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Crystal V. Lupo, PhD, DBA

Dr. Lupo holds a Ph.D. in Forestry (Human Dimensions emphasis) from Auburn University, a DBA in Marketing from Walden University, an M.B.A. from Walden University, and a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Auburn University. Her research interests are in the areas of marketing, business, microenterprise development, community development, and leadership as it relates to various sociological aspects such as race, ethnicity, gender, work, culture, and environment. Her methodological expertise includes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research.

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