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Diane Gavin, PhD

Diane Gavin (formerly Diane Penrod) has published in interdisciplinary areas related to organizational/institutional culture, popular culture, use of technology to learn. She has also published in assessment. Her current research focuses on organizational and institutional cultures and how those cultures have an impact of individuals. Her fields of research expertise are survey studies, institutional ethnography, content analysis, semantic analysis, and qualitative/quantitative case studies. Dr. Gavin holds a PhD from Syracuse University, and she holds masters degrees from Drexel University, Syracuse University, and SUNY Oswego. She is in preparation to take paralegal certification from University of California, Berkeley in intellectual property. Dr. Gavin holds certifications from the Society of Research Administrators International in Research Law and in Leadership.

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-