Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Mary M. Dwyer, PhD

Mary M. Dwyer, PhD, Mundelein College '72, is president and CEO of IES, the Institute for the International Education of Students, one of the nation's oldest, largest and most reputable not-for-profit organizations providing study abroad programs to U.S. college and university students. IES has educationed more than 60,000 students since its founding in 1950.

Prior to IES, Dr. Dwyer was a faculty member in the college of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) for 18 years and the campus Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research. In these capacities she taught health policy, organizational change and leadership at the graduate level and oversaw multiple research development offices and research centers. She was awarded more than $4.5 million in support for her own research while at UIC.