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Indiana Tech chooses Dr. Angie Fincannon to lead its Ph.D. program

February 20, 2019

Director of Indiana Tech's Ph.D. in Global Leadership Program, Dr. Angie Fincannon

Indiana Tech has chosen Dr. Angie Fincannon to be the new director of its Ph.D. in Global Leadership program.

Dr. Fincannon brings a versatile mix of higher education experience to the position. She comes to Indiana Tech from Purdue University Fort Wayne, where she was vice chancellor for advancement. Prior to that, Dr. Fincannon spent 23 years at Taylor University in Upland, during which she served at various times as the athletic director, assistant to the provost, a dean, a professor and department chair and coach of the women’s volleyball team.

“Dr. Fincannon’s impressive academic and administrative experience is the right fit for our innovative Ph.D. in Global Leadersip program,” said Karl W. Einolf, Ph.D., Indiana Tech president. “I’m confident that under her leadership, our program will continue to grow and attract students not only from our region, but from around the world as well.”

“I am excited to join the outstanding leadership and momentum here at Indiana Tech, and I look forward to leading our university’s doctoral program,” Dr. Fincannon said. “Our Ph.D. in Global Leadership is truly unique, and I have been impressed with the quality of our current students, those enrolling in the program and the cadre of more than 20 committed faculty members that teaches them. This is truly a gem for Fort Wayne in its efforts to provide advanced educational opportunities that attract and retain people to this region.”

Dr. Fincannon earned her bachelor’s, master’s and Ed.D. degrees at Ball State University. Her research interests include women in leadership, dynamics in coaching and leadership, team dynamics and success, advancement best practices and leadership impact and efficacy.

Indiana Tech’s doctoral program was launched in 2009. It delivers innovative leadership in a convenient online format to students from around the world, with specializations in organizational management and academic administration. It was northeast Indiana’s first doctoral program, and since its inception, 63 students have earned their Ph.D. while approximately 150 are working toward completion.

Learn more about Indiana Tech’s Ph.D. in Global Leadership at phd.indianatech.edu/program.