CV

Summary of Professional Qualifications

  • Highly skilled professional with more than 15 years experience in industry and academia as leadership and management consultant and entrepreneur, leadership educator and organizational researcher. A competent team leader and developer, coalition builder, change agent and innovator.
  • Effective analytical, quantitative, problem solving skills, presentation, contract negotiation, and conflict resolution skills. Extensive editorial, proposal and grant writing experience.
  • Demonstrated success with start-up ventures. Commitment to excellence in value-added consulting, service delivery, education, and research. Highly motivated, high energy, self-directed, goal-, performance- and results oriented individual. Lead by example.

Professional Experience

Leadership Development Institute (LDI) International, Richmond, VA (2000 – present)
Chief Leadership Development Officer (www.ldi-intl. com)

Founder and Chief Leadership Development Officer of an international consulting firm specializing in the design and delivery of leadership development and education programs for private and public sector organizations; design, develop, and implement customized leadership development and education programs including leadership succession planning, scenario planning, a variety of context specific women in leadership programs as well as dissertation coaching services and the LDI signature program LEEP©; also offered are curriculum design services for educational institutions developing graduate programs in leadership studies and educational consultation services for universities migrating from face-to-face to online programs.

Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ (2012-2014)
Graduate School Dissertation Chair

Served as dissertation supervisor and chair for doctoral students enrolled in online PhD and doctoral programs including DBA and EdD across a variety of disciplines including business administration, technology, education, and the behavioral and health sciences; evaluated milestone documents such as dissertation proposals and dissertation manuscripts; provided assistance with framing research questions, developing theoretical frameworks, integrative literature reviews, statistical analyses and data interpretation of quantitative and qualitative dissertations.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Organizational Leadership Ph.D. Program, Princess Anne, MD (2008-2011)
Professor and Research Coordinator

Taught doctoral level research courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods in blended Ph.D. program in Organizational Leadership; served as research coordinator for dissertation proposals and dissertations; chaired dissertations; designed and implemented curriculum revisions; developed and graded comprehensive exams; initiated mentoring system across cohorts; prepared doctoral students for domestic and international conferences; directed collaborative projects with doctoral candidates to prepare research for joint publications; maintained active research program; research interests included intergenerational leadership; leadership and corporate social responsibility; positive psychology and leadership effectiveness; leadership and spirituality; cross-cultural leadership; women in leadership; aesthetic and arts-based leadership; leadership cartography®; e-leadership.

 Courses Taught

  • ORLD 610 – Qualitative Research Design
  • ORLD 611 – Quantitative Research Methods
  • ORLD 620 – Research in Organizational Leadership – Applications
  • ORLD 624 – Advanced Seminar in Research and Theories in Organizational Leadership (Capstone Course)

University of Pretoria, South Africa (2009-present)

External Dissertation Evaluator in areas of leadership, management, and management science

Regent University, School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship (GLE) (formerly School of Leadership Studies (SLS), Virginia, Beach, VA (2001-2007)
Professor of Leadership Studies and Director of Research

Taught doctoral level course in online Ph.D. program in Organizational Leadership; curriculum development and design of advanced research, core and content courses; delivered face-to-face sessions during annual summer residencies; supervised of Ph.D. dissertations and special topics courses; disseminated research through publications and presentations; mentored doctoral students and junior colleagues; designed a multi-year leadership study abroad program; established and promoted SLS research agenda; established IRB; served on student selection committee (2001-04); directed faculty development seminar series (2001-04); represented SLS on Faculty Senate (2004-06)

Courses Taught

  • Research Methods and Analysis
  • Advanced Research Methods and Analysis II
  • Leadership Values, Policy, and Culture
  • Organizational Theory and Diagnosis
  • Communication and Decision Making in Real and Virtual Organizations
  • Leadership Study Abroad (Asia Minor and Greece)
  • The Leader as Agent and Guide: Examining the Psychological, Social, and Theological Aspects of Leadership
  • The Psycho-Social Dimensions of Leadership
  • Global Dimensions of Leadership Today and in the Future
  • Leadership Study Abroad

Old Dominion University, Department of Psychology, Norfolk, VA (2007)
Adjunct Faculty

Association of Management/International Association of Management, Virginia Beach, VA (1997 – 2001)
President and Co-Founder (www.aom-iaom.org)

Served a founder and president of the Association of Management/International Association of Management (AoM/IAoM), a professional society comprised of academicians and practitioners of management promoting research, theory, and practice in management, leadership, education, and information technology; responsible for managing the operational and strategic functions of the organization, supervised administrative and journal staffs; providing leadership for the division and international region chairs; planned and organized annual conferences, supervised the work of committees and task forces; designed and implementing new initiatives such as Project 2005.

Averett University, Richmond, VA (1991-1996)
Adjunct Faculty

Taught courses in organizational behavior and applied psychology

University of Richmond, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Richmond, VA (1991-1996)
Founding Faculty Member and Associate Professor of Leadership Studies

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Leadership Studies
  • History and Theories of Leadership
  • Leading Groups
  • Leading Individuals
  • Senior Seminar (Capstone Course)
  • Leadership Study Abroad: Leadership Issues and Challenges in the European Community
  • Independent Study (Directed Readings and Directed Research)

Program Development and Curriculum Design

  • Designed and taught six (6) new courses in Leadership Studies equaling 18 credit hours of the 42 hour major in Leadership Studies
  • Designed, directed and taught the first Leadership Studies Abroad course
  • Participated in the design and implementation of the infrastructure of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies to include work on a variety committees such as the assessment, curriculum, student selection, facu1ty search, special topics, and faculty development program committees
  • Conducted the first two iterations of the curriculum evaluation of the Leadership Studies major, analyzed data, compiled and disseminated reports
  • Designed and administered follow-up surveys of graduates of the Jepson School Leadership Studies

George Washington University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Washington, DC (1990-1992)
Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Organizational Theory
  • Management Systems

George Washington University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Tidewater Center, Hampton, VA
Academic Director of the Administrative Sciences Program and Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences

Administrative Responsibilities: Administration of an interdisciplinary graduate program with concentrations in human resources management, management information systems, and organizational behavior; selection and evaluation of adjunct faculty; student recruitment and admissions; preparation of class schedules and budget proposals.

Academic Responsibilities: Teaching graduate courses full time; development and administration of comprehensive examinations; student advising; supervision of independent study and research.

Graduate Courses Taught:

  • Organizational Theory
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Current Issues in Personnel Testing and Selection
  • Personnel Training and Performance Appraisal Systems
  • Personnel Evaluation Techniques
  • Organizational Design
  • Theories of Planned Organizational Change
  • Organizational Decision Making
  • Independent Study (Directed Readings and Directed Research)

University Service: Administrative Sciences Curriculum Committee; Women’s Studies Steering Committee; Congressional Fellowship Program on Women and Public Policy.

Training Research Assessment Consultants, Virginia Beach, VA (1986-1991)
Consultant and Managing Partner

  • Designed assessment systems for managerial performance measurement
  • Developed and implemented management development programs
  • Provided consulting services in areas of human resources management, organizational design and development, team building workforce analyses and executive career planning

University of Colorado, Department of Psychology, Colorado Springs, CO (1983-1984)
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses Taught:

  • Personnel Psycho1ogy
  • Psychology of Women
  • Women and Work
  • Organizational Psychology

University Service: Supervision of honors and masters’ theses; departmental committee to develop Ph.D. program with a major in industrial/organizational psychology; university committee on faculty evaluations.

Academic Experience

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Organizational Leadership Ph.D. Program, Princess Anne, MD (2008-2011)
Professor of Organizational Leadership and Research Coordinator

Taught doctoral level research courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods in blended Ph.D. program in Organizational Leadership; serve as research coordinator for dissertation proposals and dissertations; chair dissertations; implemented curriculum revisions; prepared doctoral students for research presentations at domestic and international conferences; maintained active leadership research program.

Regent University, School of Leadership Studies/School of Global Leadership  and Entrepreneurship, Virginia Beach, VA (2001 – 2006)
Professor of Leadership Studies and Director of Research

Participated as instructional team member in the delivery of online courses in Ph.D. program in Organizational Leadership; contributed to curriculum revisions and design of advanced research, core and content courses; established Leadership Study Abroad program; taught face-to-face during annual summer residencies; supervised Ph.D. dissertations and special topics courses; mentored doctoral students and junior faculty; disseminated research through publications and presentations.

University of Richmond, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Richmond, VA (1991- 1996)
Founding Faculty Member & Associate Professor of Leadership Studies

Designed and developed the curriculum for the first comprehensive undergraduate academic degree program in Leadership Studies; developed and taught the following courses: Foundations of Leadership; History and Theories of Leadership, Leading Groups; Leading Individuals; Women and Leadership; Senior Seminar; Independent Research and Leadership Study Abroad; chaired assessment committee; published and presented research on leadership.

George Washington University, Hampton, VA & Washington, DC (1984 – 1991)
Academic Director and Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences

Directed and administered interdisciplinary graduate program offering an MA in the Administrative Sciences with specialty tracks in human resources management, organizational behavior and management information systems; selected and evaluated graduate faculty; chaired student selection committee; served as Chief Admissions Officer; prepared budgets and class schedules; supervised library and computer lab staff; taught full time graduate level courses including  Leadership and Motivation; Organizational Theory; Theories and Planned Organizational Change, Decision-Making, Management Systems.

Education

Ph. D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Dissertation Title: Causal Modeling of Organizational Commitment
M.S. Psychology, Old Dominion University. Norfolk, VA
B.S. Psychology, summa cum laude, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
University of Athens, classical archaeology.

Publications/Presentations

Six books, including award winning Women and Leadership: A Contextual Perspective, Qualitative Research Methods in Leadership Studies, Women in Leadership: Contextual Dynamics and Perspectives;  over 30 refereed journal and proceedings articles; over 50 presentations at national and international conferences; keynote addresses and invited speeches.

Editorial and Conference Experience

Serve on editorial boards of the Journal of Management. Religion and Spirituality,  Leadership, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, The Qualitative Report; Leadership; Journal of Mixed Methods, Organization Management Journal; Guest Editor, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, (2005)13 (1) – Special Issue on Spirituality in Organizations; Founder and Editor-in-Chief Journal of Management Systems and Conference program chair for The Association of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior; The Association of Management/International Association of Management

Special Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RefWorks, Blackboard Certification, SPSS, German and French.