PhD, Sociology, UCLA
MA, Sociology, UCLA
MA, Humanities and Social Thought, New York University
BA, American Studies, Emory University
Patrick (Pat) Reilly is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Organization and Management area at The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. He has a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he specialized in organizational studies and economic sociology. He also holds an MA in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University and an BA in American Studies (summa cum laude) from Emory University.
Pat joined the faculty of The Paul Merage School of Business in 2017. He teaches multiple MBA courses, including the FEMBA core course and Power and Politics in Organizations. In addition, he designed and taught numerous sociology courses at UCLA, which include Organizations in Society and seminars covering the mass media and entertainment industries.
The substantive focus of Pat's research is the entertainment industry. It primarily covers norm enforcement, career development, formal and informal team formation, and creativity in loosely structured and network-based fields. Pat employs both ethnographic and quantitative methods, and his work has examined the Hollywood film industry and stand-up comedy. His work has appeared in Academy of Management Discoveries and Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
Pat has earned accolades for his teaching and research. In 2015, UCLA Academic Senate awarded him the Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the university's highest honor for instruction. He also received numerous awards for teaching from the UCLA Department of Sociology. For his research, Pat was the runner-up for Academy of Management's 2016 Louis Pondy Dissertation Paper Award and received the honorable mention for the American Sociological Association Organizations, Occupations, and Work Division's Thompson Prize for the best student paper in 2016.