Dr. Jean Marie Pyzyk

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Dr. Jean Marie Pyzyk holds a Ph.D. in Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education Leadership, and a Master of Science in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also earned her master’s degree in adult and continuing education and secondary DPI teaching licenses from Carroll University. Last, Dr. Pyzyk has a Bachelor of Science degree in speech communication from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Currently, Dr. Pyzyk works full-time as a business development solutions advisor with FedEx Ground Corporation. In addition, she teaches both undergraduate and graduate students at Carroll University as an adjunct instructor.

Dr. Pyzyk (retired) served as a medic from 1984 (Airman Basic) until 1991 (Staff Sergeant), before accepting an officer commission as a Medical Service Corps Officer with the 440th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve. She retired with the rank of Major in 2008. In 1991, she deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm, and in 2004, Operation Iraqi Freedom. During her military career, Dr. Pyzyk also worked full-time as a high school English and speech teacher, and later as a school administrator.  

Dr. Pyzyk recognizes she could never have successfully balanced her full-time civilian jobs, U.S. Air Force Reserve career and college courses without the love and unconditional support of Roger, her husband of 25 years, and her amazing community of family, extended family and lifelong friends. Her core values are God, family and country. Service Before Self.   


  • Ph.D. | Adult, Continuing, and Higher Education Leadership, UW-Milwaukee 
  • M.S. | Administrative Leadership, UW-Milwaukee 
  • DPI Principal License (5051)  
  • M.Edu | Adult & Continuing Education, Carroll University 
  • DPI Secondary Teaching Cert (English & Speech), Carroll University 
  • B.S. | Speech Communication, UW-Oshkosh 

Areas of Specialization

  • Business and K6-12 secondary education 
  • DPI school principal (Administrative Leadership) 
  • Military transition from a combat zone to civilian life (served for 25 years with the U.S. Air Force Reserve) 
    • Operation Desert Shield/Storm (1991) 
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004) 
  • Professional training and development for adult learners 

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • Professional service:  
    • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) 
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) 
    • Association for Talent Development (ATD) 
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 
    • American Legion Post 400 
    • Reserve Officers Association (ROA)  
  • Service to military profession (Dedicated dissertation to National Guard members and Reservists) 
    • Dissertation: “Building Bridges Over Troubled Waters: A Phenomenological Study of post-9/11 Guard and Reserve Military Veterans Transitioning to the Civilian Workplace” 

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Justian Society of Lawyers, an affiliate of the National Italian American Bar Association
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