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Lori Verstegen Ryan, Ph.D.
Director, Corporate Governance Institute
Lori Verstegen Ryan, Ph.D., is a professor of Management, specializing in corporate governance and business ethics. She is the Director of SDSU’s Corporate Governance Institute, a research and education center dedicated to the study and application of responsible corporate governance principles worldwide. In that capacity, she co-hosted two recent events with Relational Investors co-founder David Batchelder: “Shareholder Interventions of the Year” in January 2014, featuring the Chairmen of Hewlett-Packard, CVS Caremark, and Chesapeake Energy, and “Interventions in the Board Room” in June 2013. She also co-hosted the scholarly “Responsible Corporate Governance Practices Worldwide” symposium with Brock University in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in May 2013, the “21st Century Corporate Governance: Scholarship Meets Practice” symposium and public panel at SDSU in April 2011, and the “Corporate Governance: New Theories, Trends and Evidence” symposium with the Center for Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, in April 2009.
Ryan is Past-President and Fellow of the International Association for Business and Society and is on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management’s Social Issues in Management Division. She is also a Senior Research Fellow of the National Center for Business Ethics based at Loyola University – New Orleans. Having completed six years on the editorial board of the top-rated Academy of Management Review, she is currently on the editorial board of Business Ethics Quarterly and is Associate Editor for Corporate Governance of Business & Society.
Ryan's research focuses primarily on the intersection of ethics and corporate governance, with a special emphasis on the roles, characteristics, and responsibilities of institutional investors. Her work has appeared in such journals as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business & Society, Educational & Psychological Measurement, and Corporate Governance: An International Review. In addition to an M.B.A. from the University of Puget Sound, she received her M.A. in Philosophy and Ph.D. in Business Administration – Management from the University of Washington. Ryan’s corporate career included more than a decade with Honeywell, the last several years of which she managed a department of 30 employees.
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