Nady El-Zayaty, Ph.D.

Director of the Business Department
Assistant Professor of Business
Internship Coordinator

Programs: Accounting, BusinessEconomicsMarketing

Phone: 419-783-2581


Nady El-Zayaty

Dr. El-Zayaty has spent the last 15 years as a business journalist, consultant, entrepreneur, and educator. He joined Defiance College in 2018.


Organizational change, organizational leadership, sustainable development, employee motivation, and organizational leadership.


Reviewer, British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade, January 2019
Article Editor, Sage Open Journal, December 2018


El-Zayaty, N. (April 2018). An Exploration of Egyptian Students' Attitudes Toward Online Learning. International Journal on E-learning (IJEL, Vol 17, No. 2).

El-Zayaty, N. (February 2018). Exploring Leadership Styles and Motivation in Egyptian Organizations. International Journal of Business and Applied Social Science (IJBASS, Vol 4, No 2).

El-Zayaty, N. (Accepted with Revision November 2018). An Exploration of Learned Helplessness in Egyptian Business Organizations. Global Journal of Management and Business.

El-Zayaty, N. (2013-2016). Over 70 articles on the subjects of entrepreneurship, management, leadership, and marketing in Business Today Magazine.

El-Zayaty, N. (March 2008). Implementing Online Courses at The American University in Cairo, Third Undergraduate Research Journal of the American University in Cairo.


McMaster School for Advancing Humanity Scholar (Belize)
Cochair of the DC Institutional Review Board
Member of  the DC B.REAL (Belongingness. Race. Equity. Access. Life-long Learning) committee
Member of the DC B.REAL anti-racism sub-committee.
Member of The National Society of Leadership and Success, 2019
Harold L. Hodgkinson Award for Outstanding Dissertation, 2015
Golden Key International Honour Society for Academic Excellence, 2013
Highest score in graduating MBA class on ETS: Business, Major Field Test, 2009


Ph.D. in Management with specialization in Organizational Change, Walden University, 2016
M.B.A., University of Findlay, 2009
B.S. in Marketing, American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2007
B.A. in Philosophy, American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2007