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James Ashton, DBA

I am a new Tennessee resident (living in Crossville, TN). After being a resident of Florida for 34 years, living in the Bradenton/Sarasota and the Tampa Bay area for most of those years. I have 14 years of experience in the area of workplace violence. I have sixteen years teaching in the Higher Education field, five of which is with UOPX. I have 17 years of workplace violence experience. In my educational career as a student, instructor, and a Dean, I have been named to the Who's Who (a total of three times, one as a student, instructor, and Dean). My Academic research includes a Master's Thesis on Workplace Violence, and a Dissertation on The Impact of Workplace Violence with regards to Retention and Turnover. I have an overwhelming desire to ensure that the next generation of doctoral learners obtain the best training possible to solve the World's challenges.

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
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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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Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies