Dr. Carolyn Goerner is the Aldi, Inc. Distinguished I-Core Clinical Professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington. She joined the Kelley faculty in 2000 after receiving her PhD in Management and Human Resources at The Ohio State University. Carolyn was a Human Resource Management consultant for 10 years prior to graduate school.
Dr. Goerner designed the new Leading Diverse and Inclusive Organizations co-major within the Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Program. She created the Strategic Human Resources course within the co-major focused on organizational-level practices that enhance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). In addition to Influence and Negotiation courses, Carolyn teaches Leadership, Teams & Inclusion and Inclusive Leadership in the Kelley Direct MBA Program. Her research on sexual orientation in the workplace and female-focused mentoring programs has been published in leading academic journals. Dr. Goerner co-founded the Kelley Women’s Initiative and serves on the Kelley School of Business DEIB Task Force.
Carolyn is passionate about live theatre, IU Football, IU Women’s Basketball, Indy Car Racing, and the Green Bay Packers. She lives in Greenwood, Indiana with her husband Peter and their dogs Charlotte and Etta.