Directory & Faculty Profiles

Belen Burkhalter, PhD

Completed PhD in Occupational Studies at Oklahoma State University in 2006. Started working in 2007 as a Dissertation Chair, School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix. Also works as a part-time faculty at Langston University, San Diego State, and University of North Texas (distance learning in the master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling). Full-time employment for 28 years with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services in Programs Management responsible for overseeing service delivery to people with disabilities. Married for 30 years with Ottway, a retired U.S. Navy who proudly served for 30 years. Son is married and is working as a Lead Project Analyst with Phillips 66.

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