Dr. Crystal Karn

Crystal Karn

Assistant Professor, Marketing and Management

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2434

Cell Phone: 260.312.0362

Email: clkarn@indianatech.edu

Office: Cunningham # 215B

Office Hours:

 ***Please contact Dr. Karn via email to set an appointment outside office hours***

  • Monday 8-9:00 / 11:50-2:45
  • Tuesday 7:30-8:00 / 10:45-2:30
  • Wednesday 8:00-9:00 / 11:50- 2:00
  • Thursday 7:30-8:00 / 10:45-1:30
  • Friday 8:00-9:00 / 11:50-2:15



Class Information

Fall 2017

Traditional Day Courses

  • BA 2200 Personal Finance
  • BA 2700 Organizational Behavior (2 Sections)
  • BA 2160 Creating Service and Sales
  • BA 2140 Financial Services Marketing

Undergraduate Online Courses

  • BA 3120 Foundations of Exchanges and Trading
  • BA 2105 Introduction to Financial Services
  • BA 2120  Fundamentals of Insurance and Risk Management
  • BA 4120 Financial Services Valuation and Strategy

Graduate/Doctoral CPS Courses

  • MSOL 6700 Developing Human Capital
  • MSOL 5500 Financial Concepts for Leaders
  • MSOL  6800 Leading Strategy-Analysis, Planning, and Implementation


College of Business

Academic Advisor Roles

College of Business students

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Global Leadership, Indiana Tech; Concentration in Organizational Management (2013)
  • MBA, Indiana Tech (2009)
  • B.A., Interpersonal & Organizational Communication, Purdue University (2004), Public Relations Minor

Professional Experience

I have been teaching since 2009. I started teaching as an adjunct professor at Indiana Tech with both traditional and CPS students. I also taught in the Master of Science in Leadership program at Trine University from 2012-2013. In 2013, I gained full-time status at Indiana Tech as an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management.

I have over 7 years of experience in the finance industry working with fortune 500 companies. My various financial roles have included work with marketing, new client acquisition, training, investments, insurance, risk planning, personal and business banking, loans, profit & loss analysis, credit management, and financial reconciliation. I have been Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) Registered and hold a valid Indiana Insurance Producers License. I have been FINRA registered with various securities licenses.

Prior to working in finance I was an area manager for a rental car company. I was responsible for establishing marketing practices and objectives for new areas. I also oversaw operations management, fleet utilization, staffing, new account acquisition, profit & loss analysis, and human resources.

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Expatriate Leaders Creating Advantages
    Journal of Knowledge Management Research & Practice (In Review)
    September 2013
  • Innovation Dimensions of Visionary Leadership and Organizational Learning
    Journal of Leadership Studies (In Editing)
    October 2013
  • Indiana Tech Leadership Week Speaker – Creating Your Leadership Presence (September 2014)
  • Invited Guest Speaker – Indiana Tech Alumni Networking Event – Leadership Branding. (October 2014)
  • Summer 2015 – Corporate Leadership Training and Development
  • September 2015 – CBE Higher Education Summit – Indianapolis
  • October 2015 – CBE Exchange – Listening, Learning, and Leading
  • December 2015 – Journal of Leadership Studies Reviewer
  • June 2016 – The Art of Storytelling and Creativity in the Classroom – Presenter – Teaching Professor Conference 2016
  • June 2016 – UBTECH Conference Presenter – June 2016  – Co –Presenter with Dr. Jeff Zimmerman. – Collaborative Learning in Collaborative Spaces: Lessons Learned from Planning to Implementation
  • February  2017 – Invited Presenter – Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Conference:   Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment.  
  • June 2017 – Presenter – Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Leaning – Bethesda, MD.

Additional Information

  • Leepoxy Faculty Award – 2017
  • Indiana Tech Curriculum Committee Chair – Current
  • Indiana Tech Alumni Board of Directors – Board Member
  • Indiana Tech Alumni Board of Directors – Vice President
  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Board Member – Heritage Region Chapter Liaison
  • Financial Executives International Member (FEI), Fort Wayne Chapter Member
  • Junior Achievement, Teacher/Volunteer
  • International Leadership Association (ILA), Member
  • Indiana Tech Alumni Association Member
  • Indiana Tech 403(b) Fiduciary Committee Member