Patricia Dwyer

Patricia Dwyer


School of Education Gibbons Hall (GIB) 203B 410-532-5560

Programs I teach...

Courses I teach...

  • ED 705 Dissertation Seminar (face-to-face and online)
  • ED 802 Organization and Governance in Higher Education (online)
  • ED 805 Curriculum for Changing Populations (online)

School of Education


  • Post Doctoral Studies in Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education, Harvard University, 2004
  • Ph.D. in American Literature, The George Washington University, 1995
  • M.A. in English, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, 1986
  • B.A. in English, Chestnut Hill College, 1979


I first came to Notre Dame of Maryland University as the associate vice president for academic affairs from 2006-2009. From 2009 to 2015, I served as the provost at Wesley College in Dover, DE. I returned to NDMU in 2015 to develop courses and teach in the newly approved Ph.D. in higher education administration. After over 20 years in various administrative roles in higher education, I am thrilled to return to the virtual and on-campus classroom to use my knowledge and experience and assist others who want to prepare for careers in this area.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Dwyer, Patricia. “Transforming a Core Curriculum and Minimizing the Battle Scars.” Liberal Education. Washington D.C. : Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2017.
  • Dwyer, Patricia. “The Heart’s Chambers.” Hippocampus. Lancaster, PA.: 2017.
  • Dwyer, Patricia. “The Learning Organization: Assessment as Change Agent.” Revising Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education. Eds. Peter Hernon, Robert E. Dugan, Candy Schwartz, New York: Libraries Unlimited, 2005. (Book Chapter)
  • Dwyer, Patricia. “Leading Change: Creating a Culture of Assessment.” To Improve the Academy. 23 (2005): 38-47. (Book Chapter)
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