Patrick Bettin, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Michael G. Foster School of Business
Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology
Ph.D., Organizational Psychology, University of Washington, 1983
MS, Social Psychology, University of Washington, 1983
MS, Counseling Education, Long Island University, 1978
BBA, Business Administration, University of Miami, 1974
Dr. Patrick Bettin is an internationally respected consultant, researcher, and educator in the field of leadership and management development. His efforts focus on creating and sustaining organizational effectiveness by enhancing the performance of leaders and managers.
Pat is a Senior Lecturer in the Foster School of Business and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. He is a twenty-three time recipient of the Business School’s "Excellence in Teaching Award." While on the faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Dr. Bettin was also recognized for his exceptional teaching abilities. As a senior faculty member, he was responsible for developing, coordinating, teaching and supervising the leadership and management elective programs.
Dr. Bettin has designed and delivered comprehensive leadership development programs for a variety of telecommunications, aerospace, engineering, manufacturing, health care, and service organizations including PACCAR, Bechtel, Boeing, Craig Hospital, Catholic Health Initiatives, Providence Health System, Entergy, LG&E Energy, and Simpson Investments. Additionally, he has provided leadership development programs to a variety of governmental agencies including Washington State's Departments of Transportation, Labor and Industries, and Personnel, as well as the U.S. government's Personnel Management for Executives Program. Dr. Bettin has delivered leadership programs in Japan, Australia, China, Great Britain, Latin America, and the Middle East.
A practicing leader-manager for most of his professional life, Dr. Bettin has been directly responsible for the performance of organizations ranging in size from 125 to 1,500 people. He has received recognition for his outstanding performance both as a leader and as a teacher of leadership. During his military career, he was the recipient of the William O. Darby award as the distinguished honor graduate of the Army's prestigious Ranger School, has been decorated for valor twice, and was awarded two Purple Heart for wounds received in combat.