Peter M. Jonas



Faculty - Leadership Doctorate

Peter Jonas is one of those people that want you to have fun while you learn, so go ahead, laugh at him, everyone else does. Peter is a professor of research and previous chairperson of the doctoral leadership department at Cardinal Stritch University has become well-known for his wise-cracking comments and lectures on humor. Beneath the humor is a message:  If you get people laughing, you can teach them anything. 

The professor has written three books (two of them that were any good) in support of his research on humor:  Laughing and Learning:  An Alternative to Shut-up and Listen (2009) and Secrets of Connecting Leadership and Learning to Humor (2004).  Peter has been at Cardinal Stritch University for more than 30 years teaching research, statistics, and leadership.  He has a keen interest in technology and has made more than 100 presentations, as well as being actively involved in consulting and writing; authoring more than 40 books, manuals, and articles.


  • Ph.D., Marquette University
  • M.A., Marquette University
  • B.A., Carthage College

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