Ron P Sheffield

Instructor Mentor, Professor of Practice


Programs Taught

MBA for Professionals


Ron is a member of the Quechan Indian Tribe of Yuma Arizona. In February 2013, he founded OrgScience, Inc., a management consulting firm focused on corporate technology, strategy, and implementation. His doctoral dissertation research was conducted in 2012 on the Fort Yuma Arizona Quechan Indian Reservation and this work is titled, ‘The Influence of Language on Culture and Identity: Resurgence of the Quechan Native American Tribal Language’.

Dr. Sheffield has worked in the technology space for more than 29 years. His industry experience in technology ranges from the Federal Reserve System, to Bank of America, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, General Electric, the United States federal government, and many global corporations.

His first “real job” was in 1989 as an F-15 electrician at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and it was here that Ron learned to appreciate the exquisite balance of theory and practice. While he spliced wires in the cockpit of these powerful machines, it never left him that a human would fly, possibly perish, and simultaneously feel the powerful emotion of freedom from the work he was performing.

As a perpetual learner, Ron appreciates perseverance and resilience in all aspects of life. A “non-traditional” student from the start, his formal education is merely a supplement to what he has learned from many others.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Founder, Principal Program Manager and Strategy Consultant, OrgScience, Inc.
  • Vice President – Program Manager, Bank of America
  • Enterprise Program Manager, Federal Reserve System
  • Vice President – Change Manager, Bank of America
  • Consultant, TEKsystems
  • Process Improvement Consultant, Anthem, Inc.
Education & Training
  • EdD, Human & Organizational Learning, George Washington University
  • MA, Organizational Effectiveness & Diagnosis, George Washington University
  • BA, Business Administration & Management, Malone University
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Project Management Institute
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Bank of America
  • Certified Scrum Master®, Scrum Alliance
  • Scaled Agile SAFe 5 Agilist, Scaled Agile®
  • Certified Change Practitioner, PROSCI®
  • Certified Denison Consultant, Denison Consulting


Ron’s research examines group influences on individual language, culture, and identity. Ron is a Tribal Member of the Quechan Indian Nation of Arizona & California and frequently investigates the influence of social change on Indigenous people.

Other Focus Areas
  • Organization Development
  • Technology development and implementation through an Indigenous mindset
  • Influences of Language on Culture and Identity Formation through Modern Technologies
  • Program Management and Enterprise Adoption


  • Sheffield, R. (2023). “Chapter 10: Crossing all Borders - The Future of IoT”. Disruptive Technologies in International Business: challenges and opportunities for emerging markets. Maurya, A., Munoz, J. M., Gaur, L., & Singh, G. (Eds.). De Gruyter.
  • Sheffield, R. and Munoz, M. (2020), Native American Entrepreneurs. Business Expert Press. New York, NY.
  • Sheffield, R. (2014). Social Learning from Virtual Collaboration: A Conceptual Model. The George Washington University. American Journal of Management 14 (1-2) 2014.
  • Williams, E., Etzol, P., Tossan, V., Sheffield, R. (2014). The Cognitive and Affective Dimensions of Gendered Language in Entrepreneurship. Washington International Council for Small Business (ICSB) 2014.
  • Sheffield, R. (2013). The Influence of Language on Culture and Identity: Resurgence of the Quechan Native American Tribal Language. The George Washington University. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. 174. Retrieved from (1346231646).

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