Title: Professor, College of Business & Management

Campus: Chicago, Ill.

Archie Patterson is a professor at DeVry University’s Chicago campus where he shares his expertise in business management and information technology by teaching several courses, including computer applications for business, database essentials for business and project management.

Mr. Patterson has over thirty years of experience in information technology, with fourteen of those years spent at DeVry University. He began his career at DeVry University in the 1980's as a Senior Systems Analyst / Project Manager in the Management Information Systems Department of the school’s corporate office. He began working on the academic side of DeVry University in 2000 when he accepted a position at the school’s Chicago campus as Associate Dean of Computer Information. He became a full-time professor in January, 2010.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Patterson has held several positions in information systems and project management and has experience in various sectors, including financial services, food and beverage, hospitality and education. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University Northwest and bachelor’s degrees in computer information systems and organizational management from Calumet College of St. Joseph. In 2009, Mr. Patterson was honored with the DeVry Legacy of Service Award.

Thought Leadership 

-       Foresees companies continuing to increase their level of social/corporate responsibility by “going green” to reduce their carbon footprint. He also predicts that there will be less financing and more mergers and acquisitions.

-       Believes that analytical and technological skills will become increasingly more important for young professionals if they want to be up to speed in the competitive marketplace. 

-       Thinks being able to access information faster for decision making is vital to businesses now and will be even more so in the future.

To schedule an interview with Archie Patterson, please contact Colleen Coors at (312) 861-5267 or at colleen.coors@mslgroup.com.

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