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Joshua Plaskoff

Contact Information

(317) 274-3492
jplaskof [at] iupui [dot] edu (E-mail)
Indianapolis, Room BS 4036

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  • Lecturer of Management
  • Fellow, Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence


  • Indianapolis


  • PhD, Indiana University
  • MSEd, University of Southern California
  • AB, University of California, Davis

Professional Experience

  • Sr. Manager, User Community Enablement, ExactTarget
  • Director of Learning and Organizational Performance, Emmis Communications
  • Corporate Knowledge Management Leader, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Manager, Interactive Systems, ABG, Inc.
  • Director of Training Design, ASK International

Professional Interests

Action and inquiry-based learning, Communities of practice, Critical HR and HRD processes, Emancipatory and transformative leadership development, Organizational culture transformation, Organizational existentialism, Socio-cultural psychology of organizational learning

Selected Publications

  • Plaskoff, J. (2003), "Intersubjectivity and community-building: Learning to learn organizationally," in M. Lyles and M. Easterby-Smith (eds.), Blackwell handbook of organizational learning and knowledge management, New York:
    Blackwell, pp. 161–184. 

  • Plaskoff, J. (2003), "Creating a community culture at Eli Lilly," KM Review, Vol. 5, No. 6, pp. 16-19.  

  • Notess, M. and J. Plaskoff (2002), "Preliminary heuristics for the design and evaluation of online communities of practice systems," eLearn, Vol. 12, No. 5. 

  • Wang, F. K. and J. Plaskoff (2002), "An integrated development model for KM," in R. Bellaver and J. Lusa (eds.), Knowledge management strategy and technology, London: Artech House, pp. 113-134.