Joanne Barnes, Ed.D.
Dr. Joanne Barnes is a Senior Consultant of the Kozai Group. She is the Dean of the Graduate School and a Professor in the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership program, Department of Leadership Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU).
Dr. Barnes is a certified trainer/coach in the Inclusive Behaviors Inventory, Intercultural
Effectiveness Scale, Cultural Intelligence, and Global Competency Inventory. She also
holds certifications in global leadership and cultural competencies. Joanne works with
universities and businesses in providing assessments and coaching to prepare students,
faculty, administrators and business leaders for global assignments as well as
Dr. Barnes serves on the board of trustees for Houghton College in New York and is also
a board member for the International Leadership Association. She is currently working
the 2019/2020 United Nations WE Empower winners as a “master leadership coach” and
served as leadership coach for the 2018 UN WE Empower winner from Jordan.
Dr. Barnes’ research is in the area of women leadership and intersectionality,
unconscious bias and inclusion, multicultural leadership and intelligences, and mentoring.
She has presented at several top conferences on leadership and has publications on
women and leadership, cultural intelligence, and global leadership to name a few. She is
also on the editorial review board of several top journals and scholarly books.
She currently teaches advance global leadership theory, globalization and
multiculturalism theory and leadership colloquium courses at Indiana Wesleyan
University in their Ph.D. program. Dr. Barnes has a BS in Business Administration, a MS
in Management and earned her Ed.D. Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan
University and Post Certificate in Advanced Global Leadership Studies from San Jose
Dr. Barnes is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., Omicron Phi Omega Chapter and
holds several leadership positions in her sorority.