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Gail Gessert, Ph.D.

In addition to other academic positions, I have taught more than seventy sections for the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Phoenix (UOP) across the past decade. I have developed interest in researching relevant education and social and academic perspective of K-12 learners. In November 2014 I’d been invited to speak for the 15th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference on the correlation of relevant skills taught compared to what is needed in the marketplace stemmed from the development of the EDUindex; finding at best we are at about a 50% proficiency rate in the U.S. Also, I’d researched and have pending the publication of the perception of crime of K-12 students to find that middle school students do not perceive crime as severe compared to their counter parts. I’ve just joined the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR) on the UOP Research Hub site and hope to find colleagues with similar interests, as well as develop other research interests in order to publish with colleagues.

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