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Catherine Rymsha

Visiting Lecturer of Management, UMass Lowell

Catherine M. Rymsha, EdD, is a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where she teaches courses on leadership. She's the author of The Leadership Decision: Decide to Lead Today (non-fiction) and Stunning (fiction).

Catherine spent over ten years in marketing/communications leadership roles ranging from marketing healthcare conferences to writing speeches on payment card security. She has over seven years experience in corporate leadership development, organizational development and talent management. Between her academic and professional experience, she has taught thousands of courses on leadership, feedback, and career to global leaders across an array of industries.

Her TEDx Talk, "Want to Become a Better Leader? Here's How. Just Listen," focuses on the importance of listening to leadership.

She holds a master of science in leadership and a doctorate of education with a focus on organizational leadership from Northeastern University. Catherine received her bachelor of arts in English/Communications from the Massachusetts Colleges of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts.


  • –present
    Visiting Lecturer, Management , UMass Lowell


  • 2013 
    Northeastern University , Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership