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Boise State University’s Executive MBA program gives you the opportunity to learn from world-class, experienced faculty, enhance your strengths and address areas for improvement.

Patrick Delana, PhD

Lecturer • (208) 426-3310 • Mail Stop: 1630
Office Number: MBEB 3111

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Patrick Delana is a lecturer of business communication, He has taught in the BUSCOM program since 1996 and joined the faculty full-time in 2005. He also provides presentation coaching services in the Executive MBA program. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, Delana worked for POPULUS, a marketing research firm that served national clients including The Corporate Executive Board, Darden restaurants and Motorola. He has provided consulting and copy-writing services to Washington Group International, Hewlett Packard, Cooper Norman CPAs, Syringa Networks and and Temel, Inc/ZETA Interactive.


  • Ph.D. History/European Studies (1985), Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
  • B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (1977), The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington


  • ASBSU “Distinguished Professor” (2006)
  • NEH Research Fellowship: University of Chicago (1991)
  • Merit Teaching Citation: Millsaps College (1989)
  • Claremont University Fellowship (1977-1982)