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Barbara Mather, Ph.D.

In addition to the role of Associate Faculty for University of Phoenix, Barbara A. Mather, Ph.D. is an experienced management consultant in the area of organizational change management (OCM), and has been a practitioner in her consulting firm since 2002. She works primarily with large companies, and across multiple industries, helping to develop organizational design/change management, communication, and compensation strategies and plans. A partial list of clients include: UCLA, Disney, Toyota, Tribune Media, Tribune Publishing (includes Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, etc.), Eastman Kodak, among others. She is a Certified Management Consultant® from the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC). In additional to her consulting practice, Dr. Mather serves as an associate faculty member for the University of Phoenix in the School of Advanced Studies, instructing doctoral research programs. In addition, she serves as Adjunct Faculty for the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) with Pepperdine University, and serves as dissertation chair for doctoral candidates and teaches an Ed.D. level full semester course, Organizational Change, Innovation, and Creativity.

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
Dissertation Chair
Committee Member
Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies