Joe Sweeney is a consultant, educator, innovator, fund-raiser, and entrepreneur. In addition to teaching courses in Applied Research Methods in the Philadelphia University Strategic Leadership doctoral program, he is president of Sweeney Consulting LLC which helps clients with opportunities and problems of practice at the intersection of education, leadership, and innovation. His consulting services include project management, executive leadership, community engagement, curriculum development, custom software, and classroom teaching. He is also on the Advisory Board of HowIDecide.org which partners with schools, organizations and programs to help youth in urban disadvantaged communities make better life decisions, and helps educators by providing the educational materials and training to deliver this programming.
Joe has had a 20+ year career in startups, software development, project management, and he was Business Manager for an E-Pharmaceutical company. He also has deep experience in education and education administration. He was previously Head of Upper School and Associate Head of School at the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy; Director of Innovation and Chair of the Mathematics Department at the Haverford School; and Chair of the Mathematics Department and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Malvern Preparatory School.
Joe earned a BA in Liberal Arts and Physics, and a Masters of Mathematics from Villanova University; a Masters in Economics at Temple University; and a Doctorate in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.