Professional Bio


  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO, 2012
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics, St. Edwards University, Austin, TX, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, 1993

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Designation, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Certification Earned 2003; Recertification 2006, 2009, 2012

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University, Assistant Professor, Global Nonprofit Leadership Department, Master of Nonprofit Management program, 2011-present
  • Various Universities, 2008-2010:
    • University of Colorado, Guest Instructor, Colorado Springs, 2010-present
    • Pikes Peak Community College, Adjunct Professor, Colorado Springs, 2010
    • Regis University, Affiliate Faculty, 2008-2010
  • State Farm Insurance Companies, 1993-2008

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

  • The role of nonprofit education within higher education and society at large
  • The evolution and integration of human resource managers in nonprofit organizations
  • Nonprofit succession management


  • Harmon, C., Carne, G., Lizardy-Hajbi, K., & Wilkerson, E. (2010). Access to higher education for undocumented students: "Outllaws" of social justice, equity, and equality. Journal of Praxis in Multicultural Education, 5(1), 67-82.


Publications in Preparation

  • Wilkerson, E. (2013). Nonprofit Education in Higher Education: A discourse analysis of mission statements. Manuscript in progress

Awards & Recognition

  • Regis University Faculty Scholarship, 2009
  • St. Edwards University, Academic Excellence Award for 4.0 GPA, 2007

Community Involvement & Service

  • Regis University, Ignatian Faculty Scholars Program, 2009-2011