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Dr. Eileen Kolich is a Professor and full-time faculty member in the Ed. D. program in the Center for Higher Education and Organizational Change. During her 25 years at Benedictine University she has received numerous service awards, including the Blackburn Award for Exemplary Administrative Leadership (2004), the President's Award for Leadership (2003), and the President's Award for Innovation (2000). Prior to her current position, she served in a number of administrative roles, which included Chair of the Education Department and Division, Dean of the School of Education, Associate Provost of Academic Affairs and Founding Dean of the Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies. She earned her BA at Rutgers University and her Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in Curriculum &Instruction: Reading, Communication, Language Education, and Instructional Systems. Her area of expertise is in Curriculum Development in Higher Education.
Dr. Julie Bjorkman is Assistant Professor and Director of the Ed.D. program in the Center for Higher Education and Organizational Change at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.
Dr. Bjorkman has been serving as an adjunct instructor in the Ed.D. program since it began in 2009, while continuing her professional career in organization development (OD), HR transformation, change communications and employee engagement. She graduated with her PhD in OD in 2007 from the globally-recognized program at Benedictine.
Her professional experiences with multinational corporations such as GE, HSBC, British Petroleum, Allstate, Sara Lee, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals have given her a wealth of on-the-job experience with organizational change and leadership development.
Dr. Bjorkman earned her bachelor’s degree in English from John Carroll University, and her master’s degree in OD from Case Western Reserve University. She is a published author on change communication and continues to conduct research, write, and consult with organizations on this topic.