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Betty Ahmed, DBA

Academic History: Dr. Ahmed was born in Georgia, grew up in Florida, and earned a BA from University of Central Florida, a MBA from Stetson University, and a DBA from Nova Southeastern University. Experience: After a successful telecommunications marketing career Dr. Ahmed retired from AT&T. Dr. Ahmed’s background has been mainly Marketing, Accounting, and Finance, but also gained exposure and expertise in various facets of management. While at AT&T, Dr. Ahmed taught graduate and undergraduate finance and management courses at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Rollins College, and Warner Southern College. At UOPX, Dr. Ahmed chairs and serves on committees for doctoral students, mentors and evaluates faculty candidates, performs peer reviews of other faculty members, serves on the ethics committee, serves as SME for course development and revisions, and facilitates classes in the UBAM, GBAM and SAS programs. She and her husband own a commercial shopping center and residential properties earning experience in property management skills and buying and selling real estate. Professional Development: Dr. Ahmed is a member of Management History division of the Academy of Management and attends the Academy of Management annual meetings. Dr. Ahmed is a subscriber and regular reviewer of the Academy of Management Review, The Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Academy of Management Perspective. Dr. Ahmed has also attended the Global Finance annual meetings, the Financial Management annual meetings, and has attended the last several years of the International Business Conference annual meeting. Family, Beliefs, Interest: Dr. Ahmed is married, has two daughters and five grandchildren. Dr. Ahmed usually makes friends easily and is a loyal friend; believes God and family are most important in life; believes most people are basically good; and attempts to understand actions. Dr. Ahmed enjoys exercising, reading, working puzzles, cooking, and traveling.

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-


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College of Doctoral Studies