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Dr. Sheila R. Ronis

Phone: 248 823-1296

Dr. Sheila R. Ronis is Professor and Chair, Department of Management and Communications at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan, where she teaches in the Doctorate and MBA Programs. She 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. A Fulbright Specialist Scholar, Dr. Ronis is studying the need for the development of grand strategy and foresight mechanisms in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. She is a Senior Advisor to Ambassador David Abshire at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. In December 2011, Economic Security: Neglected Dimension of National Security, (Sheila R. Ronis, editor, National Defense University [NDU] Press) was published based on a conference she chaired at NDU in August 2010. Dr. Ronis was a Distinguished Fellow and Vision Working Group leader of the congressionally mandated Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) in Washington. 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, June 2007). She edited the Project on National Security Reform Vision Working Group Report and Scenarios (Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, July 2010). In June, 2005, she chaired, at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the Army’s Eisenhower National Security Series Conference, “The State of the U.S. Industrial Base: National Security Implications in a World of Globalization.” The proceedings of that conference, which Dr. Ronis co-edited with Dr. Lynne Thompson, was published by the NDU 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. Dr. Ronis holds a B.S. in physics and mathematics, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in large social system behavior from Ohio State University.

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