Highly Qualified Faculty & Staff

Michael Rydel

Title/s: Faculty

Office #: Lewis Towers 401

Phone: 312.915.6501

E-mail: mrydel@luc.edu


Michael Rydel brings over 30 years of experience in corporate training and university instruction to Loyola University.  Michael began his career as a lecturer in Loyola’s English department and instructional designer for the university’s School of Correspondence Study.  While teaching evenings and weekends at Loyola, Michael spent the 1980’s as an automation trainer for various IBM value-added dealers and the 1990 and 2000’s as Corporate Training Manager at Kemper Insurance.  Most recently, he has taken the position as Dean of Curriculum for The Hadley School for the Blind while teaching English composition and literature courses at the School for Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS).  


  • M.A. Indiana University, Bloomington, English Literature (Cum Laude)
  • B.A. Loyola University Chicago, English Literature (Honors, Cum Laude)
  • Certificate University of California, Los Angeles - UCLA (Online Teaching Program)
  • Master Trainer Development Dimensions International (DDI)
  • Trainer Behavioral Interviewing (BT Novations)
  • Trainer Personnel Development, Inc. (PDI)
  • Trainer California Bar Certified to teach classes for Law CEUsTrainer Illinois Certified Public Accountants to teach classes for CPA CEUs

Program Areas

  • UCWR 110 College Writing Seminar                                   
  • ENGL 273 Introduction to Fiction                                              
  • ENGL 274 Introduction to Shakespeare                              
  • ENGL 282 African American Literature                               
  • ENGL 290 Human Values in Literature

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Dean, Curricular Affairs, Hadley School for the Blind, Winnetka, IL
  • American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
  • American Academy of Poets