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Michael Mitchell



Highly experienced and versatile educator in virtual (synchronous/asynchronous) and classroom settings. Dynamic lecturer and expert curriculum designer for undergraduate, graduate and executive business courses. Consistently innovative, leading Loyola’s entry into online MBA courses, introducing one of the first university courses on the topic of innovation in the early 2000s, leading CCLs transition to virtual learning and creatively engaging students with the business community. Significant international teaching and business experience. Successful business executive with in-depth business-to-business and consumer marketing. Significant career achievements combined with academic credentials and research/publishing/conference presentation record. Student focused with consistently positive evaluations and accomplished in a variety of business topics/courses.


Teaching Experience:

  • Amity University, Noida, India & Tashkent, Uzbekistan (2019-present)
    • Adjunct Faculty, Marketing (online) and Innovation lecturer
  • DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL (2019-present)
    • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business (2018-present)
    • Adjunct Faculty, Center for Professional & Executive Development
  • Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Greensboro, NC (2015-present)
    • Senior Faculty (fulltime). Adjunct Faculty (3/19-present). Innovation SME
Research Interests:
  • Innovation Leadership (on-going research agenda)
  • Driving Innovation in India (University of Wisconsin, 2019)

Select Publications

  • Supporting Innovators (CCL Press, 2019)
  • How to Treat New Ideas (CCL Press, 2017)
  • 3 Crucial Behaviors for Successfully Leading Innovation (CCL Whitepaper, 2017)
  • Business Journals of America. Innovation columnist (monthly column 2002–2012)



  • Career Transitions of Chicago (CTC): Not-for-profit organization offering career transition training and coaching for business executives of all levels
  • Dinners for Humanity: Not-for-profit organization connecting neighbors with homeless population to reduce stigma

Professional Memberships:

  • Organizational Development Network (ODN) of Chicago. Member and presenter


  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
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Executive Educator - MBA Program
President and CEO - Mitchell Innovation, Inc.


Ph.D., I/O Psychology; Organizational Leadership
Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Xavier University


BUS 790 - Special Topics: Innovation Elective
BUS 790 - Special Topics: B2B Marketing Elective