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Jun 19 2013
Faculty Profile: Dr. Sheila Ronis
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"Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice."

-Anton Chekhov

Walsh College has built a foundation on providing students the practical and applicable skills needed to be successful in the workforce. This reputation has been continually built upon by the faculty, both full-time and adjunct that teach or students. Every day they push beyond the boundaries of knowledge and but it to use effectively in their field.

The second faculty member we are profiling over the years has exemplified the thirst for knowledge and the drive to put it to good use. Dr. Sheila R. Ronis, Ph.D., Director of the MBA/MM Programs and Professor of Management has not only authored over 200 papers on various industry topics, she has also played integral roles for companies and groups such as General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company, the Department of Defense, the U.S. House of Representatives, Ameritech and the Interstate Commerce Commission, to name a few.

Dr. Ronis was kind enough to answer a few questions so all of you could get to know her a bit better!

Hometown

Cleveland Heights, Ohio – born and raised

Educational Credentials

B.S., Physics, Mathematics & Education, Ohio State University

M.A., Organizational Behavior, Ohio State University

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Ohio State University

Hobbies

Music, having parties, setting tables, cooking, baking, playing with my grand-daughter, collecting scarves, jewelry

What was your dream growing up?

To be a concert bassoonist in a symphony orchestra and studies for 6 years with Stanley Merit of the Cleveland Orchestra

Why did you decide to teach?

When I was an executive at Michigan Bell, I saw models of both good bosses – and bad

Why should students choose Walsh College?

The education is great and affordable!

Advice for students

Always do the right thing even when it is difficult.  You will be able to sleep at night and your conscience will be clear.

Mac or PC

Mac

Pepsi or Coke

Pepsi (diet)

Paper or Plastic

Paper, but either works as long it is recyclable!

Stay tuned for more blogs to give you an inside peak into the lives and minds of some of our esteemed professors and be sure to take the time to sit down with your professors outside of classroom time, they are pretty amazing people!


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