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Anastasia Metros, Ph.D.

Dr. Metros has a distinguished career that spans more than 20 years in higher education having experience in consulting, faculty, administration and staff roles. Metros has been recognized numerous times for her outstanding work one of which was having been named Faculty Member of the Year. Dr. Metros earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison an M.Ed. in Counseling with an emphasis in College Student Development from Auburn University and a B.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Metros served on the Board of Directors for Trans-Atlantic Environmental and served on the Higher Education User Group Board of Directors. Metros has shared her expertise in Oracle for Higher Education and Research at many international technology conferences. Metros' specialties are: organizational change management, higher education, technology, leadership development, career development, law, student affairs, and academic affairs. One of Metros’ passions is in the blending of technology and higher education. Her most recent publications are: Conrad, K., Metros, A., Rick, H., & Green, K. (2015). Anxiety: A mediator of online doctoral student persistence. Published as a peer reviewed proceedings paper of the Distance Teaching and Learning conference. Muirhead, B. & Metros, A. (2015). Popular culture as learning objects in graduate education. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 12(3), 15-22. Nightingale, Curie, and Roosevelt as Exemplars of the Fabulous Five Dimensions of Centered Leadership published in the peer reviewed journal, Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics with Dr. Kelley Conrad and Dr. Barbara Shambaugh. December 2013. Integrating Wisdom into Online University Classes published in the peer reviewed journal, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning with Dr. Brent Muirhead. January 2013 at

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