|Program / Dept.||Assistant Professor, UC Business|
|Phone||(610) 527-0200 x2308|
Colonel Timothy Ringgold came to Rosemont after a long and distinguished career in teaching and in the United States military, bringing a lot of real world experience to the undergraduate business program.
Col. Ringgold studied at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Temple University, and The George Washington University. His extensive military experience helped him realize a successful business career as both a president and CEO of Defense Solutions Holdings. Col. Ringgold is particularly proud of the time he spent working in Washington D.C.—seven years at the Pentagon and another three years serving on Capitol Hill as the U.S. Army liaison to the United States Congress. Col. Ringgold earned numerous awards for service to the country, the military, and the public such as The Seven Seals Award from the National Committee for Employer Support to the Guard and Reserve, The Liberty Bell for Distinguished Public Service from the then Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell, and multiple honorary promotions to Brigadier General. He’s been invited to speak at a variety of presentations regarding international business and policy, and has published several journal articles and books regarding military education and service, as well as international strategy and studies
Col. Ringgold spent time overseas serving in over 40 countries, gaining experience he believes is valuable to students, particularly when conditions in those countries deteriorated. “I was working in Sudan when it split into Sudan and South Sudan. I was working in Yugoslavia when it split and became six countries,” Col. Ringgold says. “[Seeing these events] allows me to bring a lot of real world experience to the undergraduate program.” Witnessing the way other countries operate even during the most tenuous conditions gives Col. Ringgold unique insight on subjects of international business and economics, something he readily passes onto students in his courses.
Col. Ringgold gained teaching experience, most recently at the University of Phoenix, The Center for Global Business at Valley Forge, and Valley Forge Military College, but accepted a faculty position at Rosemont largely for personal reasons. After spending most of his life overseas, Col. Ringgold sought a way to continue benefitting his country while managing to be closer to his family. Rosemont has been a perfect fit, as Col. Ringgold enjoys interacting with individual students and looks forward to seeing them grow while at Rosemont. He hopes students will be able to take something away from his vast experience, and encourages students to explore all facets of their interests to help discover their future career path.