Carol Madison is a teaching faculty member for the Ethical Leadership program at Claremont Lincoln University. She is recently retired as the Executive Director of the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at Indiana University. During her eleven years at the Center, she developed and led its signature program, the Hoosier Fellows, a year-long executive leadership program that immerses experienced leaders in different contexts and venues to study leadership. Other Tobias Center programs included an annual conference, the Hazelett Women in Leadership Program, the Semler Leadership Lecture, the Tobias Lecture, the Faculty Fellows, and the Oral History Program that records the narratives of distinguished leaders. The Tobias Center is unique in its teaching and research because it focuses on both the theory and practice of leadership across all sectors, including business, education, religion, medicine, government, philanthropy, social service, and other non-profit.
She holds a Master of Science in Administration from the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science in Public Administration from Indiana University, and is ABD in Adult Education at Indiana University. She completed a Master Class in the Art and Practice of Leadership at Harvard University. She serves on the Finance Committee of the International Leadership Association.