Inclusive and Ethical Leadership Certificate
A partial list of presenters, panelists and guest speakers for this program is presented below.
Kathy Tuberville, U of M Department of Management faculty and Faculty Director of the Fogelman College Experiential Learning Center, has a diverse career background in both higher education and business leadership roles. Through various human resource management and marketing positions within Memphis, Tuberville became interested in the role of developing college students for the workplace and has over 20 years of experience in teaching, experiential learning, and working with students in innovative professional development programs. She has worked with numerous organizations to build recruiting programs that yield high impact talent development programs. She and her team engage with over 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students to develop collaborative, employer-driven programming to help students transition from the classroom to the workplace successfully.
Jonathan H. Westover
Jonathan H. Westover is a professor and chair of Organizational Leadership in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, Academic Director of the UVU Center for Social Impact and the UVU SIMLab, and Faculty Fellow for Ethics in Public Life (previously the Associate Director) in the Center for the Study of Ethics. He is an award-winning US-based Amazon.com #1 Best Selling Author, ranked # 1 HR, Innovation, and Future of Work Global Thought Leader & Influencer (Thinkers360), ranked in the Top 30 in Management and Organizational Culture (Global Gurus), entrepreneur, management consultant, teacher, and research academic based in Orem, Utah. He serves on a host of nonprofit, community, and association boards and committees and has received numerous awards for his teaching, research, and service to the community.
Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to help executives become confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and make a positive, lasting impact. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians and business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world. Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has over 6.2 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17.
Tolgay is a business-driven IT leader and trusted partner with close to 30 years of experience covering the whole business IT spectrum within the Education, Healthcare, Research, Financial, Public, Technology industries. He is currently leading cybersecurity efforts as the Chief Information Security Officer at UC Merced. He is an advocate of lifelong learning and teaches graduate business analytics courses at Saint Mary's College of California. He is an accredited ISACA CGEIT and CRISC trainer and serves as the Academic Relations Director for ISACA Sacramento Chapter. His current research interests are cybersecurity, privacy, digital transformation, business analytics, and educational IT programs. He has various industry certifications, a B.S. degree in computer engineering, an MBA, and a PhD focusing on information security, quality, and patient safety.
Karen A. Holbrook
Karen A. Holbrook was appointed regional chancellor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus on Jan. 2, 2018, after serving as executive vice president at USF Sarasota-Manatee campus and senior advisor to the president of the University of South Florida since the summer of 2017. She has served on the boards of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), ACT, Inc., the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Council of Education (ACE), the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (now APLU), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Washington Advisory Group (WAG), among others. Dr. Holbrook has also participated on advisory panels and councils for the National Institutes of Health (NIAMS) and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the immediate past Director of the NIH (Elias Zerhouni). She currently serves on the boards of the Institute of International Education (IIE), CRDF Global, Bio-Techne, Academic Assembly, Inc., INTO USF, and is the immediate past board chair for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and until recently, served on the Board of Trustees for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Global Federation of Councils of Competitiveness (GFCC). Holbrook was an active biomedical researcher and NIH MERIT Award investigator early in her career. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a doctorate in Biological Structure at the University of Washington School of Medicine where she served as a postdoctoral fellow in dermatology, faculty member and research administrator.
Christina K. Dimitriou (BSc, MSocSc, PhD) is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) and Certified Online Instructor who has been teaching undergraduate and graduate tourism and hospitality courses for over twenty years in Europe and the United States. Research accomplishments include journal articles, book chapters, conference posters and presentations at regional, national and international conferences.
Dr. Hintz is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She works with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide array of presenting issues. She has extensive training in working with individuals who have been exposed to traumatic experiences, those with co-occurring substance use issues, as well as those struggling with emotional regulation. Dr. Hintz works actively to achieve an understanding of each person's unique circumstances, all while ensuring one's individual values and beliefs are respected within the therapeutic relationship. She believes the ultimate goal of therapy is to empower individuals to confront problematic circumstances in their lives and to work collaboratively toward furthering health and wellness. Dr. Hintz is an active proponent of multicultural counselling and theory and works dynamically to understand how individuals make meaning of the world within their various cultural contexts.
Prof. Shubhasheesh Bhattacharya, a PhD in Management, has around 32 years of academic and industry work experience. Currently, he is working with Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune India, as a Professor & Head of the Department – of Human Resources. He has served as a Member of the Academic Council and a Member of the Board of Studies of the Faculty of Management of Symbiosis International Deemed University. He has around 50 publications, around 15 presentations in conferences, and has completed more than 20 global certification programs. He has chaired technical sessions at conferences, conducted training programs and is a highly rated professor by his students. He also has received a couple of awards at the National Level. He values honesty, integrity, transparency and forthrightness. He has also served society as a Rotarian, was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, and also held the position of Director- Club Administration for his Rotary Club.
Nestor Guimaraes has been rated by several independent sources as one of the top researchers in the world based on publications in the top IS journals. He holds the Jesse E. Owen Chair of Excellence at Tennessee Technological University. He earned a PhD in MIS from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles. Tor was Department Chairman and Professor at St. Cloud State University. Before that, he was Assistant Professor and Director of the MIS Certificate Program at Case-Western Reserve University. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous national and international meetings sponsored by organizations such as the Information Processing Society of Japan, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Sales and Marketing Executives, IEEE, Association for Systems Management, and the American Society for Quality Control. Tor has consulted with many leading organizations including TRW, American Greetings, AT&T, IBM, and the Department of Defense. He is on the board of directors of several national and international business organizations and is a senior strategic advisor to their CEOs. Working with partners in more than thirty countries, Tor has published over two hundred articles dealing with the effective use and management of IS and related technologies.
Phidelia Johnson is a multi-passionate commercial business leader with the unique skill of advocating for both the employer and employee. Forged from over 18 years of broad and deep leadership success, she works with organizational leadership to streamline Human Resources administration, as well as provide solutions to ensure the mission, vision, and goals of the organization are met by applying fair and equitable practices while fostering an environment where people feel safe to engage and free to express ideas, perspective, abilities and returning value to shareholders through compliance, risk management, and motivated staff.
Napolitano is a 24 year’s old economist with an unrelenting passion for learning constructive insights on well-being, self-growth and lifelong betterment. During her degree studies, she was inspired by the principles of economics no longer as an end but as a medium and the theory that ethics and economics are intertwined in a triple bottom line perspective, thus analyzing the resilience of sustainable funds to the Coronavirus pandemic and the growing market interest towards impact and sustainable finance. She has won two times a national prize and, after graduating cum laude both from the bachelor and the master's degree, she was invited as a keynote speaker at the 12th edition of the Workshop on Cooperative and Responsible Finance for Development, promoted by Euricse, and she is now enrolled in a Master of Public Administration (MPA). She aims to sustain cognitive transformations, help others change perspectives on critical situations, and make herself the spokesperson for new interpretative models and techniques to develop resilience, especially during unstable times.