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Douglas Gilbert, DBA, JD, MBA (IMD)

Dr. Doug Gilbert is a full time administrative faculty with the University of Phoenix. Previously he as the Dean of the School of Organizational Leadership at the University of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa, and an MBA from the Unversité de Genève (IMD) in Switzerland. He is also a PhD candidate at Tilburg University in the Netherlands Prior to joining the University of Phoenix and the University of Rockies he worked in the legal profession, in industry, and management consulting for over 25 years. From 1989 to 1999 he worked for Novartis AG, a Swiss pharmaceutical and chemical company, in Basel, Switzerland. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1999 and prior to assuming academic appointments, he worked for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as a strategy and transformation consultant in life sciences / biotech. Dr. Gilbert has been an ACBSP site evaluator since 2011 and has been an accreditation mentor for schools in the U.S., Mongolia, Switzerland, and India. He also serves as a site examiner for the U.S. national Baldrige Performance Excellence program and for the regional Baldrige affiliate, Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence, where he is also chairman of the board of directors. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Baldrige Alliance for Performance Excellence, the body that oversees the 33 state and regional programs affiliated to the Baldrige program. In 2017 Dr. Gilbert served as a Fulbright Specialist at the University of Finance and Economics in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. His current research interests include management education and organizational performance excellence.

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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-


Associate Faculty
Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies