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Almarie E. Donaldson

Adjunct Professor

Department: College of Graduate and Professional Education


Almarie E. Donaldson, Ph.D.  has over two decades of extensive experience in global research and consulting. She is currently, an Associate Professor of Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University. Dr. Donaldson is a visionary leader with a keen sense for strategy and forward thinking. She has acquired expertise in several industries, from corporate to non-profits, NGO’s, higher education organizations and government agencies. Her years in research and consultancies has significantly impacted organizations across the globe. An expert consultant for Global Leadership Initiatives, she designs and delivers customizable leadership and communication programs.

She has served as a subject matter expert for USAID’s Higher Education for Economic Growth Activity (HEA) project. As a subject matter expert she has been the resource higher education advisor for USAID, World Learning and the Research Triangle Institute for the Latin American education markets.

She participated on the leadership team in a country wide project managed by FUNDESA Guatemala “Educating the Indian Girl”, in addition she was the project lead for the Youth Development Program of CONAJU Peru. A program to impact the leadership capabilities among young entrepreneurs of the Peru.

Dr. Donaldson has worked with Bayer Guatemala, Pfizer, Abbott Central America, Copa Airlines, Banco del Café Guatemala. She is an invited country principal investigator with the very high-profile leadership GLOBE project (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness). Holding a Fulbright Scholar appointment at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, academic rank and faculty positions at several institutions across the globe, she is an invited scholar, lecturer and key note speaker at several renowned universities across the globe, some to include: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Universidad Catolica de Portugal, University of St. Joseph-Macau and Universidad Francisco Marroquin-Guatemala, Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala.

She is a featured speaker among conference circuits across the globe on topics related to cross-cultural leadership, cross-cultural communication, global leadership and visionary leadership. Her inspirational and dynamic leadership style has leveraged organizations throughout the world. Born and raised in Guatemala, she earned her Ph.D. degree in Organizational Leadership at Regent University’s School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship.