Kelly Ottman

Kelly Ottman, Ph.D.


Dr. Kelly Ottman is a professor in MSOE’s Rader School of Business. For the past 25 years, her focus has been on developing leaders and executive teams. Ottman’s knowledge, skills and experiences center on the growth of individuals, teams and organizations. Key areas of expertise and impact include leadership and team development, mission and value, strategic planning, organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, global mindsets and business with China.

Education and Certification

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Certified Administrator
  • Ph.D., Organizational Leadership and Adult Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999
  • M.P.A., Health Care Administration and Public Policy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
  • B.S., Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Therapy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1986

Areas of Expertise

  • Mission, Values and Culture Alignment
  • Employee Engagement
  • Organizational Culture
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Global Mindset
  • China/Asia and Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Adult Education
  • Leadership Development
  • Facilitation of Boards, Strategic Planning, Leadership Meetings

Milwaukee School of Engineering has engaged Everspring, a leading provider of education and technology services, to support select aspects of program delivery.