Dr. Tricia McFadden

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Department: Business Administration, Executive Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Innovation

Office: Curry Innovation Center


About Dr. Tricia McFadden


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric – Duquesne University
  • Master of Business Administration – Saint Francis University
  • Master of Arts in Strategic Communication – Barry University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication and English Writing – University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Tricia Giannone McFadden is the Dean of the Division of Professional Studies and Director of the Executive Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Innovation. Tricia’s career started in marketing prior to higher education. With 20 years of business faculty experience, she brings her academic focus, as well as marketplace practitioner approach to lead the newest online addition to SFU, the Division of Professional Studies, and the Ed.D. Program. Dr. McFadden’s also teaches marketing and global businesses courses and serves as Professor-In-Residence through SFU’s College-In-High School Program.


Courses Taught

  • DOL 713 - Innovation Theory and Practice in a Global Economy
  • DOL 802 - Global Policy
  • DOL 803 - Ethics, Values and Decision Making for Executive Leaders
  • DOL 807 - Applied Leadership Practicum
  • DISS 904 - Dissertation Seminar IV: Conclusion