Ryan Guffey

Ryan Guffey, PhD


PhD (St. Louis University)

Director General, Webster University Geneva


Dr. Ryan Guffey is the Director-General for Webster University Global Campuses and also Director of Webster University Geneva. Most recently, he served as rector for Webster University Thailand, also supporting Webster’s expansion in the Republic of Georgia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Singapore, and Republic of Uzbekistan.

Prior to Webster, Dr. Guffey was the Vice President of Student Development and Global Affairs at Lindenwood University, in addition to associate professor of international relations and education and chair of the departments of international relations and Chinese studies. He also was selected for a Fulbright Teaching and Consultant Fellowship to Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, Public Management, and Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University; a MA in International Politics from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, a MBA from Lindenwood University, a MS in Finance from Webster University, and a PhD in Higher Education from St. Louis University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Institute of Educational Management program and completed his undergraduate study abroad experience at NYU in Florence.