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Michelle Kilbourne

Michelle Kilbourne Profile

Contact Information

Name:Michelle Kilbourne
Department:Business & Professional Studies
Office Location:Lindner Tower


Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Regent University

MBA, emphasis in HR, Illinois State University
B.S. in Finance, Illinois State University


Michelle Kilbourne, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, is an experienced business consultant with the ability to strategically lead organizational development initiatives. Visit www.michellekilbourne.com for more details.

Dr. Michelle Kilbourne has held executive-level positions in both corporate and not-for-profit organizations and has consulted with for-profit, not-for-profit, and municipalities. In these roles, she has helped clients implement processes and programs to align organizational behaviors. She has experience in change management, organization design and development; human resources; communication and involvement; instructional design and development; grant writing, and program and project management.

Certified to use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Dr. Kilbourne utilizes it as the foundation for her executive coaching business for over seven years. 

With Judson University, Dr. Kilbourne serves as the Chair of the traditional business department. In this role, she works with students to implement their creative ideas including Shark Tank, which occurs every November.

Dr. Kilbourne is married to Carpentersville Chief of Police Michael J. Kilbourne, who teaches criminal justice classes for Judson University.

Expertise / Involvements

Change Management


Investigating Despair in Retired Leaders - Journal of Business and Leadership, Volume 5.


 Engaging Generation Z: A new cohort of college students. Midwest Business Administration Association

Organizational Wisdom - Christian Business Faculty Association in Seattle

Organizational Wisdom - Ohio State University Leadership and Ethics Conference in Columbus
Investigating Despair in Retired Leaders - Business and Leadership Symposium in Kansas

Professional Societies or Affiliations

Christian Business Faculty Administration

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World