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Dr. Matthew Eriksen, Advisor


Matthew is a Professor a of the Management at Providence College where he teaches Leadership Development, Self-Leadership, Leadership Theory and Practice, Leadership and Diversity, Leading Teams, Leading Change, and Organizational Behavior. He is also the Faculty Director of the Leadership Fellows Program and the Program Coordinator for the School of Continuing Education’s Leadership Development major at Providence College. He received his B.S in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University, M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. His current research interests lie in understanding leadership as an embedded, embodied, moral and contingent relationship and, based on this understanding, developing a pedagogy to facilitate students becoming authentic and ethical leaders. He was an associate editor of Culture and Organization and is on the Editorial Board of Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry. Matthew has published over 20 academic journal articles on leadership development, and management education.


From 2006-2008, Matthew was an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Tampa where he taught Leading for Performance, Leading by Design, Leadership: Understanding Self in Organization and Corporate Social Responsibility. During this time, he was also the Associate Director of the TECO Energy for Leadership. From 2001-2002 and 2003-2006, Matthew was an Assistant Professor of Management at U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he taught courses in leadership and organizational development, strategy, and marketing. From 2001-2002, Matthew was an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of New Haven where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership and team building, management and organization, and organization theory. Other courses that he has taught at the University of Rhode Island, American University, and University of Massachusetts include: management and leadership development, management and supervision, principles of management, introduction to business, and fundamentals of finance. Prior to joining academia, from 1990-1994, Matthew worked at Ford Motor Company as a financial analyst. In 2002-2003, he worked in the Leadership Institute at Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Matthew was a member of the team that developed TSA’s Leadership Institute and served as its Acting Director.


Matthew is a certified leadership and team coach working individual leaders and teams in such organizations as Cigna, Alex & Ani, TECO Energy Company, U.S. Coast Guard, and Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs, as well as with collegiate athletic departments and teams.

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