Directory & Faculty Profiles

Yvonne Hefner, Ed.D.

Dr. Hefner has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Phoenix since 2011. She currently chairs doctoral committees, mentoring students from the inception of their concept paper to the final approval of their dissertation. Dr. Hefner graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Piedmont College. She earned an Education Specialist degree from Valdosta State University in Instructional Technology. She holds a doctorate degree in Teaching in Learning from Liberty University. She has also received certification in Special Education and Educational Leadership and is reading endorsed. Dr. Hefner was a special educator for 17 years before teaching in higher education. Dr. Hefner lives in North Georgia with her family.

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-


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College of Doctoral Studies