Ph.D. Admissions Staff

Ph.D. Faculty & Staff

Please refer to the information below when contacting one of our staff.  Admissions inquiries can be directed to our Director of Admissions.

Program Leadership & Staff

Josh Long
Dr. Joshua Long

Interim Director, Associate Professor
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2433
email: jjlong@indianatech.edu
office: Keene Building, 345

  • Ph.D., Education, Capella University
  • M.A., Economics, Walsh College
  • M.B.A., Management & Marketing, Indiana Tech

Research Specialties: Economics education; monetary economics; higher education; adult learning theory; community colleges; leadership.  Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methods.

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Yulia Mast
Dr. Yulia Tolstikov-Mast

Associate Professor, Lead Faculty
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2447
email: yvmast@indianatech.edu
office: Keene Building, 344

  • Ph.D., Communication (Organizational and Intercultural focus), The University of Memphis
  • M.A., Professional Communication, Purdue University at Fort Wayne

Research Specialties: Global followership; Russian followership; leadership and culture; doctoral education (scientific integrity and disciplinary development); Russian business class; organizational culture and global leadership; international leadership research. Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methods.

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Dr. Meg P. Gardinier
Dr. Meg P. Gardinier

Associate Professor, Global Leadership
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 3458
email: mpgardinier@indianatech.edu
office: Keene Building, 336

  • Ph.D., Education (International and Comparative Education focus), Cornell University
  • M.Ed., International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University

Research Specialties: Global citizenship; Intercultural competency; International institutions and global governance; Cross-cultural communication; Peace and human rights learning; Doctoral education (conceptual frameworks and publication support); Global education policy; Diversity and inclusion; Gender dimensions of leadership. Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Design.

Cammi Edmiston
Cammi Edmiston, MSM, PMP

Assistant Director, Ph.D. Program
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2236
email: csedmiston@indianatech.edu
office: Keene Building, 342

Kristin Conley
Kristin Conley, MSL

Director of Ph.D. Admissions
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 3417
email: knconley@indianatech.edu
office: Keene Building, 343

Taylor Wicker
Taylor Wicker

Administrative Assistant
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 3430
email: tnwicker@indianatech.edu
office: Keene Building, 341

Program Faculty

Doug Barcalow
Dr. Douglas A. Barcalow

Adjunct Faculty
email: dabarcalow02@indianatech.edu

  • Ed.D., Adult & Continuing Education, North Illinois University
  • M.A., Christian Education, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Research Specialties: Global curricular development; educational foundation; youth ministry; contemporary college students.  Qualitative Research Method.

Dr. Franziska Bieri
Dr. Franziska Bieri

Adjunct Faculty
email: fxbieri01@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University
  • Matura Degree in Modern Languages, Gymnasium Alpenstrasse, Switzerland

Research Specialties: Global social movements; corporate social responsibility; multi-stakeholder initiatives; tripartite governance; philanthropic giving; comparative labor markets and educational systems; school-to-work transitions.  Quantitative (Survey research, international comparative analysis with panel data; regression analysis) and Qualitative (In-depth interviews; content analysis; case study research).

Dr. Aaron Cooley
Dr. Aaron Cooley

Adjunct Faculty
email: accooley01@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil
  • M.A., Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research SpecialtiesGlobal leadership and ethic; organizational change and management; higher education law and policy; higher education leadership and student affairs; comparative higher education; politics and leadership.  Qualitative Research Method (e.g., case studies); Mixed Methods.

Dr. Christie Cooper
Dr. Christie Cooper

Adjunct Faculty
email: cecooper03@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Communication Studies-Organizational Communication, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Communication Studies-Organizational Communication, University of Memphis
  • M.F.A., Theatre-Directing, University of Memphis

Research Specialties: Leadership in pedagogical practice, identity concepts and organizational membership, conflict management communication. Quantitative Research Method (Organizational identity concepts, small group communication, foundational research concepts, quantitative analysis, mediation, and negotiation).

Emily Daniels
Dr. Emily Daniels

Adjunct Faculty
email: eadaniels02@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Teaching, Curriculum, & Change, University of Rochester
  • M.A., Social Justice in Intercultural Relations, School for International Training

Research Interests: Women and leadership; social justice and social change; race, class and gender in cross-cultural contexts; testimonios; transformative education.  Qualitative Research Methods (Phenomenological research; ethnography; in-depth interviews; narrative research; case studies).

Dr. Steven Dusseau
Dr. Steve Dusseau

Professor of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2228
email: spdusseau@indianatech.edu
office: Zollner Engineering Center, 005

  • Ph.D., Engineering Management, University of Missouri – Rolla
  • MBA, Northwest Missouri State University

Quantitative Research Method.

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Lisa Kindred
Dr. Lisa Kindred

Assistant Dean - CPS, Assistant Professor
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 4435
email: lmkindred@indianatech.edu
office: Elkhart Campus

  • Ph.D., Global Leadership, Indiana Tech
  • MHRM, Master of Human Resource Management, Rutgers University

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Dr. Matthew Kutz
Dr. Matthew Kutz

Adjunct Faculty
email: mrkutz01@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Global Leadership, Lynn University
  • M.S., University of Toledo
  • M.Ed., University of  Toledo

Research Specialties: Healthcare leadership; leadership competencies; contextual intelligence; change management; leadership culture. Quantitative Research Method/Mixed Methods (i.e. Delphi Technique).

Staci Lugar Brettin
Dr. Staci Lugar Brettin

Associate Professor
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2140
email: srlugarbrettin@indianatech.edu
office: Cunningham Business Center, Room 210

  • D.B.A., Marketing, Anderson University
  • M.B.A., Bethel College

Research Specialties: Market-oriented strategy; women’s leadership; design thinking; entrepreneurial learning communities; business model innovation; instructional design and innovation. Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods.

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Dr. Amy Lyndon
Dr. Amy Lyndon

Adjunct Faculty
email: aelyndon01@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.A., Social Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Graduate Certificate, Women & Gender Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research Specialties: Global women leaders; intimate partner violence; stalking and bullying; human trafficking; stigma of mental illness and prejudice, etc.  Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods. 

Dr. Jennifer Murnane
Dr. Jennifer Murnane

Adjunct Faculty
email: jamurnane06@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Iowa State University
  • M.B.A., Management, University of Nebraska
  • Graduate Certificate, Family Financial Planning, Iowa State University

Research Specialties: Nonprofit leadership; knowledge leadership; knowledge management; knowledge sharing; human capital management; organizational performance; applied management; consumer education. Qualitative Research Method (Narrative, grounded theory, case study, naturalistic inquiry, phenomenology quantitative research, survey, quasi-experiment).

Faith Ngunjuri
Dr. Faith Ngunjiri

Adjunct Faculty
email: fwngunjiri01@indianatech.edu

  • Ed.D., Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University
  • Master of Organization Development, Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., Missions Studies, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology

Research Specialties: Spirituality and leadership; tempered radicals; African/African American women in leadership; servant leadership; leadership and culture; leadership and social identity; leadership in religious institutions; corporate social responsibility; culturally relevant research methods; autoethnography research practice; women as global leaders. Qualitative Research Method.

Elaine Pontillo
Dr. Elaine Pontillo

Adjunct Faculty
email: eapontillo@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Supervision, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., Counselor Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.Ed., Secondary Education, Trinity College (CT)

Research Specialties: Higher education administration; higher education accreditation/legal aspects. Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methods.

James Schaffer
Dr. James Schaffer

Professor, Business
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2429
email: jbschaffer@indianatech.edu
office: Cunningham Business Center, 311b

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Leadership in Higher Education Administration and Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Advanced Graduate Study, Harvard University Administration, Planning and Social Policy
  • M.S., Oklahoma State University, Leadership in Higher Education Administration

Research Specialties: Executive coaching; executive derailment; leadership development; positive psychology.

Dr. Michelle Scott
Dr. Michelle Scott

Adjunct Faculty
email: mtscott01@indianatech.edu

  • Ed.D. Higher Education Administration (2007), Morgan State University
  • M.A. Organizational Management (2004), University of Phoenix
  • M.L.S. Employee Relations Law (1986), Antioch Law School

Research Specialties: Educational policy; governance; organizational development; organizational leadership; corporate social responsibility; higher education administration; community college leadership; case study approach to research. Qualitative Research Method.

Dr. Arthur Snyder
Dr. Arthur Snyder

University President Emeritus, Adjunct Faculty
email: aesnyder@indianatech.edu

  • Ed.D., Innovation & Leadership, Wilmington University
  • M.B.A., Strategic Management, Barry University

Research Specialties: Global higher education policy; leading large organizations; executive leadership in higher education; conflict management; organizational behavior; intuitive leadership. Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods. 

Dr. Jennie Walker
Dr. Jennie Walker

Adjunct Faculty
email: jlwalker05@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Higher Education, University of Denver
  • M.A., Mass Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder

Research Specialties: Global leadership; global leadership development; executive leadership; cross-cultural management; HRM; organizational development; humanistic learning approaches. Qualitative Research Method; Mixed Methods.

Dr. Brenda Williams
Dr. Brenda Williams

Adjunct Faculty
email: bcwilliams02@indianatech.edu

  • Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, The George Washington University
  • M.A. Ed. & H.D., Rehabilitation Counseling, The George Washington University

Research Specialties: Disability studies; employment of college students with disabilities; community college leadership; hermeneutic phenomenological approach to research. Qualitative Research Method.