Kelley Lovati

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
B.S. Business Administration (BSBA)

Dr. Kelley Lovati is a contributing faculty at Walden University in the BSBA and Dual Degree programs. She received her BSA and MSA degrees from Central Michigan University and a PhD in Management with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational change from Walden University. Kelley has a wide spectrum of experience in the work world. She has worked as a health educator in Public Health for both the state and local government as well as in a hospital setting. She has worked in “Corporate America” wearing many hats within real estate, as a Chief Operating Officer for an Executive Suite Office Building, Director of Program & Events for a county chamber of commerce, Supervisor of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care and Community Outreach Coordinator for a local hosptial. Dr. Lovati's current position is a CEO of the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce serving over 1000 business members. Kelley’s passion is demonstrated by spearheading the local hospital's Diversity and Inclusion Council and organizational initiatives. Dr. Lovati always finds herself happiest when educating others. She has been involved in many forms of teaching since grad school including: university, adult learning, community, workplace, corporate and finally – online. Kelley has an active membership in the American Management Association; participated in the Leadership Macomb Class XVII (2014) and Multicultural Leadership Training (2014). Dr. Lovati is actively engaged with community groups to stimulate social change in equity for all individuals. She actively engages with Welcoming Michigan, OneMacomb, Partnership for a New America, Macomb Act (Active Cultural Togetherness) and Race4Equity. Presentations on cultural competence and inclusion have been conducted for Leadership Macomb, Welcoming Michigan and Race4Equity.

Courses Taught

BUSI 2003 - Operations

BUSI 3007 - Knowledge Management

MGMT 4400 - Organizational Behavior & Mgmt

MGMT 4120 - Strategic Human Resource Management

BUSI 1003 - Principles Leadership & Mgmt

BUSI 1002 - Intro to Mgmt & Leadership

Busi 3002 - Ethical Leadership

HMNT 1005 - Aca Thought & Exp in Tech World


PhD, Walden University

MS, Central Michigan University

BA, Central Michigan University

Public Service

Macomb ACT (Active Cultural Togetherness), Board of Directors -

Richmond Rotary Club, President - Richmond

Macomb Literacy Partners, Board Member - Clinton Twp


Lovati, K. (2017). Developing an Organizational Diversity & Inclusion Council. Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Lovati, K. (2016). Diversity & Inclusion in Business. Leadership Macomb

Lovati, K. (2016). Diversity & Inclusion working with Collaboratives. Welcoming Michigan