About Gregory Shea, Ph.D.

Gregory Shea, Ph.D.Greg serves as President of Shea & Associates, Inc, Senior Fellow at Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management and Senior Consultant at the Center for Applied Research. Greg consults extensively with individuals and organizations struggling with leadership challenges and effecting transformational changes ranging from organic growth to industry crises.

Professional Recognition

Greg’s ability to explain and apply research based best practice has led to various awards including Wharton’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He currently holds several appointments at Wharton. He served as the Academic Director for the Johnson & Johnson/Wharton Program for Health System CEO’s and has served for 14 years as academic director for the Johnson & Johnson/Wharton Fellows Program for Nurse Executives; considered to be the most prestigious healthcare executive education programming in the country for executive nurse leaders.


Breadth and depth Greg connects theory and practice, research and application. He has the depth borne of training and experience and he has the breadth to work with a wide range of people in a wide range of medium. His writing reflects this diversity. He publishing success spans from successfully publishing in the top academic journals in his fields to writing award winning books for working professionals. His published writing includes:

Educational Background

Greg is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College and holds an M.Sc. in Management Studies from the London School of Economics and an M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. in Administrative Science from Yale University. Greg is also a member of the Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association.

In His Free Time

When he isn’t consulting, teaching or writing, Greg savors his family and plans yet another trip to the Grand Canyon. He enjoys rigorous exercise and reads voraciously. He also confesses to founding and serving as Lord Supreme High Commissioner of a now thirty year old fantasy baseball league, a “time sink and totally frivolous” activity that keeps him tied to sports pages, at ballparks, and connected to friends and colleagues across the country. He also confesses to not kayaking as well as or nearly as much as he’d like.

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