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Julia Bao, Ph.D

I have been Senior Manager at American Express since 2001 and currently responsible for Global Merchant Big Data Analytics Platform. In addition to this full time role, I have two side jobs: First, I have been online faculty in UOPX since 2009 as doctoral dissertation chair for School of Advanced Studies. Second, I taught Macroeconomics and Microeconomics in evening classes in Estrella Mountain Community College as adjunct faculty in Economic Department from 2009 to 2014. Meanwhile, I myself is a researcher too, just like my doctoral candidate students. My core research areas focus on quantitative method with statistical approaches, Mixed Method, Qualitative method within Phenomenological and Case Studies. In the past six years, five students I chaired graduated with doctoral degrees, which have advanced their careers and led to promotions in some cases. I am very proud of them and truly happy that I was part of their dissertation journey. Currently I chair 9 doctoral students and serve in committee for 7 students.

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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