Leadership



Dr Patricia Strait
Dean

Dr. Strait is currently serving as Dean of the National Defense University’s Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. The National Defense University offers graduate programs in strategy, operational planning, information operations, and resource management to national security professionals. She has over 28 years of state, private and federal university experience delivering educational programs that serve graduate, international, and nontraditional students. Nominee for the State of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award 2013, recipient of Old Dominion University’s Distinguished Alumni Award 2014, the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Educator Award 2012, and Old Dominion’s University’s Faculty Appreciation Award for the unique Ships at Sea MBA program. Work history includes faculty positions at Virginia Tech, University of Richmond, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, and the Department of Defense. She was elected as University of Richmond’s Chair of the Faculty Council which represents nearly 400 faculty members. Dr. Strait has authored numerous publications focusing on topics such as rising nationalism, forced labor, Muslim and Hispanic immigration, leadership, and ethical behavior. She has served as associate editor of the International Journal of Public Sector Management, International Journal of Diversity in Organizations Communities and Nations, International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Science, and the Global Studies Journal among others. Fluent in Spanish and a frequent presenter at international conferences including recent engagements in Berne, Athens, London, Brussels, Cambridge, Madrid, Quebec, Barcelona, and Vancouver. Dr. Strait is a U.S. Navy veteran.


Scholarly Publications 

Troemel, Mark and Strait, Patricia B. (2013) “Bedouin rising: How Saudi Female Entrepreneurs are leading Saudi Arabia into a knowledge-based economy.” Mediterranean Journal of Social

Sciences. Vol. 2. N.9.

Schemmel, Anna and Strait, Patricia B. (2013) “An English Reconquista: The Impact of the Enhanced Language Proficiency Requirements on Canada’s Multicultural Immigration

Model.” Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Vol. 4 N.10

Botha, Katherine M and Strait, Patricia B. (2013) “When Carrots Become Sticks: An Exploration of Assimilation Drivers and Barriers among Latina Immigrants in the United States.” International Journal of Diverse Identities. Vol. 12 N.3.  

Allen, Elizabeth D. and Strait Patricia B. (2013) “Natural Disasters as a Magnet for Forced Labor: The United States and Japan Case Studies.” Global Studies Journal. Vol. 5. N 2

Strait, Patricia B., (2012) “When Societies Collide Part Three: Finding the Best Fit Immigration Model. ”The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies. Vol. N. TBA.

Hagood, Mary and Strait, Patricia. (2012) Left Behind but Not Forgotten: An Examination of Transnational Family Economies in Mexico and the United States. The Global Studies Journal. Vol. 4 N.1. p21-28.

Strait, Patricia B. (2011) When Societies Collide: A Trilogy About Immigration Part Two: Emerging Ethical Dilemmas in Immigration.” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Vol. 6 No. 2 p217-226.

Strait, Patricia. (2011) “Rising Nationalism Raises Global Tensions.” Richmond Times Dispatch.

Oped. August 28, 2011. p E5

Strait, Patricia. (2010) When Societies Collide: An Immigration Trilogy. Part One: Stakeholder Identification Through the Synthesis of Information. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Vol. 5. No.5. p 319-326. Article nominated for the International Award for Excellence for research in the interdisciplinary social sciences.

Strait, Patricia. (2010) “Immigration Poses Ethical Dilemmas.” Richmond Times Dispatch.

Oped. May 23, 2010 p. E1, E6

Strait, Patricia. (2009) “On the Front Lines of Distance Learning: Teaching Warrior Students.” International Journal of Technology and Distance Learning. Vol. 6 No.4.

Strait, Patricia. (2009) “Five Attributes of an Effective Leader in the 21st Century.”

Richmond Times Dispatch. Oped. December 6, 2009 p. E1

Strait, Patricia B. (2009) “Five Theories to Explain and Manage the Unethical Behavior

of Public Employees.” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

Vol. 4.No.4. p119-128.

Strait, Patricia Bellin. (2002) “Unethical Actions of Public Servants: A Voyeur’s View.”

Public Management Journal Vol. 80 p12-18.

Strait, Patricia B., (1999) “Anecdotal Evidence of Ethical Behavior in the Public Sector.”

Public Integrity Vol.1(2), 167-174.

Strait, Patricia B., (1997) “An Empirical Investigation of ‘Suspect’ Employees in the

Public Sector.” Public Integrity. Vol. 2  p43-48.

Strait, Patricia B., (1996) “Unethical Actions of Public Servants: A Voyeur’s View.” Public Integrity. Vol. 1 p41-49.

Strait, Patricia., (1996) “Reservation Wages of Graduating Business Students:

Does Gender Matter? ”Eastern Academy of Management Proceedings. June. p58-61

Strait, Patricia B., (1993) The Influence of Cohesive Groups on the Ethical

Behavior of Public Employees. Dissertation.




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