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

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

  • 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.

Dr. Yulia Tolstikov-Mast

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

Full Faculty Biography

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

  • 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

Visiting 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

Visiting 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

Visiting 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).

Dr. Matthew Kutz

Visiting 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).

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

  • 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; the balance sheet of the Federal Reserve, exit strategies, and outlook.  Quantitative Research Method.

Full Faculty Biography

Dr. Staci Lugar Brettin

Associate Professor, Visiting Faculty
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

Visiting 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

Visiting 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 Njunjuri

Dr. Faith Ngunjiri

Visiting 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.

Dr. Michelle Scott

Visiting 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

University President Emeritus, Visiting 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. Vlad Vaiman

Visiting Faculty
email: csedmiston@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Multicultural Management, University of St. Gallen
  • M.B.A., Strategic Management & HRM, University of Wyoming
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Russian State Academic of Oil and Gas

Research Specialties: Talent management; cross-cultural management; HRM; international HRM; organizational behavior; organizational development.  Qualitative Research Method; Mixed Methods.

Dr. Jennie Walker

Visiting 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. Jonathan Westover

Visiting Faculty
email: jhwestover01@indianatech.edu

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Utah
  • M.P.A., Human Resources Management, Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Demography Certificate, University of Utah
  • Graduate Higher Education Teaching Specialist Certificate, University of Utah

Research Specialties: Strategic international human resource management; performance management; organizational development; international political economy; global comparative employee engagement/motivation/job satisfaction; organizational leadership/ethics; organizational diversity; corporate social responsibility.  Quantitative/Qualitative Research Methods.

Dr. Brenda Williams

Dr. Brenda Williams

Visiting 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.