Donna Gwaltney

Preceptor

Dr. Donna Gwaltney

Email Address

Office Number

864-489-7151

Donna holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Mid-America Nazarene University and a Master's degree in Human Resource Development and Administration from Barry University. She completed her doctoral studies for a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University in 2013. She has been certified since 1996 as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the Society of Human Resource Management.

Donna has over two decades of professional HR experience. Prior to joining Limestone she worked in the HR offices of a variety of industries including hospitality, non-profit, manufacturing, citrus processing, public sector, and higher education. She joined Limestone as an adjunct in 2014 and teaches courses in the ECI campus. 

Donna is very active in her local Society for Human Resource Management chapter and is a volunteer for the College Relations committee. She is also a member of the College and University Professional Association-Human Resources (CUPA-HR), Academy of Management (AOM) and the International Leadership Association (ILA). She has been a volunteer program reviewer for the Southeast Region CUPA-HR Annual Conference, AOM Annual Conference, and ILA’s Annual Conference.

Her personal interests include being an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. She is also the proud co-owner with her husband, Darrell, of "Max", a very lovable Great Pyrenees and Newfoundland mix.

Professional Accomplishments

CERTIFICATION: 

Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), January, 2015
Society for Human Resource Management

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), July 2012
Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc. (CPP)

Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR), December 1996
Human Resource Certification Institute

MEMBERSHIPS: 

Academy of Management (AOM)
College & University Professional Association-Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (MT-SHRM)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

AWARDS: 

2009 Human Resources Excellence Award 
Sponsored by Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resources and Nashville Chamber of Commerce

PRESENTATIONS: 

Facilitator (8 sessions), SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Study Group, Lipscomb University
Fall 2015, Nashville, TN (under contract)

Facilitator (6 sessions), SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Study Group, Lipscomb University
Spring 2015, Nashville, TN

Facilitator (6 sessions), PHR/SPHR Certification Study Group, Lipscomb University
September, October & November 2014, Nashville, TN

Facilitator (2 sessions), PHR/SPHR Certification Study Group, MT-SHRM
September 2014, Nashville, TN

Facilitator (2 sessions), PHR/SPHR Certification Study Group, MT-SHRM
April 2013, Nashville, TN

Facilitator (3 sessions), PHR/SPHR Certification Study Group, Lipscomb University
October & November 2012, Nashville, TN

Guest Lecturer, Selection and Recruitment, Belmont University College of Pharmacy
September, 2012, Nashville, TN

Co-Presenter, The Future of Nonprofit Human Resources: Challenges and Recommendations for Success
Tobias Leadership Conference at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
March 2011, Indianapolis, IN

Guest Lecturer, Selected Employment Law Topics, Belmont University College of Pharmacy
November 2009, Nashville, TN

Presenter, Adjuncts: It’s Like Herding Cats, PeopleAdmin Annual Conference 
March 2008, Austin, TX

Guest Lecturer, Mini Masters in Human Resources, Leadership Institute at Belmont University
November 2005, Nashville, TN

REVIEWER: 

Reviewer for Midwestern AOM 2014 Annual Conference, July 2014
Reviewer for AOM 2014 Annual Conference, February 2014
Reviewer for Midwestern AOM 2013 Annual Conference, July 2013
Reviewer for AOM 2012 Annual Conference, February 2012
Reviewer for ILA 2011 Annual Conference, March 2011
Reviewer for AOM 2011 Annual Conference, February 2011
Reviewer for CUPA-HR 2011 Southern Region Annual Conference, September 2010

Education

  • EASTERN UNIVERSITY • St. Davids, Pennsylvania, December 2013 Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Leadership
  • BARRY UNIVERSITY • Miami Shores, Florida, May 1996 Master of Science, Human Resource Development & Administration
  • MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY • Olathe, Kansas, May 1990 Bachelor of Arts, Management of Human Resources