Dr. Phyllis Parise Joins Faculty at the Kendall College School of Business

Chicago, Ill., Sept 24, 2009 – Phyllis Parise, Ph.D., has joined the faculty at the Kendall College School of Business as the College commences its 2009-10 school year. In addition to her extensive teaching experience at both graduate and undergraduate levels, Parise brings more than 20 years of experience in the insurance and healthcare industries.

As a respected author, Parise has published several articles covering topics that range from student satisfaction and student motivation to transformational leadership, work-family conflict and discrimination in the workplace.

At Kendall, she will be teaching courses in management, marketing, and such business topics as entrepreneurship and strategy.

“Phyllis’s teaching philosophy is simple. She is there for the students. She doesn’t expect the students to be there for her,” said Michelle Coussens, Dean of the Kendall College School of Business. “She always goes above and beyond to incorporate real-life examples into the classroom to enhance her students’ learning experience.”

Parise received her undergraduate degree in Business Management/Administration from Lewis University. She earned a Masters degree in Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation was on the Impact of Gender, Life-Cycle Stage and Education on Work-Family Conflict.

The Kendall College School of Business teaches practical skills that define successful careers to produce graduates who are professionally savvy, globally driven, and services-oriented. Its courses use tools such as situation-based challenges, living case studies, management simulations and integrative projects. Succeeding in a changing and increasingly unpredictable marketplace is a fundamental focus. While the program is innovative, the curriculum still provides the solid academic foundation found in more traditional business programs.

About Kendall College
Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2009, Kendall College offers undergraduate degrees in business, early childhood education, culinary arts, psychology and hospitality management. Current enrollment is approximately 1,900 students. The school occupies a stunning “Riverworks” campus near downtown Chicago. Since 1962, it has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org, 800.621.7440); The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission has accredited the Culinary Arts Associate and Baking & Pastry Associate programs since 1988. Kendall College is a member of the Laureate International Universities network. For more information about Kendall College, visit www.kendall.edu.

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