Maria Ryan is an experienced and skilled Lecturer within excess of 20 years corporate experience in leadership roles in a variety of organisations.
Maria’s qualifications include a BA HRM (1:1) and a Masters in Work and Organisational Behaviour (1:1). Experience of running programmes with UL and DCU, at undergraduate and executive level. Significant experience of blended learning including classroom and on-line platforms. Contributor to academic publications in conjunction with academic scholars. Expert in developing and delivering engaging lecturers that embrace technology, participation, and learning
In-depth knowledge and expertise in all aspects of HRM including
Organisational Behaviour in the workplace, emotions, communications in the workplace, personality, perception, motivation, group structure and formation, teams working, work design, leadership, change, decision making and conflict.
Understanding the different phases of learning is the cornerstone of the teaching process. Maria’s extensive corporate experience married with her academic qualifications brings a wealth of experience in allowing students to understand what is needed to drive individual learning through the educational process. Under Maria’s guidance, the correct processes and teaching style are all understood to deliver a successful learning process. Maria is extremely successful at adopting a teaching style that is individually matched to student’s needs.
Maria’s teaching style is dynamic, energetic, inclusive and promotes interaction within the class. I always feel your classes give me good direction and I am always clear about the objective of the module. The practical elements to the modules have given me skills that I am using in my working life.
Maria has a unique lecturing style. She has a very welcoming persona which encourages students to engage with her lectures & the course work. She used innovative methods to teach us & her teaching methods are particularly effective. It was a pleasure to have her provide guidance on the module.
I have found Maria to be the most interesting, engaging and supportive lecturers that I have studied under which has enabled me to progress throughout my degree. She is up to date knowledge of the subjects plus your experience from working in the industry has enabled me to achieve my goals to date and has also given me the confidence in developing throughout my degree. Her skill in delivering the modules in a clear and professional manner has allowed me to develop over the last 18 months and has also allowed me to translate this to my workplace.