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Morgan Lord


iLEAD Professional Development Program

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

University Hall, 2532


601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-8732


CV Link:

Morgan Lord

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Morgan Lord (she/her/hers) is a lecturer at the Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Business. She works with business students to help them learn to connect with one another, to effectively lead, to improve their communication skills and confidence, and hopefully, one day, be able to bring their full selves to the workplace.

She has facilitated improvisation and play-based workshops at Red Bull, Stepping Forward LA, PCC Birth Center, Northwestern University, University of Illinois Chicago, Columbia College, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

She is a Chicago-based teacher, improviser, and writer. She has written for numerous magazines and received her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She has studied sketch, comedy, and the art of improv for the past two decades.

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

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

Summer programming:
o Instructor: Future Leaders in Business Chance Summer Program and Business Scholars Summer Program
o Creation of PDP study abroad program with Stephanie Anderson

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)

Professional Leadership

Faculty Advisor, UIC Business Closet

Co-developed BA 220 with Mike Brunlieb, as well as the adaptation for the BA220 online course with Ranjit Souri.


Master of Science in Journalism (Magazine specialization) - Northwestern University - 2005
Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Minor: Gerontology) - University of Florida - 2004
University of Illinois Chicago, Graduate Non-Degree Study - 2022+

Licensures and Certifications

Diversity, Equity & Inclusions in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida MUMA College of Business - 2023
Diversity without Division course taught by Irshad Manji, author of Don’t Label Me - 2023
American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, valid until 2025