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Joseph Hamel, PhD

I have been “blessed” with a solid and sound education which also provides a wider breadth than most Ph.D.’s have an opportunity to enjoy. My undergraduate education began at Loyola College in Maryland from 1982 to 1986. Loyola is known to be a liberal arts college and I had the opportunity to take a wide array of courses. My major was computer science in which I obtained a 3.8 GPA. After I graduated I began to work for AT&T as a systems engineer supporting computer sales. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Johns Hopkins University to obtain my MS in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering. I enjoyed this greatly because I was able to take courses that interested me and could be applied in my current job with AT&T. My GPA was a 4.0 when I graduated in 1991. Finally, 15 years later, I decided to obtain my Ph.D. in Business Management concentrating in Leadership and Organizational Change. I have had many successful jobs in life which I have learned a great deal about organizational development. I have managed 100’s of employees, and have been responsible for multi-million dollar budgets. The Ph.D. has helped me to integrate my exceptional work experience with my “new abilities” of conducting research and focusing on improving and enhancing the organizations which I now support. I received my Ph.D. from Walden University in 2008. My GPA was a 4.0 which was the highest in my graduating class.

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