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marketing educator

John Kelley Ryans, marketing educator. Named Distinguished Scholar, Kent State University, 1999, Ohio Commodore, Governor of Ohio, 2000; recipient 12-yr, award, Northern Ohio United States District Export Council, 2002. Fellow: Academy International Business; member: American Marketing Association Foundation, Cleveland World Trade Association (board directors 1972—2006).

Background

Ryans, John Kelley Son of John Kelley and Alta Mae Ryans.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University Kentucky, 1954. Master of Science in Business Administration, University Tennessee, 1958. Doctor of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1965.

Career

Assistant professor marketing University Maryland, College Park, 1964—1968. Associate professor marketing University Kentucky, Lexington, 1968—1969. Professor marketing Kent State University, Ohio, 1970—1994, Bridgestone professor, 1994—2003, emeritus Bridgestone professor, since 2003.

Good chair global strategy Bowling Green State University, 2003—2004. Visiting professor international business Columbia University, New York City, 1977. Consultant in field; 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1955-1957.

Membership

Fellow: Academy International Business. Member: American Marketing Association Foundation, Cleveland World Trade Association (board directors 1972—2006).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sports, writing, travel, cruises.

Connections

Married Cynthia Collis, January 5, 1957.

father:
John Kelley

mother:
Alta Mae Ryans

spouse:
Cynthia Collis