Directory & Faculty Profiles

Shelley Kresyman, EdD

I served as both University of Phoenix (UOP) local campus faculty and School of Advanced Studies (SAS) dissertation chair. As an instructor for the UOP local campus for the past seven years, I facilitated courses in Educational Administration and Supervision, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education, Research, and Assessment and Evaluation, and served as Lead Faculty Area Chair for MAED programs in Teacher Leadership, Teacher Education, and Administration. For the past four years, I have participated as SAS dissertation chair and committee member. Additionally, I taught post-secondary Educational Leadership and content courses for University of Nevada, Reno, Southern Utah University, Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, Clark County School District, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. For the past 20 years, I have served as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, and district administrator. I am a retired principal of Garehime Elementary School, an innovative public school in Las Vegas, NV, that operates as a model city. Students learned the skills of entrepreneurship and citizenship as they designed and operated businesses and governmental agencies. My current and ongoing areas of research include: preparing K-20 students with 21st century skills; preparing 21st century school leaders; promoting student entrepreneurial thinking; and problem-based and project-based learning. My awarded degrees include: EdD in Educational Leadership from University of Nevada, Las Vegas; EdS in Administration, Nova Southeastern University; MS in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Nevada, Las Vegas; BA in Anthropology from University of Arizona, Tucson.

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
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Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies