Dr. Christopher Linski
Full-time Faculty - Glenn R. Jones College of Business
Dr. Christopher Linski completed his doctorate in management and post-doctorate in higher education leadership from Colorado Technical University. Some of his scholar-practitioner research has included the examination of Army noncommissioned officers’ leadership behaviors, higher education support for disabled student-veterans, nonprofit organization interventions, and generational shifts in theological preferences. His teaching experience includes undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in criminal justice, homeland security, business management, executive leadership, and research.
Dr. Linski began his professional background with military service during the Global War on Terrorism and Operation Iraqi Freedom. After retiring, he began work as a civilian employee for the Department of Defense. His passion for military veterans continued through the creation of a student veteran organization and a transitioning veterans organization. He is also an executive officer for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Additionally, Dr. Linski owns and operates a management consulting company in Colorado, focusing on human capital and process improvement. He has also served as a member of various community Boards and Committees in the fields of juvenile criminal justice, professional development, and doctoral academics. He specializes in providing companies with strategic guidance and organizational development expertise.
The greatest personal interest for Dr. Linski is his family: his wife, Mandy, his five-year-old daughter, and his one-year-old son!
“It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the academic journey for our students.”
- Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
- Linski, C.M. (2013, Winter). Process Consultation and law enforcement: A practitioner’s case study report. Organization Development Journal, 31(4),63-73.
- Linski, C.M. (2014, Fall). Transitioning to participative management. Organization Development Journal, 32(3), 17-26.
- Linski, C.M. (2014, December). The Leadership-Morale Connection: Essentials for Army noncommissioned officer leadership in the garrison environment (Doctoral dissertation). Colorado Technical University. Colorado Springs, CO: ProQuest. (Accession Order No. 3687309)
- Linski, C.M. (2016). Understanding ethical decision-making. In C. Linski, J. Curry, M. Karabekou, R. Newman, & R. Holloway (Eds.), Ethics and morality for criminal justice practitioners: How to handle ethical dilemmas (chap. 7). Words of Wisdom.
- Linski, C.M. (2017). Skattered memories: Traveling through the past with hidden wounds. Charleston, NC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing.
- Linski, C.M. (2018). Assisting student-veterans with hidden wounds: Evaluating student support in U.S. higher education. In P. Blessinger, J. Hoffman, & M. Makhanya (Eds.), Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning: Vol. 14. Perspectives on Diverse Student Identities in Higher Education: International perspectives on equity and inclusion (pp.29 – 45). doi:10.1108/S2055-364120180000014004
- Mathews, B., & Linski, C.M. (2016). Shifting the paradigm: Reevaluating resistance to organizational change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 29(6), 963-972. doi:10.1108/JOCM-03-2016-0058
- Milbrandt, J., DePorres, D., Linski, C.M., & Ackley, E. (2018). Tell me a story: Exploring values in practice in the field of OD. In A. Church, J. Vogelsang, & D. Jamieson (Eds.), Enacting values-based change: Organization development in action. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave MacMillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-69590-7
- Commander & Chief Executive, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2004–Present
- Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Colorado Springs Teen Court, 2016–2018
- Executive Director, Colorado Transitioning Veterans Association, 2016–2017
- Professional Growth Committee, Colorado Springs Rising Professionals, 2016–2017
- Conducts evaluation processes for broad analyses of organizations and recommends solutions to complex problems by communicating to teams and senior leadership.
- Applies analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues concerning efficiency and effectiveness of program operations.
- Conducts qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis to gain knowledge about organizational missions, functions, and work procedures.
- Maintains leadership roles and collaborates within cross-functional and remote teams.