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Dr. Brenda Kraner

Program Director,
Cincinnati Branch

Brenda Kraner has been teaching Organizational Leadership courses for over 20 years. She has taught courses in self leadership, leadership theory, team development, interpersonal skills, assessment, coaching, training and development, organizational change, and talent development.

Before joining Wilmington College, she served on the faculty and directed the undergraduate Organizational Leadership program at Wright State University. She also led courses on emotional intelligence and building leadership capacity in the Master of Science in Leadership Development program at Wright State.

She has spent nearly three decades helping organizations improve individual, team, and organizational performance. Her experience in designing and facilitating informative, interactive, and applicable workshops based on the unique needs of an organization has contributed to the development of leaders in a variety of industries. Her current research interests include examining the contributors to employee engagement, emotional intelligence and leadership, as well as teaching strategies that engage learners.

She has earned the Outstanding Faculty Member award from Wright State University’s College of Education and Human Services and was recognized as one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in the Miami Valley. She is a member of the International Leadership Association, the Academy for Human Resource Development, and the Association for Talent Development.

She completed a doctorate in Workforce Development and Education at The Ohio State University, a Master’s in Applied Behavioral Sciences from Wright State University, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Otterbein University. She is a qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator© administrator and a certified CliftonStrengths© facilitator. In addition, she has earned a certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies and is finishing up coursework toward a Master of Education in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies.