Dr. Anne Kohnke
Assistant Professor of IT
Buell Management Building M320
Anne Kohnke is an Assistant Professor of IT and teaches courses in both the Information Technology and Organization Development/Change Management disciplines at the bachelor, master, and doctorate levels. Anne started at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) as an Adjunct Professor in 2002 and joined the faculty full-time in 2011.
Prior to joining LTU, Dr. Kohnke worked in industry for 25 years where she focused in information technology and management. Her IT career started in the mid-1980’s on a help desk, and over the years Anne developed technical proficiency as a database administrator, network administrator, and technical business analyst. After a decade, Anne was promoted to management and worked as a project manager, IT Director, and Vice President of IT and Chief Information Security Officer.
Dr. Kohnke’s technical experience and organization development background aided her in building collaborative, high performance teams to work on complex medium to large-scale technical projects. Anne has managed multi-million dollar IT budgets in fast paced entrepreneurial environments and has extensive experience in developing business processes to provide structure and healthy organizational cultures. She has also served and guided senior leadership in creating and executing strategic management plans.
Dr. Kohnke brings her industry experiences into the classroom and designs assignments for students around real-world work scenarios to help build skill sets and knowledge that employers want. In her Fall 2015 INT7223, Enterprise IT Security course, Anne has partnered with the CEO of Securely Yours, LLC to provide real-world, hands on technical simulation exercises using industry software programs in cybersecurity. In her Fall 2013 INT4303, BSIT Capstone course, Dr. Kohnke worked the prior summer with Ford Motor Company to create a project that involved students learning research methodology, data collection, interviewing skills, data coding and analysis to create strategic recommendations that were presented to Ford Motor hiring managers. Emphasis was placed on critical thinking, excellent oral and written communication, and strategic thinking.
In Spring 2015, Dr. Kohnke worked to form teams, coach, and mentor LTU students to compete against several teams from area universities to win prize monies totaling $8,000.00 in the 2nd Annual ISACA Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition. LTU students were given a cybersecurity case to solve over a weekend and present recommendations to a panel of experts. LTU students from Management, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences won 1st, 2nd, and tied for 3rd place in the competition. A total of 17 teams with 29 students participated in the event.
Ph.D., 2005, Benedictine University, Organization Development
Dissertation: The Social Construction of Ethical Leadership
M.B.A., 2002, Lawrence Technological University
- IT Security, cybersecurity, computer forensics
- IT Governance, risk management, IT audit and compliance
- virtual teams and collaborative technologies
- adoption and implementation of technology by organizations and individuals
- telemedicine and health IT
- appreciative and ethical leadership
MGT8093, Organizational Behavior
INT7463, Virtual Work Environments
INT7253, Business Process Modeling (Object Oriented Modeling using UML)
INT7243, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
INT6123, Systems Analysis & Design
INT6043, Enterprise Information Technology
MGT6163, Business for IT Professionals
MGT6233, Business Strategies for eCommerce
MGT6063, Strategic Management
GLM6033, Global Organization Development & Change Management
HRM6033, Leading Organization Change
MGT6013, Leadership and Management
HTM5013, Health IT Informatics
INT4303, IT Business Strategy (BSIT Capstone)
HRM3042, OD and Macro Change Theory
MGT1213, Introduction to Business
Honors and Awards
- 2011, Faculty Seed Grant, $3,000.00. An Application of the UTAUT Model for Understanding End-user Perceptions of a Telemedicine Device (in Collaboration with Henry Ford Home Care).
- 2013, Junior League of Detroit President’s Award & Volunteer Extraordinaire. The President’s Award is awarded to the member who has made significant contributions that demonstrate extraordinary dedication to the Junior League. My community service as the webmaster and photographer involved upgrading the website to a new platform to include a public-facing site as well as a private member management site that includes message boards, document management, shift sign-up and notifications, and an event tracking system. www.jldetroit.org
- 2003, Co-winner of the Jack Gibb Award for best presentation. Tendercare, Inc., A Case Study Using Appreciative Inquiry. 33rd Annual Information Exchange Conference Organization Development Institute.
Dissertation Committee Work
Elliott, N. (2015). An Exploration of the Influence of Key Attributes on the Acceptance of Social Media at a Private Midwestern University in the United States.
Mitchell, S. (2014). An Exploratory Study of Priority Based Budgeting: Identification of Public Values and Public Priorities through Citizen Engagement in Government Budgeting Decisions.
Storey, G. (2014-2015). Smartphones and Employee Performance.
Dissertation Committee Member
Heinsohn, D. (2012). Spirituality in the Workplace: An Empirical Analysis of the Moderator Effect of Demographics on the Relationship Among Spirituality, Attitudes, and Behavior at Work. DBA Program
Baradihi, F. (2012). An Exploratory Case Study on the Influence of Sustainability on Employee Engagement. DBA Program
Kuehn, L. (Expected defense: Spring 2017). An Exploration of Appreciative Inquiry's Potential to Increase the Influence of Analytics on Strategic Decision Making. (working title). DBA Program
Research and Scholarship
Kohnke, A., Shoemaker, D., & Sigler, K. (Submitted). The Complete Guide to CyberSecurity Risk and Controls. London: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
Shoemaker, D., Kohnke, A., & Sigler, K. (scheduled for Feb 2016). CyberSecurity: A Guide to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework 2.0. London: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
Shoemaker, D. & Kohnke, A. (2015). Cyberscience or Cybersystem: Can You Be Secure When You're Not Secure?. CyberTalk, Issue 7, 54-56.
Shoemaker, D. & Kohnke, A. (2015). Seeing the Entire Elephant: Or, You're Not Secure if You're Not Secure. U.S. Cybersecurity, 3(6), 67-69.
Kohnke, A., Cole, M. L., & Bush, R. G. (2014) Incorporating UTAUT Predictors for Understanding Home Care Patient’s and Clinician’s Acceptance of Healthcare Telemedicine Equipment: The Moderating Effect of Self-Efficacy, Anxiety, and Attitude. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 9(2), 29-41.
Gonda, T. & Kohnke, A. (2013). Creating a Collaborative Virtual Command Center Among Four Separate Organizations in the United States Army: An Exploratory Case Study. Organization Development Journal, 31(4), 75-92.
Kohnke, A. & Kruppa, R. (2005). Group Dynamics and the Formation of a PhD Cohort. Organization Development Journal, 23(1), 69-80.
Kohnke, A. (2005). Software Application Development: Learning in Action. Organization Development Practitioner, 37(1), 3-7.
Kohnke, A. (2003). Tendercare, Inc., A Case Study Using Appreciative Inquiry. Organization Development Journal, 21(4), 81-86.
Shoemaker, D. & Kohnke, A. (2015). Cybersecurity and Information Technology. In Protecting Our Future: Educating a Cyber Security Workforce V2. Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press.
Kohnke, A. (2008). Social Ethics. In Robert W. Kolb (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. (pp. 1968-1971). Los Angeles, CA: Sage
Kohnke, A. (2008). Volunteerism. In Robert W. Kolb (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. (pp. 2198-2220). Los Angeles, CA: Sage
Conference Presentations and Proceedings
Kohnke, A. (2015, June). Organization Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense. Proceedings and paper presented at The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, Las Vegas, NV.
Kohnke, A., Stavros, J., Schiller, M. (2015, January). Towards an Understanding of the Practices of an Appreciative Leader. Paper presentation at The Qualitative Report 6th Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Kohnke, A., Cole, M., & Bush, R. (2014, April). Incorporating UTAUT Predictors for Understanding Home Care Patient’s and Clinician’s Acceptance of Healthcare Telemedicine Equipment: The Moderating Effect of Self-Efficacy, Anxiety, and Attitude. Paper presentation at the LTU 2nd Annual Research Day, April 2014, Southfield, MI.
Kohnke, A. (2014, March). IT Disciplines, Technical Careers, and Skill Sets. Invited presenter at the ‘Girls Are IT!’ Conference at the University of Michigan.
Gonda, T. & Kohnke, A. (2012, October). An exploratory case study on creating a collaborative and efficient virtual command center among four separate organizations in the United States army. Paper presentation at the Midwest Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.
Stavros, J., Kohnke, A., & de Jong, J. (2012, April). Appreciative Leaders: The Social Construction of Generative Connections. Workshop, World Appreciative Inquiry Conference, Ghent, Belgium.
Kohnke, A. (2005, August). How Ethical Leaders Create Ethical Organizations. Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Kohnke, A., DiVirgilio, M., & Heidorn, C. (2005, August). Technology Made Easy for Researchers: Tools, Tips, & Techniques. Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Kohnke, A. (2004, August). Ethical Leadership and the Social Construction of Values. Paper presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Kohnke, A. (2004, April). Action Research and Information Technology. Paper presentation at the Midwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
Cox, K. & Kohnke, A. (2004, April). New Horizons for Leadership Research and Practice: Ethical and Global Sustainability. Paper presentation at the Midwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
Cox, K. & Kohnke, A. (2004, April). eMotionalizing Management: Results, Leadership, and IT. Paper presentation and Proceedings at the Midwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
Kohnke, A. (2004, March). Technology Management: Action Research and Information Technology. Paper presentation and Proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.
Applegate, K., Braxton, M., Cox, K., Kohnke, A., Picker, M., & Saint, D. (2003, May) Business As An Agent of World Benefit. Symposium, Paper presentation at the 33rd Annual Information Exchange Conference Organization Development Institute, May 2003, Williamsburg, VA.
Kohnke, A., (2003, May). Tendercare, Inc., A Case Study Using Appreciative Inquiry. Paper presentation at the 33rd Annual Information Exchange Conference Organization Development Institute, Williamsburg, VA (Co-winner of the Jack Gibb Award for best presentation).
Kohnke, A. & Stavros, J. (2003, March). Cultivating a Positive Culture with Appreciative Inquiry. Paper presentation and Proceedings at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management, Houston, TX.
Stavros, J., Kohnke, A., & Yegyanarayanan, S. (2014). Appreciative Leaders: The Social Construction of Generative Connections. LTU 2014 Annual Research Day.
Kohnke, A. & Bush, R. (2013). An Application of the UTAUT Model for Understanding Home Care Patients' and Clinician's Acceptance of Telemedicine Equipment. LTU 2013 Annual Research Day.
- 2015, ISACA Detroit Chapter Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition
- 2014-Present, HLC Academy for Student Persistence and Completion
- 2012-Present, Graduate Council (Chair, 2013/14)
- 2014-Present, Transition to Residential Campus Committee
- 2014-Present, CCTF Leadership Review Committee
- 2012-2014, Core Curriculum Task Force
- 2013-2014, Student Course Evaluation Task Force
- 2014, Faculty Marshall (Commencement)
- 2012-2013, LTU Alumni Board of Directors
- 2012, Homecoming Committee
- 2011-2012, Social Media Task Force
College of Management Service
- 2013-Present, Assessment Committee
- 2014-Present, Delta Mu Delta, Faculty Adviser
- 2013-Present, BSIT Program Review
- 2011-2014, Faculty Council (Chair, 2013-14; Vice-Chair, 2012-13; Secretary, 2011-12)
- 2013-2014, Master Course Shell Development Committee for Online Learning
- 2014, FIRST Wednesday Series Seminar “Ace Your Interview” (Spring 2014)
- 2012-2013, Chair, Curriculum and Standards Committee
- 2012-2013, MSIS Program Review
- 2013, Out of State Scholarship Competition, BSIT Program Student
- 2011-2012, Strategic Management Planning Committee
- 2011-2012, Doctoral Governance Committee
- 2011-2013, Program Director, DMIT
- 2011-2012, DBA Coordinator
- 2011-2012, Chair, PhD in Management Task Force
- 2011-2012, Program Director, Health IT Management
- 2011-Present, Faculty Reviewer for doctoral qualifying exams: Cohort 6 DBA, M. Clancy; Cohort 7 DBA, G. Storey; Cohort 8 DMIT, C. Swaby, A. Alawdah, & K.Gai
- Advise students in BSIT and MSIT programs
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Association for Information Systems (AIS)
- Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Academic Advocate
- Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Motor City Chapter
- Information Security Forum (ISF)
- Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT)
- IT in the D
- Advisory Board Member, Center for Cyber Security & Intelligence Studies at University of Detroit Mercy
- Advisory Board and CyberSecurity Curriculum Committee Member, Wayne County Community College
- Serve as the webmaster and photographer for the Junior League of Detroit. The JLD was founded in 1914 and serves at risk women and children in the city of Detroit. www.jldetroit.org