Cindi Gilliland

Professor Emeritus of Management and Organizations

Cindi Gilliland

McClelland Hall 405
1130 E. Helen St. 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108 

Areas of Expertise

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


PhD, Michigan State University, 1992

MA, Michigan State University, 1989

BA, Kalamazoo College, 1987


  • MGMT 380 Social Innovation Organization
  • MGMT 444 Managing Groups and Teams

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