About Me

Leadership from any position...

Rather than relying on single case studies or the cult of a personality, I believe in the power of enabling leaders to recognize their strengths, limitations, and potential using proven, academic metrics to measure and improve key leadership factors. As these leaders grow, they apply the same methods to their organizations, creating incredible organizations, and incredible lives.


I am currently an assistant professor at Texas Tech University where my research and consulting focuses on leadership from multiple perspectives. First, I focus on the role and experience of executive leaders. I know the power of a strong leader, and how they can bring out the best in those around them. I have worked with diverse leaders to develop skills to handle crises, communicate effectively, and increase engagement. Second, I study and coach mid-level leaders looking to define their leadership approach and develop skills. Through my experience and research, I have identified needed aspects of empowerment and effective management strategies to increase job satisfaction and commitment in work. My goal is to enhance the practice of leadership and improve lives.


I completed my PhD with a focus on Organizational Behavior at the University of Michigan where I worked with faculty in both education and business. Over the last 10 years, I have utilized this educational background and professional experience as a leadership consultant with aspiring leaders to identify and cultivate positive practices designed to expand the capacity of organizations and individuals.

Coming from a long line of educators, I find fulfillment in facilitating meaningful organizational change and teaching engaged learners.