Faculty and Staff

Dr. Michele Ryan

Name: Dr. Michele Ryan
Title: Assistant Professor – Business Administration

Office Location: SB-114-N
E-Mail: ryanml@lewisu.edu
Phone: (815) 836-5373

Education & Certifications:

  • Doctor of Business Administration, George Fox University 
  • MBA, Management, University of St. Francis
  • MA, Communication, Western Illinois University
  • BA, Public Communication and Human Relations, Western Illinois University


Dr. Michele Ryan is an Assistant Professor and Departmental Program Director/Assistant Chair for the Business Administration, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management department within the College of Business. She holds a DBA from George Fox University, an MBA from the University of St. Francis, and an MA and BA in Public Communication from Western Illinois University. Dr. Ryan’s research is focused on undergraduate students and their emotional intelligence, self-efficacy, and perceived employability. She is a co-faculty sponsor for the Women in Business student club, and she was the Director of Admission for the Graduate School of Management in the College of Business for 15 years prior to becoming full-time faculty.

Courses Taught:

  • Business Communication 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Service Management 
  • Strategic Management 
  • Cornerstone Freshman Seminar 
  • Managerial Communication (graduate) 
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