Faculty Profile

Michelle Geiman, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor



Michelle Geiman, PhD, MBA, SPHR, is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with over fifteen years of progressive experience in employee and labor relations, performance management, recruitment, compensation and benefits, organizational development, and human resource information systems. She has worked in both public and corporate settings for organizations with more than 50,000 employees and Fortune 500 corporations. Michelle is currently the Director of Human Resources for the Kings Island.  She has taught classes that focus on human resources, organizational behavior, staffing, training and development, business ethics, and team-building related courses at various universities. Her experience is enhanced by her Ph.D. in Organizational and Leadership Change from Walden University, a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Otterbein College, and a Bachelor's Degree from Bowling Green State University in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources, Industrial and Labor Relations, and International Business. Her dissertation was around how HR can create a positive work environment.


Walden University (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Doctor of Philosophy, Management
Otterbein University (Westerville, Ohio)
Master of Business Administration, Business Administration
Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, International Business


Protecting Human Research Participants Certification, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research

Work Experience

2021 - Present
Kings Island, Director of Human Resources, Mason, Ohio
2019 - 2021
Ohio Education Association, HR Director, Columbus, Ohio
2008 - 2018
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty
2005 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty & Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2005 - 2008
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty

Publications & Presentations

Geiman, M. (2014, Sep. 29). How to Create a Positive Workplace. CUPA-HR Annual Conference 2014, San Antonio, Texas.
Geiman, M. (2014, Sep. 18). Federal Compliance and Complexities of ADHD in the Workplace. Federal Compliance and Complexities of ADHD in the Workplace, Webinar.
Geiman, M. (2014, Jul. 24). Managing ADHD in the Workplace. Attention Deficit Disorder Association 25th Anniversary Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Professional Service

Committee Member
Human Resource Association for Central Ohio
(Columbus, Ohio)