Dr. Carol Rownd is a Lecturer in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication. Prior to joining IUPUI’s faculty, she was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership and the Director of the Master’s in Organizational Leadership at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Appreciating the diversity of her students, their experiences, and their stories, Dr. Rownd strives to create a learning environment where individuals are mutually respected, valued, and have an opportunity to learn from one another. In developing relationships and collaborating with colleagues and students, she desires to pursue knowledge, wisdom, and truth for the purpose of helping individuals reach their full potential, serve others, further justice, and make meaningful contributions to the lives of others. Dr. Rownd utilizes a variety of teaching methods that incorporate the needs, experiences, and learning style preferences of her students.

She has taught and developed courses in leadership theory, decision making, conflict resolution, interorganizational strategy, and organizational behavior. Conference presentations and publications have largely focused on service learning, student engagement, and servant leadership. Dr. Rownd earned a B.S. in Psychology from The Ohio State University, her M.S. in Community—School Psychology from Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville, and her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University.


  • PhD in Organizational Leadership, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2017
  • MS in Psychology/Community-School, Southern Illinois UniversityEdwardsville, 1991
  • BS in Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1983


  • Expertise in Leadership Theory
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Online learning and student engagement


  • Building community and relationships
  • Service learning
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Travel and outdoor activities