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SIGUCCS Spring '11
Management Symposium
April 10-13 2011
Philadelphia PA


Opening Keynote Speaker: Peter M. Jonas, Ph.D.

It's easy to make fun of Peter Jonas. So go ahead, laugh at him, everyone else does. Peter is a Professor of research and chairperson of the Doctoral Leadership Department at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee WI. He has become well-known for his wise-cracking comments and lectures on humor; however, beneath the humor is a message: If you get people laughing, you can teach them anything.

The professor has written three books (two of them that were any good) in support of his research on humor: Laughing and Learning: An Alternative to Shut-up and Listen (2009) and Secrets of Connecting Leadership and Learning to Humor (2004). Peter has been at Cardinal Stritch University for almost 30 years teaching, researching, and serving in various leadership capacities (e.g., Director of Institutional Research, Dean in the College of Business). He has a keen interest in technology and has made more than 100 presentations across the country talking about humor, research, leadership, and technology. In addition, Peter has also been actively involved in consulting and writing; authoring more than 40 books, manuals, and articles in professional periodicals. Ultimately, Peter attempts to integrate teaching, scholarship, service, and humor into his leadership philosophy.

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