Maureen McAvoy, Ed.D.

Dr. Mc Avoy has taught for eight years at Marquette University in the College of Professional Studies in the undergraduate and graduate Leadership & Organization degree programs. In 2012 she was honored with the Faculty Excellence in Service Award. She possesses a doctorate in Educational Leadership and is a certified Leadership Coach. In addition to teaching, Dr. Mc Avoy’s leadership experience includes directing the implementation of non-profit programming, grant writing that has secured awards of over $800K, and training upper level management to become certified Leadership Coaches. Her research interest focuses on the relationship between the use of reflective thinking practices and effective leadership performance.

Courses Taught

  • CMST 3200 Organizational Communication
  • LEOR 3155 Social and Psychological Principles Applied to Leadership
  • LEOR 3160 Systems Thinking
  • LEOR 3320 Organizational Processes
  • LEOR 3340 Organizational Development and Change
  • LEOR 3440 Leaders as Agents of Change


  • Cardinal Stritch University, Ed.D.
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MSW
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, BSW


  • Faculty Excellence in Service Award, College of Professional Studies (2012)

Additional Contributions to the College

  • Curriculum Committee, Graduate and Undergraduate (2005-present)
  • Faculty Development, Iganatian Pedagogy Paradigm (2009-present)
  • University Committee on Part-time Faculty (2009-2010)

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor (full-time), Undergraduate Degree Programs, College of Professional Studies (present)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor (part-time), Undergraduate Degree Programs, College of Professional Studies (2004-2012)
  • Administrator in Student Services, K-12 School Districts (1990-2012)
  • Executive Coach (2006-present)
  • Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist (1978-present)
  • Educational Consultant and Grant Writer (1996-present)

Other University Affiliations

  • Cardinal Stritch University Distance Learning (2004-present)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (1978-present)
  • Licensed School Social Worker (1989-present)
  • Certified Level 2 Leadership Coach (2005-present)


Contact College of Professional Studies

Email the college

Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
FAX: (414) 288-3298