Kathleen Grove has been consulting, advising and counseling in a professional capacity throughout her career. Her career has encompassed the fields of law, business, mental health counseling, and higher education. In her current position as the Director of the Office for Women at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, she focuses on women’s leadership development and mentoring and helping the university recognize, utilize, and advance women’s talent.

Academic interests

Advancement of women, women in leadership roles, gender equity, feminist jurisprudence, work and life integration, mentoring, diversity and inclusion, global gender empowerment


WOST-W300 Topics in Women’s Studies: Advancing Women in Leadership


Joseph T. Taylor Award for Excellence in Diversity, IUPUI, Individual, 2015 Multicultural Impact Staff Award, IUPUI Staff Council, 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award, 2011, National Women’s Studies Association, Women’s Centers Committee “I’m Every Woman” Award, IUPUI Student African American Sisterhood, March 2011 Indiana Association of Marriage & Family Therapy, Award of Merit, 2009 Joseph Taylor Excellence in Diversity Award, IUPUI, Multicultural Teaching Community of Practice, (Co-Chair). 2010


Stead, Valerie; Elliott, Carole; Blevins-Knave, Belinda; Chan, Emily; Grove, Kathleen S.; Hanold, Maylon; Smith, Amy; “Collaborative Theory-Building on Women’s Leadership: An Exercise towards Responsible Leadership”, Advancing Women and Leadership: Moving the Needle through Applied Theory Building, Volume 4, Women and Leadership Book Series, International Leadership Association (ILA) & Information Age Publishing, Inc. (IAP)2016 Bigatti, Silvia M; Khaja, Khadija; Thorington Springer, Jennifer; Gibau, Gina (Sanchez); Grove, Kathleen Surina; Ashburn-Nardo, Leslie., “Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural Teaching in a Large Urban University,” Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 12, Number 2, June 2012

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