Director, Center for Gender in Organizations; Professor of Practice
Master of Social Work, Administration, Columbia University; Master of Divinity, Yale University
Nonprofit and General Management, Gender and Diversity
Patricia H. Deyton is the Faculty Director of the Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO), the internationally recognized research arm of the Simmons School of Management in Boston. At Simmons, Ms. Deyton is also a Professor of Practice in both the MBA and Undergraduate Programs, teaching courses in Gender and Leadership, Managing Diversity, Organizational Change, Nonprofit Management and Introduction to Management. In addition she teaches Gender, Leadership and Management and Nonprofit Management at the Harvard University Extension School and Principles of Management at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at Simmons and the capstone course on Leadership in the Ph.D. program at GSLIS.
Prior to joining Simmons in the summer of 2004, Ms. Deyton was the Executive Director of the Council of Women World Leaders based at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she had responsibility for the oversight of the strategy, program development and implementation, operations and funding of the Council. The Council is comprised of current and former heads of state and government and works to mobilize the experience, network, knowledge and global visibility of the women who hold or have held the highest offices in their own country. The Council moved to Washington, D.C. in 2004 and Ms. Deyton continues her role with the Council as the Senior Advisor.
From 1989 to 2001, Ms. Deyton was Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay. Ms. Deyton has served on numerous boards of directors and public commissions and currently serves as a trustee of the Longy School of Music and the United Methodist Foundation of New England.
Ms. Deyton holds a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University, a Masters of Divinity from Yale University, certificates in management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and the Harvard Kennedy School and a certificate in Ethics from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.