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Thomas Fitzpatrick, DBA

Professor College of Business School of Business and Management
Thomas Fitzpatrick, DBA
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7177
Room: 139 Harold Alfond Hall


Dr. Tom Fitzpatrick completed his Doctorate of Business Administration specializing in International Business and Strategic Management at Southern New Hampshire University. His Masters in International Business is from the American Graduate School of International Management or also known as Thunderbird and his Bachelor of Arts is in Political Science and History from Concordia University of Montreal, Loyola Campus.

Dr. Fitzpatrick has worked, lived or visited some dozen or more countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In 2010 and 2011 he led over 30 students on a travel study course to China visiting Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong as part of a course he created called Business and Culture in China. Dr. Fitzpatrick has over 20 years of experience in teaching and industry and has taught at Arizona State University, Rivier College, Plymouth State University, Champlain College, Saint Anselm College, University System of NH and Southern New Hampshire University. He has extensive experience in sales, sales management, marketing strategy, public relations and community economic development.

Dr. Fitzpatrick is an active scholar presenting papers at international and national conferences annually and publishing consistently in peer reviewed national and international journals. He is a proponent of micro finance and has made over 200 loans through KIVA to entrepreneurs in 40 countries and his students have made over 500.

Dr. Fitzpatrick also believes in the use of business skills sets in the solving of social issues and seeks to employ social entrepreneurship as a vehicle for making the world a better place. He and his students have financed the building of a school for girls in Afghanistan, a well in India for the Dalit, purchase of land for a school in Uganda and a Liberty Garden that provides 6000lbs of food to the NH Food Bank and garden plots for 50 refugees in Manchester, NH.

Dr. Fitzpatrick joined the Husson team as the Director of the School of Business and Management and as an Associate Professor of Business. He served as the Director from 2012-2020 and in 2017 was promoted to Professor of Business Administration in the College of Business.

I believe that as a teacher it is my role to serve as a content expert in my field and deliver educational experiences to students that "build a bridge to relevance" to the real world. In my classes I provide students with the theoretical foundations but then seek to find an experiential activity that allows them to apply those concepts to a practical problem or opportunity. The educational technology of today allows us to "blow the walls out the classroom" and bring the world to the students. My students in the past have worked with a large restaurant in an Apprentice style competition, raised funds to build a school in Afghanistan, dug a well in India for the Dalit, made micro-loans to over 500 entrepreneurs in 50 countries and a community garden for a Food bank. I believe in the transformational power of the free market and social entrepreneurship to solve problems using business skill sets and I communicate that and implement that in my business classes. I have the best job in the world, I am a teacher.