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Cindy Tomovic

  • Cindy Tomovic
  • Professor
  • STEM Education & Professional Studies
  • 228 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4305
  • ctomovic@odu.edu
  • Dr. Cynthia Tomovic teaches, conducts research, and consults in organizational leadership and development, globalization, quality and organizational performance, and workforce development. Former professor and department head in Organizational Leadership, Purdue University, Tomovic joined the department of STEM Education and Professional Studies, Old Dominion University, 2008.
  • Education

    University of Michigan, 1990
    Major: Higher and Adult Education Administration
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of Michigan, 1984
    Major: Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Degree: M.A.
    University of Illinois, 1980
    Major: Educational Program Evaluation/Assessment and Research Design
    Degree: M.Ed.
    University of Illinois, 1978
    Major: Anthropology
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    organizational leadership and development, globalization, quality and organizational performance, virtual teams, organizational communications, communicating climate change, impact of technology on society
  • Licensures and Certifications

    ISO 9000 Lead Auditor Certificate
    Sponsoring Organization: American Society for Quality and the European Institute of Quality Assurance
    Date Obtained: 1996-01-01
    ISO 9000 Lead Auditor in Training Certificate
    Sponsoring Organization: American Society for Quality and the European Institute for Quality Assurance
    Date Obtained: 1996-01-01
  • 2009: Visiting Member - Advisory Board, Mathematics and Science Coalition, State of Virginia
  • 2001: Academic Administration Program Fellow, American Council on Higher Education
  • 2001: Academic Administration Program Fellow, Committee on Institutional Cooperation of the Big Ten Universities
  • 1999: Excellence in Teaching, 1999, College of Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • 1999: Conflict Resolution and Community Development Visiting Scholar, Kettering Foundation
  • 1997: Excellence in Teaching, 1997, College of Technology, Purdue University
  • 1996: ISO 9000 Lead Auditor, Training Certificate
  • 1996: Malcolm Baldrige Visiting Scholar, IBM
  • 1994: Change Management Visiting Scholar, TRW
  • 1993: Excellence in Teaching, 1993, College of Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • 1992: Total Quality Management - Malcolm Baldridge Visiting Scholar, Motorola, Incorporated
  • 1990: Delco Electronics Visiting Scholar, General Motors Corporation
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Midwest Coalition for Comprehensive Design
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University; Purdue University
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Investigators:Tomovic, C.
    Midwest Coalition for Comprehensive Design
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 2006 - 2009
    Investigators:Tomovic, C.
    Teaching and Research for Understanding Simulation Techniques - TRUST
    Sponsoring Organization: Seva-Port
    Date: June, 2009 - June, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Tomovic, C.; Katsioloudis, P.; Bondi, S.
    Product Lifecycle Metrics
    Sponsoring Organization: Boeing Corporation, Center for Advanced Manufacturing
    Date: 2006 - 2008
    Investigators:Tomovic, C.