Donna L. Mellen (EdD)

Professor
Department of Management

Professional Experience

2011-Present          PROFESSOR, M.B.A. in SUSTAINABILITY

1991-2010                CORE FACULTY, MASTER’S in MANAGEMENT & MBA in SUSTAINABILITY

2007-2008                INTERIM DEPARTMENT CHAIR

1991-1993                KEENE SITE DIRECTOR

                                     Department of Organization & Management

                                      Antioch University New England, Keene, NH

Courses taught:

  • Teamwork & Diversity
  • Developing Human Resources
  • Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Leading Change
  • Leadership for Change (for the Environmental Studies Department)
  • Group Dynamics & Leadership I and II
  • Organization Development
  • Systems Theories & the Organization Environment
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Self Knowledge for Leadership
  • Professional Seminar
  • Practicum
  • Leadership for Change (for Department of Environmental Studies)

1986-Present          INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT AND TRAINER

                                     Leadership, Team & Organization Development

Areas of expertise include:

  • Leadership and management development, training, and coaching
  • Team skills training, including collaborative decision-making
  • Team development
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Collaborative strategic planning
  • Collaborative organization development – developing organizational culture, structure, processes, relationships
  • Social diversity

1999-2006               CONSULTANT AND TRAINER

                                    The Ken Blanchard Companies

                                    Escondido, CA

Areas of expertise include:

  • Situational Leadership® II
  • Building High Performing Teams®
  • DiSC® Profile

1989-1993               ADJUNCT FACULTY

                                   Organization Development Program,

                                   University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Taught courses in group dynamics and social diversity. Served on two doctoral dissertation committees.

1990-1991                MANAGER

1986-1991                CONSULTANT AND TRAINER

                                     Staff Training & Development

                                      University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Provided training workshops in leadership, management, and supervision skills to employees and organization development consultation to university departments.

1986-1989                   FACILITATOR, SOCIAL JUSTICE TRAINING PROJECT

                                         University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Unlearning Antisemitism

Unlearning Homophobia/Heterosexism

1984-1989                     GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT

                                           University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Alcohol Education Program, University Health Services

School of Education:

Education 609 – Interpersonal & Group Development

Education 700 – Training Theory & Practice for Small Group Leadership

Education 720 – Group Process Consultation

Education 800 – Practicum in Small Group Leadership

1974-1986                        SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER

1977-1978                        GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

                                              Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, Amherst, MA