- Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Programs, Academic Director, Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning
- Decision Sciences and MIS
Areas of Expertise
- Cyber Crime
- Strategic Management of Information Technology
- Unstructured Data Mining
- Executive Director
- Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute
Patricia Q. Connolly is an executive with notable success guiding discussions on how to lead and govern in the 21st century. While supporting and contributing to multiple Boards of Directors, she has brought energy and transparency to the task of corporate governance. Ms. Connolly’s background is a rare blend of corporate and nonprofit leadership. Through her varied experience, she has gained unique perspective on the critical role that a Board of Directors has in steering an organization to success. Regarded as an influential thought leader, she guides companies through pivotal decisions and periods of major change.
During her early career, she advanced through a series of positions at financial services firm PNC Financial Corp. This culminated with her role as Group Vice President for the firm’s retail and private banking group. Here, she gained a firm grasp of the various principles that underpin the Corporate world. Ms. Connolly then applied her business acumen to the nonprofit sector, holding executive roles at prominent institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She was able to infuse nonprofit operations with a new efficiency and cost-effectiveness that streamlined processes and positioned long-term success. Her contributions during this period included driving a 60% increase in annual donations to the country’s oldest natural history museum.
Since 2008, Ms. Connolly has served as Executive Director of Drexel University’s Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute (formerly the Center for Corporate Governance). Although situated in the academic arena, she has been heavily involved with the for-profit sector while consulting various Boards of Directors. She established two new flagship programs that have strengthened the discourse and education on new corporate governance areas. She secured a $5 million naming endowment to ensure a sustainable, long-term future for the Institute. Ms. Connolly is presently engaged as Chairman of the Nominating & Governance Committee for a 1500-employee, 370-physician medical center.
Ms. Connolly holds an MA in History & History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in History from Bryn Mawr College. She also received an AS in Finance from The Wharton School.
- Associate Dean for Academic Programs Administration
- Dean's Office
A Philadelphia native, Brian is a Drexel alumnus that has been serving the university community since 2002 in a variety of roles.
- Academic Director of the Center for Nonprofit Governance
Areas of Expertise
- Applied Econometrics
- Economics of Non-profits
- Health Economics
- Industrial Organization
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Director, Center for Business Analytics, Dornsife Office for Experiential Learning
- Dean's Office
Diana oversees the college’s Center for Business Analytics, a hub for analytics collaboration between industry and academia. She leads the biennial Drexel LeBow Analytics 50, a national recognition of analytics distinction across organizations. She has written several articles about analytics and business and a book chapter on data storytelling.
Diana also leads experiential learning efforts for Drexel LeBow, building initiatives that provide business recommendations for organizations and practical opportunities for students. She works with corporations to develop partnerships in curricular and co-curricular settings, such as consulting projects, speaking engagements and interdisciplinary activities. She manages college collaborations focused on educating youth about technology.
Prior to joining Drexel LeBow in 2013, Diana managed communications efforts and international business experiences for Arcadia University’s School of Global Business and oversaw journal publications for Springer publishing company. She received a BA in Professional Writing from York College of Pennsylvania and a MS in Communication from Drexel University. She is currently pursuing a MBA with a concentration in business analytics and a minor in leadership and teams at Drexel LeBow.
- Vice President Drexel Solutions Institute
- Drexel Solutions Institute
Anna Koulas is the Executive Director of Drexel Business Solutions Institute. With over eighteen years work experience in higher education, she has extensive knowledge of corporate learning as well as expertise in admissions and graduate enrollment. She has been interviewed and cited in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Main Line News and Smart CEO magazine, among others. She earned her dual degree BS and BA in international area studies as well as her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in marketing from Drexel University.
Koulas has wide-ranging higher education knowledge and expertise. Before joining LeBow in 2011, Koulas served as the Director of Enrollment Management for both the University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic, as the well as New York College in Athens, Greece, where she oversaw undergraduate, graduate and corporate programs. Prior to her work in Europe she worked for Drexel University and served as the Director of Graduate Admissions for LeBow.
- Clinical Professor
- Department Head
- Legal Studies
Areas of Expertise
- Business Organizations
- Contract Law
- Ethics and Values in Management
- International Business Law
- Uniform Commercial Code