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Kathleen Prunty

Adjunct Faculty Communication Arts & Sciences

Kathleen Prunty brings years of experience in corporate communication, leadership development and executive coaching to the communication courses that she teaches at Dominican University. She is the chief workforce and community development officer for Alexian Brothers Medical Center. She is also the principal executive coach at Executive Advantage, a coaching firm that helps executives and physicians. She is the author of Leadership Power-Communication Secrets from an Executive Coach and the Politics and Power of Leadership Communication. In 2007, she formed an alliance with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the Alexian Brothers Healthcare Network to open a Veterans Center on the campus of Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village to support the needs of veterans and family members. Prunty is a senior disability ethics scholar at the Center for the Study of Disability Ethics at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She was awarded the Sarah Baskin Research Award for Excellence in Research in Disability Ethics for her theory on “The Kryptonite Ceiling: Employment of People with Disabilities and American Business Culture.”

Expertise: 
Veterans’ affairs
disability studies
corporate communication; family communication
leadership
health care administration
executive coaching