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Stanley Ridgley, PhD

Clinical Professor



Dr. Stanley K. Ridgley, PhD, IMBA is Clinical 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.

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

Selected Works


Ridgley, Stanley, BRUTAL MINDS: The Dark World of Left-wing Brainwashing in Our Universities. New York, NY: Humanix Books, (2023).

Ridgley, Stanley, The Complete Guide to Business School Presenting. Great Britain: Anthem, (2012).


PhD International Relations / Strategy-Duke University USA 2000
MBA International Business-Temple University USA 2005
BA Journalism-University of North Carolina USA 1977
N/A Russian-Defense Language Institute USA 1983


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)