Directory & Faculty Profiles

Linda Gutsch, PhD

My name is Dr. Linda J. Gutsch. I have been working with the University of Phoenix for over 10 years and wear “many hats” in my roles with UOP. In addition to serving as a dissertation chair and committee member for doctoral students in the School of Advanced Studies, I also teach online courses in the Masters in Educational Administration program, serve as faculty supervisor for student teachers, and serve as a Subject Matter Expert in helping to revise and write curriculum for the College of Ed at the University of Phoenix. I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from Kansas State University, and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Denver. I have enjoyed a long career as a K-12 teacher and an elementary school principal. I’ve also led staff development for school districts and worked as a consultant in the areas of adult learning, collaboration and professional learning communities. Professional highlights include being selected as a Fulbright Memorial Scholar to Japan, doing a principal exchange in Queenstown, New Zealand, presenting at the International Education Conference at Oxford University in England and serving as the elementary school principal at terrific elementary schools in Kansas and Colorado. I am a lifelong learner and I look forward to increasing my knowledge and skills through my continued work with the University of Phoenix so that I may better serve the students I am privileged to work with.

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
Dissertation Chair
Committee Member
Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies