Patrick Coyle

Patrick Coyle

Education:

B.S., MBA, Rowan University
M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4167
Campus Post Office Box 1
coyle@lycoming.edu

Business Administration: Assistant Professor

Institute for Management Studies: Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Teaching & Research Interests 

Dr. Coyle teaches a variety of business courses including management and organizational behavior, leadership theory and practice, small business development, organizational development, and human resource management.

His doctorate dissertation was titled “Examining congruence and perceived match on implicit theories in leader-follower relationships,” and his master’s thesis was titled “An examination of prototypes and leader-member exchange.”

His research focuses predominantly on two aspects of organizational behavior and human resources. In both areas, Dr. Coyle places a strong emphasis on research and quantitative methods, including psychometric analysis and construct validity, measurement and scale construction, and pattern-oriented analyses.

Leadership: His expertise in the leadership domain centers primarily on the leadership process including implicit leadership theories, followership, and leader-follower relationships.

Employee Selection and Assessment: His research in this area focuses mainly on the measurement and outcomes of motivational approaches to personality, such as goal orientation and approach avoidance.His research focuses mainly on the measurement and outcomes of motivational approaches to personality, for example a candidate’s goal orientation and likelihood of approaching or avoiding others under various circumstance.

He places a strong emphasis on research and quantitative methods, including psychometric analysis and construct validity, measurement and scale construction, and pattern-oriented analyses. These approaches allows him to examine the answers to thought-provoking research questions and expand research interests.