Dr. Anne Kohnke
Assistant Professor of IT
Director, PhD & DMIT Programs
Buell Management Building M316
Anne Kohnke is an Assistant Professor in the College of Management at Lawrence Technological University. Anne also serves as the Director for the PhD in Management and DMIT programs. She currently teaches Organizational Behavior in the DBA program, Healthcare IT Infrastructure, Global Organization Development and Change in the MBA program and in previous years has taught Strategic Management, Business for IT Professionals, Information Systems & the Enterprise, Leading Organization Change, Leadership and Management, and Business Strategies for eCommerce. She has also taught Data Processing and Management at Benedictine University in the MSOB program.
Professor Kohnke started her career in the mid 1980’s as a helpdesk technician and during the past 25 years worked as a technical trainer, database administrator, network engineer, technical business analyst, project manager, Director of IT, and most recently as Vice President of Technology & Chief Information Security Officer.
Professor Kohnke earned a Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University. In her career as an educator she has emphasized the interdisciplinary nature of information technology, business process management, and organizational behavior and the need to work synergistically with all areas in an organization.
Professor Kohnke’s research analyzes the perceived usefulness, effective use and factors for determining what predicts a patients’ acceptance of telemedicine technology, measured by behavioral intention. As investments in telemedicine products and services grow at a rapid pace, user technology acceptance has become a key issue in successful implementation. Regardless of the potential promised merits, underutilized or unused technology is ineffective and costly and there is a growing need to better understand factors that contribute to positive user acceptance of telemedicine innovations. Professor Kohnke has been awarded a Faculty Seed Grant to pursue this project.
Additional research projects include a case study on the strategic management succession planning in a family owned business as well as a book on appreciative leaders and the social construction of generative connections.
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Management Planning and Execution
Business Process Consultation & Productivity
Technical Project Management
IT Security Controls and IT Audits
Building High Performance Teams
Publications and Presentations
Stavros, J., Schiller, M., de Jong, J.C., & Kohnke, A. (2011). Appreciative Leaders: The Social Construction of Generative Connections. Workshop Proposal submitted to the 2012 World Appreciative Inquiry Conference, Ghent, Belgium, 25-28 April 2012.
Kohnke, A. (2008). Social Ethics. Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Kolb, R.W. (Ed.). Volume 4, pp. 1968-1971. Sage Publications: Los Angeles, CA.
Kohnke, A. (2008). Volunteerism. Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Kolb, R.W. (Ed.). Volume 5, pp. 2198-2220. Sage Publications: Los Angeles, CA.
Kohnke, A. (2005). Software Application Development: Learning in Action. Organization Development Practitioner, 37(1), pp. 3-7.
Kruppa, R. & Kohnke, A. (2005). Group Dynamics and the Formation of a Ph.D. Cohort. Organization Development Journal. 23(1), pp. 69-80.
Kohnke, A. (2003). Tendercare, Inc. A Case Study Using Appreciative Inquiry. Organization Development Journal, 21(4), pp. 81-86.
(2003). Contributor to Organization Development At Work: Conversations on the Values, Applications, and Future of OD. Wheatly, M., Tannenbaum, R., Griffin, P.Y., Quade, K., Organization Development Network, (Eds.). San Francisco, CA:Pfeiffer.
Cox, K. & Kohnke, A. (2004). Organization Development Paper Session – e-Motializing Management: Results, Leadership, and IT. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management, April, Minneapolis, MN.
Kohnke, A. (2004). Technology Management: Action Research and Information Technology. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management. March, Orlando, FL.
Stavros, J. & Kohnke, A. (2003). Cultivating a Positive Culture with Appreciative Inquiry. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management, March, Houston, TX.
Kohnke, A., (2005). "Technology Made Easy For Researchers: Tools, Tips & Techniques" with Di Virgilio, M. E. & Heidorn, C. An Organization Development and Change division Professional Development Workshop [PDW] created for and conducted at the National Academy of Management, August, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Kohnke, A. (2005). "How Ethical Leaders Create Ethical Organizations". Management Consulting Presentation Symposium at the National Academy of Management, August, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Kohnke, A. (2004). "Ethical Leadership and the Social Construction of Values". Presentation at the Executive Doctoral Colloquium at the National Academy of Management, August, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kohnke, A. (2004). "Action Research and Information Technology". Presentation Symposium at the Midwest Academy of Management. April, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kohnke, A. (2004). "New Horizons for Leadership Research and Practice: Ethical and Global Sustainability" with Cox, K.C. Paper presentation at the Midwest Academy of Management. April, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Kohnke, A. (2004). "Technology Management: Action Research and Information Technology". Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management, March, Orlando, Florida.
Kohnke, A. (2003). "Tendercare, Inc., A Case Study Using Appreciative Inquiry". Paper presentation at the 33rd Annual Information Exchange Conference, Organization Development Institute in Williamsburg, Virginia, May, 21-23. Co-winner of the Jack Gibb Award for best presentation.
Kohnke, A., (2003). "Business As An Agent of World Benefit" with Applegate, K., Braxton, M., Cox, C.K., Saint, D., & Picker, M. Presentation Symposium at the 33rd Annual Information Exchange Conference, Organization Development Institute, Williamsburg, Virginia, May, 21-23.
Kohnke, A. (2003). "Cultivating a Positive Culture with Appreciative Inquiry". Paper presentation at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management. March, Houston, Texas.
Academy of Management, Divisions: Business Policy and Strategy, Technology & Innovation Management, Organizational Behavior, and Organization Development and Change
Sigma Iota Epsilon