Kimberley Barker

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Full-Time Lecturer in Management


212 Hill

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  • Ph.D. Benedictine University
  • MBA Hawaii Pacific University
  • BSBA Hawaii Pacific University

Professional Summary

Dr. Barker received her Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Benedictine University and has been a Full-Time Lecturer at EMU since 2017.  Prior to coming to Eastern she spent five years in Human Resources and over 15 years in Hospital Administration. She is the recipient of the Beryl Institute Scholar Grant and is Vice President of the Board for the International Society for Organization Development and Change (ISODC). Her research interests include Global Organization Development, Cultural Competence and Dilemma Reconciliation, Conflict Resolution, Gender Equality in Organizations, Change and Compassionate-Lean-Humble Leadership.  Dr. Barker’s goal is to convey her passion as a Scholar-Practitioner to her students by getting them excited about best practices that will transform their work and life. See her LinkedIn page for a complete list of her publications and her YouTube page for a complete list of her webinars. Check out her latest (coauthored) book "YOU Can Create Positive Change at Work!"

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 202 Business Communications
  • MGMT 386 Organizational Behavior and Management
  • MGMT 486 Organizational Change and Team Building
  • MGMT 460 Developing Management Skills
  • MGMT 450 Leadership Theories and Practices
  • MGMT 492 Managing World Business Communication
  • MGMT 616 Negotiation and Influence Applied for Business
  • MGMT 638 Building Continuous Improvement in Teams

Professional Affiliations

  • International Society for Organization Development and Change (ISODC)
  • Organization Development Network (ODN)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Association for Business Communication (ABC)