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Arlene Scott, Ph.D., M.A.

Arlene Scott: Advisor/Mentor to Doctoral Candidates—Online Graduate Faculty—Leadership & Organization Alignment As an experienced practitioner/scholar and lifelong educator, Dr. Scott brings 25 years’ consulting experience to mentoring doctoral candidates. When mentoring and instructing online doctoral courses, she leverages her wide-ranging business organization experience by using examples relevant to each doctoral candidate’s thesis, facilitating dissertation progress. She has a proven track record for graduating doctoral candidates. Dr. Scott started her academic career by teaching in innovative higher education programs, such as University Without Walls, and consulting to school districts in New York City. Using an experiential approach to learning, she shifted to the business world and delivered leadership programs and organization change initiatives, domestically and internationally. Dr. Scott’s career has been a mix of consulting and teaching with her own organization, Change Partners Consulting, and employment with PricewaterhouseCoopers (9 years) in the U.S. and London. Since 2011, Dr. Scott shifted focus back to education and the global explosion of online learning. Her current research focuses on the impact of social interaction on attrition in the online doctoral environment.

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