Directory & Faculty Profiles

Leo Mallette, EdD

Dr. Mallette provides technical and programmatic support at The Aerospace Corporation. Previously, he worked in system engineering and project management of satellite systems at the Boeing Company for 30 years. Dr. Mallette is an adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University and the University of Phoenix’s doctoral program and was an Instructor of Engineering at the University of Central Florida. He is chair for many, and has graduated 21, doctoral students. He received the BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida and the MBA and EdD (in organizational leadership, with honors) degrees from Pepperdine University. Dr. Mallette has published over 80 conference and peer-reviewed journal articles on atomic frequency standards, satellite systems, ground stations, root-cause investigation, academic-genealogy, organizational ethics, and publishing. He is the author or co-author of the books: Dissertation Fundamentals for the Social Sciences (2nd edition, 2015), Writing for Conferences (Greenwood, 2011), The SPELIT Power Matrix (CreateSpace, 2007), The Rancho Mirage matchbook company (2nd edition, 2016), Images of America: Rancho Mirage (Arcadia Publishing, 2011), and the Princess Avocado (2012) series of children’s e-books. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is chairman of the award selection committee for the Precise Time and Time Interval Conference. He and his wife Kathy live in Irvine and Rancho Mirage, California. They have one daughter and two granddaughters. He enjoys playing with his granddaughters, gardening projects, traveling, and writing.

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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College of Doctoral Studies