Marilou Ryder Ed.D.

SCHOOL OF Education

Marilou Ryder, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

Women in Higher Education Administration and Leadership

CAMPUS

Irvine

Ryder_Marilou

Biography

Dr. Marilou Ryder serves as Associate Professor of Education at Brandman University teaching Master’s and Doctoral students.  As an educational leader Dr. Ryder has been fortunate to participate in a wide range of experiences at both the university and school district level. Working in six school districts within two states her experiences have included classroom teaching,  leadership as a middle school principal, assistant superintendent of educational services, and district superintendent for both a unified and union high school district.

Dr. Ryder’s scholarly interests range widely, from the history of women in leadership to that of mentoring teachers to become future school leaders. Her dissertation entitled, “The Impact of Male Gender Dissonance on Women’s Potential Eligibility for Advancement to the Position of Superintendent” was later published as a popular book, entitled, “The SeXX Factor: Breaking the Unwritten Codes that Sabotage Personal and Professional Lives” by New Horizon Press in 2003.  She recently authored “Rules of the Game:  How to Win a Job in Educational Leadership” a professional book that offers  “Insider Tips” and “Trade Secrets” to help educational leaders reach their career goals.  An accomplished presenter, Dr. Ryder speaks extensively throughout California delivering a lively and engaging presentation entitled, Boost Your Promotion Quotient.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ryder has been an energetic and determined advocate for scholarly learning and practice and is deeply committed to raising the quality of education through innovation and sustainable change practices.


Specialty

  • Women in Higher Education Administration and Leadership
  • Educational Administration
  • Organizational Leadership

Education

1998
Ed.D. Organizational Management

University of LaVerne, LaVerne, CA

Dissertation: The Impact of Male Gender Dissonance on Women’s Potential Eligibility for Advancement to the Position of Superintendent

1973
MS in Education

Syracuse University, NY
Education and Curriculum

1971
B.S. in Education

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Math and Science


Scholarly Activities

  • Rules of the Game: How to Win a Job in Educational Leadership. CA: Delmar Publishing 2011
  • Leadership Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone, Leadership, Volume 42. 2012
  • The SeXX Factor: Breaking the Unwritten Codes that Sabotage Personal and Professional Lives New Horizon Press, 2003

Professional Experiences

2010
Superintendent

Victor Valley Union High School District, CA

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus non diam massa. Integer pharetra ut massa eget dapibus. In nec sollicitudin quam, eu egestas metus. Integer cursus vel felis id mattis. Morbi varius aliquet ante, ac viverra risus finibus sit amet. Etiam pulvinar condimentum arcu, vehicula porttitor turpis. Nullam euismod dolor non interdum interdum. Mauris tincidunt aliquet suscipit.

2005
Superintendent

Central Unified School District, CA

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus non diam massa. Integer pharetra ut massa eget dapibus. In nec sollicitudin quam, eu egestas metus. Integer cursus vel felis id mattis. Morbi varius aliquet ante, ac viverra risus finibus sit amet. Etiam pulvinar condimentum arcu, vehicula porttitor turpis. Nullam euismod dolor non interdum interdum. Mauris tincidunt aliquet suscipit.

2001
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Service

Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus non diam massa. Integer pharetra ut massa eget dapibus. In nec sollicitudin quam, eu egestas metus. Integer cursus vel felis id mattis. Morbi varius aliquet ante, ac viverra risus finibus sit amet. Etiam pulvinar condimentum arcu, vehicula porttitor turpis. Nullam euismod dolor non interdum interdum. Mauris tincidunt aliquet suscipit.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Phasellus non diam massa. Integer pharetra ut massa eget dapibus. In nec sollicitudin quam, eu egestas metus. Integer cursus vel felis id mattis. Morbi varius aliquet ante, ac viverra risus finibus sit amet. Etiam pulvinar condimentum arcu, vehicula porttitor turpis. Nullam euismod dolor non interdum interdum. Mauris tincidunt aliquet suscipit.

Further your education with a few questions

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
Is this an international zip code?
Please select a degree type
Please select your area of interest
Please select a program type
Please select a session
Please enter your name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your email to proceed
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your phone number to proceed.
Please enter a valid phone number.

About Brandman

Earn your bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate at Brandman, a regionally accredited university.

We value your privacy

By submitting this form, I agree that Brandman may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend Brandman University. Privacy Policy