Iwana Guess Ridgill, Ph.D.

Iwana Guess Ridgill, Ph.D. is an adjunct faculty member in the Corporate and Continuing Education division at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC. 
She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Honors College of the  University of South Carolina (B.A. English, magna cum laude; M.Ed. Student Personnel Services, Ph.D. Counselor Education), and conducts staff and management development training programs for businesses and organizations in the public and private sectors. She has presented hundreds of programs to professional and civic groups and associations, and speaks often on motivational and job-related topics such as customer service, dealing with difficult co-workers, conflict resolution, and projecting professionalism in the workplace.  Her clients include state and federal agencies ( SC Dep't. of Public Safety, Dep't of Transportation, Dep't. of Corrections, DHEC, Budget and Control Board; US Department of Justice, Civilian Personnel Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, University of South Carolina are a few examples), technical and community colleges throughout the country, medical associations and hospitals,  and various businesses, industries and service organizations. Dr. Ridgill is an oft-requested keynote and workshop presenter at state and national conferences and professional meetings, and especially enjoys topics related to motivation on the job and employee and leadership development.   She has been chosen adjunct faculty member of the year three times during her tenure at Midlands TEC.