J.D., University of Illinois; M.A., Texas Tech University; B.A., University of Illinois
Business law and ethics; team ethics; politics in business; regulatory environments; inspirational leadership; succession planning; emotional intelligence; workplace bullying
Dr. Preiksaitis spent 15 years as a civil defense trial and appellate court litigator for small businesses and Fortune 100 companies. Her focus was on trusts and estates, employment law, and family law. The appellate court decisions from her cases have been applied as precedent in numerous subsequent cases, and one appeals case created new law in the state of Illinois. In addition to her experience as a litigator, she owned and served as president of a legal research company for five years. Today, Dr. Preiksaitis manages grass-roots political campaigns and serves as chair of a political action committee. Her efforts have resulted in successful passage of a public safety tax and a pro-bono real estate tax appeal clinic for low-income individuals. Dr. Preiksaitis serves as a Walden contributing faculty member in the areas of performance management and succession planning. Her career in academia spans more than 20 years, and she has held multiple positions that include manager of faculty training, director of faculty management, and associate dean. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR), is a licensed attorney in Illinois, and has been a member of the Illinois State Bar Association for more than 20 years.