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Michael J. Kirchner, Ph.D.

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Michael J. Kirchner, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of organizational leadership at Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he also serves as the veterans resource center director. Previously, Dr. Kirchner oversaw the Military and Veterans Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he guided programming for the campus's 1,500+ military-affiliated student population. Under his leadership (2013-16), the campus built a nationally recognized "military college career" framework focusing on supporting student veterans transitions.

Dr. Kirchner earned his Ph.D. in human resource development from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research on career transitions and leadership development has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Human Resource Development Quarterly, Advances in Developing Human Resources, New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, and Industrial and Commercial Training.

Dr. Kirchner is the founder and president of Time for Development LLC, where he provides consulting to organizations on military-friendly programming, human resource development strategy, and training design. He served for a year in Baghdad, Iraq, from 2004-05 as part of the U.S. Army National Guard.

Dr. Kirchner is a paid member of the Red Ventures freelance Education Integrity Network.

  • Expertise: ROTC, student veterans transitions, veterans campus resources
  • Education: MA, Japanese Studies, University of Michigan; BA English (Creative Writing) and East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California
  • Affiliations: Time for Development

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