Directory & Faculty Profiles

Laura Policar, Ed.D.

As full time faculty at UOPX I teach GEN/127 and HUM/115. Previously I've taught graduate and undergraduate education courses at various online and ground colleges, collaborated on graduate curriculum course design and development, and am a practicing visual artist. My dissertation was titled How Interdisciplinary Methodology Improves Motivation, Creativity and Critical Thinking, so I always take all educational disciplines into account, and feel every subject is important to educate holistically. I also firmly believe that creativity is becoming endangered in our schools and we, as teachers, must do our best to encourage and fight for everyone to have the chance to think critically, to dream, to create and to invent. I have taught Art from grades K-12, Adult Education, Alternative HS, served as District Art Coordinator, and worked with a variety of demographics, from overachieving suburban students to 100% high needs inner city schools. I have also had quite a bit of experience with Special Education and ELL students. My background is in visual art, and a picture can speak a thousand words in any language!

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-


Full-time Faculty
Committee Member
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College of Humanities & Sciences