Anthony Petroy

Anthony Petroy

Dissertation Affiliate Faculty
  • Associate Professor
    Organizational Leadership
  • The Chicago School Chicago
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
Chicago, IL 60654
Office Location
325 N. Wells St.
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.

Dr. Petroy is currently the Assistant Vice President for Online and Off-Campus Programs for Robert Morris University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Science degree in Management Accounting from Troy State University, and a Doctor of Management degree in Organizational Leadership from The University of Phoenix. Dr. Petroy has been teaching traditional, blended and online education since 1992 and has been the project lead in launching four different University online programs and platforms.

Dr. Petroy has trademarked a motivational lecture series titled 'Inspiration Through Knowledge". He has spoken to groups both domestically and internationally about motivation, knowledge creation, and inspiration. Additionally, he closely works with CEOs and CFOs in their leadership roles and provides professional executive coaching to inspire their workforce, achieve personal and professional growth, and effectively manage change initiatives. Dr. Petroy has also held academic administrative roles including Campus President, Dean of Academic Affairs, Academic Program Director and Program Chair.

In addition to his academic career, Dr. Petroy has over twenty years of corporate experience in the development of organizations that leverage new technologies to expand into international and globalized markets. He has held senior staff positions of Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of International Operations and takes pride in bringing this practical experience into the educational system. Dr. Petroy is a United States Air Force veteran and served during the Gulf War. Since his separation from the Air Force, he lived in Europe for seven years and has traveled to 37 countries, working in over 20 of them.

  • A.A.S., Information Systems, The Community College of the Air Force, Greenham Common, UK
  • B.S., Accounting, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • M.S., Management, Troy State University, European Division, London, UK
  • D.M., Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Areas Of Expertise

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  • 2012 Professional and Technical Writing Clinic, Southpointe Leadership Academy, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 
  • 2012 Supervision and Leadership Clinic, Southpointe Leadership Academy, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 
  • 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 
  • 2011 Academic Integrity and Assessment of Online Programs, 2011 Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration Annual Conference, Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico 
  • 2011 Skills Development for the Sustainable Sector, Carbon ZeroNI, SouthWest College, Belfast, March 2011 
  • 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 Powell, V. J. H., Johnson R. S., Petroy, A., Stahl, J., Leone, J., Powell, J. C., Distance Learning for Virtual Class Structure and Virtual Environment Access, Distance Learning, InTech, Croatia. 
  • 2011 Serapiglia, C., Tannehill, D., Petroy, A., (2011). E-Learning and Distance Learning as a Sustainable Enterprise of the Future: a Business Model. The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, v.28 n.1776, Wilmington NC. 
  • 2007 “Inspiration Through Knowledge” trademarked lecture series through United States Patent and Trademark Office