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Dr. Michelle Preiksaitis

Dr. Michelle Preiksaitis
Adjunct Professor

PhD Management, Human Resource Management, Walden University, 2016
Juris Doctor, University of Illinois College of Law, 1991
MA Technical Communication, Texas Tech University, 2008
BA, English and Rhetoric, University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, 1988

Dr. Michelle Preiksaitis (Dr. P) is the founder/President of a woman-owned small business called Coastal Organizational Research and Learning Strategies LLC.  She helps small business owners improve their strategies and assists universities with curriculum oversight and strategic processes. 

Dr. P has an active law license in Illinois, where she was a trial and appellate litigator for 15 years prior to entering the world of online education. Since 2003, she has taught online, managed online programs as Associate Dean, Director, Faculty Chair, and full Professor at multiple universities. She teaches business and employment law, Human Resources, talent management and development, training, leadership, management, ethics, and technical writing courses. 

She has assisted business start-ups and small and medium sized business owners with operations, strategy, talent management, and overall ethical operations for 31 years. She also has built bachelor, master, and doctoral business programs and courses for multiple universities. For 4 years, she was in a leadership role overseeing five doctoral programs, including overseeing the creation of a new DBA program in a flexible, competency based model. 

She won an appellate trial in Illinois which changed the law regarding how child support was calculated at the time (In Re Alexander, 596 NE 2nd 1335 (Ill App 4th, 1992) and she won another case which helped define a term in the bankruptcy law (County Collector for Delinquent Taxes, 683 NE 2d 995 (Ill. App 4th., 1997). 

Dr. P lives with her husband, Capt. Ray, in Florida with her mini-goldendoodle Sparky. She has four adult children and four grandchildren. She teaches online and runs her consulting business remotely.  

Johnston, S., & Preiksaitis, M. (2022). Strategies for small business administration 8(a) business development program-certified firms in program years 4-6. Business Management Research and Applications: A Cross-Disciplinary Journal, 1(2), 77-102. 

Ashley, C., & Preiksaitis, M. (2022). Strategic cybersecurity risk management practices for information in small and medium enterprises. Business Management Research and Applications: A Cross-Disciplinary Journal, 1(2), 109-157.