Faculty and Staff
Dr. Lesley Page
Organizational Leadership- Professor and Department Chair
Dr. Lesley Page is a 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 several 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, strategic planning and assessment. She is an Executive Board Member of the Midwest Academy of Management.
- B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990
- M.A., DePaul University, 1993
- Ph.D., DePaul University, 1996
Dr. Sheila Boysen
Organizational Leadership- Associate Professor and M.A. Program Director
Dr. Sheila Boysen is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Leadership Department. She is an experienced executive leadership coach and author, specializing in leadership development and coaching. Her experience in enabling positive change, as a leader across multiple industries and roles enables her to bring a blend of corporate leadership and an understanding of team dynamics into her teaching. She supports her students to grow as leaders, achieve results, and to develop their own leadership competencies.
Dr. Boysen brings extensive senior HR experience to her teaching and coaching. Prior to transitioning to leadership development and coaching, she was a human resources leader in organizations that spanned a number of industries in both public and private organizations. Her focus was on the people side of the business, including: leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and performance optimization. Having navigated the politics and the complexities of managing up, down, and cross functionally, she brings her corporate knowledge and experience to provide a uniquely relevant perspective to her teaching.
Dr. Boysen completed her coaching education at the University of Texas at Dallas in their Executive, Professional and Career Coaching program. She received the highest level of certification as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) from the International Coach Federation. Her doctoral studies at Benedictine University in Organization Development include extensive research on coaching effectiveness and strategic talent development. Since becoming a certified coach over a decade ago, she has worked with over 900 clients in all areas of industry. Her coaching style encompasses solution focused approach that helps individuals and groups to uncover their passion, leadership aptitude, and values and apply these elements to their lives and work. Dr. Boysen is passionate about helping students to succeed and to find their authentic vocation.
- B.A., University of Illinois, 2006
- M.B.A., Northern Illinois University, 2009
- Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2013
Dr. Michael Cherry
Organizational Leadership- Associate Professor and B.A. Program Director
Dr. Michael Cherry is an Associate 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 addition to his teaching role, Mike has coached and consulted over the past 20 years serving as a trusted advisor to high potential leaders and groups to improve their leadership impact, collaboration and productivity to drive business success and achieve personal fulfillment. Mike leverages evidence based coaching practices and his experience, and education, to prepare leaders to manage change, engage cross functional teams and effectively influence organizational strategy. 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.
- 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. Robert O. Harris
Organizational Leadership - Assistant Professor
Robert has over 25 years’ experience managing people, processes, and new business development solutions. Among others, he worked for IBM, H/P, DDB Advertising, Ebony Magazine and, AT&T.
Robert served as Adjunct Faculty for community colleges and universities across the country teaching: organization leadership, strategic management, ethics, marketing, organization behavior, project management, and others. His research focuses on Organization Leadership, Capacity Building, International Partnerships, and Entrepreneurship.
Robert contributed to the Business and Management literature with his book, book chapters, scholarly articles as well as academic conference presentations. He is scheduled to present Higher Education Institution and Partnership research findings at The Africa Academy of Management, (Lagos, Nigeria 2020). His 2016 publication Coaching Urban Gymnastics in Chicago's Extreme Conditions was published by Chapman University, Journal of Business and Management. In 2014, Bethel New Life Community Development Corporation (CDC) published Chicago Westside Economic Development white paper co-authored by Robert. In 2013, his co-authored book, Extraordinary Leadership, was published by Edward Elgar Publishing. Moreover, his presentation experience includes, The Academy of Management’s international conferences (Lyon, France, 2012; Johannesburg, South Africa, 2013).
- B.A. Ohio State University, 1978
- M.S. Roosevelt University, 1989
- PMP Project Management Institute, 2009
- M.O.T. University of Illinois, 2013
- Ph.D. Benedictine University, 2014
Dr. Scott A. Kerth
Organizational Leadership- Associate Professor
Dr. Scott A. Kerth is an Associate 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.
- 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
Tim McBride joined Lewis University as the Associate Athletic Director, Director of External Relations in November of 2018. In this position he oversees athletic fundraising, alumni outreach, marketing, and promotions for the Flyers athletic department.
Before coming to Lewis, McBride served as the Chief Marketing and Entertainment Officer for the Chicago Dogs Baseball team. He was responsible for the start-up and brand launch of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball expansion franchise which began play in Rosemont in May of 2018. McBride oversaw the day-to-day business operations and was responsible for the team's marketing and communications efforts.
Prior to joining the Chicago Dogs, McBride spent five years working as the Director of Marketing for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association where he secured and serviced corporate sponsorships for the nation’s largest consumer auto show. McBride established the Chicago Auto Show Premier Partners program developing multi-year six figure partnerships in several sponsorship categories. He is no stranger to college athletics having served as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Loyola University Chicago for over a decade. McBride assisted in guiding the Ramblers to Horizon League Conference Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2006, 2008 and 2011.
McBride also served as the Director of Marketing and Promotions for the Ramblers from 2002 through 2004. He was responsible for on-campus and external marketing of Loyola’s thirteen NCAA Division I sports programs and he managed their corporate sponsor relationships.
McBride spent two seasons with the Denver Nuggets, 1993-95, and a season with the Colorado Avalanche, 1995-96, working as their Director of Game Operations. He then moved on to become the Director of Marketing for the Phoenix Coyotes from 1996-2002. McBride was a part of the inaugural seasons for the Avalanche in 95-96 and the Coyotes in 96-97.
- 2007 MBA – Finance, Loyola University Chicago
- 1993 B.S. – Business Administration & Marketing, Loyola University Chicago