Meet Kelly Trusty

Trine University - Ketner School of Business
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Meet Kelly Trusty

Teaching leadership skills in and out of the classroom

Ph.D. – Western Michigan University, Public Administration
M.A. – Ball State University, Community Education
B.A. – Purdue University, Education

I am fascinated by how and why leaders lead and followers follow, and how technology can facilitate the leadership process. I’ve spent over two decades leading and facilitating change in nonprofit and public sectors. I am a grant writer and strategic planner by trade, skills that have helped me secure over $60 million in grants for organizations I’ve served. These experiences have equipped me to help students understand that anyone can lead when empowered with the right skills, in the right context. I recently co-authored my first textbook, Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management (13th Ed.), which was, and continues to be, a fantastic opportunity to immerse myself in best practice management research – I look forward to sharing it with you!

Outside of academia, you will likely find me on a paddleboard, kayak or XC skis on Snow Lake; running with my dog; or with the other Professor Trusty (DET) watching our boys (hopefully) dominate on the tennis court.