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Lynne Devnew, DBA

Lynne E. Devnew teaches leadership as an associate faculty member in the practitioner-doctorate programs of the University of Phoenix and is a senior research fellow in their Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research and leads the Women and Leadership Researchers Group. She is a former senior mid-level manager at IBM, where she was among the first women to manage professionals. She serves as a church development coach. She has degrees from Simmons College and Columbia University’s Master Degree Program for Executives, and earned her DBA in Strategy from Boston University. Dr. Devnew is a member of the Academy of Management and the International Leadership Association, where she is very active in the Women and Leadership Affinity Group. Her research is focused on women's development of their leader identities, women's leadership aspirations, and women's decision making role on corporate boards of directors.

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-