Jeff Mckinney, ph.d.


Jeff currently teaches the Internship Seminar. Jeff has over 20 years of experience in higher education, non-profits, and the private sector. He has consulted with a diverse range of organizations including colleges, corporations, K-12, non-profits, and law firms on diversity and inclusion efforts. In addition, he has taught for 20+ years at Indiana University, The University of Maryland, and The City Colleges of Chicago. Jeff has taught topics covering diversity issues and how people can better understand themselves in a diverse society.  He has taught courses on cultural awareness, white privilege, GLBT issues, social/class privilege, public speaking, business & professional communication, interviewing, and work/school/life balance.

He has spent the last 8 years coaching individuals on career choice/change/transition. During that time, Jeff has worked with over 750 clients and students ranging from high school to C-level executives.  He has presented numerous workshops and Boot Camps on resume/cover letter, personal branding/pitch, interviewing skills, salary negotiations, emotional intelligence, and networking skills. Jeff has presented numerous papers and original research at national conferences over the past decade. He has published articles on organizational change and diversity issues. 

Jeff believes in serving his community as well, participating on boards and volunteering for local organizations in the areas of poverty & homelessness and GLBT issues. He is founding president of the Indiana University GLBT Alumni association. 

Jeff earned his BA & MA in speech communication from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University.