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Stanley Ridgley, PhD

Clinical Professor



Dr. Stanley K. Ridgley, PhD, IMBAis Associate Professor of Management at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He holds a Doctorate and Masters in International Relations from Duke University and an International MBA from Temple University. He has also studied at Moscow State University and the Institut de Gestion Sociale in Paris. Dr. Ridgley is a former Military Intelligence Officer and served five years in West Berlin and near the Czech-German border, where he received the George S. Patton Award for Leadership from the 7th Army Academy in Bad Toelz, West Germany.

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 high strategy learned on the front lines of the Cold War as a Military Intelligence Officer. Dr. Ridgley helps students and executives tap potential, realize strengths, and imbue themselves with confidence.


BA Journalism - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC USA 1977
N/A Russian - Defense Language Institute Monterey, CA USA 1983
PhD International Relations / Strategy - Duke University Durham, NC USA 2000
MBA International Business - Temple University Philadelphia, PA USA 2005


2005 Musser Award for Leadership (Temple University)
1992-1993 Robert Wilson Instructor of Political Science (Duke University)
1984 George S. Patton Award for Leadership (United States Army 7th Army Academy, Bad Toelz, Germany)


Vestnik of Udmurt State University – Member (2020–Present)
Vestnik of Udmurt State University – Advisory Board Member (2019)
Vestnik of Udmurt State University – Member (2018)
Vestnik of Udmurt University: Sociology, Political Science, International Relations – Member (2017)