Patti Ota

Associate Professor of MIS


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise

  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Critical thinking and interpersonal communication
  • System design


MIS 150A Decision Making and Problem Solving for Daily Life
MIS 301 Data Structures and Algorithms
MIS 501 Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming

Awards and Honors

  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award, Office of African American Student Affairs (2001)
  • Patti T. Ota Women's Studies Award (established in 1997)
  • Lehigh Black and Hispanic students’ Outstanding Faculty Member Award (1998) 1998
  • Lehigh University Outstanding Faculty Advisor (1995)
  • Hillman Award for distinguished service through long-term excellence to Lehigh University (1993)
  • The Baldwin School Outstanding Alumnae Award (1992)
  • Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award (1992)
  • ACE Fellow (1982-1983)