Dr. Stanley K. Ridgley, PH.D

Professor of Management at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business / Author of "Brutal Minds: The Dark World of Left-wing Brainwashing in Our Universities"

Dr. Stanley K. Ridgley is Clinical Full Professor of Strategic Management and holds a Doctorate and Masters in International Relations, Security, and the Soviet Union from Duke University and an International MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. He has studied at Moscow State University and the Institut de Gestion Sociale in Paris. University students, scholars, and businessmen in Izhevsk, Ufa, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Perm as well as in Cali and Bogota, Colombia; Guangzhou, China; Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chennai, India; Zaragoza, Spain; and across the United States have heard Dr. Ridgley’s dynamic lectures on Strategy, Competitive Advantage, Management, and Leadership.
Dr. Ridgley is a former Military Intelligence Officer and Russian language linguist. During the Cold War, he served five years near the Czech-German border and in West Berlin, where he received the George S. Patton Award for Leadership. Dr. Ridgley brings to bear the most powerful instructional techniques from one of America’s great business schools and combines them with the lessons of military leadership and strategic acumen learned on the front lines of the Cold War.
He is the author of the video lecture series Strategic Thinking Skills, the million-dollar seller published by The Great Courses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Communication
  • New Markets in Emerging Countries
  • Global Management
  • Cognition and Strategy
  • Determinants of Firm Performance
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Russian Business Culture
  • Business Communications
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Strategic Mangagement

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