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Bonnie Ellis, PhD

Ellis earned her Master of Arts in Communication and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication, Education, and Curriculum from The Ohio State University. Her primary field of interest is communication, especially speech communication. Her doctoral work was in the area of speech anxiety; she developed a method, The Awareness and Control Method, to help individuals overcome the fear of public speaking. Ellis has trained more than 10,000 individuals in the method from children to teachers to business people to generals in the Army. She wants to continue research on the Awareness and Control Method's effectiveness for individuals giving virtual presentations. Ellis is also interested in leadership research, especially the role of women in leadership. Her interest in leadership developed during her 28 year career as president of Management Dimensions, Inc. and her roles in leadership positions for nonprofit organizations.

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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School of Business