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Orfalea College of Business

Patty Dahm

Patty Dahm

Management and HR Concentration Co-Coordinator

Office 03-446
Phone 805-756-2977

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Management, HR and Information Systems

Assistant Professor of Management

Patty Dahm

Dr. Patricia Dahm is an assistant professor of management at the Orfalea College of Business. Her research interests revolve around work-life integration, social roles, and self-regulation of workplace behavior. Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Academy of Management Proceedings, and her work is supported by grants from the Society for Human Resource Management and the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

Professor Dahm received a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and an MBA from the University of Illinois. Her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering is from the University of Notre Dame. Before launching her academic career, Professor Dahm worked as an organizational effectiveness consultant at Target Corporation and as a finance manager and analyst for Sprint-Nextel in previous years.


  • Ph.D., Business Administration (OBHR), University of Minnesota
  • MBA, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame


  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo – Assistant Professor of Management & HR
  • Target Corporation — Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Senior Training Specialist
  • Sprint-Nextel Corporation – Staff Manager, Senior Financial Analyst
  • Ingersoll-Rand – Design Engineer, Engineering Management Program Member

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