Patricia Cleveland


(301) 405-9439
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Patricia Cleveland is a lecturer in the Management and Organization department. She served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business from 1998-2012.  Prior to coming to the Smith School, she was the Assistant Dean for Student Academic Services, and MBA program advisor at the University of Hawaii’s College of Business Administration for six years.  She has taught organizational behavior in the MBA program at the University of Hawaii, and strategic human resources and American business culture as part of international executive programs offered in conjunction with the East West Center and University of Hawaii.  Before joining the University of Hawaii, Cleveland served as the first director of academic and regulatory affairs for Bowling Green State University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. She is also former director of undergraduate advising in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. 

As an academic administrator, she has contributed to a range of curricular and program development initiatives.  At the University of Hawaii, she developed and managed a distance education MBA program offered to neighbor island students.  At the University of Maryland, she led the development of the undergraduate Smith program at the Universities at Shady Grove, and the development of the Smith School’s Undergraduate Fellows Program, initiating a number of new “traditions” as coordinator for the Smith School’s 20 undergraduate student organizations.  She is currently the Faculty Champion for the Global Consulting Program—designed to develop global awareness, cultural competencies, and skills in team collaboration and business consulting practices--teaching the two required courses, Cross-cultural Challenges in Business and Practicum in Business Consulting. 

Dr. Cleveland has a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the University of Kansas