The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program equips organizational leaders from various public and private contexts to effectively engage in the transformation of their organizations, communities, and society through interdisciplinary scholarship and relevant research, grounded in the integration of faith, reason, and justice.With this mission in mind, the Organizational Leadership program prepares its students to embrace the four different aspects of the transformational leader, including:

The Centered Leader— For the transformational leader, Christ is the center from which moral, ethical leadership stems. The transformational leader is characterized by depth and integrity, a strong sense of right and wrong, and a willingness to make decisions based on moral principles.

The Servant Leader— A transformational leader empowers others to use their gifts for the good of the team, organization, or department.

The Learning Leader— Assuming the posture of a learner to understand history and context, and recognizing the need for adaptive leadership, the transformational leader is comfortable navigating the ambiguities that are inherent in many leadership situations.

The Visionary Leader— A transformational leader creates a positive alternative vision of the future and brings creativity to the journey.

“When I first enrolled in this program, I thought I had a good understanding of leadership, but the expertise and knowledge of the faculty was amazing. By the time the program concluded, I had a strong foundation in the discipline of leadership and my knowledge and understanding had vastly increased.”

Gloria Oikelome, PhD in Organizational Leadership '22
Provost/Vice President Academic Affairs, Delaware Valley University