Directory & Faculty Profiles

Rhonda Whitfield Franklin, EdD

Rhonda Whitfield Franklin is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Advanced Studies. In this role, she serves as dissertation chair and committee member for students pursuing research in education, business and leadership. Dr. Whitfield Franklin brings over fifteen years of academic experience in public and private universities, where she has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in business and public administration. In addition, she has supervised capstone projects, theses, and directed research projects for students in various academic programs. She also served as faculty advisor for graduate student associations/honor societies providing leadership for academic excellence, community service, and professional development.

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