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Lilia Santiague, Ph.D.

Dr. Lilia Santiague currently serves as the Associate Dean of Program for Doctoral Education with the College of Doctoral Studies (Formerly "School of Advanced Studies") at the University of Phoenix. In her role, she works with students, faculty, staff, and assist in program oversight (curriculum development, faculty development and management, student assessment, etc. ). Dr. Lilia has worked in higher education for more than 15 years in the roles of Academic Advisor, Student Organization Advisor, College Counselor, Faculty, Researcher, Consultant, and Administrator. In addition to her roles in teaching and administration, Dr. Santiague has conducted research on the student college experience (undergraduate and graduate). She collaborated on the book, Standing on the outside, Looking In as an author and editor, as well as co-authored a chapter in the book, On becoming a scholar. Likewise, she has presented on the college experiences of Haitian college students and minority graduate student college access. Dr. Santiague continues to engage in research as well as serves student and faculty in higher education.

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-


Associate Faculty
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Associate Dean of Instruction
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College of Doctoral Studies