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Organizational Leadership Graduate Program Faculty

Working professionals with strong academic experience and credentials, Saint Mary’s organizational leadership faculty infuse practical career experience into their teaching and engage in their disciplines in creative and scholarly ways. Our faculty members strive to provide you with a quality educational experience, lively online teaching, and engaging, thought-provoking discussions.

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Program Director

  • Program Director

    George Diaz is a dedicated and passionate educator with a demonstrated ability to advise, coach and instruct students and adult learners from diverse backgrounds.

Faculty

  • Adjunct Instructior

    Charles has a keen interest in examining the influences of cultural diversity and cross-cultural communication on organizations and communities.

  • Jeffrey Eng is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Legal Affairs for HRH Global Connections, LLC (HRHGC), a management consulting firm that helps its clients develop markets and grow revenue through strategy implementation and global relatio

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    K. David Hirschey is the principal of Personnel Management, Inc.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Gay Holm recently wrapped up a 37-year career with Xcel Energy, a major U.S. electric and natural gas company.

  • MA in Management - Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Hassen Hussein has been an adjunct assistant professor at Saint Mary’s since 2011. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has experience in curriculum design, program development, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Dr. Christa Tess Kalk holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication Studies from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Jena Klein has been in the education sector for over two decades, with extensive experience with human resources and management.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Dr. Rob Koonce served as the director of continuing legal education and professional development for a state organization for the past nine years.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    James A. (Jim) Laumeyer, M.B.A., SPHR, SCP, is an assistant professor, the principal of his HR consulting firm, and a labor arbitrator. His career has included senior leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Jeff's education began at Indiana State University, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration before continuing on to Gonzaga University in Washington State for an M.A. in Organizational Leadership.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Jeremiah is a passionate educator, a firm believer in expanding higher educational opportunities, and an advocate for global citizenship.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Jessica Samens’ teaching and research interests include intercultural communication, organizational communication, and health communication. She is in the process of completing her Ph.D.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Diana-Christine Teodorescu is currently completing her doctorate degree in Leadership with a focus on historic and race-based trauma, epigenetics, human inclusion, personal growth, community healing, and social justice.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Al Watts started his professional career at Land O’Lakes Inc., where he had the opportunity to significantly expand its college recruitment efforts, develop its affirmative action program, and initiate its employee assistance program.

  • Adjunct Professor

    Kabo Yang is the executive director of the Minnesota Women's Consortium, a statewide nonprofit organization advancing equity and justice for all women through advocacy and collaboration.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Dr. Brian Chupp earned his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from the University of Toledo in 2010. Over the last two decades, he has taught numerous courses in academia as well as in industry.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Dr. Cranmer is an associate professor at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. His Ph.D. is in Industrial Organizational Psychology. He teaches in both the Master of Human Resource Management and the Master of Organizational Leadership programs.

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Jermain is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of T.R.U.T.H. Academies and has extensive corporate, nonprofit, and government experience.