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Kerri Cissna

Visiting Assistant Professor

First-Year Integrated Core & Entrepreneurship


Profile

Academic Background

  • Kerri went to MacArthur High School in Decatur, IL and Warner Pacific University in Portland, OR and then earned a Master of Education In College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. She earned her Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and her Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change from Pepperdine University.

Academic & Professional Experience

  • As the Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Entrepreneurship and Creativity at the Department of Entrepreneurship and the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship in Miami University's Farmer School of Business, Dr. Kerri Cissna teaches ESP 103: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking in the First Year Integrated Core.
  • At Wake Forest University, Kerri was a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program for Leadership and Character and the Center for Entrepreneurship. While serving as a postdoctoral fellow at Wake Forest, Kerri designed and taught undergraduate courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Character of Entrepreneurship. Kerri also taught courses with emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship in Human Resource Management through the Business School at California State University, Long Beach. Kerri designed and taught courses in Collaborative Leadership and Conflict Negotiation for a new Master of Leadership program at Southern Nazarene University. Kerri previously taught courses in business communication, social entrepreneurship and leadership at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.
  • Her career in higher education spans two decades and includes five years as Assistant Vice Chancellor in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, four years as Director of Housing & Residence Life, and three years as Leadership Development Coordinator at Pepperdine University. She also served as Executive Director for Leadership Long Beach.

Recent Publications

  • Cissna, K., Martin, L. & Shahisiman, L. (2017). Global leadership competence: The intelligence quotient of modern leader. Journal of Leadership Education.
  • Cissna, K., Martin, L. & Shahisiman, L. (2016). Global leadership competence. Journal of Global Leadership, Volume IV.
  • Book Chapters Gross, C., Cissna, K. & Wickramasingh, A. (2021). Diversity, equity and inclusion: Strategic plans for start-ups. Global encyclopedia of administration, public policy and governance. Springer International: New York.
  • Cissna, K., Martin, L., Weber, M. J. & Wickramasingh, A. (in press). The life integration framework: A women’s global perspective on work-life integration and work-from-home. Work from Home: Multi-level Perspectives on the New Normal. Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Gross, C., Cissna, K. & Wickramasingh, A. (in press). Catalyzing social innovation through experiential education and foreign travel. The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change. Palgrave MacMillan Publishers: United Kingdom.
  • Wickramasingh, A., Cissna, K. & Gross, C. (in press). Beyond east and west: The making of global leaders. The Springer Handbook of Global Leadership and Followership. Springer International: New York.
  • Bayat, N. & Cissna, K. (in press) Supporting leadership success in times of global disruption: Best practices for transformational executive coaching. Springer International: New York.
  • Schockman, H. E. & Cissna, K. (2019). Mindfulness companion: The role of mindful leaders, followers and organizations. Routledge Handbook of Mindfulness, Flow, and Creativity in the Workplace. Taylor and Francis Publishing: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
  • Schockman, H. E. & Cissna, K. (2019). Finding the key to positive leadership: Applying inclusivity and virtue ethics. Positive leadership and change: Exemplary approaches and new directions. Springer: New York.
  • Weber, M. J. & Cissna, K. (2019). Meaningful work-family integration: Strategies for fulfillment. The Handbook of Workplace Well-Being: Reimagining Human Flourishing. Palgrave MacMillan Publishers: New York.
  • Schockman, H. E. & Cissna, K. (2018). Inclusive leadership and hyper-spirituality. The Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment. Palgrave MacMillan Publishers: New York. Books Weber, M. J. & Cissna, K. (2020). Women in leadership and work-life integration, Volume III: Global Perspectives. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: United Kingdom.
  • Weber, M. J. & Cissna, K. (2016). Women in leadership and work-life integration, Volume II: A Woman’s Identity. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: United Kingdom.
  • Weber, M. J. & Cissna, K. (2015). Women in leadership and work-life integration, Volume I. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: United Kingdom.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award, IOSSBR Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2016 (Topic: Digital Intelligence) Distinguished Young Alumni, Warner Pacific College, 2011 Student Affairs Staff Member of the Month, Pepperdine University, June 2006 Minority Student Ally Award, Black Student Association, Pepperdine University, 2007 A.F. Gray Founders Award, Warner Pacific College, 2001

Biography

As the Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Entrepreneurship and Creativity at the Department of Entrepreneurship and the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship in Miami University's Farmer School of Business, Dr. Kerri Cissna teaches ESP 103: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking in the First Year Integrated Core.

Kerri went to MacArthur High School in Decatur, IL and Warner Pacific University in Portland, OR and then earned a Master of Education In College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. She earned her Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and her Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change from Pepperdine University. Her research interests include #WorkplaceSpirituality #InclusiveLeadership #Creativity #Entrepreneurship #LeadingInnovation #DEI #GlobalLeadership and #Philanthropy. She has published articles in several refereed journals, including the Journal of Leadership Education and the Journal of Global Leadership. She has four published books on the topic of #WomeninLeadership and #WorkLifeIntegration.

At Wake Forest University, Kerri was a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program for Leadership and Character and the Center for Entrepreneurship. While serving as a postdoctoral fellow at Wake Forest, Kerri designed and taught undergraduate courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Character of Entrepreneurship. Kerri also taught courses with emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship in Human Resource Management through the Business School at California State University, Long Beach. Kerri designed and taught courses in Collaborative Leadership and Conflict Negotiation for a new Master of Leadership program at Southern Nazarene University. Kerri previously taught courses in business communication, social entrepreneurship and leadership at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.

Her career in higher education spans two decades and includes five years as Assistant Vice Chancellor in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, four years as Director of Housing & Residence Life, and three years as Leadership Development Coordinator at Pepperdine University.

Kerri also holds additional titles of #Writer #Author #Speaker #Producer #ChiefAcademicOfficer #Consultant #Coach #Investor #Philanthropist #Futurist #Researcher #Manager #Traveler #Connector #Visionary #Organizer #Mobilizer

Courses


  • FALL 2022
    ESP 201 E TR 1:15PM-2:35PM FSB 0031
  • ESP 201 TR 2:50PM-4:10PM FSB 0027
Kerri Cissna

Contact Information

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