Tanjia M. Coleman, Ph.D. is a human capital strategist with more than 15 years of experience working as a senior level human resources professional in Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, Starbucks, Sears and Motorola. Currently, she is the senior director, human resources for Kindercare Education. Kindercare Education is the largest early childhood education (ECE) provider in the United States.
As the senior director, human resources, Coleman supports a nationwide team of 50 leaders, at over 450 locations, in the acquisition, development, measurement and retention of talent that reinforces the continuous growth and improvement of Kindercare Education’s fastest growing Champions brand. Prior to joining Kindercare Education, Coleman was responsible for driving employee engagement, developing training and managing human resources transformation efforts in talent acquisition, employee relations and organizational development at DeVry Education Group.
Coleman completed her dissertation to earn her Ph.D. in Organization Development in January 2016 from Benedictine University. In 2014 she received, “The Best Student Paper Award” at the Academy of Management – ISEOR conference in Lyon, France. Her work was further recognized and published in the Recherches en Sciences de Gestion 2015 publication. Coleman also holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Employee Relations from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from DePaul University.