Patricia Sendall was named Merrimack’s inaugural dean of experiential education in June 2017. In this position, she leads the design and implementation of a suite of high-impact experiences that assist students in personal growth, critical reflection and development, in close collaboration with the deans and faculty of the college.
Sendall, a tenured professor of management, previously served as special assistant to President Chirstopher Hopey and senior international officer for the college, responsible for academic and other programmatic internationalization initiatives, including study abroad. In that role, she led a mission-critical project to expand experiential education at Merrimack.
A former vice provost for academic affairs, Faculty Senate president and chair of the Department of Management, Sendall was an American Council on Education Fellow in 2011-12, working in the Office of the Provost at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
Ph.D., Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
M.B.A., Information Systems, St. Joseph’s University
B.S., Business Administration, Rowan University
Sendall is the author of articles in the Information Systems Education Journal and the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She is a member of the Academy of Business Education, the Association of Information Technology Professionals Educator’s Special Interest Group (Board member), the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association of University Women.
Her current research interests include e-commerce, social networking, cheating, and business and information systems pedagogy.