Directory & Faculty Profiles

Susan Ferebee, Ph.D.

Dr. Ferebee holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern and certification in Neuroscience Foundations from Harvard University. She performs research in persuasive technology, social media, the neuroscience of persuasion and trust in virtual communication. Recent areas of research are the neuroscience of reading and perception, the neuroscience of stress, and development of a stress spectrum model to help examine the influence of PTSD on returning military students. An additional area of current research is Native Americans' social identity influence on their higher education success, and the relationship between mindfulness meditation and critical thinking.. Dr. Ferebee presents often at academic conferences and is published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ferebee serves as a Research Fellow for the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and serves as a chair and committee member for dissertation students. Dr. Ferebee also writes curriculum for and teaches for the Duke TIP summer program, a program for gifted middle school students.

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
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Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies