Michael Cauley | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Michael Cauley

Michael Cauley
Doctor of Management, 2019 - Present
Chief Services Officer, Cohort4Care, LLC
Associate Professor, Lipscomb University

Michael Richard Cauley received his Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University and his Doctor of Ministry from Andrews University. He is now a Doctoral Student in the Doctor of Management Program in the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University. He is also a DM Fowler Center Fellow of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit and a DM Nonprofit Management Fellow of the Weatherhead School of Management. Michael, an ordained minister, pastored congregations in Washington, Texas, and Tennessee before transitioning to his work as an executive coach and consultant. He is currently CSO at Cohort4Care and Associate Professor of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University.

Curriculum Vita

MS, Benedictine University, 2018
Doctor of Ministry, Andrews University, 2010
Masters of Divinity, Andrews University, 2002
BA, Southern Adventist University, 2000

Interests and Courses


I am interested in understanding why organizations do not leverage the whole person (employee) toward problem solving and decision making at work. Currently, I am approaching this problem of practice through an empirical study of what factors influence the emergence of the whole person into decision making at work in the clinical translational sciences.


Human and Organizational Development, Systems, Design, Decision Making, Philosophy, Religion

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • Cauley, M. R. (2020).
    Research Highlights from Doctoral Degree Programs, Weatherhead 2020 PRME SIP Report. (pp. 45). Cleveland, Ohio: Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit.


  • Cauley, M. R. (Presenter & Author) 49th Annual ARNOVA Conference, "Person in Process of Practice: Decision Making of Frontline Health Care Professionals During Covid-19", Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Convened Virtually. (2020).
  • Cauley, M. R. (Presenter & Author), Gilbert , D. B. (Presenter & Author) AFP 2019 Treasury & Finance Conference, "Coaching ROI: A Path for Creating High-Performing Teams", The Association for Financial Professionals, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. (2019).
  • Cauley, M. R. (Presenter & Author) Institute of Coaching Conference, "Organizational BE: Development of Self and Systems Together", McLean, Affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. (2018).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • ARNOVA. 2020 - Present
  • Academy of Management. 2020 - Present
  • Board Member, Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching. 2018 - Present


  • Emerging Scholar Award, ARNOVA. (2020).
  • DM Fowler Center Fellow, Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. (2020).
  • DM Nonprofit Management Fellow, Weatherhead School of Management. (2019).