Lakeland College

René S. Ryman

Assistant Professor of International Business

Areas of Expertise:

  • International Business and Economic Development
  • International Trade and Global Expansion
  • Offshore Assignments: Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait

Recent Article:

"US Aid falls short in social, political and economic advancement of Afghan Women," International Journal of Poverty and Development, 2013. Peer Review.


René Ryman comes to Lakeland from Australian College Kuwait, where she was an Assistant Professor teaching in the degree program. She has significant international and intercultural experience, having taught leadership and management at American University of Afghanistan and graduate level courses to Kurdish and Arab students at American University of Iraq.

She has also taught for Colorado State University, the University of Colorado and the University of Denver. Before returning to academia, she was a policy analyst specializing in transportation for the Colorado Lt. Governor's office and Colorado Department of Transportation as a policy review and development.

Ryman is also the founder of Ryman Consulting Inc., based in Denver, Colo., that provides strategic and business plan development and improved performance for sustainable planning for public and private sector clients.


B.S. Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Ill.
M.B.A. Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, Ill.
M.A. in International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colo.
D.B.A. University of Sarasota/Argosy, Orange, Calif.
AACSB, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.

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