Directory & Faculty Profiles

Gerald Whilton Olivas, Ed.D.

I have taught at several Universities as an adjunct professor such as Webster University, California State University, San Marcos, and University of Phoenix, where I currently serve as a Dissertation Chair for the School of Advanced Studies. Before becoming a Dissertation Chair for the School of Advanced Studies I taught database courses and severed as Database Area Chair for the College of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Phoenix. I obtained my Doctor of Education in Computer Education from United States International University (now called Alliant International University) in San Diego. I have published several articles, including my Doctoral Dissertation on computer training and cooperative learning and speak at conferences. I possess several California state teaching credentials and have been awarded for my educational successes on numerous occasions.

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
Dissertation Chair
Committee Member
Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies