School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

705 Libermann Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5600
Fax: 412.396.5072

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Leadership Core Faculty


Robert ClarkRobert Clark
Dr. Clark hold’s a Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies (Sociology, Political Science, and Leadership concentrations), which was earned at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2006.  He has taught online for Duquesne University since the summer of 2007.  In addition, he has taught part-time at six other colleges and universities.  He currently holds a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology position at St. Francis University.  He has taught the following courses in his career; introductory sociology, world class organizations, race & ethnic relations, social problems, cultural diversity, sociological perspectives on the family, collective behavior, sociology of aging, sex roles, deviance, elite deviance, sociology of crime, intro to social work, social psychology, social research methods, sociology of mass media, and social welfare institutions.  Prior to his teaching career, Dr. Clark worked extensively in child welfare and victim services for over 12 years, as a caseworker, supervisor/administrator, advocate, and trainer.  He has an article accepted for publication in an upcoming addition of the journal Voices in the Juvenile Justice System.

Dana JarvisDana Jarvis, Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics and Management
Dana teaches graduate level courses in ethics, diversity and management.  A former U.S. Marine who has worked in management consulting and human resources, Dana has developed corporate universities, performance management systems, employee engagement programs and leadership enhancement initiatives.  He is a frequent contributor to Dear Workforce, an international online publication of Workforce Management.

Lyna Matesi


Lyna Matesi, M.A., Adjunct Instructor
Lyna Matesi has worked as an internal and external consultant coordinating large scale change initiatives, implementing leadership development systems and overseeing domestic and international projects. She has taught management, leadership, business ethics, interpersonal communication and performance management courses in the academic setting. Additionally, she has served in leadership development, change management and curriculum development roles at U.S. Cellular and business planning, communication technology and project management roles at Motorola. Lyna has completed her Ph.D. coursework at Gonzaga University in leadership studies. She has taught workplace classes in leadership, business management and whole systems change, and authored “Project Management: A Philosophy of Action”, for the International Society for Performance Improvement (CISPI Volume 20, Issues 2, 3).

Donald McAndrewsDonald McAndrews, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor
Dr. McAndrews has over 15 years experience as an adjunct professor with Duquesne University, teaching courses in information technology and leadership. He has over 25 years experience in management, engineering, and organizational change. He has implemented training, and worked with client organizations across the country. In these opportunities, he learned first-hand how organizations deal with their abilities to succeed, survive and change to gain competitive advantage. He is currently the Senior Manager of the Design Quality Engineering Department at Philips/Respironics, Inc.