Take 5 with Kyle Bryant, PhD

alumni, NCU



Dr. Kyle L. Bryant, a 2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, is a Territory Sales Manager for PPG Industries. He has also been an adjunct professor at Baker College and Baker College Graduate Studies for eight years.

His published work includes Comparative Analysis of Michigan Retail Businesses’ Online Marketing and Infrastructure Toward Addressing Consumers’ Needs. He is also a popular public speaker for the Business Forum at Baker College of Auburn Hills and the Business Professional of America (BPA) Youth Conference.

Dr. Bryant (pictured with his daughter, Kyla) shares with us why he chose NCU, the best practices he learned as an NCU student, and his tips for online students.



  1. Why did you decide to go back to school; what drew you to NCU?  Further my education, with the goal to be a professor and/or dean at a university.
  2. What are some of the most difficult challenges you have faced as a student and how did you overcome those challenges?  Time management, working full-time in my sales career, and balancing a family of three, with two of my children in high school playing sports.
  3. What is the best lesson you learned as an online student at NCU?  Time management that consists of effective weekly scheduling is the key. Keep an electronic calendar and set reminders on your phone and other devices to work on assignments. Focus on your thesis 4 to 5 times per week. Also, utilize your chair to his or her fullest extent.
  4. How did your family or friends support you during your educational journey? Have you inspired any of them to pursue a higher degree?  Family was my main motivation. I also utilized family to critique my work and provide insight. I learned that if my own wife was not able to follow or understand my work then there needed to be modifications.
  5. What advice do you have for prospective students interested in attending NCU?  Be dedicated to your education. Ask questions and use the resources readily available. Do not think that asking a question or seeking assistance indicates a weakness. Asking for help only shows the dedication that one has toward getting better.