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William Stokes, DBA

A native of Cleveland, OH, I’ve lived in Anchorage, AK for 30 years. I enjoy fishing, and camping during the long Alaskan summer days. I enjoy traveling to warm sunny places during the long Alaskan winter. Professionally, I’ve been a self-employed Financial Consultant for several years. My practice specializes in two areas; investment management and financial planning for high net worth individuals, small businesses, and small non-profits. Prior to starting the consulting practice I spent ten years working for a financial services firm as a stock broker and as an investment analyst. I also spent over 15 years as a middle manager in the oil industry, managing environmental services for remote Alaska oilfields. I earned my Bachelors degree in management from the University of Alaska, an MBA from Alaska Pacific University, and I earned a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I also have the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. I have been a University of Phoenix faculty since 2005.

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
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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