Directory & Faculty Profiles

Alana Lyles, Ed.D.

Alana Lyles earned a Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Drury University and a Specialist Degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. She went on to earn a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University, in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Lyles has spent most of her career in the field of Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She was a classroom teacher for 19 years and a Principal for 11 years. She retired from the public school system with 30 years of service. After retirement she went on to work as an associate professor at Macon State College. She also serves at other universities as an adjunct professor. Dr. Lyles currently facilitates classes for University of Phoenix, Online in the School of Education and for the School of Advanced Studies. Dr. Lyles has facilitated courses at University of Phoenix for ten years. She takes great pride in being a teacher of teachers. While working in education, Dr. Lyles made many contributions to the community, especially in the areas of diversity and Human Rights. She has worked with several commissions, committees, and organizations to help improve human rights and diversification in the community. Dr. Lyles is a native of Springfield, Mo. She relishes the clear blues skies and clean air in the Ozark Mountains. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and activities with family and friends.

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
Blog Posts Published


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-


Associate Faculty
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College of Doctoral Studies