Directory & Faculty Profiles

Francis Wardle, PhD

K-12 education in England; last two years of high school in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. BS in Art education from Penn Sate University; MS in Foundations of Education, the University of Wisconsin; PhD, Curriculum & Instruction/Human Development, University of Kansas.1970-73, teacher, Da Nahazli School, Taos, NM; 1973-76, teacher, PACERS School, Kansas City, MO; 1976-79, Program Director, Big Brothers and Sisters, Kansas City, MO; 1982-1983, Curriculum specialist, Contracting Corporation of America, Denver, CO; 1983-1992; Adams County Head Start Director, Commerce City, CO; 1993-1997, National Director of Education and Training, Children's World Learning Centers, Golden, CO; 1998-present, teacher, University of Phoenix; teacher, Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO. and writer. Member, National Association for the Education of Young Children; board members, Partners of the Americas International; board member, Colorado-Minas Gerais Partners of the Americas; board member, Red Rocks Community College Early Childhood Advisory Board. past board member: National Head Start Parents' Association; Colorado Head Start Directors' Association; Mayor's (Denver) Early Childhood Advisory Committee; First Impressions (Colorado) Early Childhood Advisory Board.

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