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Linda Ellis Brown, EdD

My name is Dr. Linda Ellis-Brown. I am from a small rural farming community in rural Mississippi. I am married and the mother of two young adults. I received my BA degree from Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS, my MA degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and my EdD from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. I am also a graduate of the Higher Education Resources Services - HERS Institute class of 1999, Bryn Mawr, PA. (HERS is a program for Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education Administration) Career Path: I am a former elementary and middle school teacher, Natchez, MS Public Schools, but I have worked as a university administrator for the past 40 plus years, and a community college and university faculty for over 30 years. I am retired and now teach/facilitate doctorate level courses online. Hobbies: Writing children books and learning to play the piano. I spend much of my time helping students gain access to equal educational opportunities and higher education. Not a lot of fun, but awfully rewarding.

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