Lead Faculty and Associate Professor of Global Leadership
Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2247
Office: Keene Building, Room 344
Tu and W: 10 a.m.-Noon, 1-3 p.m.
Ph.D. in Global Leadership
Academic Advisor Roles
- Ph.D., Communication, University of Memphis (2006), Emphasis: Inter-Cultural and Organizational Communication
- M.A., Professional Communication, Purdue University (2000)
- B.A., Rostov State Pedagogical University, Russia (1993), Majors: Linguistics (Russian as a Second Language and English) Minors: Psychology
Lead Faculty (2012-current)
Responsibilities: annual curriculum review, development and implementation of the program’s initiatives and outreach activities (e.g., recruitment of keynote speakers and adjunct faculty; bi-annual residency design, planning and execution), head faculty groups in curriculum activities, work with students on publications and conference presentations.
Global Practicums (organized international trips for doctoral students): Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Peru, Russia, UK.
Associate Professor of Global Leadership (2016-current)
Assistant Professor of Global Leadership (2011-2016)
Ph.D. Courses: Leadership Theory and Research, Scholarly Inquiry and Technical Writing, Qualifying Paper Research Seminar, Introduction to Research, Global Leadership Research, Communication in Global and Diverse Contexts.
Dissertation Committees: examples of topics include followership, global followership, bi-cultural leaders, social network analysis, organizational culture, faculty as leaders, women leaders, critical leadership theory, leadership communication, complexity leadership; qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Other Teaching Experience
Butler University, University of Indianapolis, Otterbein College, University of Memphis, IPFW
Works in Progress
Tolstikov-Mast, Y., & Sarahanova, N. Social construction of “followership” in Russia: Exploratory research.
Tolstikov-Mast, Y., Collins, N, & Lyndon, A. Teaching scientific integrity in doctoral education: Empirically derived action approach to deal with unethical publishing.
Handbook of Multinational Leadership Research
Global Followers and Global Followership: Exploring the Meaning across Continents, Disciplines, and Perspectives
Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2016). Global followership: The launch of the scholarly journey. In J. S. Osland, M. Li, & Y. Want (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (Vol. 9, pp. 109-150). Bingley, UK: Emerald.
Tolstokov-Mast, Y. (2014). Followership in Russia: Understanding traditions and exploring meanings of current reality. Journal of Leadership Education, 13(4), 100-110. doi:10.12806/v13I14/C11
Littrell, R.F, Puffer, S. M., McCarthy, D. J., Dorfman, P., Tolstikov-Mast, Y., & Sarahanova, N. (October 2014). Russian leadership: Is it evolving toward more international styles? Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1, 13201-13201. DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2014.13201symposium
Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2013). A U.S.-Russian academic collaboration in peril (case study). In M. Javidan, & J. Walker (Eds.), Developing your Global Mindset: The handbook for successful global leaders (pp. 574-582). Edina, MN: Beaver’s Pond Press
Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2013). Enjoyment of Traveling in Action (narrative case). In M. Javidan, & J. Walker (Eds.), Developing your Global Mindset: The handbook for successful global leaders (pp. 253-254). Edina, MN: Beaver’s Pond Press
Lestrange, J., & Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2013). Can global organizations use Values-Based Leadership to combat bribery and corruption? Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 10(4), 41-56
Florenthal, B., & Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2012). Organizational culture: Comparing faculty and staff perspectives. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 12(6), 81-90.
Florenthal, B., & Yulia Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2010). Understanding organizational culture from multiple perspectives: Faculty and staff relationship analysis. The Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 5 (1), 29-41
Tolstikov-Mast, Y., & Keyton, J. (2002). Communicating about communication: Fostering the development of the communication discipline in Russia. In I. N. Rozina (Ed.), Theory of communication and applied communication. Bulletin of Russian Communication Association (issue1, pp. 119-134). Rostov-on-Don, Russia: Institute of Management, Business, and Law. (Reprinted in ERIC database ED 461905)
Recent Conference Presentations
Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (October, 2017). Cross-Cultural and Global Followership Research in Turbulent Times: Theoretical and Empirical Advances (panel). International Leadership Association, Brussels, Belgium.
Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (June, 2016). Exploring the meanings of Global Followership and Global Leader-Follower partnership. Academy of International Business, New Orleans, LA
Tolstikov-Mast, Y., Collins, N, & Lyndon, A. (October, 2015). Teaching scientific integrity in doctoral education: Empirically derived action approach to deal with unethical publishing. Research Proposal. International Leadership Association, Barcelona, Spain
Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (October, 2015). Meeting of doctoral education administration. Pre-Conference Panel Presentation. International Leadership Association, Barcelona, Spain
Tolstikov-Mast, Y., & Sarahoanova, N. (October, 2014). Exploring meanings of Russian followership. Presentation at the Pre-Conference International Followership Symposium. International Leadership Association, San Diego, CA.
Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (October, 2014). Meeting of doctoral education administration. Pre-Conference Panel Presentation. International Leadership Association, San Diego, CA.
Tolstikov-Mast, Y., & Sarahoanova, N. (August, 2014). Meaning construction of followership across cultures: Russian and the USA comparison. Paper competitively selected by Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA
Tolstikova-Mast, Y. & Sarakhanova. N. (October, 2013). Social construction of followership in Russia: Exploratory research. Paper competitively selected by the Leadership in Russia & Global Context Conference, Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and by the Centre for Cross Cultural Comparisons & Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)
Lestrange, J. & Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (May, 2012) Can global organizations use universal tactics to combat bribery and corruption? Corporate governance approaches using Values-based leadership. Proceedings and Presentation at International Excellence in Business Conference, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (February, 2012). Working discussion sessions to increase understanding of the “soft skills” of the leader and change the metaphor. 21st Kravis-de Roulet Leadership Conference (theme: Understanding and Assessing “Soft” Leadership Skills – February 24-25, 2012)
Florenthal, B., & Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (March, 2011). Organizational Culture: Comparing Faculty versus Staff Perspectives (Quantitative Approach). Marketing Management Association Spring Conference
Thunderbird Global Mindset Inventory (GMI) Certified
Global Competencies Inventory (GLC) Certified
Faculty and Staff Recognition Award, Indiana Tech (2016)
Faculty of the Year, Ph.D. Program in Global Leadership, Indiana Tech (2014)
Best Research Award (Hyperlink Analysis of P&G Presence in Russia), Applied Communication Division, National Communication Association
Baltic Journal of Management (BJM)
International Committee (Chair), Faculty Senate, Faculty Development (VPAA appointment), Graduate Counsel (VPAA appointment), Library Committee, Philosophy Dimension Committee (EQuIP), Business Communication Standards Committee (Chair, AACSB Accreditation).
Service to University and State of Indiana
Regular Speaker and Facilitator at Faculty Tea and Conversation at McMillan Library, Indiana Tech
Regular Presenter on Global Mindset at Leading Across Cultures Certificate Program, International Center, Indianapolis, IN
International Research Grants
Lilly Faculty Development Award (2015), Bridging the Aspiration-Attainment Gap: A Case Study of Beca 18 Students’ Perceptions of Their Sense of Belonging and Possible Selves.
Lilly Faculty Development Award (2012), Leaders and Followers in Russia During the Time of Current Political Crisis: Generational Attributes, Perceptions, and Relationship Transformation (Qualitative Pilot Study in Moscow, Russia).
*Academy of Management *Academy of International Business *International Leadership Association