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James Patsalides

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Department:Business & Management
Title:Assistant Professor of Management
Background:B.Sc. (Hons), Canterbury Christ Church University
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.A., Sacred Heart University
PMP, Project Management Institute
Office:Aquinas, Room 106
Phone:(203) 672-6674
  • Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • Statistics for Business & Economics
  • Business Law (writing-intensive course)
  • Market Research & Strategy
  • International Business Management
  • Project Management
  • Promotional Marketing
  • The Stock Market


The Climate4Creativity Project An assessment of safe school climate and the environment for teaching and learning creativity in the Bridgeport, CT Public Schools. Ongoing 2012-2014 in-depth research study across grades 3-12, all schools in the Bridgeport, CT school system. This is a mixed methods research project including development of quantitative surveys, and completion of qualitative engagements including interviews, and ethnographic observations inside Bridgeport schools. Visit the project website at http://www.climate4creativity.org.

The Girls Scouts of Connecticut Recently completed (Spring 2013) student/faculty research collaboration examining the connections between the Girl Scouts of Connecticut organization and Girl Scouts as they move through programs. Mixed methods research including quantitative surveys and qualitative focus groups.

Investor Personality Recently completed student/faculty scholarship project (Spring/Summer 2013), examining how investor personality drives portfolio decisions, and developing a first-of-its kind systematic model to identify and act on investor personality. Collaboration is continuing after graduation of student scholar, with the expectation of patent filing by the end of 2013.


Board Member, Connecticut Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, 2013.

Research Grant Recipient, Pi Lambda Theta fund of PDK International, 2013-2014.

Board Member, Journal of Sustainability Education, 2012-2014.

Host Committee Member, Association of Experiential Education (AEE) Northeast Regional Conference, 2012-2014.

Graduate Assistantship, Prescott College Symposium on Sustainability Education, 2011-2015.

Elected Board Member, Connecticut Experiential Education Association, 2011-2013.

Elected Board Member, Southern New England Chapter, Project Management Institute, 2007-2009.

Featured Expert in PM Network Magazine, 2006.


Workshop Presenter at Association for Experiential Education Northeast Conference, April 2013, "The Climate4Creativity Project: Building a creative future in K-12 Schools."

Workshop Presenter at the Prescott College Symposium on Sustainability Education, May 2012, "Authority of the Resource: How LNT Masters really change minds about impact."

Panel Chair at Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention, April 2012, "Communication technology and its impact on students."

Workshop Presenter at Association for Experiential Education Northeast Conference, April 2012, "The ablution solution: Teaching backcountry hygiene in mixed company."

Panelist at Connecticut State Institutes of Higher Education Symposium on Evidence Based Practice in Education, April 2011 "One school's response to SRBI"

Workshop Presenter at Connecticut Challenge Course Professionals Annual Conference, April 2011 "How to turn a three hour meeting from hell into an interactive creativity extravaganza!"

Invited Speaker at Inaugural Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Alumni Speaker Series, July 2010 "Whole brain thinking and the emergence of the 'intrapreneur'"

Workshop Presenter at Southern New England Chapter, Project Management Day, May 2006 "Happy stakeholders = project success"


Academy of Management (2012).
American Educational Research Association (2011).
Pi Lambda Theta / Phi Delta Kappa (2011).
Association for Experiential Education (2010).
Connecticut Experiential Education Association (2010).
American Marketing Association (2010).
Lean Enterprise Institute (2008).
Center for Creative Leadership (2008).
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (2007).
Project aManagement Institute (1999).


James Patsalides