Kristy Tyson

Kristy Tyson

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Kristy Tyson
Assistant Professor of the PracticeProgram Director MAOL, Department of Business, Management & Leadership
Office: M212
(716) 880-2605

About Kristy Tyson

Kristy F. Tyson is a Buffalo, NY native and Assistant Professor of the Practice and Program Director for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Program at Medaille College. Tyson is also an Instructor for the Business and Liberal Arts Department at Bryant and Stratton College.

Her approach to teaching, she said, is based on equity and inclusion. “I infuse my life experiences into my teaching and am always mindful of the real interests and struggles of the students. I take responsibility for more than just myself and teach business to foster the imminent ethical change that is needed in the next generation of supervisors, managers, CEOs, and leaders.”

Tyson is currently a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Management, Organizational Leadership program at the University of Phoenix. She is driven to inspire students, youth, and the community to pursue academic, professional, and personal excellence. Tyson has worked with organizations like the NAACP, the National Urban League, and AmeriCorps to empower others. Plus, she sits as a community liaison, advocate, or board member of many community non-profit organizations and is a Racial Healing Circle facilitator and diversity trainer for The National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York.

Tyson will continue to demonstrate that even ordinary people can make extraordinary contributions.

Academic Programs: MBA, MAOL & BBA


Presentations & Community-Based Lectures

  • Town Talk: Building a More Perfect Community, Town of Tonawanda, 2021
  • Campus Climate & Culture- Diversity, Inclusion, Bias, Discrimination, Sexual Violence Prevention and Becoming an Active Bystander, Daemen College, 2020
  • Campus Climate & Culture- Diversity, Inclusion, Bias, Discrimination, Sexual Violence Prevention and Becoming an Active Bystander, Daemen College, 2019
  • Business Ethics and Ethical Issues, Bryant & Stratton College, 2019
  • The Method of Teaching Popular Education, Toastmasters International, 2019
  • The Future of Parental Engagement (K-12), Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals, 2018
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 2017
  • Resume Building, The Buffalo Urban League, 2015
  • Goal Setting (Star), The Buffalo Urban League, 2014
  • Funding and the Financial Aid Process (Basics), The Buffalo Urban League, 2013
  • Preparing Youth for Independent Living and Career Readiness (Basics), The Buffalo Urban League, 2013  


Professional Training

  • Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom, Cornell University, 2020
  • Center for Excellence - (Re)Engaging the Classroom, Daemen College, 2020
  • Taste of Technology, Daemen College, 2020
  • Implicit Bias and Micro Aggression Awareness, Daemen College, 2019
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Linked Learns, 2019
  • Racial Healing Circle, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 2019
  • Understanding Anger in Grieving Children, Office of Child, and Family Services, 2019
  • Positive Communication Skills for Foster Parents, Office of Child, and Family Services, 2019
  • Community Health Worker, Community Health Workers of Buffalo NY, 2018


Inspirational Quote
“It always seems impossible, until it's done”. -- Nelson Mandela


Doctor of Management D.M., Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ (Anticipated)

Master of Business Administration M.B.A., D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY

Bachelor of Business Administration B.B.A., Management, Minor in Economics, SUNY Canton, Canton, NY

Associate of Applied Science A.A.S., Business Administration, SUNY Canton, Canton, NY

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