James Ryerson

James Ryerson (no photo)

Director of the School of Business; Associate Professor

Academic Credentials

B.A., St. Lawrence University
M.B.A., Clarkson University
Doctoral Studies, The George Washington University


James “Jim” Ryerson served as the Dean of the School of Business Administration from 2006 to 2017. During this time of transition from the “Blue Goose” building to the new Ballston Center, the School saw significant growth in the BBA and Technology programs.

Professor Ryerson came to Marymount in 1982 as a marketing professor where he created and taught courses in Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, and International Marketing. He was the Chair of the Management and Marketing Department from 1996 to 2006 and in 2005 was the inaugural recipient of the University’s Robert A. Draghi Outstanding Faculty Award.

In 2020, in addition to his teaching responsibilities, he became the first Director of the School of Business within the College of Business, Ideation, Leadership, and Technology (BILT).


Teaching Area

  • Marketing
  • Business




Phone: 703-284-5926

Email: James.Ryerson@marymount.edu