Faculty & StaffPh.D. Faculty & Staff

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

Program Leadership & Staff

Elaine Pontillo

Dr. Elaine Pontillo

Director of Ph.D. in Global Leadership
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2446
email: EAPontillo@indianatech.edu
office: Tech West Building, 345

Dr. Yulia Tolstikov-Mast

Lead Faculty
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2447
email: yvmast@indianatech.edu
office: Tech West Building, 344

Cammi Singer

Cammi Edmiston, MSM, PMP

Assistant Director
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2236
email: csedmiston@indianatech.edu
office: Tech West Building, 342

Kristin Conley, MSL

Admissions Representative
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 3417
email: knconley@indianatech.edu
office: Tech West Building, 343

Taylor Wicker

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


 

Program Faculty

Doug Barcalow

Dr. Douglas A. Barcalow

Visiting Faculty
email: dabarcalow02@indianatech.edu

Academic credentials

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

Research Interests & Methodology

  • Global curricular development
  • Educational foundations
  • Youth ministry
  • Contemporary college students
  • Quantitative/Qualitative

Teaches in the Academic Administration core

Dr. Franziska Bieri

Visiting Faculty
email: fxbieri01@indianatech.edu

Academic credentials

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

Research Interests & Methodology

  • 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
  • Qualitative: In-depth interviews; content analysis; case study research.

Teaches in the Global Leadership and Research cores.

Dr. Aaron Cooley

Visiting Faculty
email: accooley01@indianatech.edu

Academic credentials

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

Research Interests & Methodology

  • Global leadership and ethics
  • Organizational change and management
  • Higher education law and policy
  • Higher education leadership and student affairs
  • Comparative higher education
  • Politics and leadership
  • Qualitative Research (e.g., Case Studies); Mixed Methods

Teaches in the Organizational Management and Research cores.

Dr. Christie Cooper

Visiting Faculty
email: cecooper03@indianatech.edu

Academic credentials

  • 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 Interests & Methodology

  • Leadership in pedagogical practice
  • Identity concepts and organizational membership
  • Conflict management communication
  • Quantitative; Organizational identity concepts, small group communication, foundational research concepts, quantitative analysis, mediation, and negotiation.

Teaches in the Global Leadership and Research cores.

Dr. Joshua Francis

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Visiting Faculty
phone: 260-422-5561 x 2343
email: jcfrancis@indianatech.edu
office: Academic Center 148

Academic credentials

  • Ph.D., Foundations of Education, University of Toledo
  • M.A., Education, Defiance College

Research Interests & Methodology

  • Educational foundations
  • Accreditation
  • K-12 and higher education policy
  • Human capital theory
  • Capabilities theory
  • Education and the reproduction social norms
  • The role of educational and other social institutions in legitimizing social division
  • Structural oppression and violence
  • Educating for human rights/social justice
  • Quantitative/Qualitative

Teaches in the Academic Administration and Research cores.

Full Faculty Biography

 

Dr. Joshua Long

Dr. Joshua Long

Associate Professor of Economics, Visiting Faculty
phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2433
email: jjlong@indianatech.edu
office: Cunningham Business Center

Academic credentials

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

Research Interests & Methodology

  • Economics education
  • Monetary economics
  • Higher education
  • Adult learning theory
  • The balance sheet of the Federal Reserve, exit strategies, and outlook.
  • Quantitative

Teaches in the Research Core.

Full Faculty Biography

Dr. Amy Lyndon

Dr. Amy Lyndon

Visiting Faculty
email: aelyndon01@indianatech.edu

Academic credentials

  • 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 Interests & Methodology

  • Global women leaders
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Stalking and bullying
  • Human trafficking
  • Stigma of mental illness and prejudice, etc.
  • Quantitative/Qualitative 

Teaches in the Research and Global Leadership cores.

Dr. Jennifer Murnane

Visiting Faculty
email: jamurnane06@indianatech.edu

Academic credentials

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

Research Interests & Methodology

  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Knowledge Leadership
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Human Capital Management
  • Organizational Performance
  • Applied Management
  • Consumer Education
  • Qualitative Research: Narrative, Grounded Theory, Case Study, Naturalistic Inquiry, Phenomenology Quantitative Research, Survey, Quasi-experiment.

Teaches in the Organizational Management core.

Faith Njunjuri

Dr. Faith Ngunjiri

Visiting Faculty
email: fwngunjiri01@indianatech.edu

Academic credentials

  • 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 Interests & Methodology

  • 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 

Teaches in the Global Leadership and Research Cores.

Dr. Arthur Faculty

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

Academic credentials

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

Research Interests & Methodology

  • Global higher education policy
  • Leading large organizations
  • Executive leadership in higher education
  • Conflict management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Intuitive leadership
  • Quantitative/Qualitative 

Teaches in the Academic Administration core.

Dr. Jennie Walker

Visiting Faculty
email: jlwalker05@indianatech.edu

Academic credentials

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

Research Interests & Methodology

  • Global leadership
  • Global leadership development
  • Executive leadership
  • Cross-cultural management
  • HRM
  • Organizational development
  • Humanistic learning approaches
  • Mixed methods/Qualitative

Teaches in the Global Leadership and Research cores.

Dr. Brenda Williams

Dr. Brenda Williams

Visiting Faculty
email: bcwilliams02@indianatech.edu

Academic credentials

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

Research Interests & Methodology

  • Disability studies
  • Employment of college students with disabilities & community college leadership
  • Hermeneutic phenomenological approach to research
  • Qualitative

Teaches in the Research Core.