Directory & Faculty Profiles

Edoardo Roger Naggiar, PhD

Dr Ed Naggiar holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His area of expertise is performance under stress in extreme conditions. Dr. Naggiar's fascination in the performance of humans in stressful situations led him to a 20 year career as a U.S. Navy SEAL Officer, where he put his fascination to the test. His tours included SEAL Team ONE, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, and Special Boat Team TWENTY TWO. He also served as a human experimental test subject at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit, testing the limits of human performance in extreme environments both in and out of the water. Dr. Naggiar has been a human performance consultant on Drilling Rigs, worked side by side with Correctional Officers in Florida teaching them about resilience, and serves as a Resilience Consultant for Law Enforcement and First Responders. He is an avid Scuba Diver, Sky Diver, Stand Up Paddle Boarder, musician, photographer, father, and husband.

Group Affiliations

No current affiliations.

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
Dissertation Chair
Committee Member
Primary College or School: 
College of Social Sciences