Educational Background

  • Doctor of Management, Management/Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix, 2005
  • Associate in Science, Information Systems, The Community College of the Air Force, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting / Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1985
  • Master of Science, Management Accounting, Troy State University, 1989

Professional Background

  • Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania (1992- present) Department Head, Organizational Leadership (2013-present) Responsible for establishing and successfully carrying gout departmental plans that are consistent with the school and university. In coordination with the dean, department members, adjunct professors and staff, establish measurable goals and conduct outcomes assessments for: faculty development, student advising, student achievement, curriculum development and evaluation, credit hour productivity, student majors, intellectual contribution and or research output and operating costs. Assistant Vice President, Online and Off-Campus Programs (2010-2014) Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership -Supervision of online curriculum design -Supervision of faculty training for online teaching -Oversight of design and supervision of online student support services -Work directly with deans, department heads, and faculty on program development, including international -Work with appropriate Department Heads, Information programs -Identify and work with external targeted populations to determine market demand and support development of responsive programs both nationally and internationally -Identification, securing and management of off site locations, services and programs -Oversight of off site locations and associated teaching and faculty and student support services -Development and implementation of learning outcomes assessment process for online courses to align with current assessment programs -Manage the financial and budget models of Online and Off-Campus Programs -Assist the Vice President for Online and Off-Campus Programs with all aspects of Online, Off-Campus and Continuing Education and other projects as needed -Member of University Academic Technology Committee -Member of SET (Student Engagement Transcript) Advisory Board -Member of COIE (Council On Institutional Equity)
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois (2007-2014) Interim Campus President/Dean of Academic Affairs, Online Campus - Responsible for all aspects of the academic programs of the Online Campus and for supporting the work of the faculty, including strategic planning and the build of a cohesive and effective team - Responsible for defining and implementing tactics for continued growth that includes student recruitment and retention initiatives - Oversee the Online Campus? libraries, the office of institutional research, students services, student advisement, admissions, instructional design, online platform management and campus operations - Work closely with Academic Center for Excellence and student success programs - Responsible for faculty hiring and mentoring, reappointment, promotion and tenure and for the appointment of instructional and support staff for academic departments and programs. - Develops and implements the budgets for all academic departments and programs, including faculty and staff salaries - Lead discussions of curriculum and pedagogical innovation - Lead the strategic academic planning process for the campus by working with operations, chairs, faculty, major committees and governance groups to assure the delivery of high quality, effective academic programs that meet the campus? fiscal, operational, and quality goals - Assure the academic quality, integrity, and continuous improvement of campus curricular content and instructional delivery through the program review processes and processes to assess and improve faulty performance - Encourage and reward the development of innovative new programming, both locally and nationally
  • Chief Financial Officer/Controller/Director of Finance Various Executive positions and corporate experience from 1992 to 2005
  • 1987-1992 United States Air Force, Gulf War Veteran

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Organizational Leadership, Strategic Leadership, Change Agent Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Management and Leadership, Business Assessment and Analysis


  • Petroy, A.R. (2005). Finance Executive Leadership Competency and Stock Value Trend in the Presence of Increased Regulation. UMI, Michigan.

  • 2011  Tannehill, D., Petroy, A., Serapiglia, C. E-Learning and Distance Learning as a Sustainable Enterprise of the Future: a Business Model, 2011 ISECON/CONISAR conference (Publication schedule December 14, 2011)

  • 2007 “Inspiration Through Knowledge” trademarked lecture series through United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • 2005 - Ethics in Organizational Leadership, Allegheny Leadership Workshop
  • 2005 - Ethics in Organizational Leadership, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2008 - International Staff Development, The University of Guam
  • 2008 - Assertiveness Workshop, The University of Guam
  • 2009 - Academic Program Review (2008), The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • 2009 - Transformational Education, The College President?s Cabinet Retreat, The Chicago School of Professional PsychologyTransformational Education, The College President?s Cabinet Retreat, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • 2011 - Academic Integrity and Assessment of Online Programs, 2011 Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration Annual Conference, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico
  • 2010 - The International Leadership Institute, Elliott Ebera Group
  • 2010 - New Product Development Process, The College President?s Cabinet Retreat, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • 2010 - E-Learning and Distance Learning as a Sustainable Enterprise of the Future: A business Model, 2nd Annual International Conference on Sustainable Enterprises of the Future, Robert Morris University
  • 2010 - Managing With Less: Alternative Program Offerings and Audiences - Best Practice Lessons High Touch, Low Cost Admissions, 2010 Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration Conference
  • 2011 - Maintaining Academic Integrity in a Totally Online Environment, 22nd Annual Teaching Economic Conference , co-sponsored by RMU and McGraw Hill Publishing, February 2011
  • 2011 - Skills Development for the Sustainable Sector, Carbon ZeroNI, SouthWest College, Belfast, March 2011
  • 2009 - Quality Online Education, Chinacast Annual Education Conference, China