Patricia D'UrsoEducation

PhD, University of South Florida; MBA, The Pennsylvania State University; MS, University of Phoenix; BS, State University of New York at Cortland

Research Interests

Quantitative studies; brain dominance theory; trust and respect in the workplace; relationship between short-term memory and perceptual modalities (learning styles)


Dr. D’Urso is owner of D’Urso Consultancy, which provides leadership and management training to organizations. Previously, she was the director of academic affairs and a college chair for a large university in Tampa, Fla. She has also held senior human resource positions, most recently with Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals in Tampa. She is a green belt in Six Sigma and has completed coursework for the black belt. Dr. D’Urso has received a Faculty of the Year award from the University of Phoenix and was awarded a VIP award from the National Association of Professional Women in 2010. She works for a major publishing house as a subject matter expert and holds a mortgage broker license in Florida. She joined Walden’s doctoral faculty in 2011.