Ellen Horsch

Ellen Horsch


  • Professor of Practice in Management, College of Business
  • Master of Arts, Economics, Central Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with options in Economics and Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan Technological University


Ellen Horsch is returning to the College of Business with almost 30 years of senior executive experience.  She was named the first female vice president at Michigan Tech and responsible for Business Operations, Facilities Management, and Human Resources until 2018.  Previously, she served as director of the university's human resources department for over 12 years.  Ellen taught at Michigan Tech, Ferris State University and Central Michigan University prior to her administrative roles.   She has served on a variety of external boards and remains active with many professional associations. 

Teaching Interests

  • Team dynamics and decision making
  • Human Resources
  • Introduction to Business

Research Interests

  • Creating a Safety Culture in the Workplace using Lean Principles
  • Work life blending
  • Mentoring/Coaching
  • Individual/group problem solving
  • Leadership development