Jamie O'Brien

Assistant Professor of Business Administration 

B.B.S., University of Limerick, Ireland
Ph.D., University of Limerick, Ireland

Programs: Business Administration

I completed my bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance at the University of Limerick, Ireland, in 2007. This was followed by a brief stint in industry where I worked in manufacturing. Following this, I completed my doctoral studies in 2012, specializing in the area of knowledge management. During this time I also consulted for the Irish government, DePuy Orthopedics, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, and Creganna-Tactx Medical, an Irish owned medical device company with many subsidiaries here in the United States.

I left Ireland in August 2011 with my wife who happens to be a Green Bay native. I tell many people that she hid me in her suitcase. I was very fortunate to join the SNC community in January of 2012. Currently I teach in Business Administration.

My teaching philosophy revolves around the principle of student-faculty interaction and mutual responsibility. I want to be the instructor who leaves each session knowing I have done well but always looking for ways to improve, and I look for ways to better engage and inspire every unique set of students.

My research interests lie primarily in knowledge management strategy and furthering the theoretical discussions in that area; however, I have had some wonderful opportunities to work with SNC students and will continue to do that. If anyone is interested in my research they can contact me personally or find out more here.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, socializing, playing with/looking at my collection of guitars, reading, losing at board games, and visiting friends and family in Ireland.

Courses

BUAD 230 Introduction to Management
BUAD 337 Behavior in Organizations
BUAD 338 Organizational Theory
BUAD 485 Strategic Management Seminar
HONR 289 Honors Tutorial