Directory & Faculty Profiles

Janice Cardwell, PhD, MBA

I am an Intersectional Leader (Woman, African American, Middle Class, Senior Citizen). I have thirty-five plus years of leadership experience across industry sectors. I am CEO of Conceivers Leadership and Learning Group. I provide Consulting for Diversity Equity Inclusion, Coaching for Entrepreneurs, and Leadership Education I was an Education Administrator. I retired from a 14-year term as former, Campus Vice President then Campus and Academic Director of the University of Phoenix (UOPX) Detroit Campus (14yrs). I utilized my Doctor of Philosophy in Education to understand the needs of students and education administration. During my tenure I launched the first UOPX Student Council and the first UOPX Faculty Community of Scholars. I am a Research Scholar: My research includes: Woman of Circumstance or Woman of Privilege- Exploring the Impact of Cultural Identifiers on Women’s Leadership Styles- a phenomenological study; Profiles in Courageous Entrepreneurship: A Narrative Study, and more. I am an Author: Most recent publication is in Women Courageous Leading Through the Labyrinth. I penned Chapter Eleven titled Courage a Seven-Letter Word that Saved a Non-Profit – published on Amazon (January 2022). My book, titled Hear Me! See Me! Be Me! Experiences of African American Women in Leadership©, is in production. I have published articles in Phoenix Scholar and the Journal of Leadership Educators I am a Doctoral Chair with the University of Phoenix and Contributing Instructor/and Doctoral Chair with Walden 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-