This fall, Concordia welcomed Dr. Sunil Ramlall as one of its new faculty members in the School of Business.
Prior to joining Concordia to serve as Professor of Business for the Doctorate of Business Administration program, Dr. Ramlall was an Academic Program Chair and Faculty at Western Governors University, leading academic initiatives in the graduate business programs. He was an Associate Professor of Management at Cardinal Stritch University, Hamline University, and an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Dr. Ramlall holds a Bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of St. Thomas and an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in HRD from the University of Minnesota. He has 36 scholarly journal articles and is the author of a forthcoming book and a book chapter on future of work and education. Dr. Ramlall frequently presents at academic conferences including Academy of Management, Midwest Academy of Management, Academy of Human Resource Development, ASBSP, and AACSB.
What drew you to Concordia?
The blessing of sharing knowledge is powerful. I always believed that through education, individuals and families can advance in many ways including economically and be better thinkers. Pursuing knowledge at the highest level enables me to teach others and provide that scaffolding to them as they pursue the blessing of higher education.
What drew you to teaching?
Concordia is mission driven. The belief in God and integrating religion in teaching, developing leaders, and using religion as a guide in all of our practices in organizations can help to create a better world for all of us. In addition, the opportunity to teach in the DBA enables me to utilize my education, experience, and beliefs in helping to position the DBA as one of the leading DBA programs nationally.
How would you describe your teaching style?
Each student brings a unique set of blessings to the classroom and learning experience. Respecting and championing those blessings can enable the student to be her/his authentic self. Furthermore, understanding each student’s experience, professional goals, and connecting the conversations to each student creates a unique level of engagement for the student. Learning becomes personal. Concordia University Wisconsin enables each student to have such experience.