Higher Education

Professor and Executive Dean Paul Anthony Ryder





Executive Dean

Qualification abbreviations

BA Hons (Psych) PhD


Paul is the most senior academic at Holmes; he developed the initial BBus and BPA programs prior to joining Holmes in 2004. He was professor and Dean at 3 universities from 1994 and was the President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management on 3 occasions.

He is recognised for course development and entrepreneurial initiatives and embraced international student expansion from his appointment as the foundation Head of offshore programs at Curtin University of Technology in 1986.

He has supervised doctoral and research masters students to completion as well as numerous graduate student research projects.

Served on the Editorial Board of 2 journals 1995-2000.

Teaching areas

  • Strategic Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Leadership
  • Organisation Structure and Effectiveness
  • Management
  • Research supervision


Fellow and Distinguished member, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Fellow, Australian Institute of Management

Former Member, Australian Psychological Society


Refereed Publications
19 refereed papers in management, accounting and psychology journals.

Conference presentations
Presentations at major national and international conferences including the American Academy of Management and The Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.