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Adolfo Gonzales, Ed.D.

I currently teach Research and Graduate Projects for a nationally recognized university. I earned a doctorate degree in Education from the University of San Diego, Masters degree from San Diego State University, graduate of the FBI National Academy Quantico, Virginia, and of the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston, Mass. I also recently completed a leadership certificate program through Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Boston, Mass. I am the current Chief Probation Officers for San Diego County, the former Chief Investigator for San Diego County District Attorney's Office, also I'm the former Chief of Police for the National City Police Department and a former Assistant Chief of Police for the San Diego Police Department.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
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American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies