Michele Summers

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Michele Summers

Part-time Faculty - University College

Michele Summers retired as an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision in 2014. She received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2004. In 1999, she was appointed Director of a newly formed Purdue Statewide Technology location. Prior to her appointment, Michele Summers worked at Purdue University as an academic counselor in the College of Technology specifically in the Organizational Leadership department. While working in this capacity, Michele Summers began the engagement/outreach initiative in the local community. This engagement was the origin of the newest Statewide Technology location, Lafayette.

After establishing the Lafayette location, the engagement efforts of the Lafayette location was expanded to Crawfordsville, Newport, as well as additional business/industry in the Lafayette community. Interaction with business/industry gave her valuable insight in economic development, workforce development, and adult learning. This real world experience has been integrated into teaching.

As her career progressed, Michele gained expertise in Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, Change Management, Leadership, Project Management, and International Management.


  • General Education

Areas of Expertise

Ms. Summers' areas of expertise include:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • International Management

Education History

  • Master of Science in Industrial Technology - Purdue University (1992)
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision
  • B.S. in Political Science - Oregon State University (1991)