Lyna Matesi, Ph.D.

Lyna Matesi
MBA Director
Associate Professor of Management
402 CPS


  • Motorola CEO Quality Award for Project Management, Motorola (1998)

Courses Taught

  • BUS 322: Business Leadership for Managers
  • BUS 325: Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 328: Training and Development
  •  BUS 390: Ethics in Business
  • BUS 480: Management Capstone
  • BUS 701: Professional Leadership Development: Group and Individual Assessment
  • BUS 702: Professional Leadership Development: Coaching and Influencing Stakeholders
  • BUS 703: Professional Leadership Development: Leading Across Boundaries and Values
  • BUS 730: Managerial Leadership-Applied Decision Making
  • BUS 795: Graduate Internship-Business Administration
  • BUS 796: Graduate Research-Business Administration


  • Ph.D., Gonzaga University, 2013
    • Leadership Studies
      • Dissertation Title: “Vision and Foresight as Narrated by Nobel Peace Laureates”
  • M.A., Antioch University, 2002
    • Whole Systems Design
      • Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Certificate of Competence in Systems Renewal
      • Dissertation Title: “Developmental Questions: Personal and Organizational Change”
  • B.A., Judson University, 2000
    • Management and Leadership


Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Professor / MBA Director, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (January 2018-Present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, School of Leadership and Professional Development, Duquesne University, PA (2011-16)
  • Adjunct Instructor, School of Leadership and Professional Development (2010-16)
Research Interests:
  • Narrative Leadership
  • Transformative Learning
  • Leadership Development

Select Publications

  • Noble, D. J., Matesi, L., Breen, J. M., Horstmeier, R. P., Anderson, D. M., Allen, S., & Pedigo, L. (2016). Resource development opportunities for the Association of Leadership Educators: Phase one. Journal of Leadership Education, 15(1), 129-139.
  • Matesi, L. (2014). The significance of foresight in vision and narrative leadership. The International Journal of Servant Leadership, 8(1), 71-86.


  • Presenter/Host, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, School of Business and Economics Pro Events
  • Attendee, Meeting, Ad Hoc MBA Design Committee (2012-Present)
  • SBE Pro Events (2012-Present)
  • Volunteer, Volunteer Projects (1998-Present)
  • Founder, Incredible Edibles Investment Club, Marshfield, Wisconsin (2011-16)
  • Lender, Kiva (2011-16)
Professional Memberships:
  • Editorial Reviewer, ALE Journal of Leadership Education (2013-Present)
  • Member/Research Development Committee/Editorial Reviewer, Association of Leadership Educators (2009-Present)
  • Member, International Leadership Association (2009-Present)


  • Qualified to Administer MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), CPP Inc. (formerly known as Consulting Psychologists Press) (2005-Present)
  • Certificate of Competence in Systems Renewal, Open Systems Resources, Inc. (OSR) (2002-Present)
  • Certificate in Volunteer Management, William Rainey Harper College (1997 -Present)

Fun Fact

Lyna loves living in our community. She helps students make meaningful connections with cool people. She practices strength training at D1 Fitness, serves on the Board of Directors for Create Portage County, and volunteers at Central Rivers Farmshed. If it’s local, she loves it!