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Dr. Lisa Kindred

Lisa Kindred
Associate Professor of Business

College of Business

Phone: 260.247.8786


Office: Remote

My Office Hours

I am available to meet by appointment either by telephone or video conference. Please contact me to inquire as to my availability.

Classes I Teach

BA 2010 Principles of Management
BA 2700 Organizational Behavior
BA 2410 HR Management
BA 3650 Compensation Management
BA 3800 Labor Relations
BA 4700 Training & Development

My Academic Advising Roles

Human Resource Management

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Global Leadership and Organizational Management – Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN
    • Dissertation: Leadership Fit as a Condition for Meaningful Work: A Study of Iraqi-born Employees
    • Dissertation Committee:
      Dr. Jeffrey Zimmerman, Chair, Missouri Southern State University
      Dr. Lynette Spillman, University of Notre Dame
      Dr. James Schaffer, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Master of Human Resource Management – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • B.S. Management – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Professional Experience

  • Indiana Institute of Technology 2001 – Present
  • Associate Professor of Management/Business with Tenure, 2022 – Present
  • Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Business with Tenure, 2018 – 2022
    Department Chair – Management and Marketing, College of Business, 2018 – 2020
  • Academic Coordinator 2012-2018
  • Part-time Faculty 2001 – 2012

HR Consulting:

  • Freedom Truck and Auto Repair, Inc., South Bend, IN April 2022 – March 2023
  • Eagle Truck & Auto Service, Inc., Mishawaka, IN 2014 – 2022
  • Liberty Logistics Midwest, Inc., South Bend, IN 2004-2021
  • Patriot Parcel Delivery, Inc., South Bend, IN 2008-2021
  • Press Ganey Associates 2007 – 2009
  • Senior Consultant – South Bend, Indiana


Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference
“I Removed Assignment Due Dates In My College Courses. Here’s What I Learned…”, May 2023

Online Connect with Mary Beth
“The Elements of Instructor Presence in Online Courses”, May 2022

Indiana Tech Faculty Retreat
“How to Incorporate Project-Based Learning into Your Program”, August 2021

Indiana Tech Residency Workshop for Doctoral Students
“Understanding the IRB Process”, April 2021

Indiana Tech Teaching Excellence Center
“A guided Tour of Warrior Faculty Lounge Online”, June 2020

Indiana Tech Teaching Excellence Center
“Converting PhD Residency to a Fully Online Experience during a Pandemic”, June 2020

Indiana Tech Teaching Excellence Center
“Creating and Grading Discussion Boards”, June 2020

Indiana Tech College of Business Faculty Workshop
“Brainstorming and Action-planning to Increase Faculty Satisfaction”, April 2019

Indiana Tech Residency Workshop for Doctoral Students
“Conducting In-Depth Interviews: Mining for Emotions”, March 2017

Michiana SHRM Certification Workshop, Mishawaka, IN
“Elements of Employee Engagement”, March 18, 2015

Saint Mary’s College – Study of the United States Institute for Student Leaders, Notre Dame, IN
Global Leadership Mentor, July 23, 2014

Memorial High School, Elkhart, Indiana
“Basic Job Search Skills”, April 24, 2014

Indiana University South Bend – Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter, South Bend, Indiana
“Meaningful Work: One of the Three Psychological Conditions of Engagement”, April 17, 2014

Five Star Life Leadership Program, Elkhart, Indiana
Resume Writing Workshop, February 11, 2014

Five Star Life Leadership Program, Elkhart, Indiana
“Job Search Basics & Applications”, December 3, 2013

Michiana Society for Human Resource Management, South Bend, Indiana
“Managing your Job Search”, Military Workshop, October 20, 2012

Michiana Human Resource Association, Elkhart, Indiana
“Recruiting, Interviewing, and Selection”, September 25, 2012

International Leadership Association 13th Annual Global Leadership Conference
“A Leadership Perspective of the Ripple Effect,” London, October 2011

Indiana Tech Doctoral Residency, Fort Wayne, Indiana
“Putting Your Degree To Work”, September 20, 2019

Teaching Excellence Center, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana
“Cheating or not? How to process academic infractions”, October 24, 2019

Why I Teach

I have a deep love and passion for human resource management. Teaching allows me to share that passion with my students. I enjoy inspiring students and igniting their curiosity and enthusiasm for human resource management.

Additional Information

I am married to a retired Navy veteran and have an adult son who graduated from Indiana Tech with a degree in accounting. Our family dog is a bull terrier named Brutus and we have a few backyard chickens.

Although I love all kinds of music, I am a huge Bruce Springsteen fan and tend to listen to classic rock.

I enjoy biking and running and I am obsessed with Peloton. I also enjoy fishing and boating.

I love to travel. Some of my favorite places include Hawaii, Ireland, South Dakota and Gatlinburg, TN. Hiking is also one of my favorite activities and when traveling you can usually find me on a hiking trail.

I was raised on the Jersey shore, but went to high school in New Port Richey, Florida. I also lived in Hawaii (island of Oahu) and Savannah, Georgia for a short while.