Molly Burke

Professor of Management
Fine Arts 107
(708) 524-6826
PhD, Northwestern University
MA, Catholic University of America
MA, St. Louis University
BA, Boston College

“Business education at Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business is quite simply unique because our faculty care as much about developing our students’ hearts and spirits as we do about challenging their minds. I believe my role as a teacher goes beyond just making courses academically rewarding. I also try to motivate students to explore questions of values and ethics, to consider what future impact they will have on the world around them and to believe that the knowledge they acquire only has meaning if they use it in the service of others.” 

- Molly Burke 

Molly Burke first began working at Dominican in 1973 and after taking time to complete her doctorate, she returned to the University as a member of the business faculty. She has held a variety of administrative positions in the institution since then, including Director of Career Advising and Internships and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She served as dean of the Brennan School of Business from 1994 until 2008. 

Her scholarly interests center around career development issues and organizational structure. Her teaching has been largely in the area of management and organizational theory. In 1991, she was selected by the students to receive Dominican University’s Excellence in Teaching Award. She serves as a consultant for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and is a member of the Institutional Actions Council. She has also been a consultant for the Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship.