Business and Economics

  • Timothy Ringgold, Adjunct Professor of Business and Economic

Timothy Ringgold

Timothy Ringgold is a former CEO, COO, board member, and senior U.S. Army officer. Until January 2019, Tim chaired the Business Department at Rosemont College and served as a Director of the College’s Institute for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility where he promoted the teaching of ethics, leadership, and crisis management with a view to fostering moral awareness and ethical engagement throughout the business, government, and nonprofit communities.

Tim began his first career as an 18-year-old infantry private. Later, he graduated from West Point and served a total of thirty years before retiring from active duty with the rank of Colonel. His Army assignments included command of two infantry rifle companies, service as Commandant of the Officer Candidate School, Deputy Assistant to two Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, and command of a mechanized combat brigade of six battalions with over 4,400 soldiers.

From his Army retirement until 2013, Tim was the Chief Executive Officer for an international defense, security, and energy company and dual-hatted as the firm’s Regional Manager for the Middle East and Africa. In this capacity, he worked with or in more than 40 countries and dealt with numerous U.S. Government organizations, foreign governments, and international agencies.


Business and Economics


  • M.Phil. (ABD for Ph.D.) in Public Policy, The George Washington University
  • Graduate, US Army War College
  • M.A. in Legislative Affairs, The George Washington University
  • M.A. in Economics, Temple University
  • B.S. in Physics, United States Military Academy, West Point 


  • Leadership Ethics
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Economics

Professional Experience

Continuing consultant for Envision Innovative Solutions, Inc. (information technology), Plas-Free, Ltd. (medical device technology) and DSI Group Inc. (defense services).

Research Interests

  • Ethical Leadership
  • Transformative model of nonprofit leadership
  • Followership
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership

Recent Work

Ringgold, Timothy D. Epilogue. “Choosing the Harder Right: West Point’s 1976 Cheating Scandal” by Destiny Jennifer Ringgold. Koehler Books, 2021, pp. 313-320.