Center Leadership

Center Leadership

Erik Bean, Ed.D & Ryan Rominger, Ph.D.

Dr. Erik BeanErik Bean, Ed.D

Dr. Erik Bean has provided leadership within the University of Phoenix network for more than 20 years serving various roles from associate faculty to department chair to chairing dissertations. His research interests focus on teacher immediacy and customer experience (CX) of students and faculty and he has presented at conferences the worldover. He offers a full-range of administrative duties including, employee, facilitator, research, curriculum development, and technical governance solutions for the proprietary, corporate, or traditional education markets including accreditation compliance. In addition to his peer reviewed published articles he has written several academic books including: WordPress for Student Writing Projects, published by Brigantine Media, St. Johnsbury, VT, Rigorous Grading Using Microsoft Word AutoCorrect: Plus Google Docs, Westphalia Press imprint of the Policy Studies Organization, Washington, D.C. and his latest book, Social Media Writing Lesson Plans. Dr. Bean enjoys helping faculty and students attain a viable research agenda as well as assisting them in seeking scholarly publication and presentations. He is adept at the content analysis research method.

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Ryan RomingerRyan Rominger, Ph.D., ACSGC

Ryan Rominger, Ph.D. ACSGC is currently an Associate University Research Chair in the School for Advanced Studies, Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research at the University of Phoenix. Dr. Rominger's main foci at UoPX include performing academic review, helping facilitate Knowledge Without Boundaries Academy, and assisting CLSER faculty progress in their research and scholarship activities. Dr. Rominger is also engaged in a study investigating innovations in doctoral education since 2005, or when the Woodrow Wilson Foundation published The Responsive Ph.D. The study is a meta-analysis of literature published on changes and innovations in doctoral education, particularly with respect to practitioner doctoral degrees. Beyond UoPX, Dr. Rominger is also an Adjunct Research Faculty at Sofia University and the California Institute of Integral Studies, is President of the Board of Directors for ACISTE (a non-profit which trains therapists, spiritual directors, and life coaches and holds annual conferences), and is completing a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. Dr. Rominger lives in rural Montana with his family, and enjoys spending time outdoors and coaching several Lego Robotics competition teams for 6th - 8th graders.

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Contact Information

Erik Bean, Ed.D & Ryan Rominger, Ph.D., ACSGC
Associate Research Chairs
Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research
LeadershipStudies@phoenix.edu