M Louise Ripley, MBA, PhD
Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar

I retired on July 1, 2015, after 35 happy years of teaching at York University. I am still busy, still writing, able to read more. I do miss my students and am always glad to hear from former students and colleagues.

In 2017, In finally managed to find a publisher for my novel, A Love of War. I wrote the novel out of experiences with the YUFA Strike of 1997. Some of my happiest memories (after teaching) were of working for my Union and serving as a Union officer.

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Louise Ripley
Shimer logoI earned a PhD in Management Studies (major in Marketing, minor in Finance) from University of Toronto, an MBA in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Bachelor's degree from Shimer College, one of the world's finest (and smallest) liberal arts undergraduate schools. I taught elementary school and then worked in Finance and Marketing Research in "the real world" before coming to York. Read more about me here. I love teaching, both in the classroom and on the Internet. In 2009, I received the MERLOT Business Classics Award for my online teaching materials for Introductory Marketing. I am a feminist scholar. My definition of feminism is simple: a belief that women's ways of knowing and doing are just as valuable as men's. I earned my Women's Studies “degree” in the School of Hard Knocks, working in male-dominated professions.