Doctoral Faculty Profiles

Elizabeth Johnston

Elizabeth Johnston, EdD is an educator with extensive experience in K-12 and Higher Education.  As a K-12 educator, Elizabeth worked as a Teacher, Principal, and Director of Curriculum and ...

Heath Boice-Pardee, EdD

With more than 15 years in the field of student affairs administration, Heath Boice-Pardee has worked in a wide variety of institutions of higher learning. This has afforded him a broad ...

Kelley Conrad, PhD

Kelley Conrad teaches doctoral courses and also works with students on the doctoral research process in the School of Advanced Studies. Kelley has 36 years of ...

Phillip Davidson, PhD

Phillip Davidson teaches courses in health care and information technology in the School of Advanced Studies. His extensive experience in these two fields has provided him opportunities to work ...

John DeNigris, PhD

John DeNigris has been a faculty member at University of Phoenix for more than 10 years. He has more than 27 years of experience in management, marketing and finance in Fortune 500 companies. He holds ...

Keri Heitner

Keri Heitner, PhD

Keri Heitner, a research psychologist and the principal of All Aspects Research, conducts service delivery research and development in the health, education, business and human services fields. She ...

Tony Kortens

Tony Kortens, PhD

Tony Kortens has successfully designed and facilitated a broad range of leadership, team and organizational change initiatives across multiple continents as a practitioner-scholar for more than 20 ...

Anastasia Metros

Anastasia Metros, PhD

Anastasia Metros has more than 22 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member, administrator and direct service provider at public, private and technical colleges and universities. She ...

Leslie Miller

Leslie Miller, PhD

Leslie Miller is a consultant with more than 16 years of experience researching, teaching and working directly with organizations to help them acquire, develop and retain the talent they need to ...

Ruby Rouse

Ruby Rouse, PhD

Ruby Rouse has held a variety of leadership positions in business and higher education and currently teaches in the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) and the School of Business, specializing in ...

Richard Schuttler

Richard Schuttler, PhD

Rich Schuttler is an educator, author, international public speaker, executive coach and management consultant. He has more than 20 years of experience developing strategies to improve ...

Louise Underdahl

Louise Underdahl, PhD

Louise Underdahl has more than 30 years of career experience in health administration, with expertise in the Doctor of Health Administration program at University of Phoenix. She works in risk ...

Michael Vandermark

Michael Vandermark, PhD

Mike Vandermark is a licensed industrial/organizational psychologist, author, speaker, and corporate facilitator and leadership consultant living in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mike teaches a ...

Julie A. Overbay

Julie Overbey has served the University of Phoenix since 2009.  Currently, Dr. Overbey facilitates courses in Leadership and Management with the School of Advanced Studies as well as ...

Dr. Anne Brett

Dr. Anne Liners Brett has been teaching at the University of Phoenix since 2004 having taught in the RN to BSN, MSN and SAS doctoral programs. Currently her focus in on supporting doctoral students along ...

Meredith Ward Ed.D.

Meredith Ward Ed D is in his thirteenth year as faculty for the University of Phoenix, School of Advanced Studies, specializing in Organizational Leadership. He facilitates both on line and residency ...

Frank C. Bearden, Ph.D.

Frank C. Bearden has been a faculty member with the University of Phoenix for ten years, serving as Associate Faculty and Dissertation Chair.  He has also served as Campus College Chair for the ...

Dr. Sean Preston

Dr. Sean Preston has been an educator for 19 years, with the University of Phoenix for six years, and a facilitator with the School of Advanced Studies for the past five years.  Dr. Preston enjoys ...

Dr. Arnold Witchel

Dr. Arnie Witchel has been teaching for the University of Phoenix since 1995, where he also serves as a Chair and committee member in the doctoral program. He has held a number of positions with the ...

Dr. Amy Hakim

Dr. Amy Hakim is a practicing Industrial-Organizational Psychologist in South Florida. She runs a management consulting firm that specializes in training and development, targeted hiring, ...

Kat Barclay, PhD

Dr. Kat Barclay has been with UOPX for 14 years, including positions with SAS as Director of Academic Affairs and Full Time Research Faculty.  She started her professional career teaching in Arizona ...

Susan E. Mandel, PhD, MT-BC

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Dr. Jane Schumacher

Jane A. Schumacher is an Adjunct Faculty member in the SAS and has been an Adjunct Faculty member with UOP since 2004.  She integrates leadership, social justice, and equity ...

Dr. Carol Hall

Carol Hall, a University of Phoenix (UOPX) associate faculty member, serves as School of Advanced Studies (SAS) EdD Lead Area Chair, K-12 Education.  She teaches EdD courses, is an EdD Subject Matter ...

Dr. Jason Bewley

Dr. Jason Bewley has been with the University of Phoenix since 2010, teaching in the School of Advanced Studies.  This past summer, he was awarded the position of Lead Faculty Area Chair, and ...