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T. Michael McAtee, Ed.D


Adjunct Faculty

Programs/Classes Taught:

MBA: Master of Business Administration

MHRMD: Master of Human Resource Management and Development                                

BSM:  Bachelor of Science in Management

ABS: Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Science

In each of these degree programs, I focus my efforts, experience, and expertise on the subjects of Leadership, Management, Marketing, and Organizational Behavior.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Over thirty years of functional Operations Management in the corporate business world

          managing in national and international corporations.

  • Management positions served at the District, Regional, National, and International Levels up

          to and including Country Vice President.


  • For over thirty years I have been actively involved in the field of functional organizational management at the District, Regional, National, and International Levels. During that time, I have served management positions at all levels including Country Vice President.  
  • Twenty-Five years were spent in the Diamond Cutting and Fine Jewelry manufacturing industry, marketing ideally cut diamonds, and custom designed European jewelry to Carriage Trade Jewelers throughout the United States.
  • The past Twenty years have been spent in the field of corporate Organizational Behavior and Development, specifically focusing on Professional Training, Development, and Education.  As such, I have served the Fortune Top 50 market as a Corporate Training Manager, Senior Training Projects Manager, Consultant for Management Education and Development  and finally, the Six-Sigma Quality Improvement Process.
  • Since 1999 I have served in the capacity of Adjunct Professor for Behavioral Sciences and Business Management at:

            - College of Lake County (Illinois)

            - DePaul University

            - DeVry University

            - Elmhurst College

            - National Louis University

  • Since 2005 I have chosen to teach exclusively for National Louis University.  National’s attention, focus, specialization, and expertise in working with Adult Learners returning to the formal classroom of education to pursue or complete Bachelor’s Degrees, or to pursue “oft dreamed” Master’s Degrees makes National Louis University the ideal place for adults to center their ultimate educational goals and ambitions.


  • Doctor of Education: Adult Education with research and emphasis in Adult Human Growth and Development, both Personal and Professional
  • Master of Science: with in depth development in Management, Leadership and Organizational Behavior & Development
  • Bachelor of Arts: English and Marketing Communications.

 Professional Certifications:

  • Instructional Design and Course Development
  • Training Management
  • Master Trainer Designation
  • Master of Project Management
  • Six™Sigma Quality “Black Belt”

Research and Interests:

Over the past Twenty-Two years, my research and specialization have focused on the personal development of adults both in their private lives, as well as in the workplace.  I strive to assist working adults in understanding the complexities of professional achievement, and assist them in developing comprehensive plans for success in their continued education, as well as their professional career fields.

It has long been my professional academic belief and position that the Bachelor’s Degree is the most difficult and significant achievement in Higher Education. Not only does it take the longest time to complete, but encompasses a multitude of compulsory credits in subjects for which one may not be primarily motivated to study, thrive, and master. In a time when many adults are focusing on the pursuit of advanced degrees, it is easy for the academic world to overlook the coveted prize that is associated with the attainment of the Bachelor’s Degree.

It has become a major part of my educational and teaching philosophy that every adult has the ability to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree. S/he may need some extra assistance along the way, some personal attention, encouragement, or even extra prodding to complete tedious course assignments, but therein lies the responsibility of the adult educator; to ensure that each of our students achieves the pinnacle of academic success.

Contact Information:

T. Michael McAtee, Ed.D

The College of Professional Studies and Advancement (CPSA)
- School of Business and Management

- School of Social and Behavioral Science

Phone (direct): 847.638.7538

NLU Voicemail: 847.947.5600 ext: 7437

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