Professor Maria K. Malayter
Maria K. Malayter, Ph.D. is
Director, Center for Positive Aging, National Louis University;
Assistant Professor, Applied Behavioral Sciences, Lisle, Illinois;
and author of
Boomers: Visions of the New Retirement.
During her dynamic and diverse 20+ year career, Maria has been a highly rated speaker, systems specialist, negotiator, higher education administrator, educator, and consultant for public and private organizations across the country. Her signature collegiate courses are interpersonal communication, leadership and organizational change, adult learning, and organizational behavior.
She is also an Adjunct Professor for the MBA and MA of human resources at Webster University. She is the former assistant dean of the NLU College of Arts and Sciences where she strategically turned a $750,000 problem into profit, transformed systems of the technology transfer process, formulated a preassessment and orientation for adult students, and implemented strategies to improve retention and graduation rates.
She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Science at Walden University and her M.A. in Organizational Communication: Training and Development at Ball State University. She earned a Specialized Certificate: Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at Bryn Mawr College.