Faculty and Staff

Dr. Lesley Page

Dr. Lesley Page

Organizational Leadership- Associate Professor and Department Chair

Dr. Lesley Page is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Leadership program at Lewis University. Dr. Page has been active in organizational research and consulting for over 15 years. She has served clients from a wide variety of industries, including financial services, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, retail and healthcare. Dr. Page also worked for 7 years at Sears, Roebuck and Co. specializing in the measurement of employee engagement and commitment. Her expertise is in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. She has integrated these methodologies in employee satisfaction measurement projects, customer satisfaction projects, best practices research and team effectiveness research. Dr. Page has also been involved in leadership development programs and assessment. She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Education:

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990
  • M.A., DePaul University, 1993
  • Ph.D., DePaul University, 1996

Dr. Sheila Boysen

Dr. Sheila Boysen

Organizational Leadership- Assistant Professor and M.A. Program Director

Sheila Boysen has a varied professional background that includes supply chain and logistics, talent management, recruitment and selection and professional coaching. These roles spanned a number of industries as well as both public and private organizations. She completed her coach education at the University of Texas at Dallas in their Executive, Professional and Career Coaching program and received her PCC certification from the International Coach Federation. She was elected to the executive board of the Chicago Coach Federation in 2011 and is still serving as treasurer. She also holds a Professional Human Resources certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. Her doctoral studies at Benedictine University in Organization Development include extensive research on Coaching and Talent Management. Sheila is passionate about helping students to succeed and helping individuals find their ideal careers.

Education:

  • B.A., University of Illinois, 2006
  • M.B.A., Northern Illinois University, 2009
  • Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2013

Dr. Michael Cherry

Dr. Michael Cherry

Organizational Leadership- Assistant Professor and B.A. Program Director

Dr. Michael Cherry is an Assistant Professor in the Organizational Leadership program. Prior to joining the faculty, he spent over twelve years as the Academic Coordinator of Adult Business Programs in the College of Business at Lewis. In this role he was responsible for the overall character, content and quality of the Accelerated Business Programs for adult students. In addition to his teaching role, Mike has coached and consulted over the past 20 years assisting individuals and teams to achieve strategic business and professional objectives. He completed his coach education at Lewis University and received his PCC certification from the International Coach Federation. His doctoral studies at Olivet Nazarene University included research on emotional intelligence in healthcare leadership.

Education:

  • BSC, Santa Clara University, 1991
  • MBA, San José State University, 1995
  • MSA, University of Notre Dame, 2000
  • Ed.D., Olivet Nazarene University, 2011
  • Organizational Coaching Certificate, Lewis University, 2014

Dr. Scott A. Kerth

Dr. Scott A. Kerth

Organizational Leadership- Assistant Professor

Dr. Scott A. Kerth is an Assistant Professor in the Organizational Leadership program at Lewis. Dr. Kerth’s experience is in line management, building and managing teams responsible for opening new markets, developing new processes or introducing change into an existing operation. Dr. Kerth lived and managed companies in Prague, Moscow, Singapore, and Barcelona. His 15+ years of management experience extends from new company start-ups to running regional headquarters and covers technology, venture capital, and health care industries. Dr. Kerth has presented at International Technology and Entrepreneurial conferences in France, Spain and Italy as well as the Midwest Academy of Management and Eastern Academy of Management in the USA.  Dr. Kerth has lectured on Innovation at Millikan University and regional operations in the Trinity College Dublin MBA program. His research focuses on innovation and leadership as well as positivity and teams. To continually advance his passion for innovation, teaching and positivity he is an active participant in Second City’s Improv classes.

Education:

  • B.A., Kenyon College, 1985
  • M.B.A., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1990
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago, 1990
  • M.M.I., Northwestern University, 2011
  • Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2013

Dr. Richard Walsh

Dr. Richard Walsh

Organizational Leadership- Professor

Richard Walsh is a Professor at Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois and serves as Director of the Graduate Program in Organizational Leadership Studies. Before joining the Faculty of Lewis University's College of Arts and Sciences, he served as Secretary of Education in the Diocese of Joliet, from 1989 through 2001, working primarily in the area of leadership formation. Rich has served on the Adjunct Faculty of a number of universities across the nation addressing leadership in public service organizations. He has consulted with groups throughout the Midwest focusing on leadership formation. His research focuses on the constructing pathways to positive organizational emotion, and he continues qualitative research focused on emerging issues in leadership.

Education:

  • B.A., University of St. Thomas, 1979
  • M.Ed., Loyola University - Chicago, 1982
  • M.Div., DeAndreis Institute, 1982
  • M.A., Loyola University - Chicago, 1989
  • Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2003