Sir Philip Thomas Crotty, EdD, DBA, KGCHS

Title: Academic Administrator (Retired)
Company: Northeastern University
Location: Brighton, Massachusetts, United States

Sir Philip Thomas Crotty, EdD, DBA, KGCHS, Retired Academic Administrator at Northeastern University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in seminary and management education.

With a career spanning more than five decades, Professor Crotty was inspired to teach after attending the alumnus speech of Joseph P. Kennedy at Boston Latin School. He found the speech by Mr. Kennedy, the father of President John F. Kennedy, to be greatly inspiring. In his own academic pursuits, Professor Crotty first earned an AB from Holy Cross College in 1951 and then an AM from Harvard University in 1955. He continued at Boston University, receiving an MBA in 1953 and an EdD in 1971. In 1987, he earned a MSc in management of industrial relations from Oxford University. He considers his studies at Oxford to be one of the highlights of his career. Drawn in not only by the medieval atmosphere of the campus, he also got to witness the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II while there. Later, in 1995, Professor Crotty received an honorary DBA from Northeastern University.

Professor Crotty started his career as an economist for Bell Telephone in 1955 in New York. During this time, he served on a special project that allowed him free reign to aggregate facts and materials for various industries. In 1960, he relocated to Boston with the company and served as a manager. In 1966, his career as an academic commenced at Northeastern University and he began as an assistant professor in management. Along the way, he became an associate professor. In the 1970s, he provided his leadership skills as an associate dean of the College of Business Administration before accepting the role of Vice Provost in 1979. In 1988, he was selected for the position of Senior Vice President for University Administration. Through these years, Professor Crotty continued to serve students as a professor.

In addition to these roles, Professor Crotty taught as an adjunct professor of classics at St. John’s Seminary. He also consulted for various institutions, served on the board of directors of Christendom College and was a member of the visiting committee of Bentley College. For his work, he was awarded the Archbishop Williams Medal for contribution to seminary education from the Cardinal Bishop of Boston. Professor Crotty maintained professional affiliation with the American Association of University Professors, the Harvard Club, the Oxford Union, Landsdowne, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Delta Kappa.

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