Advisory Council Seminar

March 14 - 15, 2019 | Tampa, Florida


Pat_FlynnPatricia M. Flynn, Trustee Professor, Economics and Management, Bentley University

Professor Patricia M. Flynn, PhD, Trustee Professor of Economics and Management at Bentley University, served as dean of the McCallum Graduate School of Business from 1992 to 2002. Pat’s research and teaching focus on technology-based economic development, corporate governance and women in business. Her publications include Technology Life Cycles and Human Resources and Turbulence in the American Workplace. Her work has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week, Harvard Business Review, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Irish Times, and Financial Executive. She has testified before Congress and appeared on NBC's The Today Show discussing the impacts of technological change on jobs and workers. Flynn is co-author of The Boston Club's Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers published annually since 2003. She is co-author of " 'Perfect Storm' on the Horizon for Women Business School Deans?" published in June 2011 in the Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) journal. Flynn has served on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards. She currently is a director of Columbia Funds. She previously served on the boards of Boston Fed Bancorp Inc., U.S. Trust, and The Federal Savings Bank, each of which was acquired. In the not-for-profit sector, Flynn currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)/New England, the governing board of the Innovation Institute of the MA Technology Collaborative, on the MA Business Roundtable and as trustee of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Since 2011, Flynn has served as co-chair of the United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Working Group on Gender Equality, which involves over 500 business schools in 80 countries. In that role, she is currently co-editing two books: Integrating Gender Equality into Management Education, and Overcoming Challenges to Gender Equality in the Workplace. Flynn has a bachelor's degree in economics from Emmanuel College, and a master's degree and PhD in economics from Boston University. She has been awarded an honorary degree in Humane Letters from Emmanuel College; the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University; the Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Bentley University Scholar of the Year Award, and the New England Women's Leadership Award.