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Joel Padín

Director of Business & Technology Department

Degree: PhD, MBA
Office: Admin 312
Phone Number: (402) 449-2829

Professional Profile

Dr. Joel Padín joined Grace University in the fall of 2013 as an Associate Professor and Director of the Business & Technology Department. Dr. Padín earned his Doctorate of Philosophy and Master’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1999. Dr. Padín also has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He holds four US patents and is the author of multiple scientific journal articles. He has a great deal of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specifically in the development and manufacture of new drug products.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Padín teaches a variety of business courses including Leadership, Business Ethics and Production and Operations Management. Dr. Padín also serves as the director for the Business & Technology department and works on developing international and operational opportunities for internships for college students.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Padín’s research focuses primarily on leadership, specifically training and development of leaders in a production environment.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Padín lives in Omaha, NE with his wife, Alexa, and two children, Diego and Madelyn. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading and watching college sports in his spare time.


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