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Patrick G. Callaghan, Ph.D.

Dr. Callaghan is currently an Associate Professor and Online Lead Faculty member at Northwood University. Dr. Callaghan teaches in a number of disciplines including Human Resources, Leadership, Economics, Psychology and Organizational Development. Dr. Callaghan is also the President of HR Partners, Inc. a Birmingham, Michigan based Human Resources consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, online learning/education, executive coaching and HR consulting services.

Prior to joining HR Partners, he was the Director of Human Resources at AlixPartners, LLC where he established and implemented the human capital strategy for the most successful consulting firm in the world (based on an average $800K + billing per consultant/year). Prior to AlixPartners he worked at Walsh College where he was the senior executive in charge of the Office of Online Learning – a nine person team responsible for supporting faculty and students representing over 5,000 students and $5.5 million in annual tuition revenue. He is currently the President of the Alliance for Excellence in Online Learning – a 12 member college consortium dedicated to best practices in online learning and the Chairperson of Automation Alley’s e-Learning subcommittee.

Dr. Callaghan has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from Albion College, a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University, and a doctoral degree in Education, specializing in Instructional Technology, from Wayne State University. He has also attained the highest certification in the Human Resources profession – Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). In 2005, he was awarded the distinguished honor of Automation Alley “Member of the Year” in recognition for his work as co-Chair of the e-Learning subcommittee which did ground breaking research on the impact of e-Learning in Southeastern Michigan.


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