Leo Burke

Professional Specialist Emeritus

Leo  Burke

Contact Information


Leo Burke directs the Global Commons Initiative at the Mendoza College of Business.  The Global Commons Initiative offers education both within Mendoza and in conjunction with partners such as the United Nations.  From December 2000 through June 2008, Burke served as Associate Dean and Director of Executive Education. During his tenure as associate dean, Notre Dame Executive Education successfully launched several new programs including an Executive MBA program in Chicago and the highly acclaimed Executive Integral Leadership Program.  His current teaching interests center on the global commons, emerging trends in business and society, and radically new models of leadership development.

Prior to joining Notre Dame, Burke served in a variety of roles at Motorola, Inc., including Director and Dean of the College of Leadership and Transcultural Studies within Motorola University. He was a key architect of premier leadership development programs in both China and India.

He holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, a M.A. in Political Science from Indiana University, and a M.S. in Organization Development from Aurora University.

For further information, see this article in Notre Dame Magazine.