Directory & Faculty Profiles

Cathy Watkins, EdD

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois @ Champaign Urbana. I attended The University of Mississippi, in Hattiesburg, and I received my Masters in Educational Administration. I received my Doctoral degree from Loyola University of Chicago. I have been in education for my entire career. I have teaching and administrative experience at the elementary, middle school, high school, college and district level. I have served as instructional coach, trainer, teacher, mentor, dean of students, assistant principal and middle school principal.

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-


Full-time Faculty
Committee Member
Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies