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Dr. Michael C. Hitson

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Adjunct Professor


Doctorate Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix, 2008

MBA Business, University of Phoenix, 2003

MS Education, Indiana University, 1983

BS Biology, Chemistry, Speech and Drama, Ball State University, 1976


Dr. Michael Charles Hitson lives in the city of Noblesville. He was born and raised in South Bend, which lies in Northern Indiana. He attended Ball State University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in 1976. Michael had a major study area in Biology and minor study areas of Speech / Drama and Chemistry. He later attended Indiana University where he received his Master's Degree  That first Master's Degree was presented in the area of Secondary Education with an emphasis in Genetics. Michael went into Public Education and taught primarily Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, and Biology at the high school level for 23 years. In 2000, Michael moved to the business arena.

 Michael completed his MBA with the University of Phoenix (7/2003), and finished his doctoral program with the University of Phoenix in June of 2008 with a degree in Organizational Leadership and research centered on virtual project management. He entered the world of business in 2000 with the Verizon Corporation where he worked with Program / Project Management and completed his PMP certification and CompTIA Project+ certification.  Michael is also a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified / Professional SCRUM Master II and Lean Specialist and has worked in this realm for over 20 years.  Michael has worked professionally for Anthem Insurance, Eli Lilly, Medxcel, Angie’s List, Educational Services Incorporated and Marion County Health and Hospital. Michael has served in a professor role since 2008 with various universities.

On a personal note, Michael has been into personal fitness, running, triathloning for over 35 years and has run an equivalent of over twice around the earth and has only had 15 days without a full workout in close to 25 years. Michael loves Day Lilly culture as well as orchid culture and has been presented five national awards from the American Orchid Society. He currently has active memberships in Mensa, Intertel, PMI, ASQ and Comptia.