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Bethany K. Mickahail, PhD, FRSA

Bethany K. Mickahail, PhD, FRSA is a doctoral Advisor/Chair and educator at the College of Doctoral Studies, University of Phoenix, and dissertation faculty advisor/methodologist with the College of Management and Technology at Walden University. Dr. Mickahail has written course content for universities/public schools and is published in textbooks, peer reviewed journals, and academic books for publishers such as Sage and Palgrave Macmillan. Over the years, she has provided learning opportunities to students as an ESL teacher, staff developer-trainer, district wide program coordinator, college educator and United Nations researcher, for nearly three decades. She is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Systems Change, Educational/ Organizational Change, Workplace Diversity, Cultural Competence, Education, Leadership, Disability, Public Policy and Research Methods. Her education includes degrees from the University of Hawaii, (a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics & TESL), the School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University (a Masters of International Affairs and Communications); and a Doctorate in Education, Leadership & Public Policy from the University of Denver. In 2017, she was honored to join the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) in London as a Fellow, where she contributes her efforts to social justice issues. Dr.Bethany’s research focus is on issues related to innovative community based disability program policy, micro business development; training and systems change in California. As a doctoral level educator and dissertation adviser, she is an Advanced Fellow and affiliated with the Center for Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Phoenix. She is pursuing international research on Innovation and Design Thinking, Human/Person Centered Design strategies and beyond. An award winning author and presenter, Dr. Bethany frequently speaks to groups about innovation, Design Thinking, Creative Leadership and research as well as disability, change, policy development and practical implementation. She served as a member of a California Blue Ribbon state legislative subcommittee. Her research on Creative Leadership, Capturing the Essence of Change and new research model Praxis Documentation Aesthetic & Interpretation (PDAI), inspires parents, educators, researchers and policy-making groups to be relentless in their advocacy efforts to improve society. As a global traveler, societal praxis poet-pioneer, and cultural connoisseur, Dr. Bethany enjoys singing and exploring nature with her family.

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