Doctor Michael Cherry

Organizational Leadership - Assistant Professor and B.A. Program Director

Dr. Michael Cherry is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Leadership program. Prior to joining the faculty, he spent over twelve years as the Academic Coordinator of Adult Business Programs in the College of Business at Lewis. In addition to his teaching role, Mike has coached and consulted over the past 20 years serving as a trusted advisor to high potential leaders and groups to improve their leadership impact, collaboration and productivity to drive business success and achieve personal fulfillment. Mike leverages evidence based coaching practices and his experience, and education, to prepare leaders to manage change, engage cross functional teams and effectively influence organizational strategy. He completed his coach education at Lewis University and received his PCC certification from the International Coach Federation. His doctoral studies at Olivet Nazarene University included research on emotional intelligence in healthcare leadership.


  • BSC, Santa Clara University, 1991
  • MBA, San José State University, 1995
  • MSA, University of Notre Dame, 2000
  • Ed.D., Olivet Nazarene University, 2011
  • Organizational Coaching Certificate, Lewis University, 2014

Learn more about the online M.A. in Organizational Leadership program.