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Liston Bailey, MPA, PhD

My Name is Liston W. Bailey, and I like many of you, have a varied background in the “liberal” arts and in the field of education. I was born in New York City and was raised in a middle class home with a police officer father and a mother who worked additional jobs in retail to help support my budding interests in music. I served on active duty in the Army for 20 years as a soldier. During my career journey in the military I worked in and visited many interesting countries in Europe and the Far East. Over the years I went on to earn graduate degrees in the fields of education and management. My current research interests are related to topics in the areas of learning science, technology, strategic thinking and organizations. I currently teach online, face to face, and blended learning formatted courses for several schools and universities, including UOP and several colleges here in Virginia where I live. I look forward to working with adult learners from different walks of life and gaining greater professional knowledge as a result. My outlook on life and research interests have allowed me to be a facilitator to other lifelong learners who are pursuing graduate and doctoral degrees. Contact Information: I’m online usually 4 – 6 hours each day. Contact me at

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-


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College of Doctoral Studies