Dr. Sheri Grotrian-Ryan

Professor of Business

Dr. Sheri Grotrian-Ryan

Professor of Business

Professional Studies
TJM 245


Fall 2017 Course Offerings:
BUS 328 000A Principles of Marketing (campus-semester)
BUS 328 049X Principles of Marketing (online-term 1)
BUS 373 000A Organizational Behavior (campus-semester)
BUS 495 049A Business Policy (online-semester)
COLL 101 000E College Success-Business and CMIS (campus-semester)

Vitae of Sheri Grotrian-Ryan

Sheri Grotrian-Ryan joined Peru State College in the capacity as the Peru State College Lincoln Center Director in June 2002. During this time, she was also an adjunct instructor for the Peru State College online program. In January 2006, Sheri became full-time faculty in the School of Professional Studies. Presently, Dr. Grotrian-Ryan serves as a Professor of Business and teaches both on campus and online.

Dr. Grotrian-Ryan completed her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012. Her area of emphasis is Educational Leadership in Higher Education with a concentration in Human Resource Development. Her dissertation was entitled, “Mentoring Functions within the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Leadership Development Program: A Mixed Methods Study.” She received an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a focus in Strategic Management. Dr. Grotrian-Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing & Management from Peru State College.

Dr. Grotrian-Ryan continues to serve as Faculty Advisor of Phi Beta Lambda on the PSC campus and is also a Nebraska Phi Beta Lambda board member. Sheri has also served as Managing Editor for Human Resource Development Review and as Production Editor for the National Council of Instructional Administrators’ (NCIA) Program Initiatives.

Sheri is co-director of the Children’s Health, Activity & Nutrition Community Engagement (CHANCE) Initiative. This longitudinal service-learning study partners with the non-profit 501(c)(3) Peru State Foundation, local school districts, and other community partners to provide nutrition education and extra-curricular activities for elementary-aged children in an effort to address pediatric rural obesity. The CHANCE Initiative has been funded by Youth Serve America, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska, and the Rural Futures Institute to further solidify the pre-existing partnerships between the campus and community. In recent years, the CHANCE Initiative was recognized at the state and national level as the community service project of the year by Phi Beta Lambda.

Dr. Grotrian-Ryan continues to present at a plethora of academic-related conferences. Furthermore, she has published in multiple peer-reviewed publications including Journal of Education and Learning, International Journal of Evidence Based Mentoring, Journal of Civic Commitment, Instructional Leadership Abstracts, as well as a wide array of conference proceedings.

In addition to duties at Peru State College, Dr. Grotrian-Ryan has also consulted with local organizations. Sheri has consulted with MDS PharmaServices in Lincoln, Nebraska, working directly with the Global Clinical Training & Development Department. With that work, she assisted with the development and standardization of training programs for their multiple locations: Lincoln, Nebraska; Phoenix, Arizona; Neptune, New Jersey, New Orleans, Louisiana; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Belfast, Ireland; and Hamburg, Germany. Most recently, Dr. Grotrian-Ryan has conducted continuous learning/development training sessions with Nebraska Public Power District/Cooper Nuclear Station employees.