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Morgan Lord


iLEAD Professional Development Program

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

University Hall 1130


601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-8732


CV Link:

Morgan Lord


Morgan Lord is an instructor for the Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development (iLEAD) at UIC Business. She is a Chicago-based writer, teacher and improviser. She has written for Women’s Health magazine, Popular Mechanics magazine and Chicago Health magazine, and received her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She created the journalism curriculum at Concordia University, and taught courses at Concordia and Dominican University. She has studied sketch and improv comedy at The Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago, and has taught improvisation at Columbia College, Concordia University and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Classes Taught

  • BA 100 - Introduction to UIC and Professional Development
  • BA 220 - Professional Development II
  • BA 420 - Professional Presence
  • BA 200 - Managerial Communication

Teaching Initiatives:

  • Faculty Advisor for UIC Business Closet
  • Co-developed BA 220 (with Ranjit Souri), as well as the adaptation for the BA220 online course, and will serve as a lead mentor in 2023.

Departmental Service:

  • Alpha Gamma Shark Tank Judge
  • Business Scholars Improv Event
  • First Year Onboarding PDP session
  • Work the Room Online Event/In-person Event
  • Future Business Scholars Improv
  • Flames Friday Event
  • PDP Facilitator: Future Leaders in Business Junior Program
  • Facilitator : Train the Presenters
  • Women in Business Conference, Committee Member, Faculty, and Guest Facilitator for the networking portion of the event

Summer programming:

  • Instructing Summer Chance Program June-July 2020
  • Business Scholars Summer Program, Summer 2020
  • PDP Professor for FLB Summer Chance Program, Summer 2021
  • Currently creating a study abroad program with Stephanie Anderson for Summer 2023

Service to Community

  • PCC Birth Center Mom Group, Facilitator for weekly meet-ups (Since 2019)
  • Stepping Forward LA, Improv/group facilitator/mentor Former Foster Group (Since 2021)


Master of Science in Journalism (Magazine specialization) - Northwestern University - 2005
Deleted: Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Minor: Gerontology) - University of Florida - 2004
University of Illinois Chicago, Graduate Non-Degree Study