Dr. Cindi Gilliland, director of the Human Resource Management program at Claremont Graduate University

Dr. Cindi Gilliland is the clinical full professor and director of the Human Resource Management program at Claremont Graduate University’s Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences in Southern, CA.

Cindi received her PhD in social psychology from Michigan State University in 1992. She became an university award-winning professor of practice in the Management and Organizations Department of The Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona (UA), and has taught more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and executive students in her 30-year university career.

She also has served as founder and director of Eller Social Innovation; a University of Arizona Faculty Fellow, co-chair of the UA President’s LGBTQ Advisory Council; UA Campus Community Relations Committee member; Eller College Diversity Committee member; business advisory board member for MBA Net Impact and Enactus; board of directors member for Child and Family Resources and the Tucson Women’s Business Center; and faculty advisor for Loans Across Borders and Wildcats CARE.

Cindi’s professional passions include social innovation, integrative leadership, work-life balance, resilience and well-being, and leveraging diversity and inclusion.

For nearly 30 years, Cindi has been married to Professor Stephen Gilliland. They have two children, Austin, 25, a senior associate for CBRE Manhattan, and Caitlin, 22, a married student living in Toronto, Ontario.