Directory & Faculty Profiles

Brett A. Gordon, Ph.D.

Dr. Gordon has been teaching online since 2002 and since then has worked for proprietary institutions, as well as, state universities in various capacities. His love of teaching keeps pulling him back into the (online) classroom, so in 2008 he resigned from a local university as the Dean of Academic Affairs to spend more time with family and more time in the (online) classroom. Prior to his current career in academia he worked for 11 years in the pharmaceutical industry in sales management and corporate training & development. In his spare time (which is almost non-existent) he flies with the Air Force Auxiliary as a Navigator on search and rescue missions, and volunteers with Royal Families from around the world on philanthropic endeavors --- only ask if you want a long explanation :) Academically, he holds the following degrees: Doctorate in Organization & Management (Capella University), a Masters in Project Management (Keller Graduate School of Management), a Masters of Business Administration (Nova Southeastern University), a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution (Florida International University) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Cellular Biology (University of Kansas). He is a firm believer in life-long learning and for the need to remain up-to-date with the latest information that can help people succeed in Business in our global environment. Recently, Dr. Gordon has returned to school in pursuit of a Law degree with hopes of graduating in 2022.

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-


Research Fellow
Associate Faculty
Dissertation Chair
Committee Member
Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies