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Dana Cosby
Dana Cosby
- Associate Dean - Graduate Programs and Outreach, MBA Program Director; Associate Professor - Management

Dr. Cosby studies and presents guest lectures on Workplace Incivility with a special interest in the impact of human resource practices on the phenomenon. In addition, she has studied and published in the area of sustainability.  She has presented papers at the Academy for Human Resource Development and the Academic Business World International Conference.


Ph. D., University of Louisville, Human Resources, 2008

M.A., Western Kentucky University, Organizational Communication, 1994

B.S., Western Kentucky University, Social and Behavioral Focus, 1992

SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources, designation earned through the national Society for Human Resource Management)
CCP (Certified Compensation Professional, designation earned through the national World at Work organization)


In addition to her Ph. D., Dr. Cosby holds the designations of SHRM-SCP, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources designations through the national Society for Human Resource Management), GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources) and CCP (Certified Compensation Professional – designation earned through the national World at Work organization).  Her experience includes leadership roles in both private and public sectors. She held an executive role with a billion dollar multi-national organization with oversight for a number of corporate functions, including strategic planning, change management, risk management, compensation and benefits, training and organizational development, employee communications, and governmental affairs.  She has consulted and lectured on international management, most specifically, competency attainment, for programs serving organizations in Japan, Mexico, Canada, Russia, Austria, and Germany. Her consulting practice includes executive recruiting, coaching, and human resource development program design.

Community Service

Dr. Cosby is a member of the international Society for Human Resource Management and World at Work. She is a member of the local Southern Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management chapter, where she is a member of the board of directors.  She is also a graduate of Leadership Bowling Green and has served on a number of non-profit boards, including United Way of South Central Kentucky, Barren River Child Advocacy Center, the International Center, the Warren County-Bowling Green International Festival, and Plum Tree Montessori School.

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