Cindi Gilliland

Professor of Practice in Management and Organizations
Director of Eller Social Innovation
University Faculty Fellow


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1992
M.A., Michigan State University, 1989
B.A., Kalamazoo College, 1987

Areas of Expertise

  • Social innovation, social entrepreneurship, CSR, and nonprofit management
  • Training and Development 
  • Gender and Diversity
  • Integrative leadership and work/life balance
  • Resilience


MGMT 380 Social Innovation Organization
MGMT 444 Managing Groups and Teams

Publications and Working Papers

Robbins, S., Coulter, M., Cheeseman, H.R.., & Gilliland, C. (2003). The Human Side of Organizations, (2nd Ed). Boston: Pearson.

Gilliland, S.W. & Gilliland, C.M.K. (2001). Justice of Diversity Training. In S.W. Gilliland, D.D. Steiner, & D.P. Skarlicki (Eds.) Research in Social Issues in Management: Theoretical and Cultural Perspectives on Organizational Justice (pp. 139-160). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing

Professional Associations

  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • American Society for Training and Development

Awards, Honors, and Professional Memberships

  • 2014 Eller College of Business Large Section Instructor of the Year
  • 2014 Cramer Fellowship Award for leadership ethics and integrity
  • 2013 Faculty Initiate, Delta Sigma Pi, Gamma Psi Chapter 
  • 2013 Recognition from Alpha Kappa Psi
  • 2012 Esteemed Faculty Award from Eller Hispanic Honorary
  • 2011 UA Foundation Sherrill Creative Teaching Award
  • 2011 Tom Moses Award for Student Club Advisors
  • 2010 Professional Women in Business Association Faculty Award
  • 2010 Don Wells Eller Faculty Mentor Award
  • 2010 Multicultural Business Students Association Faculty Excellence Award