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Geraldine Popadak, PhD

Before retiring from General Motors, I was the Organization Development Consultant to the VP of Global Powertrain Manufacturing. I had responsibility for coaching executive leaders and assisting in leadership development plans I have a B.A. from Hiram College in Business Management and a PhD from The Union Institute in Social and Organizational Psychology. My dissertation topic was alternative dispute resolution systems and I am a trained mediator for the state of Michigan doing volunteer mediation for the Michigan court systems as well as the USPS. I am an adjunct faculty at the University of Phoenix in SAS and adjunct faculty at Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio). I have also been adjunct faculty at the University of Phoenix, Michigan campus facilitating undergraduate and graduate courses and visiting lecturer at Oakland University.

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