Michelle Mielly

United States of America

Program Director DBA
Associate Professor to department People, Organizations and Society
Doctorate of Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology, Harvard University

Areas of expertise

  • Emerging Economies Business
  • Sustainable Development
  • Personal and Managerial Development
  • Ethics
  • Cross-cultural


+33 4 76 70 62 99 Office : F609
Michelle Mielly is American and has 20+ years of professional experience in the international context (France, Central America, the U.S., West Africa) as an educator, researcher, and consultant. A development anthropologist and culture specialist, she has been active in the field of development in both Costa Rica and Ivory Coast, having led projects for youth development and sustainable development/ecotourism initiatives and has worked extensively with international players in these fields. She has lectured at a number of higher education institutions (Institut Polytechnique National de Grenoble, Harvard University, Université Pierre Mendès-France, Pennsylvania State University, Boston University in Boston and in Grenoble) and is a faculty member and program director of the MSc in Management Consulting program at Grenoble Graduate School of Business. In addition she works closely with Boston University's pre-Med program in Grenoble as professor of the program's social science courses. In her consulting work, whether in a boutique environment or with specialised medium –sized Consultancies, Michelle has worked closely with a number of SMEs, start-ups, as well as Fortune 500 companies. She has developed extensive training and coaching sessions in cross-cultural communication, intercultural team integration, driving organizational change initiatives, managing remote global teams, and intercultural management seminars for specific regions. She teams up with a variety of other consultants to deliver these missions to her clients and particularly enjoys mentoring future consultants and training them for the future. Michelle holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University, the University of Grenoble III, and Harvard University, where she earned her Ph.D. in 2004.
    • W2 - Research design and literature review - PhD - from 2013 to 2013
    • W2 - Research Proposals Presentations : Research Design - PhD - from 2014 to 2014
    • Western Intellectual Heritage - from 2010 to 2014
    • Leadership - Master - from 2011 to 2014
    • Management de la diversité et des équipes multiculturelles - from 2010 to 2012
    • Ethnography - PhD - from 2013 to 2013
    • Global Work : en partenariat avec Stanford University - Master - from 2013 to 2014
    • Human Resource Management - from 2014 to 2014
    • Intercultural Management - Master - from 2006 to 2014
    • Intercultural Management & International Negotiations - Master - from 2010 to 2013
    • International Negotiations - Master - from 2009 to 2013
    • Cross Cultural Management - Master - from 2008 to 2012
    • Business Ethics - Master - from 2014 to 2014