PhD, Walden University; MS, Columbia Southern University

Research Interests

Innovation and creativity; knowledge management; leadership; organizational change and development; process re-engineering; critical and systems thinking; entrepreneurship


Dr. Phlypo is president of PK & Associates Inc. She has over 20 years of automotive product and manufacturing development and management experience. Dr. Phlypo has facilitated 140 expert teams and coaches a broad cross-functional spectrum of engineering professionals in product knowledge and innovation harvesting globally. Her primary focus is to enable the contextual reuse of an enterprise’s explicit product and innovation knowledge. She has completed more than 3500 coaching sessions over a three-year period and is dedicated to developing innovative capacity within product development organizations. Dr. Phlypo also has experience with appreciative inquiry as an organizational change model. She has published in both the knowledge management and innovation realms and has spoken at International Conferences on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning (ICICKM) and The European Conference on Intellectual Capital (ECIC) in 2008 and 2013. She wrote a book in 2010, The Knowledge Management and Application Domain, and is currently collaborating on two books on the intersection of innovation and knowledge management.