Carolyn Goerner, the lead instructor for this certificate program, is the ALDI, Inc. Distinguished I-Core Clinical Professor. She joined the Kelley School of Business in 2000 after receiving her PhD in management and human resources at The Ohio State University. She has undergraduate degrees in philosophy and religion from Kean University in New Jersey, and a master’s in speech communication from Indiana University. At IU, Carolyn earned numerous teaching awards including the IU Student Choice Award and the Trustees Teaching Award.

Carolyn was a human resource management consultant for 10 years prior to graduate school. She teaches strategic human resource management in the undergraduate Integrated Core, or I-Core, at the Kelley School. She also teaches negotiation to MBA students and a variety of Executive Education courses including negotiation, influence without authority, managing generational differences, and women in leadership. Her research on mentoring has been published in leading academic journals.

Carolyn is passionate about live theater, IndyCar racing, and the Green Bay Packers. She lives in Greenwood, Indiana, with her husband Peter and their dogs, Lennox and Charlotte.