Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley, Associate Professor | Coordinator, Applied Organizational Studies

Address: 113Y Armstrong Hall
Phone: (507)-389-1563


  • 2015     Ph.D.     Public Policy and Public Administration, Walden University
  • 2007     Masters in Non-Profit and Public Administration, Metropolitan State University
  • 1989     B.A.       International Relations, Michigan State University

Research Interests

  • Virtual Collaboration
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Change
  • Social Enterprise
  • Gig Economy.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Applied Organizational Studies
  • Social Enterprise
  • Social Entrepreneurship.

Academic Biography
Dr. Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley, is an Assistant Professor and Program Director in Applied Organizational Studies, MSU’s fully online bachelor completion program. Her research focus is on organizational change and innovation. She works extensively with community colleges nationally on entrepreneurship initiatives in the public sector and serves as an academic fellow for the Direct Selling Education Foundation in Washington, DC.  Prior to joining the faculty at MSU Mankato, Pigsley served in a variety of academic leadership roles including Dean of Student Affairs and General Education, Associate Dean of Business and Entrepreneurship, and was a faculty member in Entrepreneurship and Individual Studies at Dakota County Technical College.  In addition to her teaching, Pigsley previously held executive roles in non-profit organizations including the Institute for Social and Economic Development, the Iowa Women’s Enterprise Center, and WomenVenture.

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