Peter DeLisle is the Leslie B. Crane Chair of Leadership Studies and Director of The Posey Leadership Institute at Austin College. Dr. DeLisle's background in education includes award-winning teaching in engineering, education and commerce. He has held the William B. Severns Chair in Human Behavior in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana and is a member of the executive education faculty at the University of Notre Dame. He has also served as a program manager for the Center for Creative Leadership.
Dr. DeLisle's industry experience includes executive leadership at Hewlett-Packard Company and Convex Computer of Dallas. He has helped found three successful companies and acted as an advisor, consultant and teacher of leaders in more than two hundred companies and communities over the last 30 years. He has served as an advisor to the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the E.M. Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the Texas Association of School Boards. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development Leadership and Phi Kappa Phi from the College of Education at the University of Texas in Austin.