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Patrice Flynn, Ph.D., is a Fulbright Research Scholar, full professor of business and economics, and the Morrison Professor of International Studies who specializes in global capitalism, labor markets, civil society, and autonomous humanoid robots. She earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago, and a M.S.W. and B.A. in social work from the Catholic University of America.

Flynn has produced an extensive scholarly record in publications such as the Journal of International and Interdisciplinary Business Research, Middle East Journal, Journal of the American Planning Association, Challenge, American Behavioral Scientist, Feminist Economics, Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. She is the author of two textbooks titled Introduction to Business: A Primer on Basic Business Operations (New York, NY: Business Expert Press) and Experiential Learning with Robots: Teaching New Century University Students in Russia and the United States Using Autonomous Humanoid Robots. (Chelyabinsk, Russia: South Ural State University Press). She is the co-editor of Measuring the Impact of the Nonprofit Sector (New York, NY: Kluwer/Plenum Publishers) and Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators: A New Tool for Assessing National Trends (Bethesda, MD: Calvert Group Ltd.), the latter voted Green Money Journal’s socially responsible investing book of the year (2007/8).

Other honors include being selected as one of Lifetime Television’s Women of the Year (1996), an Aspen Institute Fellow (2012), Mount St. Mary’s teacher of the year (2015), the first tenured full professor of business at Mount St. Mary’s University (2016), and a Fulbright U.S. Research Scholar to Russia (2019). She is a founding board member of Salvadorian Enterprises for Women (est. 2003), Indicators: The Journal of Social Health (est. 2001), International Sustainability Indicators Network (est. 2001), Fordham University & Ford Foundation’s National Working Group on Social Indicators (est. 1996), Rockefeller Foundation’s Arts and Humanities Indicators Project (est. 1997), and Independent Sector’s Measures Project (est. 1996).

As a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland, Flynn’s research and cultural interests have taken her to many corners of the globe from India, to Sub-Sahara Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa, South and Central America, the Russian Federation, and much of North America.

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of Chicago
M.S.W., Catholic University of America
Global Capitalism, Labor Markets, Civil Society, and Autonomous Humanoid Robots