spiritual: A Mentoring Model
- Invited Dissertation Committee Member for doctoral candidate Michelle Sharon, Cardinal
- Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI. 2013-2014. Dissertation Topic: Invited Dissertation Committee Member for doctoral candidate Patricia Amborn, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI. 2013-2014. Dissertation Topic:
- Selected Research Reviewer for International Leadership Association Research Reviewer. 2011. Selected to review proposals to the International Conference, London, England
- Invited Editorial Reviewer for The Journal of Leadership Studies, 2012-2013
- Selected Research Reviewer for Academy of Management, 2007. Selected to review proposals to the National Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Developing Global Leaders for the 21st Century
International Leadership Association Global Conference; San Diego, California, October 2014. Co-presentor: Jennie Walker, Thunderbird Global Business Institute
Simplifying Leadership to Develop Resilient Leaders for a Complex World
Presentation to International Leadership Association Global Conference; Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 2013. Co-presentor: Andrew Campbell, U.S. Strategic Command and Indiana Tech University.
Hope and Flaneur for Resilient Leadership
Presentation to International Leadership Association Global Conference; Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 2013. Co-presentor: Dariel Jacobs, Lourdes University.
Franciscan Perspectives on a Simple Approach to Leadership Development.
Opening Presentation to Pieve International School Leadership, Learning and Service Retreat; Corciano Italy; July 2013
Global Leader Capacities and the Politics of State Building: Building Global Leader Capacities for Connectivity and Results.
Presentation to International Leadership Association Conference for Exploring Leadership Roles for Local Peace and Global Justice; The Hague, Netherlands; May, 2013
If Necessary, Use Words: Franciscan Integration at Lourdes University.
First Annual Sisters of St. Francis Franciscan Integration Lecture. Sylvania, Ohio, May, 2013
O’Connell, P.K. (2013). A Life-Long Framework for Leadership Development Based in Franciscan Values. The AFCU Journal.
A Framework for 21st Century Global Leader Development . . . Inspired by Franciscan Values. Presentation to Lourdes University Faculty Scholarship Forum; Sylvania, Ohio; December, 2012
Bridging the Gap for Women Leaders: The Perfect Storm for Shattering the Glass Ceiling
Presentation to International Leadership Association Global Conference; Denver, Colorado, October 2012. Co-presentors: Thomas Tomkin, V. P, Oracle Corporation and Regency University; DeRetta Cole, V. P., Turner Broadcasting Systems
Can Leadership and Leader Development Be Simplified for a Complex World?
Presentation to International Leadership Association Global Conference; Denver, Colorado, October 2012. Co-Presenter: Andrew Campbell, U.S. Strategic Command and Indiana Tech University.
Leaders and Role Models in Professional Sport Subcultures: Significance for Leadership Ethics. Presentation to International Leadership Association Global Conference; Denver, Colorado, October 2012
Simplified Universal Framework for Lifelong Leadership Development. Presentation to International Leadership, Learning, & Service Retreat, Perugia, Italy, July, 2012
Walking with Francis: Leadership for the 21st Century. Presentation to AFCU Symposium, La Crosse, Wisconsin, June 2012
The KaleadeScape Process: Decision Tools for High Performing Teams. Presentation to International Leadership Association International Conference, London, England, October, 2011
Concepts for a Universal Leadership Development Framework. Presentation to Franciscan Leadership, Learning and Service Conference, Perugia, Italy, July 2011
The Significant Other Sides of Baseball: Leadership Development Opportunities for Young Leaders. Presentation to the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and the American Culture, Cooperstown, NY, June, 2010.
Schooling for Early Adolescents: A Report of Trends and Needs in the Toledo Metro Catholic Schools. Paper and presentation for Bishops’ Education Council, Diocese of Toledo, 2004. (Authored as Schmakel, P. )
Toward a Universal Leadership Development Model. (2011). Presentation at Franciscan International Leadership Institute, Perugia, Italy, July, 2011
ASLI Leadership Institute Course and Project. Developed and delivered one-week international leadership development course in Vesprem, Hungary and Szeged, Hungary, June-July 2011
Focusing International Experiences on the Care of Creation, Dariel Jacobs and Patricia O’Connell. Presentation to the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities Symposium, June 2010.
Finding Your Leadership Voice. Seminar presentation given at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Kansas State University Academic Chairpersons Conference, Orlando, Florida, February, 2009
Finding Your Voice as A Woman Entrepreneur. Keynote Presentation to Indianapolis Chapter of ewomennetwork organization, October, 2008
How To Develop and Conduct Collaborative and Constructive Faculty Evaluations and Appraisals. Presentation given at the The Twenty-Fifth Annual Kansas State University Academic Chairpersons Conference, Orlando, Florida, 2008
A Look Through the Glass Ceiling: Challenges Women Leaders Face. Presentations: Leadership Principles and Practice, Lourdes College, 2008; Annual Research Symposium, Lourdes College, 2008.
A Beginners’ Guide to Qualitative Research, (2007). Author/Presentor/Facilitator
Presentation to Lourdes College Research Symposium. Presentation with follow up round table session using graduate students’ research projects as examples and facilitating discussion of how to design and implement a qualitative research project.
The Balancing Act: Balancing Life, Work, and School. Presentation to Northwest Ohio Chapter of American Association of University Women Annual Conference, 2006
A Faculty Effectiveness Evaluation Process Reflecting the Franciscan Value System. Paper and presentation at AFCU Symposium. 2006. Schmakel, P.K., Perzynski, K., & Kujawa, J.
Middle school trends, structures, and curriculum. (2003). Presentation to Lourdes College Middle School Symposium.
Motivating junior high students for productive classroom. (2001). Paper and presentation to Ohio Catholic Education Association Conference, Columbus, Ohio, 2001.
Using student voice and input with junior high students to increase academic motivation and achievement.
Paper and presentation to the American Psychological Association International Conference. Toronto, Canada, 2001
Schooling for Early Adolescents: A Report of Trends and Needs in the Toledo Metro Catholic Schools. Paper and presentation for the Bishop of Toledo’s Education Council, 2004
OnLeadership and OnFacilitation. (1989-1998). Newsletter series on leadership trends, strategic planning, organizational development, and leadership practices.
Active Research Projects and Graduate Faculty Fellowship Grants
Franciscan Integration in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service: Data Collection, Analysis, and Publication.2012-2014. Faculty Endowed Chair for Franciscan Integration Campus and Franciscan Village-wide project encompassing collection, presentation, archival, and publication of Franciscan integration efforts and accomplishments by Lourdes University faculty.
International Leadership Development Theory and Framework: Sabbatical Project(s) 2011-2014
Sabbatical research and writing in process to present grounded theory for simplified leadership development model to apply to global leadership development and training
American Summer Leadership Institute: Hungarian-American Partnerships
Data collection and analysis surrounding delivery of two-week program based in Simplified Framework for Universal Leadership Development in Vesprem and Szeged, Hungary in June-July, 2011.
The Leadership of Organizational Development at Lourdes College: A Case Study. Qualitative research project conducted, analyzed, and presented. Manuscript being prepared for publication.
Women’s Leadership and Followership Study:Survey research project in progress.
Case Studies and Themes in Women’s Leadership Development and Diversity. Women’s leadership beliefs, practices, career development patterns, and developmental needs.
Strategic Performance: A Simplified Planning Tool.
Professional Development Projects
O’Connell, P.K. (2011-2012). Approved Sabbatical from Lourdes University to complete International Leadership Development Framework Scholarship Project. Continues to encompass international travel, language studies, professional development, and observational research in global leadership and connective leadership environments and practices.
O’Connell, P.K. (2011). Franciscan Pilgrimage. Association of Franciscan College & Universities. Selected to attend based on application and proposal competition, by Lourdes College to represent faculty and participate in pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, Italy.
International Leadership Association, Leadership Coaching and Mentoring
MBA and LS692/693: Global Immersion (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2014,2015, 2016; Summer 2014, 2015, 2016)
As society becomes increasingly globalized, it is imperative to include international educational perspectives in the business disciplines. 692: Students will engage in research, preparation, and in-class activities to become familiar with the business environment of a (first world, emerging, or developing market) through of the partnering entity’s business practices and cultural setting. This course prepares and familiarizes students with the rigors of international travel, the cultural aspects, language requirements, and business customs of the planned immersion site and business partners.
693: Students become directly involved in the business and cultural environments of a (first world, emerging, or developing market) through international travel with first-hand engagement and appreciation of the partnering entity’s business practices and cultural setting.
MBA621: Developing as a Leader (Spring 2016; Fall 2014; 2015;Summer 2016)
This graduate course engages students to evaluate organizational performance utilizing the triple bottom line approach. Specifically, students are taught to measure success within the following three spheres: Profit, People, and Planet. It is also the goal of this course to encourage students to expand their values and criteria for organizational success beyond financial reports. Relevant class readings, assignments, and projects challenge students to measure success within corporate organizations by means of sustainable development.
LS616: Interpersonal Leadership (Spring 2014, 2016; Fall 2014,2015)
This course provides students in-depth information and experiences in interpersonal leadership, using theory-based academic literature and other current publications on interpersonal leadership, self-leadership, and leadership development within organizations, within groups, and with individuals. The learning experience is designed to draw connections across various disciplines and to provide in-depth insights and information for self and others’ interpersonal leadership development and practice
LS618: Leadership and Organizational Development (Spring 2014, 2015; 2016; Fall 2014;2015)
Examines how organizational leaders build learning organizations that transform individuals within the organization using change processes, and becoming a leader/motivator to implement and facilitate change. This course highlights organizational leadership as a catalyst for adapting to organizational change. Organizational development includes designing interventions and strategic responses to increase organizational relevance and effectiveness.
LS610: Introduction to Leadership Theory (Spring 2015; Summer 2016)
This course introduces the definition of leadership, the history of leadership development in the United States, and various models and theories of leadership in use in this country and in the world. This course offers students the opportunity to identify personal leadership values and characteristics, as well as the leadership culture within their organization. This course will provide students with an introduction to leadership and a solid foundation for further leadership growth throughout the curriculum. This course also provides an introduction to graduate studies and the MOL program, providing an introduction to academic writing and research in addition to the other course content.
LS 611: Leadership and Organizational Behavior (Spring 2016)
Introduction to the operation of an organization and the human interactions involved in organizational leadership. With emphasis on organizational leaders and their impact, the course provides an overview of theory and practice in individual and group behavioral dynamics, group dynamics, motivation, power, and politics. Organizational structures, processes, cultures, and models, with their implications for leadership, are introduced.