George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Soleymani, Patrick

Academic Unit:Administration
Position:Assistant Professor, Management; Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs; and Director, Business & Entrepreneurship Minor Program
Office Location:Enterprise Hall - Room 022
Office Hours:By Appointment
  • JD, University of Baltimore
  • MBA, George Mason University 
  • BS - Management, George Mason University

Patrick Soleymani is currently Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Assistant Professor of Management at Mason’s School of Business.   

In his administrative role, Soleymani oversees curriculum, academic program development, and recruiting for the school's undergraduate programs.  Soleymani is also the administrator of the school’s minor programs, which include a growing portfolio of minors for both business and non-business majors meant to supplement students' academic portfolios with real-world skills in contemporary business subjects such as Entrepreneurship, International Business and Business Analytics.  In his instructional role, Soleymani is an award-winning professor in the fields of Organizational Behavior, Principles of Management and Entrepreneurship.  He teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at the School of Business, and has led numerous global residencies to Europe and the Middle East.  

Soleymani received his Bachelor of Science in Management and Master of Business Administration from George Mason University before receiving a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore. He is also a member of the Maryland State Bar.

Research and Awards:

Presented the paper titled, “Teaching Key Workplace Skills for the 21st Century: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking” at the Academy of Management in Atlanta, Georgia in August 2017 (with coauthors Mel Fugate, Angelo Kinicki).

Presented the paper titled, “The Digital Impact: Exceeding Expectations in a Changing Classroom” at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in 2017.

Received George Mason’s School of Business Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award in May 2016.

Received George Mason’s School of Business Outstanding Service Award from George Mason University School of Business in 2016.

Course design award from the Associate Provost of Distance Education (2014).

Outstanding Contribution to Teaching (2016).

Outstanding Service Award (2016).