Sheila Ronis


Dr Sheila R. Ronis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Management at Walsh College and serves as the Director of the Center for Complex and Strategic Decisions, holding a special term appointment with Argonne National Laboratory University of Chicago. She is president of The University Group, Inc., a management consulting firm and think tank specializing in strategic management, visioning, leadership, national security and public policy. She teaches the “Strategic Management” course of the MBA and the Master of Management Programs at Walsh. Dr. Ronis is the former chair of the Vision Working Group of the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ronis served as guest speaker on the use of foresight methodologies to improve public policy on September 12, 2014 at The Royal Society in London, U.K

Known as a systems security strategist, Dr. Ronis has authored over 200 papers. Her paper delivered at the Pentagon entitled, “Economic Security is National Security: A Discussion of Issues Surrounding the Global U.S. Corporation” suggested a way to re-think industrial base policy. Her paper presented at the U.S. Army War College, “Visioning for the 21st Century: A Process for National Security” outlined the way in which an interagency activity might produce a more holistic national security strategy for the United States. Her paper on “Shaping in the 21st Century” delivered at the Army’s conference at the Walker Institute of International Studies examined the new roles that the Department of Defense would need to play in the Post Cold War era.

Dr. Ronis earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Mathematics and Education. Her M.A. and Ph.D. are from The Ohio State University in Large Social System Behavior.

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Professor and Chair, Department of Management