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Patricia Boverie

Professor
Program Director
Organization, Information & Learning Sciences

Dr. Patricia Boverie's teaching concentrates on transformational learning, adult learning theory, organization development, and consulting theory and practice.

Dr. Boverie is  Professor and Chair of the Organization Information and Learning Sciences Program at the University of New Mexico. She has been teaching, speaking, and helping organizations increase motivation for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Patricia taught in the Psychology Department at Central Washington University where she directed a Masters program in Organizational Development. She has completed post-doctoral work at University of British Columbia and Harvard University.  Patricia came to UNM in 1990.  Patricia’s areas of expertise are in the fields of individual, team, and organizational learning; work motivation; and applications of positive psychology at work. Patricia’s research interests include the development of passion in the workplace, adult learning, transformational learning, and leadership development through mentoring. She has co-authored the book, Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion in the Workplace, with Michael Kroth. This book has been translated into various other languages.  She has over 40 publications and has made over 60 international and national presentations. 

Dr. Boverie keeps busy teaching and mentoring graduate students, giving presentations on passionate work, taking and teaching ballet classes, volunteering in the community, and spending time with her husband and beautiful children. She received her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, taught in the Psychology Department of Central Washington University where Dr. Boverie co-directed a masters program in Organization Development, and completed post-doctoral work at the University of British Columbia and Harvard University.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Boverie, P., Grassberger, R., & Law, V. (in press). Leading individual development and organizational change around learning, meaning, and nurturing environment. Advances in Developing Human Resources.
  • Kroth, M. & Boverie, P. (2009). Using the discovering model to facilitate transformational learning and career development. Journal of Adult Education, 1, 43-47.
  • Kroth, M., Boverie, P., and Zondlo, J., (2007). What Managers Do to Create Healthy Work Environments At Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Journal of Adult Education, 1-12.

Books

  • Boverie, P., Kroth, M. & Seung Il Na. (2008). My Passion and Work, and Happiness. Seoul, Korea, Sigma, Press.
  • Boverie, P. & Kroth, M. (2001). Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Developing and Sustaining Trust, Commitment and Passion in the Workplace. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing.

Book Chapters and Articles

  • Boverie, P. B. & Kroth, M. (2004). Transforming Work: A Passion Transformation Model for Individuals and Organizations. Editors, Edmund O'Sullivan and Marilyn Taylor. Learning toward Ecological Consciousness: Selected Transformative Practices. Palgrave Macmillan, 149-163.
  • Bleyl, M. F. & Boverie, P. B. (2004). Transformative Rungs on Wisdom's Ladder. Editors, Edmund O'Sullivan and Marilyn Taylor. Learning toward Ecological Consciousness: Selected Transformative Practices. Palgrave Macmillan, 235-251.

Refereed Monographs and Presentations

  • Boverie, P. (2008). The role of transformational mentoring for executive succession planning. 1st AERI Global Symposium on Education, Proceedings, November, Seoul, Korea, 29-42.
  • Boverie, P. (2008). The role of mentoring for executive and managerial succession planning. 2008 Global Human Resources Forum, Proceedings. November, Seoul, Korea, CDROM.
  • Boverie P. (2008). Succession Planning for Leadership: The Role of Mentoring. Latin American Instititute. UNM, CDROM.
  • Boverie, P.  (2008).  Executive Excellence Leadership Mentoring Program: An Examination of the Value of Mentoring for Executive Development.  9th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe, Proceedings. May, Lille, France, CD-ROM.
  • Kroth, M. & Boverie, P. (2008). Creating Healthy, Sustainable, and Motivating Work Environments: Implications for Humanistic Work Practices. 9th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe, Proceedings. May, Lille, France, CD.

International Conference Presentations

  • Boverie, P., Lester, D., Crabb, J., Kimmel, K., & Dominguez, N., (2007). Long term transformative change from 9/11. International Transformative Learning Conference. October, 2007, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Stringer, C. & Boverie, P. (2007). The role of meaning in work: A study of the tranformational power of meaningful work. International Transformative Learning Conference. October, 2007, Albuquerque, NM.

Presentations

  • Boverie, P. & Kroth, M. (2012) Increasing Motivation in Your Workplace: Transformational Learning's Role in Developing Passion for Work. The 11th World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management July, Limerick, Ireland.
  • Boverie, P., Kroth, M., & Castro, J.R. (2012). Positive Psychology's Influence in Workforce Motivation.  The 11th World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management. July,  Limerick, Ireland.
  • Altenberg, M. & Boverie, P. (2009) To serve those in need: Transformative learning, altruism, and public health dentistry. 8th International Transformative Learning Conference Proceedings, November, Bermuda, p. 14-20.
  • Gallegos, B. & Boverie, P. (2009) Transforming Academic Programs: Measuring the Transformative Change in Programs and Reviewers. 8th International Transformative Learning Conference Proceedings. p. 131-139.
  • Boverie, P. (2008). The role of transformational mentoring for executive succession planning. 1st AERI Global Symposium on Education, Proceedings, November, Seoul, Korea, pps. 29-42.

Awards

  • 2009 Global HRD Leadership Award from the World HRD Congress
Patricia Boverie

Contact Information

Phone: (505) 277-2408
Office: Zimmerman Library 242
 

Classes

OILS 544 Program Evaluation
OILS 554 Consulting Theory and Practice
OILS 541 The Adult Learner
OILS 641 Seminar on Organizational Development and Consulting
OILS 661 Seminar on Transformational Learning
OILS 542 Organizational Learning

Research Interests

individual and organizational change