Rainette Bannon
Rainette Bannon, MS
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Curt Buermeyer
Curt Buermeyer, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Clyde Craig Coble
Clyde Craig Coble, BS
Adjunct Faculty Member
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William Courville, PhD
William Courville, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Rita Crowe, MBA
Rita Hummel Crowe, MBA
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Carol Dell'Amore, PhD
Carol Dell'Amore, PhD
Executive Director
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Lynn Litow Flayhart, MBA
Lynn Litow Flayhart, MBA
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Jan Gamache, EdD
Jan Gamache, EdD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Nur Gryskiewicz, PhD
Nur D. Gryskiewicz, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Zsuzanna Gyorky, PhD
Zsuzanna Gyorky, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Ellen K. Harvey, PhD
Ellen K. Harvey, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member

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Lynne Hazard, PhD
Lynne B. Hazard, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Roland Livingston, EdD
Roland Livingston, EdD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Peg Long
Peg Long, MS
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Geraldine M. Lyons, PhD
Geraldine M. Lyons, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Judy Marx, PhD
Judy Marx, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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William C. McCarthy, PhD
William C. McCarthy, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Lanning E. Moldauer, PhD
Lanning E. Moldauer, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Lesley A. Perkins, PhD
Lesley A. Perkins, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Regina Romero
Regina Romero
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Robert Seidel, PhD
Robert Seidel, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Richard Tanenbaum, PhD
Richard Tanenbaum, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Marlene Thorn, PhD
Marlene Thorn, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Peter West, MBA
Peter L. West, MBA
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Stephen Zaccaro, PhD
Stephen J. Zaccaro, PhD
Adjunct Faculty Member
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Rainette Bannon

Rainette Bannon, MS

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Rainette brings to clients a wealth of experience in executive coaching, group coaching, and leadership development training and facilitation. She currently works with private and public sector clients through the National Leadership Institute (NLI), University of Maryland University College (UMUC), the Graduate School of Business and Technology, and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) as an adjunct faculty.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

As associate director with NLI for ten years (1999-2009), Rainette facilitated leadership development training programs licensed from CCL, programs recognized worldwide for the excellence of their research and application to leadership development workshops and training. She also was part of a pilot project for group coaching in the executive MBA at UMUC and has been conducting group coaching since 2007 with UMUC's graduate school. Prior to joining NLI, Rainette conducted leadership development training workshops for Pratt & Whitney during a year of critical change. She also held a managerial position with Ernst & Young, where she conducted executive search and outplacement while part of the Management Consulting group. She also worked in management with the City of Baltimore, where she focused on developing inner-city career training programs.

Rainette is certified in numerous 360 assessments as well as in various personality inventories. During her tenure with NLI, she was responsible for faculty recruitment, quality control for all licensed and custom programs, and directed executive coaching programs for Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NSA, and the Department of Education, as well as for non-profits.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Rainette received her BA cum laude from the College of William and Mary and holds an MS in applied behavioral science from the Johns Hopkins University, which she completed in 1996. She is a Hopkins Fellow in Change Management and completed Harvard University's Executive Leadership Education Program. She has been enrolled in St. John's College, Annapolis, in Executive Seminars since 2009.

Curt Buermeyer

Curt Buermeyer, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Curt has worked with the National Leadership Institute since 2001 as a coach and facilitator. Curt is also the founder and managing partner of LeadPeople LLC, a boutique leadership development and executive coaching firm based in Northern Virginia. Curt is also cofounder and CEO of Lyve LLC, a tech start-up that is currently developing HowMyDoin—a next-generation feedback platform for leadership and personal effectiveness.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Curt's experience working with senior executives since 1999 has shaped his philosophy that leadership is a strategic asset for organizational effectiveness that can't be undervalued. He appreciates that the stakes are extraordinarily high for leaders today given breakneck changes in technology, culture, and demographic shifts and business model innovations. He has witnessed both the costs of leadership failures and the significant return on investment from enhanced leader effectiveness. These experiences have solidified his belief that extraordinary leadership makes the world a better place.

Curt has worked with senior executives from Fortune 500 and privately held companies, as well as several governmental organizations. Some of the public companies in his portfolio include Walmart, Nationwide Insurance, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Privately held companies in his portfolio include Deloitte, PwC, and Kaiser Permanente. Educational and governmental organizations in his portfolio include Georgetown University, the FBI, and the National Security Agency.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Curt earned doctorate and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in clinical psychology. He completed his undergraduate degree with honors in psychology at Virginia Tech. He received additional consulting and executive coaching training through Performance Programs Inc., Center for Creative Leadership, and the Global Consulting Partnership.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Curt serves on the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council and is a member of the International Coach Federation and Right Management.

Clyde Craig Coble

Clyde Craig Coble, BS

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Craig is an experienced facilitator, leadership development specialist, and executive coach with over 20 years of experience. He works as a coach and trainer with the National Leadership Institute. In 2000, Craig started Coble Consulting Inc., which specializes in individual and organizational development. Currently, Craig is a lead facilitator for a Leadership Development Program that administers several workshops on the psychology of decision making, aspiring leaders, and emotional intelligence, both internationally and for several government agencies throughout the United States.

Craig's clients include the United Nations, Associated Press, Department of Commerce, the World Bank, SSA, DISA, DFAS, NIH, Citi, The Washington Post, Department of Justice, FCC, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, NOAA, U.S. Merit System Protection Board, the British Embassy in Tokyo, Louisiana Primary Care Association, Industrial Bank of Washington, and other financial and nonprofit institutions.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Since college, Craig has chosen the path of entrepreneur. He bought his first investment property when he was 18 years old and continues to invest in real estate. In 1993, Craig founded Ex's Inc., a greeting card company for ex-relationships. With articles in The Washington Post and appearances on The Today Show and Good Morning America, Ex's has grown to 38 states, Canada, and the Caribbean. In 1982, under Vice President Bush, Craig helped rewrite section 504 of the Civil Rights Act to address Civil Rights for Disabled People. He also organized special interest groups for the disabled. Craig is a qualified administrator of a number of psychological and personality assessments, as well as 360-degree feedback instruments, including MBTI, DiSC, Booth 360, Richard Barrett Cultural Transformational Tools, and the Leadership Circle.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Craig received a BS in psychology at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also attended Law School at New York Law School in New York City. He holds Life and Executive coaching certification and the prestigious CPCC designation from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). In 2012, Craig became a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Craig is a certified trainer in Emotional Intelligence and is a WIAL certified Action Learning Coach.

William Courville, PhD

William Courville, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

University, and American University. Bill recently designed, developed, and coached in the executive coaching program for officers at Fannie Mae. He served as a strategic thinking partner in the design of the coaching program at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank) and coached IFC executives. He has worked with senior leaders in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Africa, Canada, and Europe. He has coached senior executives at Friedman, Billing, Ramsey (FBR); Lockheed Martin; MARS Inc.; Ex-Im Bank; and Booz Allen Hamilton among others.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Bill is an executive coach with over 30 years of experience in business, counseling, leadership development, consulting, and coaching. He has worked with executives in the fields of aviation, education, financial services, government, health care, hospitality, labor, nonprofits, politics, real estate, start-ups, technology, utilities, and venture capital.

Bill has extensive managerial and executive experience. He has served as president and COO of a hotel management company, as principal partner of a real estate development company, as director of human resources for a health care company, as director of operations for an overseas aviation company, as director of scheduling and advance operations for the mayor of Washington, D.C., and as special assistant to the mayor for international business development for the District of Columbia.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Bill has a PhD from the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). His dissertation examined the role of meaning, value, and purpose in executive coaching. In March 2007, Bill presented on this topic at the American Psychological Association's annual meeting in Columbia, Maryland. He holds a MEd in counseling from Loyola University (New Orleans). He received his BA in philosophy from Loyola University and his BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. Bill also studied at the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona.

Bill holds a certificate of Leadership Coaching (CLC) from Georgetown University and a Professional Certified Coach certificate (PCC) from the International Coach Federation.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Bill is a member of the International Coach Federation.

Rita Crowe, MBA

Rita Hummel Crowe, MBA

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Rita has been an adjunct staff member of the National Leadership Institute since 2004, where she trains in the Center for Creative Leadership's (CCL) Leadership Development Program (LDP®) and Maximizing Your Leadership Potential program (MLP) and provides feedback coaching in both open enrollment and custom programs. She also provides customized training for NLI clients. Rita has been a Center for Creative Leadership faculty member since 1999, where she facilitates the LDP®, MLP, Leading for Organizational Impact, and the Women's Leadership Program, as well as numerous customized programs in the U.S. and internationally.

Rita is president of LEAP Leadership Advantage LLC, where she and her staff engage in leadership training, consulting, and executive coaching to advance effective and purposeful change for individuals and their organizations. Rita is professionally affiliated with Teamosity™, a TeamTelligent iPad/tablet application to accelerate team performance. She is an international Program Leader for Box of Crayons' Coaching for Great Work™.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Rita has nearly 30 years of direct line management and leadership experience in both corporate and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the CCL staff, Rita held management and leadership roles in organizations as diverse as Hewlett-Packard, AT&T Communications, and the American Symphony Orchestra League. Her responsibilities have included asset and financial management, international projects, educational development, change leadership, customer service operations, creativity, and innovation. A creative problem-solving approach that she designed and still facilitates was featured in a Computerworld article entitled "Child's Play."

In 2010 she contributed a chapter to the book entitled Today Is Your Day: 51 Coaches Share their Secrets to Life and Professional Success. Rita is currently working on a book about cross-generational differences and personality-type differences.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Rita earned a BA in English education and an MBA in finance and accounting, both from the University of Maryland, College Park. She carries the Professional Certified Coach credential, awarded by the International Coaching Federation. Rita received certification on the Neuroscience of Personality in 2013.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Rita is active in a host of professional organizations, including the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the Association for Psychological Type International (APTI), the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), and the Business and Professional Women of Maryland.

Carol Dell'Amore, PhD

Carol Dell'Amore, PhD

Executive Director
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Carol is the executive director of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) National Leadership Institute (NLI) and has more than 20 years of university-level experience in the field of leadership development, including training, program development, coaching, and administration. She is the founding director of NLI, where she has established a wide range of programs and services in the areas of leadership development and managerial assessment for organizational leaders. She has developed numerous workshops, seminars, and executive coaching programs, as well as a variety of innovative leadership development products, including conferences, videos, and, most recently, an online leadership development program.

Carol has been a trainer and feedback coach in the Center for Creative Leadership's internationally recognized Leadership Development Program (LDP®) and Maximizing Your Leadership Potential program. She is certified in a number of managerial and personality assessment instruments, including 360-degree assessments. She is a Master Trainer for the Conflict Dynamics Profile® and is certified as a trainer in Managing Workplace Conflict through the Mediation Training Institute International.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Carol has been a speaker or panelist at multiple conferences and symposia on leadership. She is also on the faculty of the UMUC Graduate School and has taught leadership and team effectiveness in the university's EMBA and One-Year MBA programs. In that role she has provided assessment feedback and coaching to EMBA and MBA students. She has also taught courses in workplace psychology at the UMUC School of Undergraduate Studies. Additionally, she has managed the feedback and coaching component of UMUC's Doctor of Management for Community College Public Administration program. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Eckerd College Center for Conflict Dynamics.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Carol holds an MS in adult education, as well as an MA and a PhD in counseling and consultation, from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Lynn Litow Flayhart, MBA

Lynn Litow Flayhart, MBA

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Lynn is an organizational development specialist with more than 30 years of experience in executive coaching, assessment for selection and development, leadership development, organizational assessment and development, strategic and business planning, facilitation, mediation, training needs assessment, training design and implementation, and team building. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership and its affiliates National Leadership Institute and Leadership Development Institute.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Lynn's consulting career began at Coopers & Lybrand, where she provided organizational assessment and development services to colleges, universities, and other national organizations. Since 1988, she has led her own consulting firms. She served on the expert panel for the World Association of Business Coaches that defined certification standards for executive coaches.

Lynn is engaged as a coach for senior executives, senior leadership team members, general managers, and high-potential individuals for a number of Fortune 500, private-sector clients. She designs and conducts assessment processes and consults on leadership development and succession planning. She is a trained mediator and has served in that capacity for the Frederick County, Maryland District Court system. She has served as an instructor for Senior Executive Education Programs at The Pennsylvania State University.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Lynn holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in counseling from The Pennsylvania State University and an executive MBA from Loyola College in Maryland.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Lynn is a strategic partner with Beeson Consulting, Inc.; CoachSource; and Take Charge Consultants, Inc.

Jan Gamache, EdD

Jan Gamache, EdD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Jan is a feedback coach in NLI's Leadership Development Program (LDP®). She specializes in the development of senior leaders and their teams. Jan has been in private practice in Alexandria, Virginia for the past seventeen years as an executive coach and organizational development consultant. Her key practice areas include: executive coaching, 360-degree feedback, individual and team assessment, mitigating conflict in key relationships, and executive team building.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Jan has worked in corporate, government and not-for-profit settings. Representative clients include Booz Allen Hamilton, CGI, ExxonMobil, Deloitte, IBM, American Bankers Association, INOVA Health Care Services, Noblis, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hughes Network Systems, Manor HealthCare Corp, U.S. Department of Justice: Immigration and Naturalization Service, Sonoco Products, Educational Testing Service, Spaulding & Slye, BlackBoard, and Sprint Nextel.

At Drake Beam Morin, Jan was a consulting partner, leading the Change Management Practice in the Southeastern U.S., then in the Mid-Atlantic. Earlier, she served as managing director with P & L responsibilities for all North Carolina and South Carolina offices. Her work there resulted in receiving DBM's Excellence Award, presented annually to the top 5% of performers nationwide.

Jan has designed and delivered more than 150 workshops on topics including executive development, influencing strategies, communication skills, strategic planning, conflict management, supervisory skills, and change management. Prior to corporate life, Jan served as a university educator. She has taught at the graduate level in the schools of business and education at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Hartford. She later taught graduate industrial/organizational psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Jan received a BA and MEd from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She also completed her doctorate, an EdD, with an emphasis in organizational development and human relations, while at U Mass. She later completed a year-long postdoctoral training program in group psychotherapy with the New Symphony Center in Atlanta. Jan fulfilled requirements for an additional yearlong course of study in Organizational Systems Thinking with the Center for Family Process in Bethesda, Maryland.

Nur Gryskiewicz, PhD

Nur D. Gryskiewicz, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Nur is a pioneering executive coach, facilitator, and leadership development specialist who brings a breadth and depth of diverse business experience, combined with an academic background, to her international professional practice. She offers 30 years of experience in executive coaching, assessment for development, and global management, delivering services worldwide to Fortune 100 companies, partnership firms, and government and international agency clients. Nur has been an executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership since 1983. She is also an executive coach at the National Leadership Institute, the World Bank, the United Nations Secretariat, the Executive Development Group, and Duke Corporate Education.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Nur's corporate experience had been with a textile manufacturing company, where she managed marketing research projects. She was also the co-founder and director of a successful career development consultancy business. As a tenured associate professor in the business school at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, Nur taught in the undergraduate, MBA, and management development programs from 1987 to 1999.

Nur has been working solely as an executive coach since 1999, in which she brings a combination of her corporate, consulting, and academic experiences to her practice. She has worked with hundreds of managers and executives in multicultural settings who are transitioning into leadership roles with expanded responsibilities in Europe, Australasia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. She works with senior executives from various industries including automotive, chemicals, engineering, finance, health care, information technology, pharmaceuticals, service, and telecommunications.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Nur holds a PhD from the University of London in organizational psychology. She is a licensed applied psychologist and a board-certified coach. She is certified in over 25 assessment instruments. She has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and co-authored the chapter "Understanding Cultural Differences on the 360-Degree Feedback Process" in the book entitled Maximizing the Value of 360-Degree Feedback, published in 1998 by Jossey-Bass.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Nur is a member of the American Psychological Association and the past president of the Board of the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Zsuzanna Gyorky, PhD

Zsuzanna Gyorky, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Zsuzsanna (pronounced "Shooshanna") works as a consultant in leadership development and has a private practice in psychology in Washington, D.C. She has over 25 years of experience helping leaders and managers with professional and workplace challenges. Her coaching includes managing up in the organization, managing change, building confidence, time management, and managing from the middle.

Since 1988, Zsuzsanna has provided psychotherapy to individuals and couples, specializing in stress and motivational concerns, women's issues, adult children of alcoholics, cross-cultural issues, and infertility and reproductive concerns, as well as anxiety, depression, and work-related problems.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

As a faculty member of the National Leadership Institute, Zsuzsanna provides coaching and facilitates group activities in the Leadership Development Program and the Maximizing Leadership Potential programs. She has worked with mid- to upper-level managers and executives as a consultant to the Center for Creative Leadership and the federal government. She is certified in a number of assessment and 360-degree instruments.

Previously, Zsuzsanna worked at university counseling centers at Iowa State University, College of St. Catherine, University of Tennessee, and The George Washington University. She held positions as coordinator of training, coordinator of clinical services, staff counselor, and adjunct professor. She also directed a nationally accredited internship program.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Zsuzsanna earned a BA in psychology and a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota. Zsuzsanna's doctoral research explored career patterns of women. She has since published other research on the use of self-help books in therapy and on short-term therapy models in university counseling centers. Zsuzsanna has been trained in working with trauma victims and in relational and self psychological approaches to psychotherapy.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Zsuzsanna is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Maryland and District of Columbia Psychological Associations. She is also listed in the National Register of Health Providers in Psychology.

Ellen K. Harvey, PhD

Ellen K. Harvey, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Ellen is the coaching talent manager for the National Leadership Institute, where she oversees training and quality control for NLI's team of highly regarded coaches. She serves as a member of the NLI leadership team, and provides coaching and leadership training for NLI's flagship programs.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Ellen is a licensed psychologist with 20 years of experience specializing in executive coaching, leadership training, organizational development, and team building. She brings a sophisticated approach grounded in current research and real-world solutions. Ellen connects particularly well with diverse leaders who find themselves in the midst of complex and changing environments. Ably combining the strategic with the practical, she possesses extensive knowledge of a full range of management and leadership skills and particularly enjoys assisting clients on the issues of strategic planning, innovation, productivity, interpersonal relations, and communication skills.

Current and recent clients include the International Monetary Fund, Fannie Mae, the Inter-American Development Bank, Microsoft, the World Bank, Capital One, UBS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and National Institutes of Health.

Prior to consulting, Ellen was senior psychologist and manager of career development and assessment for the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Ellen earned a PhD in counseling psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and BA and MA degrees from Marshall University in West Virginia.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Ellen is a member of the Society of Consulting Psychologists and co-founder of the Executive Coaching Roundtable, an organization that provides state-of-the-art continuing education for senior executive coaches.

Lynne Hazard, PhD

Lynne B. Hazard, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Lynne divides her time between consulting, executive coaching, and her private practice in Rockville, Maryland. In her private practice, she provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples, specializing in trauma, stress reduction, depression, anxiety, and coping with life transitions. Lynne also provides executive coaching services and assessment and feedback.

Lynne has a special interest in entrepreneurs and dual-career professional couples and their families. She is licensed and certified to administer and interpret a wide variety of career, personality, and psychological instruments. She provides coaching and facilitation services for various programs offered by the National Leadership Institute and the Center for Creative Leadership. She provides coaching to private sector clients in the financial services, consulting, retail, transportation, hospitality, and IT industries, and state and federal employees.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Lynne has worked in academia, state government, the private sector, and the federal government, including the White House, NASA, the Maryland State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Montgomery College, Mt. Vernon College, and the U.S. General Accountability Office. She has held positions as a psychologist in career development centers, employee assistance programs, community mental health centers, and college counseling centers.

Since 1985, Lynne has worked as a feedback coach with a variety of leadership and executive coaching programs offered by the National Leadership Institute, the U.S. intelligence community, and the Center for Creative Leadership.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

After graduating from Goucher College with a bachelor's in psychology, Lynne earned a master's degree in counseling psychology from Boston College and a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland. She was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Lynne's doctoral research focused on dual career professional couples with children, and she has written several chapters for academic books on this topic. She has also written a career development guide and has contributed chapters to several books on career development issues.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Lynne holds national certifications in career counseling, addictions counseling, and forensic evaluation and has been trained in hypnotherapy, critical stress debriefings, and forensic psychology. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Maryland Psychological Association.

Roland Livingston, EdD

Roland Livingston, EdD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Roland has served as a trainer and executive coach for the National Leadership Institute since 1998. He is an organization development consultant and the principle consultant at R.E. Livingston & Associates in Bristol, Vermont. Roland's work focuses on emotional competency and building trust in the workplace. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Technical University and The American University.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Roland has worked extensively in leadership and organizational effectiveness, diversity management, and team building with such clients as Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, Reed Business Information, and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. He spent more than 20 years working as an industrial engineer and human resource officer in the private sectors of manufacturing and transportation services. He has provided training and organization development consultation in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Roland earned a BS in history from Delaware State University, an MS in human resource development from The American University, and an EdD in organization change from Pepperdine University.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Roland is the vice president of the International Society for Organization Development. He is also a member of the National Training Laboratories Institute (NTL), and the Academy of Management. In addition, he is a member of the editorial board of the South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases.

Peg Long

Peg Long, MS

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Peg facilitates Shore Leadership, a nine-month regional leadership program on the eastern shore of Maryland that blends leadership skill development with facilitated dialogue on regional issues and systemic approaches to problem solving. She is part of the executive coaching faculty at University of Maryland's National Leadership Institute, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Power of Self Executive Women's Leadership program in Dallas, Texas.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Peg has more than twenty-five years of experience working with leaders and teams to create and sustain the results they want. As an executive coach she has worked with clients to increase skills in communication, building teams, collaborating, and developing a new level of thinking about their leadership style and approaches to problem solving.

As a feedback coach for the University of Maryland's National Leadership Institute and the Center for Creative Leadership, Peg provides extensive feedback, interprets assessment instruments, and provides follow-up coaching to senior-level leaders. Her clients include intelligence community organizations, Fortune 100 companies, international health organizations, the federal government, and not-for-profit organizations. She has been adjunct faculty for Georgetown University's professional development program and for nine years directed the Georgetown University Training Program at the Center for Professional Development.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Peg received an MS in counseling from the University of Southern California. She also studied counseling at the University of Tennessee Graduate School, and earned a BA from The George Washington University in psychology.

Peg attended the graduate program of the Newfield Network Coaching for Mastery and is a Certified Personal Effectiveness Coach through Ventures West. She also earnedCoaching With the Body Certification through East/West Coaching and Generative Coaching through Stephen Gilligan.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Peg is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.

Geraldine M. Lyons, PhD

Geraldine M. Lyons, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Geri is an adjunct staff member for the National Leadership Institute of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), the Center for Creative Leadership, Partner MD, and several training and development offices within the federal government.

Given her strong interest in assessment, Geri pursues professional training in the area of testing. She is certified to provide feedback on an extensive array of 360-degree instruments. As a licensed psychologist, she is also qualified to interpret a host of self-report personality instruments and leadership assessments that form the backbone of executive training programs.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Geri began her professional career in executive coaching and leadership development in 1987. As a coach, she works with talented individuals seeking to enhance productivity and performance in the public and private sectors. Her clients come from diverse backgrounds, such as the military, intelligence, health care, education, information technology and international financial services. Some are new to management and need to develop basic skills that focus on personal growth, workplace relationships, influencing, and conflict resolution. Other more seasoned managers are moving to the next level of leadership, and aspire to develop vision, strategic thinking, global perspective, and entrepreneurial risk-taking.

Some of her recent coaching engagements include the Command Leadership School of the Navy, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs, Dow Chemical Company, Under Armour, NIH's Center for Scientific Review, UMUC's Executive MBA Program, PhRMA, and the CIA's Program on Creative Leadership.

Before becoming a coach, Geri was a staff psychologist at The George Washington University Counseling Center. Early in her career, Geri conducted clinical research at the P Street Mental Health Clinic in Georgetown and the New York State Psychiatric Institute; she also collaborated with the industrial/organizational research team at Merrill Lynch in New York City.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Geri's undergraduate degree in psychology comes from Fordham University, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her PhD in the field of personality and experimental psychopathology from The George Washington University. She is a licensed psychologist in Washington, D.C.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Geri is a member of the Association of Practicing Psychologists, the International Coaching Association, and the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County.

Judy Marx, PhD

Judy Marx, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Judy serves with the National Leadership Institute as a feedback coach, executive coach, and facilitator.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Judy has been affiliated with the National Leadership Institute for more than 25 years, during which time she has provided training to a variety of federal agencies and private institutions, focusing on leadership development, conflict management, communication, and coaching skills.

Judy maintains a private practice in Washington, D.C., where she specializes in individual psychotherapy with adults who are experiencing work and career difficulties, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and attentional and executive functioning difficulties. She has a strong interest in diversity and multiculturalism, on both an individual and systemic level. She also provides clinical supervision for advanced graduate students as an adjunct faculty member of the Psychology Department at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Previously, Judy was employed at the counseling centers at Georgetown University and Mount Vernon College. She has provided mental health consultation at a variety of institutions in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Her professional research has focused on self-help books, ethics in psychotherapy, and on terminating psychotherapy; she has delivered numerous presentations and written extensively on these topics.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Judy earned her PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland, with a concentration in organizational psychology. She also received her BA from the University of Maryland, graduating cum laude with General Honors and Honors in Psychology.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Judy is licensed as a psychologist in the District of Columbia. She is a member of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and the American Psychological Association.

William C. McCarthy, PhD

William C. McCarthy, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Bill has over 25 years of successful experience consulting in leadership development. At The National Leadership Institute, he provides one-on-one leadership development consultations to executives for the Center for Creative Leadership's internationally recognized Leadership Development Program (LDP®) and Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (MLP).

Since 2005, Bill continues to do leadership coaching for the Key Executive Leadership Program, at the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation at American University in Washington, D.C. This program provides development for governmental leaders aspiring to the Senior Executive Service. Recent clients of the program include USDA, OIG, DOI, and DOE.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Bill's prior experience with the National Leadership Institute includes seventeen years as a program trainer, feedback coach for the online leadership program, and lecturer on leadership for UMUC's Executive MBA program.

From 2008 to 2011, Bill joined the Federal Consulting Group, a business unit of the U.S. government that provides coaching to federal employees. This brought assignments for HHS University, SSA, and CMS.

Previous activities include leadership training for the SES Candidate Development Program at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. For 12 years, Bill was the senior psychological consultant at a D.C.-based outplacement firm. He worked in a program for transitioning military officers from the Pentagon and a similar transitioning program for the Department of the Interior.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Bill is certified in Class A psychological instruments for diagnostic purposes and class B and C psychological instruments for personality and career assessment. He holds a BA in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park; a master's degree in education from Loyola College in Baltimore; and a PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Bill is a lifetime member of the National Rehabilitation Association. He was a fellow of the American Psychological Association for 31 years.

Lanning E. Moldauer, PhD

Lanning E. Moldauer, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Approximately half of Lanny's current work entails executive coaching and training, much of it through the Center for Creative Leadership and the National Leadership Institute. The other half of his time is spent with corporate clients, for which he evaluates prospective hires for professional and executive positions, and as a licensed psychologist, in which he consults with other professionals and renders expert opinion and testimony in civil and criminal litigation.

Lanny also serves as a coach for the Key Executive Leadership Development Program at American University. He also teaches students at The George Washington University School of Medicine and works with medical residents at Howard University to help them pass exams in a variety of specialty Board areas.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Lanny's clients include or have included NASA and its chief medical and health officer, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Veterans Administration, several police organizations, the World Bank, McKinsey Consulting, American Airlines, Ricoh, Coopers & Lybrand, various law firms, several national associations, several real estate developers, a bank, a hydroelectric turbine manufacturer, an environmental engineering firm, manufacturing companies, hospitals, trade associations, executive search firms, and small businesses.

Through the Center for Creative Leadership and NLI, Lanny works or has worked with U.S. Navy flag officers, the National Security Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, WMATA, Verizon, Inovant (a part of Visa International), the Fairfax County (Virginia) Board of Education, PhRMA, and executives of many other organizations. Through American University's Key Executive Leadership Program, Lanny works and has worked with Senior Executive Service members or near-SES executives of a variety of federal government agencies.

Lanny's work as a licensed psychologist began about 30 years ago. His engagement in graduate-level education dates back 25 years when he began a 20+ year stint of training graduate PhD students in clinical psychology at The George Washington University, where he now works with medical students.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

After nearly two years as a math and physics major at the University of Pennsylvania, Lanny changed his major to physiological/experimental psychology. He graduated with a BA degree and recognition through the General Honors Program (now Benjamin Franklin Scholars).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Lanny is a fellow of the Maryland Psychological Association and a member of the American Psychological Association. He is a licensed psychologist in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Lesley A. Perkins, PhD

Lesley A. Perkins, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Lesley is a coaching faculty member with the National Leadership Institute. She loves coaching individuals in the midst of transition. Lesley is known for her skills in creating an intimate and trusting environment for clients to learn and plan for action. She's been described as providing clients with thoughtful insight through her integration of information from multiple sources and helping them use the data to plan and take action.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Lesley is a human capital consultant with more than 12 years of advising, consulting, and coaching experience with organizations. She is currently the founder of Perkins Consulting, which provides strategic and programmatic advice to human resource and business leaders in identifying, selecting, and developing employees.

Lesley is motivated by improving the professional lives of others and is firmly founded in her passion for creating work environments of engagement for all employees. Her interest in studying and understanding patterns of human behavior and motivation in the workplace led her to focus on talent management, training design and evaluation, assessment and selection, diversity and inclusion, and strategic human capital measurement.

Lesley's consulting experience has been with private, federal, and nonprofit sector organizations. Her clients have included Toyota, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, McGraw-Hill, Family Matters of Greater Washington, Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Air Force, and Alabama Department of Transportation.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Lesley received a PhD and MS in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Georgia, and a BS in psychology from Howard University. She has additional training from The Coaches Institute and in the Skilled Facilitator technique. She is SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resource) certified.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Lesley is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Also, she is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated.

Regina Romero

Regina Romero, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Regina is the training manager for the National Leadership Institute, where she supports the development of faculty and ensures the quality of training across NLI programs. In addition, she helps design customized programs for NLI clients and serves as a liaison to the Center for Creative Leadership. As an adjunct faculty member of NLI, she serves as both trainer and coach for open enrollment and custom programs.

An astute and insightful advisor, Regina helps individual leaders and work groups think through difficult issues at multiple levels and navigate transitions in the context of complex operational, political, and cultural challenges. Her training in psychology and grasp of group dynamics make her an ideal thought partner to anyone who wants to master the interplay of people interacting in systems.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

A sample of her recent clients includes American Nurses Association, Association for Science and Technology Centers, International Finance Corporation, Inova, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Lockheed Martin, MedImmune, National Institutes of Health, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, PHrMA, RLJ Companies, U.S. Commerce Department, and Washington Gas.

Earlier in her career, Regina was the director of inpatient services at St. Luke Institute. She later became a founding and managing partner of Psychological and Educational Associates. In 2003, she established her own consultation practice. Her work includes executive assessment and coaching, retreat planning and facilitation, leadership training, team building, and assessment center facilitation.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Regina received a PhD in clinical psychology from George Washington University and a BS in psychology from Howard University, graduating summa cum laude. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Currently, Regina is a member of the Executive Coaching Roundtable, a peer group of senior executive coaches whose mission is to enhance their collective learning and share it with others. She is also a member of the Society for Consulting Psychologists of the American Psychological Association.

Robert Seidel, PhD

Robert Seidel, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Bob has maintained a private psychology practice in Virginia since 1980. He also has a consulting organization called Strategies for Change, which provides seminars, workshops, and consultation to the education and industry sectors.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Over a period of about 38 years, Bob gained expertise in research, development, teaching, and management in the areas of experimental design, the use of technology in instruction, technology transfer, distance learning, and evaluation. He was vice president of a not-for-profit organization, where he was responsible for policy and emphasized program development for instructional technology.

Bob gives talks nationally and internationally, and has published numerous articles and eight books in these areas. In 2005, he published a book to aid training developers and educators in course development, relating learning principles to instructional strategies. In 2007 he edited a second book, a companion workbook with chapters written by noted educational researchers and practitioners.

Recently, Bob helped a Texas consortium of school districts successfully integrate computer technology into their school system. Bob served as the U.S. representative and chairman of the NATO Research Study Group from 1987 to 2005, in which he advised NATO on implementation and evaluation of advanced technologies.

Bob just completed tenure as the first research chief emeritus at the Army Research Institute. He has also taught at Denison University, Trinity College in Connecticut, The George Washington University, and the University of Maryland, College Park.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Bob is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. His educational credentials include a BSc in psychology from Rutgers University, graduating magna cum laude. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Society of Sigma Xi. Bob earned an MA and a PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Bob is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and is in the American Educational Research Organization. He is also a member of the Virginia Psychological Association and the Northern Virginia Clinical Association.

Richard Tanenbaum, PhD

Richard Tanenbaum, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Richard is president of Behavior Consultants and Global Learning Partners, LLC. He is a skilled, energetic performance enhancement practitioner, with over 20 years of experience in providing executive coaching, training, facilitation, and organization development services to a wide variety of private and public sector organizations.

Richard delivers a broad range of leadership seminars and workshops, including live and web-based leadership development programs for the National Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland University College. His experience as a clinical psychologist, nonprofit executive, civilian working with the military, and actor enable him to work well with diverse clients from administrative staff to senior executives in any industry.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Richard established his independent consulting practice in 1987 and has worked with a broad array of organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, Cablevision, Doubleday Manufacturing, Effective Leaders Program (University of Cape Town and Duke University), Freddie-Mac, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Personnel Management, Philip Morris, United Virginia Bank, the World Bank, and all branches of the military.

From 2003 to 2007, Richard served as executive director and principal investigator of the Uniformed Services University (USU) Center for Health Disparities Research and Education. Richard has special expertise in working with organizations and individuals in the international financial, health care, and federal sectors.

In addition, he has particular expertise in communications skills training, 360-degree leadership assessment systems, performance appraisal methods, cultural competency training, and conflict management. A licensed psychologist, Richard is certified in a wide spectrum of psychological and leadership assessment instruments.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Richard received his BA degree in psychology and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his MS and PhD degrees in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on organizational/industrial psychology, at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Richard is currently an adjunct professor at the Uniformed Services University. Richard is a certified coach for the Center for Creative Leadership and an executive coach for the American University Key Executive Leadership Programs. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Executive Coaching Roundtable.

Marlene Thorn, PhD

Marlene Thorn, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Marlene is president of IMT Consulting Associates, LLC, which provides consulting to international and domestic organizations in organizational development and redesign, executive assessment and development, executive coaching, and human capital management. Her work includes strategic planning, leadership and succession planning, human resource policies and programs, and career development and training. She is an adjunct for the Center for Creative Leadership and an adjunct professor for business and executive programs with the Graduate School of Management and Technology, University of Maryland University College.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Marlene's full-time industry experience has been in organizational and executive development and human capital management in the private, federal, and nonprofit sectors, both domestic and international. Her full-time professional experiences include the International Monetary Fund (IMF), G.E. Information Services (GEIS), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO), Gallaudet University, St. Elizabeth's Mental Health Hospital, and Rehabilitation Administration.

Marlene's consulting experience has been in the private, federal, and nonprofit sectors, both domestic and international. Industries include international financial services, software and technology, publishing and media broadcasting, health care, and education. Consulting clients include the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines; UN-International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome, Italy; DMS International; University Research Company-Center for Human Services (30 countries); The Washington Post; National Public Radio; U.S. Department of Education; and U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Marlene received her PhD in human development with a specialty in organizational management from the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her MA and BA degrees in counseling and psychology from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Marlene holds an Executive Development Certification from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. She was also a senior fellow and researcher at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Marlene has published articles in the area of international leadership, coaching, management, and human resources development, and numerous policy and Board papers.

Peter West

Peter L. West, MBA, CLC, PCC

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Peter L. West, the founder of West Coaching Network, brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive, management consultant, facilitator, and leadership coach. Peter's diverse background includes experience across a range of fields, including information technology, telecommunications, customer and hospitality services, financial services, healthcare, human resources, higher education, and non-profit management.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

In 2009, Peter decided to leave a satisfying career as a senior executive in the field of Internet, cable, and telecommunications in order to bring his knowledge and expertise to individuals and organizations. Peter is dedicated to helping leaders and organizations by providing mentoring and coaching to individuals seeking to define and attain their goals, whether personal or professional. In an effort to codify his many years of experience as a coach, he joined the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program where he earned his Certification in Leadership Coaching. He also earned his Professional Certified Coach credentials from the International Coach Federation. In his present role he is able to leverage his extensive business background and his formal training as a coach in a way that produces tangible results for his clients. While Peter has extensive experience across a number of industries, his pre-coaching background in telecommunications, information systems, and Internet technology has leant itself especially well to supporting senior leaders in those and related fields. His true passion is working with leaders in transition, regardless of field. He also works with “high potentials” who are already performing at a level well above average in order to prepare them for the changes ahead.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Peter earned a BA in industrial organizational psychology from the University of Colorado, Denver, and an MBA with a focus on sustainable management from Anaheim University. Additionally, he completed Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation. Throughout his career, Peter has focused on operational and organizational development, project management, process improvement, technology management and deployment, organizational strategic planning, leadership development, and team building.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Peter is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and member of the International Coach Federation.

Stephen Zaccaro, PhD

Stephen J. Zaccaro, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member
National Leadership Institute

CURRENT ROLE:

Steve is a feedback coach in the National Leadership Institute's Leadership Development Program (LDP®) and its Maximizing Your Leadership Potential program.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Steve is a professor of psychology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is also a member of the Mason Institute for Leadership Excellence, and an experienced leadership development consultant/leadership coach. He has worked with executives and managers from private industry as well as from the public and military sectors. He has been associated with National Leadership Institute since 2005.

Previously, Steve served on the faculty of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the College of the Holy Cross. He has written over 120 journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports on leadership, group dynamics, team performance, and work attitudes. He authored a book titled The Nature of Executive Leadership: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis of Success (2001) and co-edited four other books, Occupational Stress and Organizational Effectiveness (1987), The Nature of Organizational Leadership: Understanding the Performance Imperatives Confronting Today's Leaders (2001), Leader Development for Transforming Organizations (2004), and Multiteam Systems: An Organization Form for Dynamic and Complex Environments (2012).

Steve has directed funded research projects in the areas of leadership and executive assessment, leadership training and development, leader adaptability, executive coaching, multiteam systems and scientific innovation, and team performance. He has consulted for projects on developing leader assessment tools, constructing leadership training systems, and on measuring performance in human-robot team systems.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Steve's MA and PhD degrees in social psychology were earned at the University of Connecticut. He received his BA from Fairfield University.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Steve serves on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly, and he is an associate editor for Journal of Business and Psychology and Military Psychology. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and of the American Psychological Association, Divisions 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and 19 (Military Psychology).

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