Dr. Marya Wilson is the Director of the Leadership Institute, a resource of the Discovery Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is also an Assistant Professor teaching and researching in the areas of organizational leadership, development & behavior, operations management, and quality management. Dr. Wilson is a veteran of the dot com boom and bust of Silicon Valley, CA, experienced with diverse and exciting workers in everything from manufacturing, customer service, higher education, non-profit, and government. She has worked for a variety of organizations such as 3M/Imation, Pentagon Technologies Semiconductors, and Starbucks. She consistently focuses on positive individual and organizational development as well as implementing quality management systems and striving for operational excellence.
Dr. Wilson brings first-hand knowledge to the learning experience and a clear understanding of the underlying emotional processes that drive behaviors and create individual and team success. She has a BA in Psychology, an MS in Management Technology, an MA in Human Development, and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems. In addition, Dr. Wilson is working to complete her International Coaching Federation (ICF) certification.