Lead Faculty and Assistant Professor of Global Leadership
Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2247
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Office: Cunningham Business Center, Room 140
- 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
- Indiana Tech, Ph.D. Program in Global Leadership, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Lead Faculty, 2012-current. Oversee Research Core delivery, manage research faculty course, develop and implement program’s initiatives and outreach activities, assist students with publications and conference presentations submissions.
- Chair: Brett Whitaker “Exploration into academic disciplinary development of Global Leadership Studies: A case study approach.” Rebecca Fuller “Global Leadership Communication: Meaning and practice.”Mallory Trusty “Turnover international in global organizations: Leader support behavior and followers’ perceptions of this behavior.” Shayne Heitzmann “Multi-generational followers’ perception of organizational change.” Elizabeth Gorynova “Bi-cultural leaders: Are they the ultimate driving force of global organizations?”
- Committee Member: Currently, on 7 dissertation committees. Research Approaches: both qualitative and quantitative. Indiana Tech, Ph.D. Program in Global Leadership, Fort Wayne, Indiana Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Global Leadership, 2011-current, Ph.D. Courses: Leadership Theory and Research, Scholarly Inquiry and Technical Writing, Qualifying Paper Research Seminar, Introduction to Research, Global Leadership Research, Organizational Communication and Culture.
- Program Development: Redesigned Ph.D. program’s Research Core curriculum, redesigned requirements for the Qualifying Paper, redesigned Dissertation Manual, developed and implemented Global Practicums (London, UK; Moscow, Russia) to enrich students’ international awareness, developed and led Immersion Weekends (residency requirements).
- Butler University, College of Business (COB), Indianapolis, Indiana Instructor in Management, 2008-2010. Designed and taught business courses, advised students, developed MBA curriculum, developed Experiential Learning activities, led COB change initiatives. Courses: Freshman Business Experience (UG), Managing People in Global Organizations (MBA).
- Coordinator, Freshman Business Experience Course, 2008-2010. Provided program vision, developed policies and procedures, supervised faculty and staff, led COB marketing initiatives (recruiting activities, promotional materials), led a task team to produce business skills assessments (leadership, communication, analytical thinking), managed budget, designed business writing and information literacy standards.
- Adjunct Faculty, 2007-2008. Designed and taught business courses. Courses: Organizational Behavior, Introduction to International Business (UG); Managing People in Global Organizations (MBA).
Other Academic Teaching
Marketing, Global Business
- University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2007 Adjunct Faculty (UG) OTTERBEIN COLLEGE, Westerville, OH, 2005. Adjunct Faculty (MBA). Organizational Communication, Human Communication, Public Speaking Skills
Additional information available upon request.
- Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2013). A US-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)
- 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)
- Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2012). Pegasus Systems Thinking in Action Conference, Attendant, November, Indianapolis, IN
- Lestrange, J. & Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (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, May, 2012, 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 (Quantities Approach). Marketing Management Association Spring Conference
- Tolstikov-Mast, Y., & King, K. (May 2009). Meeting Employers Demands in Preparing Future Workforce: Using an Experiential Approach in Freshman Business Course. Paper competitively selected by the Joint International Conference: Academic Business World and Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN; won Presentation Excellence Award
- Florenthal, B., & Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2009). Understanding Organizational Culture from Multiple Perspectives: Faculty and Staff Relationship Analysis. Paper competitively selected by the Joint International Conference: Academic Business World and Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN; won Presentation Excellence Award
- Tolstikova-Mast, Y (2008, May). “Active” Approach to Global Education. Paper competitively selected by the Intercultural Communication Division and presented at International Communication Association, Montréal, Canada.
- Tolstikova-Mast, Y. (2007, November). Reexamining the meanings of sexual harassment in theory, research, and teaching: from local to global. Panel competitively selected by the Organizational Communication Division and presented at National Communication Association, Chicago, IL
- Tolstikova-Mast, Y. (2007, November). Sexual harassment in multinational organizational context: Answering a call of global human resource professionals. Example of Russia. Paper competitively selected by the Organizational Communication Division and presented at National Communication Association, Chicago, IL
- Tolstikova-Mast, Y. (2004, October). Macro and Micro Models of International Interorganizational Professional Communication: Theoretical Approach. Paper competitively selected by The Association for Business Communication and presented in Cambridge, MS
- Tosltikova-Mast. Y. (2004, April). Is passivism a characteristic of the Russian business class or just an individual trait? Helping Western business professionals interpret Russian managers’ behavior. Historical analysis. Paper competitively selected by the Organizational and Professional Communication Interest Group and presented at Central States Communication Association, Cleveland, OH
- Tolstikov-Mast, Y (2003, November). Recognizing the need for organizational culture research in global organizations. Proctor & Gamble’s representation in Russia: Applying a three-perspective theory of culture and a hypertext analysis. Paper competitively selected by the Applied Communication Division as one of the top four papers in applied communication and presented at National Communication Association Convention, Miami, FL
- Tolstikov-Mast, Y (2003, November). Challenges of Russian-American scholarly collaboration: Sharing experiences and learning lessons. Paper competitively selected by the Russian Communication Association and presented at National Communication Association Convention, Miami, FL.
- Tolstikov-Mast, Y. and Ozley, R. R. (2003, April). The communicative and unifying dynamics of a sense of place in a mobile world: Reflections of personal and professional experiences with physical places. Paper competitively selected by the Intercultural Communication Division; Southern States Communication Association Convention, Birmingham, AL.
- Tolstikov-Mast, Y. and Keyton, J. (2002, March). Communicating about communication: Fostering the development of the communication discipline in Russia. Paper competitively selected by the Intercultural Communication Interest Group, Western States Communication Association Convention, Long Beach, CA
- Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2001, November). The influence of individual, cultural and organizational characteristics on the interactions between American businesspeople and their business partners in Russia and Newly Independent States. Poster competitively selected for Poster Session; National Communication Association Convention, Atlanta GA
- Tolstikov-Mast, Y. (2001, April). Up To What Applied Communication Should Be? Paper on a panel competitively selected by the Applied Communication Division; Southern States Communication Association Convention, Lexington, KY
- Parrish-Sprowl, J. and Gordeyeva, Y. (2000, April). Computer Mediated Communication in Eastern Europe (Russia and Poland). Competitively selected paper, Central State Communication Association Convention, Detroit, April
- Gordeyeva, Y. (1999, November). An analysis of American-Russian business interactions: Developing market competence across the cultural divide. Paper on a panel competitively selected by the Organizational Communication Division; National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL
- Gordeyeva, Y. (1999, November). Crisis of Russian identity: The influence of Western capitalism on Russian discourse. Paper competitively selected to the Seminar Session on The Fall of Communism and Its Impact on Democratic Discourse; National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL
Dr. Yulia Tolstikov-Mast is an Assistant Professor and the Lead Faculty at the Ph.D. program in Global Leadership at the Indiana Institute of Technology. She relocated to the United States from Russia in 1996 and made Indiana her home. Dr. Tolstikov-Mast has 20 years experience in higher education. In Russia, she was a Second Language Acquisition Specialist, worked in international student offices and international business. In the USA, she was involved in small business management, academic administration, taught undergraduate and graduate courses at various universities, and conducted training programs on Russian business class, cultural competencies, and intercultural communication.
Dr. Tolstikov-Mast research interests include organizational culture and systems thinking, followership and leadership in modern Russia, and dyadic adaptation in international professional interactions. Her current research appeared in the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, The Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, and Theory of Communication and Applied communication (Bulletin of Russian Communication Association). Dr. Tolstikov-Mast teaches research, global leadership, and communication courses. She assists in program development and is an Advisor to the International Center of Indiana. She holds B.A. in Linguistics from Rostov State Pedagogical University, Russia; M.A. in Professional Communication from Purdue University, and Ph.D. in Communication from The University of Memphis.
Previous to coming to Indiana Tech, she was a faculty at Butler University in Indianapolis. Her other teaching positions were at the University of Indianapolis, Otterbein College, The University of Memphis, and IPFW.
- Business Communication Standards Committee, Chair (AACSB Accreditation), Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
- Faculty Senate, Member, IndianaTech, Fort Wayne, IN
- Graduate Counsel, Member, IndianaTech, Fort Wayne, IN
- Library Committee Member, IndianaTech, Fort Wayne, IN
- Philosophy Dimension Committee, Member (Foundations of Excellence Initiative), IndianaTech, Fort Wayne, IN
- Lilly Faculty Development Award (2012), $7500, Leaders and Followers in Russia During the Time of Current Political Crisis: Generational Attributes, Perceptions, and Relationship Transformation (Qualitative Pilot Study)
- Lilly Faculty Development Award (2013), $5000, Russian Leadership and Management International Conference and Global Practicum Trip for PhD Students
- Peer-Reviewer for the Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research (JEECAR)
- Advisor – Global Leadership Certificate, International Center of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
- Presenter – Leadership in a Global Economy, presented for the Institute of Management Accountants, Indianapolis Chapter (Indianapolis, IN)
- Presenter/Facilitator – Higher Education Leadership and Globalization in the 21st Century, presented for the Commission for Administrative Leadership for Global Dimensions of Student Development (Webinar)
- Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, U.K., Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
- *Academy of Management *International Business Association *International Leadership Association