College of Engineering Coaches


Dr. Devika (Dibya) Choudhuri, Ph.D., LPC

Certified Coach, Emotional Competency Inventory
National Certified Counselor
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Approved Clinical Supervisor
Certified EMDR Therapist
Sensei Change Associates
Pronouns: She, her, herself


Dr. Morgan Milner, Ph.D.

Dr. Milner lends expertise on individual, social, and cultural factors impacting organization and talent development. Morgan earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business, and has experience working with organizations in numerous industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, automotive and education. He is an organizational consultant and experienced executive coach, delivering leadership development towards high-impact results. With numerous articles published in his field, Dr. Milner draws upon scientific principles to guide the development of individuals and organizations. Dr. Milner is a Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior at Eastern Michigan University.

Morgan Milner, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Senior Director, Talent Development
Sensei Change


Dr. Heidi Sherick, Ph.D.

Heidi Sherick has worked in higher education for over 25 years. Currently, Heidi is the Faculty Development and Leadership Specialist in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Her primary role is to design and initiate a suite of professional leadership development activities and coaching, mentoring, sponsoring strategies for faculty. She provides one-on-one coaching for faculty in new executive leadership roles and Associate level faculty in Engineering; facilitating career advancement, fostering connections, and providing leadership development opportunities. Prior to moving to Ann Arbor in July 2016, Heidi lived in Houston, Texas where she consulted at Rice University in the Center for Civic Leadership and the Doerr Institute for New Leaders. While in Houston, Heidi completed a 6-month Executive Coaching training through Envision Coaching and graduated from the Long Form Improv Conservatory at Station Theater. Before living in Houston, Heidi served as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Diversity in the College of Engineering at Montana State University (MSU) from 2001-2012. As Assistant Dean, she oversaw all aspects of the undergraduate programs including accreditation, academic policy, curriculum, student organizations, and scholarships. She also served as the Director of EMPower, the engineering minority program. Heidi earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014.  She studied developmental relationships in higher education and investigated the processes through which higher education leadership is fostered including mentoring, coaching, role-modeling, sponsoring, and networking. She is certified in the use of the CPI 260®and holds a Professional Coaching Certification through the International Coaching Federation.


Karla Vineyard – Leadership and Organizational Development Consultant

Karla Vineyard is a leadership and organizational development consultant. For 25 years she has advised and coached university faculty, academic department chairs, corporate CEOs and other top executives. She offers her expertise in determining organizational needs, improving climate and culture, promoting diversity and inclusion, designing change initiatives, and developing leaders. With advanced degrees in educational leadership and psychology, Karla provides her client organizations with an understanding of the complexities of interpersonal and organizational dynamics. As president of Vineyard Associates, she has consulted in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, higher education, engineering, science research, and manufacturing, as well as state and local government. For the past nine years, Karla has served as an executive consultant to the University of Michigan ADVANCE program on efforts to build institutional capacity. She provides leadership coaching to full professors, department chairs, and administrative leaders in several colleges across campus. As a change consultant for the Faculty Leading Change program, she prepares teams of faculty to make positive changes in their departments. Most recently, in collaboration with ADVANCE consultants, Karla created an innovative faculty development program, LIFT: Leadership and Integration in Faculty Transitions. This program provides faculty with a series of resources designed to integrate the subtle and significant changes that occur at tenure and promotion. The LIFT programs are designed to improve faculty’s sense of agency, develop leadership capabilities, and gain more benefit from the way they commit their time and energy. Other UM consulting projects include: advising on complex organizational issues, facilitating strategic planning retreats, and leadership development for entrepreneurial start-ups.