Colleges of Business Sciences

Kate O'Neill

Assistant Professor

  • B.A. -   Indiana University (USA), 1991
  • M.A. -   University of Alaska, Anchorage (USA), 1998
  • Ph.D.-  Antioch University (USA), 2011

 

Bio

Kate O’Neill has been a faculty member at Zayed University since 2001. In 2006-2007 she was honored as Faculty Member of the Year.

Her formal education is in leadership, change, organizational behaviour, adult education, and organization development. Her specializations are Leadership & Management Communication, Emirati-expatriate workplace relations, expatriate adjustment, Khaleeji Leadership, and leadership development.

She has written and consulted extensively on socio-cultural issues impacting communication and leadership in the Arabian Gulf region. She recently co-authored the chapter Leadership Cultures in the reference book Political and Civic Leadership (Sage, 2010).

Kate has worked in Japan, Qatar, Guatemala, Argentina, the United States, Jamaica, and the Central Pacific nation of Kiribati. She has provided research and consulting services to governments and private organizations, including the Japanese Ministry of Education (MONBUSHO), the United States’ Immigration Department, the Qatar Foundation, MashreqBank, the Emirates Foundation, ADNOC, and RasGas.

Office: Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, FF1-2-019

Email: f7740@zu.ac.ae

Teaching Areas

  Business Communication (specializations: Leadership & Management Communication; Interpersonal Communication) 

 

Research and Professional Activities

Leadership & Management Communication, Emirati-expatriate workplace relations, expatriate adjustment, Khaleeji Leadership, and leadership development.

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