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World-Class Instruction

Faculty in the Leading Next Level Growth program are leaders in their fields of study, from strategic thinking and leadership to financial and digital trends. The world-class instructors will bring cutting edge theories and practical, execution-focused strategies and tactics into the classroom to provide a hands-on, real-world experience.

Faculty Director

Ethan Karp

Ethan Karp, Ph.D

Dr. Ethan Karp is an expert in transforming companies and communities. As President and CEO of the non-profit consulting group MAGNET, he has helped hundreds of manufacturing companies grow through technology, innovation, and talent. He is passionate about driving economic prosperity in his home region of Northeast Ohio. He's a committed change-maker and community builder: Board Chair of the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Development, and serves as a Director on the boards of; the American Small Manufacturers Coalition, the Cleveland Leadership Center, MidTown Cleveland, Inc., Cleveland Jewish Publication Company and the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland. Dr. Karp is a recognized thought leader on manufacturing issues and a frequent media commentator on the future of manufacturing in America. Prior to joining MAGNET in 2013, Dr. Karp worked with Fortune 500 companies at McKinsey & Co. He received undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and physics from Miami University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology from Harvard University. Dr. Karp lives in Cleveland with his wife and three young girls.

TeamNEO board

Akron Chamber Board

GCP Partnership

Instrumental in the refurbishment of the Margaret Ireland School into a state of the art center for helping businesses to grow and provide students with training towards a manufacturing, engineering career

Center Director for Ohio MEP

Cleveland Foundation, The Fund

Casey Newmeyer

Casey Newmeyer, Ph.D

Casey E. Newmeyer, holds a Ph.D in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh and spent 10 years on the faculty of the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Currently, she is leading customer insights for a division of Cisco Systems, Inc. Her work lies within the domain of consumer-based strategy which links consumer attitudes and behaviors to managerial decision-making. Specifically, her research explores product satisfaction, brand engagement and awareness, as well as consumer well-being. In practice, she guides research in customer satisfaction, new product development, buyer persona development and market segmentation. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and other top-tier outlets. Her work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review and she has presented on numerous occasions at the American Marketing Association Educators - Conference.

Lindsay Domingo

Lindsay Domingo

Lindsay Domingo joined Swagelok Company in 2018 and was named vice president, talent and communications in 2022. In this role, she leads the integrated teams of talent management, talent acquisition, and corporate communications. Lindsay and her team set the direction for the candidate and associate experience through programs and communications that bring Swagelok’s culture and values to life.

She began her Swagelok career as a senior human resources manager supporting all functional areas of the organization. Lindsay was named director, global talent management and organizational development in 2019. She transitioned to her most recent role as director, global talent management and operational excellence in 2021, and took a lead role in executive development, coaching, and succession planning.

Prior to joining Swagelok, Lindsay worked with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for seven years, holding roles in both human resources and communications. Earlier in her career, she was a television news journalist in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Lindsay grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Scranton and wrapped up her undergraduate experience studying at The American University of Cairo in Egypt, with a focus on Arabic language. She also holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Oklahoma.

Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and young son. She also serves on the boards of directors for Adoption Network Cleveland and the American Heart Association’s Greater Cleveland Division.

Scott Fine

Scott Fine

Scott Fine is a former strategic consultant, investment banker, public company CFO and private equity business owner. As such, Fine understands value creation as advisor, manager and owner. His background guides his research, where he works to answer several key questions. How does value get created? How is a firms financial strategy and corporate strategy linked? How has the shift in company decision-making power from corporate owners to private equity and hedge fund investors altered the way value is created and distributed? Fine's research focuses on developing classroom materials, including case studies, and internal papers addressing these questions. Appointed to Weatherhead School of Management in 2003, Fine's has taught over a dozen different courses across most of the school's programs. Current courses include Cases in Finance, Contemporary Issues in Management, Corporate Finance, and Financial Strategy and Value Creation and Projects in Corporate Finance.

Fine has served on the board of directors of many for-profit companies and not-for-profit institutions, including, currently, EGC Enterprises, the Chautauqua Hotel Company and Moreland Courts Condominium Association.. Fine's academic roles have included that of faculty advisor and mentor. He has also provided service to the school and the University, including in a number of leadership positions.

At the University level, he has been nominated for the J. Bruce Jackson, MD, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring, the Carl F. Wittke Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence and was awarded the USG Undergraduate Teaching Award. He has also received school level teaching excellence awards at the undergraduate and graduate level. Fine received his MBA from Stanford University after completion of his BA at Cornell University.

Michelle Karp

Michelle Karp

Michelle Karp is a human-centric leader specializing in problem-solving, relationship-building, and performance excellence. She has a knack for evaluating situations, quickly determining bottlenecks, and finding sustainable solutions.

Tapping into her years of strategy consulting and building and nurturing organizations, she provides services through her consulting company, M Karp Consulting. Michelle develops strategies and programs that grow or transform businesses through the intentional alignment of people with company values.

Before founding M Karp Consulting, Michelle was the Chief Operating Officer for Sterling Associates, a boutique consulting firm. She spearheaded culture, human resource administration, recruiting, project staffing, and performance management initiatives. During her tenure at Sterling Associates, Michelle orchestrated and assimilated a 16% growth in headcount. As COO, she was instrumental in tackling internal and client-facing processes and structural aspects of the company’s go-to-market and delivery capabilities.

Michelle’s consulting impact began at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. She collaborated with C-suite executives and led consulting teams on healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and logistics engagements. Michelle focused on building relationships, developing strategies, working across diverse industries with diverse people, and combining her scientific, analytical, and teaching background to help organizations excel.

Michelle earned a Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, a Master of Education from Boston College in Boston, MA, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

In addition to being a business consultant, Michelle is an avid traveler, having lived abroad as a child and spent a year traveling internationally with her husband. She is a regular board game player (and winner!) and is enthralled by science fiction and fantasy books. In addition, Michelle takes great pride in being a Mom to three curious, dynamic, and active daughters.

Ellen Van Oosten

Ellen Van Oosten, Ph.D

Ellen Van Oosten, PhD, received her MBA and PhD from Case Western Reserve University and her BS in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton. Van Oosten worked in engineering for many years before transitioning to academia. She joined the Weatherhead School of Management in 1995 and has held positions of assistant dean for executive education, managing director for custom programs, and most recently a dual-appointment as assistant professor in organizational behavior and faculty director for executive education. She is also director of the Coaching Research Lab, a scholar-practitioner collaboration to advance coaching research she founded with colleagues Richard Boyatzis, PhD, and Melvin Smith, PhD in 2014.

Van Oosten’s research agenda centers on the study of how individuals and organizations learn, change and develop in enduring ways. This interest fuels her curiosity to study topics such as executive coaching, coaching relationships, emotional and social intelligence, leadership assessment and development, developmental relationships and the intersection between individual and organization development. She has published scholarly and practitioner articles, which cover topics such as executive coaching, coaching for sustained individual change and leadership development in organizations. Her publications have appeared in Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management Development, Organizational Dynamics and Research in Organizational Development and Change.

Van Oosten has presented at numerous institutions and conferences including the Institute for Coaching, Harvard Medical School; Academy of Management; Organizational Behavior Teaching Society; and Columbia University. As an instructor, she teaches in the MBA, executive MBA, master’s of engineering management, law, and undergraduate programs at Case Western Reserve and regularly delivers workshops for executive education clients. She is also a master coach and enjoys inspiring managers and leaders to reach their fullest potential.

Van Oosten received the Best Research Poster Award from the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School in 2013, and in the same year a Best Symposium Award from the Academy of Management Conference.

Michael Goulder

Michael Goulder

Michael Goulder IS A Full-time professor, teaching operations courses in the MBA program and Master of Supply Chain Management program, where he is also the Faculty Director.

Simon Peck

Simon Peck

Simon Peck’s research centers on the link between corporate governance and organization performance, characteristics of the board of directors and top management, and the firm’s competitive advantage. Peck’s work looks closely at topics of executive compensation contracts, board composition and structure, and how top executives do strategic planning.