Workshops and Speaker Series

Center for Leadership Studies & Organizational Research

Dr. Rodney Luster, Chair, Dr. Erik Bean, Assoc. Chair


The Center for Leadership Studies and Organizational Research (CLSOR) regards the spectrum of business and organization as all encompassing, where the potentials of scholar practitioner engagement intersect with industry dynamics to uncover the possibilities that emerge with research applied. CLSOR provides a lens through which leadership and organization may be examined from all vantage points, utilizing the conduits of research and reporting out through major conferences, publications and innovative projects.
From (ILA) The International Leadership Association and (TQR) The Qualitative Report to the (APA) American Psychological Association, CLSOR members can be found at these and many other top tiered conferences working together with other researchers to bring to the table the latest in research concerning the wide prospects of topical matter within the field of leadership and organizational research. We welcome you to the many possibilities the center can offer.

CLSOR Fellows in Residence

Fellows in Residence is one of three conceptual affiliation roles we are rolling out as a a research enterprise. The Center for Leadership Studies began the potential for this role last year and have since ushered in our first cadre of professionals who have assumed the roles for 2021 and now 2022. The Fellows in Residence  is a volunteer role with all the perks of building a working role by helping us produce research, join projects, engage in publishing, being part of the Phoenix Scholar editorial board, presenting, and the list goes on. For more information on this outstanding opportunity, check out the following dedicated site for the role and the other two prominent potentials if you have further interest.

Meet our inaugural Fellows in Residence for 2021-2022! First 2022 Fellows in Residence


Our current research bench of fellows. Each fellow is a professional in industry and a researcher who is part of the CLSOR team of researchers. To find out more about these outstanding individuals you may click on the left side menu options for Fellows in Residence to be taken to their bio.

Dr. Stephen More 

Dr. Henry Cooper

Dr. Kim Sander 

Dr. Gena Aikman

Dr. Ryan Tierney

Dr. Alana Morales

Dr. Garry Jacobs

Dr. Jared Nieves

Dr. Sai Raghav


This month's featured Fellow in Residence Dr. Sai Raghav

This month's fellow spotlight is on Dr. Sai Raghav.

Dr. Sai Raghav

Sai recently graduated with a doctorate in management (Organizational Leadership) from the University of Phoenix. Prior to Sai received his M.S. in Organizational Leadership (with a specialization in Project Management) from Northcentral University, USA in 2018 and his M.B.A. (with a specialization in Strategic Management) from the Swiss Management Center, Switzerland in 2016, and his Physiotherapy from N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, India in 2009. Sai’s teaching interests include training business students, business English, organizational behavior, industrial and organizational psychology, international business, and strategic management. Sai was inducted into the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society for Business’ Lambda Eta Chapter in 2018, Lambda Sigma Chapter in 2021, and the Golden Key International Honor Society in 2018 for high scholastic achievement. Sai is also a presidential member of the prestigious National Society for Leadership and Success since March 2022. His primary research interests are in the field of change management, leadership, and organizational culture. Specifically, he is interested in coaching-style leadership, Hofstede’s cultural dimensions, and cultural and structural implications in an organization. Sai currently resides in Calgary and divides his time between Montreal and Calgary. He is passionate about protecting the environment and adheres to a plant-based diet. In his free time, Sai teaches business English on, enjoys reading and listening to audiobooks (fiction), and spending time with family. Sai Raghav works as a Forklift Operator at Costco Wholesale, the second largest retailer in the world, and has been with the company since 2015. 

Mission and Vision

To be recognized through the pursuits and outcomes of scholarly research in leadership and organization as the most trusted provider of career-relevant research concerning the practitioner doctorate degree in higher education for advancing the professional life of working adults.

Scholarly leadership is defined as a transformative relationship among experienced and aspiring Scholar/Practitioner/Leaders who intend, through the production and application of research, to advance their professional life and the community of scholarship.

Purpose and Goals

We believe that planning, preparing, and producing effective and efficient research studies are demonstrations of scholarly leadership.

  • We believe in modeling the way towards creating and disseminating educational and leadership research for the purposes of professional development.
  • We exist to inspire, support, and guide the professional development of University of Phoenix faculty through scholarly leadership.

    • Potentiating the development of research and its dissemination with University of Phoenix faculty.
    • Professional development through scholarly leadership.

Position Papers

Recent Blogs

New Blog Post-Psychology Today-Dr. Luster

Do Your Biases Affect Your Research & How You Interact with Information?

We all have biases.

Part IV-Final Installment of the Series The Psychological Shift-Leaders and Decision-Making During COVID-19

Blog Series-"The Psychological Shift"
Part IV


Areas Of Research Interest

Leadership Studies Scholarly Leadership Transformative Learning Experiential Learning Educational Research

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