Shavonne Ekeledo, MBA, PhD

Core Professor, School of Business

Shavonne Ekeledo Photo

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business
  • Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Finance ​

Education:

  • ​Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Development – Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
  • Master of Business Administration - Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
  • Bachelor of Science in Management - Cornerstone University, Kalamazoo, MI

Dissertation:

  • ​"An Investigation of Organizational Learning Theory using Action Research: A Qualitative Leadership Study"

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Business
  • Black Businesses
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Organizational Learning
  • Training 

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • ​Human Research – Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)  Obtained 2020 Expires 2022 Certification Number # 36039292

Select Publications:

  • Ekeledo, S. (2020). The Must Have: The Components of an Adaptive Leader. Adapting to Changing Environments to Remain Successful. Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations. Northcentral University. 
  • Ekeledo, S. (2020). Diversity and Inclusion in the Virtual WorkplaceCenter for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations. Northcentral University. 
  • Ekeledo, S. (2019). An Investigation of Organizational Learning Theory using Action Research: A Qualitative Leadership Study. ProQuest Publishing
  • Ri'Chard, S. (2001). Managing your MoolahKalamazoo Gazette. Pp 5 

Select Professional Experience:

​Professional:

  • Director of Business Operations - PowerSpeaking, Inc 04/2021- Present 
  • Manager of Business Management - American College of Surgeons 2016-2019
  • Operaons and Analytics Lead - Accretive Health 2015 - 2016 
  • Client Management Analyst - Advantedge Healthcare Solutions 2015
  • Remittance Analyst - Combined Insurance 2014-2015
  • Patient Financial Counselor Manager - Accretive Health 2011-2013
  • Asset Manager - Kellogg Community Federal Credit Unition 2009-2011

Teaching Experience 

  • Core Professor - Northcentral University 2020-Present 
  • Adjunct Professor - Northcentral University 2019-2020
  • Visiting Professor/ Dissertation Comittee Memeber - Benedictine University 2021
  • Organizational Leadership Instructor - American College of Surgeons 2017-2021

Memeberships 

  • The Association of Learning Providers (ISA).                                                                                                                                         Member Since 2021
  • Africa Academy of Management (AFAM)                                                                                                                                                Member Since 2017
  • Academy of Management (AOM)                                                                                                                                                               Member Since 2016
  • Management Consulting 
  • Organizational Communications and Information Systems       
  • Organization Development Network (ODN)                                                                                                                                          Member Since 2016
  • Midwest Academy of Management (MAM)                                                                                                                                           Member Since 2016
  • Arthritis Foundation (Advocate)                                                                                                                                                                  Member Since 2015
  • National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP)                                                                                 Member Since 2010