Adjunct Faculty
  • 2011, Ed.D., Olivet Nazarene University
  • 1987, M.B.A., Governors State University
  • 1983, B.S., Purdue University

Dr. Edward Piatt has recently retired as the North East Senior Account Manager for the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and was tasked with representing the Governor’s economic development strategy for the NE region. He has worked in state government for 31 years as a front line manager.

Dr. Piatt is a bi-weekly business columnist for the Kankakee Journal writing on a range of business topics from strategic, transformational, servant leadership, leadership theories, organizational culture, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, and how to create diamond organizations. He has written over 200 articles in the last six years. He is considered an expert in ethical leadership and Emotional Intelligence.

In addition, Dr. Piatt is an adjunct professor of business at Olivet Nazarene University where he teaches Advanced Marketing, Conflict Resolution Strategies, Leadership, Organization Culture, Legal Ethics in the Organization, and other classes in the MBA and MOL programs.

Dr. Piatt has a BS degree in Business Management from Purdue University, MBA from Governors State University, and a Doctorate in Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. He has presented at several national conferences and lectures frequently to organizations on Emotional Intelligence (EI), organizational culture, and leadership strategies, and is an organizational and economic development consultant.