Mary Ellen Kassotakis, EdD
MS Human Resource Development
Dr. Mary Ellen Kassotakis is an Adjunct Professor for the Human Resource Development (HRD) program at Drexel University. She also serves as the Director of the Leadership Center of Expertise within Oracle's Global Organization and Talent Development group. Dr. Kassotakis has more than twenty years of experience in large, global companies; her areas of expertise include leadership development, organization development consulting, diversity, leadership coaching, change management, and strategic planning.
Mary Ellen's academic background includes a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, a Masters of Business Administration degree from San Francisco State University with a focus in international business, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned the Co-Active Professional Coach Certification from the Coaches Training Institute and maintains the Associate Coach Credential from the International Coach Federation. She is also a Certified Performance Technologist with the International Society for Performance Improvement and holds a Lifetime Credential in Business Management with the California Community Colleges. She is the co-author of Social Media at Work: How Networking Tools Propel Organizational Performance (Jossey-Bass, 2010).
Professionally, Mary Ellen is active with the American Society for Training and Development, the Academy of Management, the International Coach Federation, the International Society for Performance Improvement, and the Institute for Management Studies. She is also currently active with the regional chapters of the Bay Area Executive Development Network, the Sacramento Organization Development Network, the South Bay Organization Development Network, and the Sacramento Coaches Association.
Mary Ellen has volunteered with Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, the Sacramento Professional Business Women of California, Roseville Joint Unified High School District, Girl Scouts of Tierra del Oro, Families First, the Junior League of Sacramento, and the National Charity League. When time permits Mary Ellen is a recreational golfer.