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Patrick O’Brien, M.S.

Patrick O’Brien, M.S.

Associate Dean


Associate Dean of La Salle University’s School of Business with 18-year of academic administrative experience as Associate Dean of the Ervian K. Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University. He has managed all AACSB International and Middle States data, the William F. Leahy Advising Center, Cooperative Education Program, and the Academic Computing Services Center; Chaired or served on 14 committees dedicated to the overall growth and improvement of the University; mentored the Business Leadership Council, a student organization that promotes alumni engagements and marketing of business school student activities; advised the Jesuit Business Student Alliance, a national student networking organization for all 26 Jesuit business schools; and served as President for the Jesuit Business Undergraduate Group, also for all 26 Jesuit business schools in the U.S.

Prior to joining Saint Joseph’s University, O’Brien worked as Associate Dean at Widener University’s Business School. He holds a Master of Science in human resource management from Widener University, and a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Loyola University Maryland.

Patrick is currently the treasurer for the Taylor Community Foundation and has served on its board for fourteen years. He is currently an advisor to Play for the A’s; has previously served on the Ken-Crest Services board; was President of Nassau Swimming Club; and has been active in several fundraising initiative for Gift of Life (his daughter Beth was the first organ donor at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Oncology Unit),  and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
  • AACSB Accreditation


  • Widener University, MSHR, 1997
  • Loyola University of Maryland, BS, 1982


  • Organizational Behavior
  • Negotiations
  • Career Management
  • Introduction to Marketing