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Holly Rick, PhD

My name is Holly Rick and I am the Research and Assessment librarian for The University. Prior to this role, I was the Campus College Chair for the School of Advanced Studies in Business. I have taught in higher education for the past 10 years, have mentored students through their graduate and doctoral research, and own an Arizona based company. I have my PhD in Organization and Management specializing in Leadership, a MBA, and Master’s degree in Information and Library Science. My research interests are in management and leadership within academic libraries, specifically in mentoring and career paths. I work on professional development opportunities for librarians and mentoring opportunities in academic libraries and preparing the future librarian for the challenges that they will face them in the changing digital environment. My research has been focused on mentoring and professional development of mortgage women. I have continued this research into the library science profession.

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-


External Research Affiliate
Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies