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Jack Cichy

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Jack Cichy, Professor
Management, Faculty
Maine College of Business
Ph D from Michigan State University, 1991
Ed.S. from Central Michigan University, 1983
Grand Rapids Campus

Professor Cichy’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of leadership, change management, organizational development, ethics and sustainable business practices. Dr. Cichy teaches graduate and undergraduate level Sustainability and Leadership courses as well as undergraduate Organizational Behavior and Foundations of Management courses.

Dr. Cichy’s business experience includes management for Holiday Inns and show bar management and executive management for several Northern and Western Michigan resort properties. He has served as Management Department Head/Chair, Academic Dean and Dean of Students while working for Davenport University. He has provided leadership consultation to numerous organizations and serves as a leadership consultant/trainer/educator at Cascade Engineering of Grand Rapids since 1988. In addition, Dr. Cichy has co-owned a retail gift basket company in Grand Rapids for over thirty years.

Jack Cichy holds several certifications; Certified Manager (CM) from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) at James Madison University, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA) Licensed Facilitator by Management Research Group Inc., EQ-i 2.0 Qualified Facilitator by Multi Health Systems of Canada. Professor Cichy is Certified as a Food and Beverage Executive (CFBE) and Hotel Administrator (CHA) by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Association.

Dr. Cichy has contributed articles to the Grand Rapids Business Journal, Management World, and CORP Magazine writing over 67 articles, papers, scholarly book reviews and journal submissions. Professor Cichy has presented at past National/Regional Lilly Conferences on College Teaching, the National Management Association Conference and the Michigan Academy of Arts, Science and Letters Conferences. He has spoken to many organizations on ethics, leadership and business sustainability.

Dr. Cichy has served as a member of the Board of Regents for the Institute of Certified Professional Managers on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia since 2004. He is an active member of the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum (WMSBF). Jack Cichy is the proud recipient of a five-year appointment to the U.S. Fulbright Specialist Award roster in Sustainable Development from the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).

  • Fulbright Grant Peer Review Committee, 2015
  • 2015 Davenport University Excellence in Teaching Award. , 2015
  • Fulbright Specialist Grant Candidacy, 2011