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Peter Dean

  Peter Dean

"Leadership for Everyone"

Peter J. Dean, PhD, currently holds the O. Alfred Granum Chair in Management at The American College, where he is an associate professor of management and leadership. Dr. Dean has conducted many courses at the University of Pennsylvania in communication, ethics, and leadership at the Wharton School; in leadership in the public domain at the Fels Center of Government; and in entrepreneurship in education at the Graduate School of Education; and in leadership and ethics to the Benjamin Franklin Scholars. He also taught ethics in business at Fordham University, New York City.

At The University of Tennessee, he served as head of the Human Resource Development department in the College of Human Ecology, and also was a tenured, associate professor in the Physician Executive MBA Program. He also has been an assistant professor of management and organization in the Smeal College of Business Administration at the Pennsylvania State University, and an assistant professor and regional coordinator of instructional systems (training design and development) at Penn State.

Dr. Dean received his PhD and subsequently taught at The University of Iowa. He has taught courses in the following subjects: business strategy and environment, business ethics, psychology, anthropology, managerial communication, organizational change leadership, sociology, social problems in cities, systems of human resource development, performance improvement and technology, human relations, organizational learning, educational psychology, and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

He has been the recipient of the following awards: the 1993 Excellence in Teaching Award at Penn State University at Great Valley; the 1995 MBA Core Curriculum Cluster Teaching Award at the Wharton School; the 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award at the Wharton School; and the 1999 Outstanding Faculty Member for the Physician Executive MBA Program offered on the Internet by the University of Tennessee.

He has had articles published in the following journals: Journal of Business Ethics, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Performance Improvement Quarterly, Performance Improvement Journal, Quarterly Review of Distance Education, Australian Journal of Educational Technology, Financial Times, and Philadelphia Business Journal.

Dr. Dean has worked in Europe and Asia and has lectured in England, Switzerland, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Norway, Australia, Germany, Greece, England, Czech Republic, Mexico and Canada. Altogether, he has lived overseas in Europe and Asia for eight years.

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