Sheila Ronis, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Director, MBA/ Master of Management Programs
(248) 425-1430 (cell)
(248) 689-0920 (fax)
Areas of Expertise
Ford Motor Co.
Erosion of U.S. Industrial Base
National Security Reform
Systems thinking, visioning
Dr. Ronis is a Distinguished Fellow and Vision Working Group leader of the Congressionally mandated Project on National Security Reform (PNSR), which will prepare the replacement for the National Security Act of 1947. She is currently studying mechanisms to infuse foresight into the Executive Office of the President of the United States and has recently completed a Fulbright Specialist Program in Singapore that examined their national security risk management processes in the Prime Minister’s Office. Dr. Ronis is also President of The University Group, Inc., a management consulting firm and think tank specializing in strategic management, visioning, national security, and public policy.
After nearly 40 years of working in government, industry, academia and as the CEO of a management consulting firm, Dr. Ronis published "Timelines into the Future: Strategic Visioning Methods for Government, Industry and Other Organizations" (Hamilton Books) in June, 2007. She edited the "Project on National Security Reform Vision Working Group Report and Scenarios," published by the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College in July 2010, and chaired the conference in which those findings were presented at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
In August 2010, Dr. Ronis chaired a conference entitled "Economic Security: Neglected Dimension of National Security" at the National Defense University, and she is editing a "Proceedings" from that event.
In June, 2005, Dr. Ronis chaired the Army’s Eisenhower National Security Series Conference, “The State of the U.S. Industrial Base: National Security Implications in a World of Globalization” at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. The "Proceedings" of that conference, which Dr. Ronis co-edited with Lynne Thompson, Ph.D., was published by the National Defense University Press in April 2006. In March 2006, she completed a study of the national security implications of the erosion of the U.S. industrial base for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business.
Ph.D., Large Social System Behavior; The Ohio State University
M.A., Large Social System Behavior; The Ohio State University
B.S., Physics, Mathematics & Education; The Ohio State University
Life Member, Phi Kappa Phi; former vice chair, The Ohio State Alumni Association; life member, The Economic Club of Detroit; Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Association of the U.S. Army; life member, National Defense Industrial Association; U.S. Business and Industry Council