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 regards the spectrum of business and organization as all encompassing. The tethered potentials provide a lens through we may examine leadership from all angles and organizational dynamics. This may include sociological and psychological reverence as we engage the exert of influence from a group and individual perspective. Our center also examines te influence of culture, mental health, industrial and organizational psychology, healthcare and any organizational structure where the preeminence of research can be collected, studied and applied. We welcome those

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


Below is a list of last year's Fellow in Residence participants. We thank them very much
for the contributions, presnetations, and work on publication. 

Dr. Stephen More assumes role as inagural fellow

Dr. Henry Cooper. Dr. Cooper has also taken on a role with our new Executive Advisory Board in CLSOR.

Dr. Donte Vaughn joins as Fellow and Executive Advisory Board member

Dr. Kim Sander assumes role as inagural fellow

Dr. Gena Aikman assues role as inagural fellow

Dr. Ryan Tierney assumes role as inaugrel fellow


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

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

Blog Series-"The Psychological Shift"
Part IV

PART III. Managing the Stress Arc of COVID-19 and Rapid Onset of Change

As of late, the inclusion of rapid change conditions in the lives of many has become the norm.

Grant Writing 101

Demystifying Grants – A Primer


Areas Of Research Interest

Leadership Studies Scholarly Leadership Transformative Learning Experiential Learning Educational Research

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