Doctoral Program Faculty and Leaders Learning Community (DPFLLC)

Who are we?
The Doctoral Program Faculty and Leaders Learning Community promotes an exchange of research and practices among faculty and leaders who work in doctoral programs in leadership. The community was developed with the understanding that teaching, advising, and guiding research converge at the doctoral level from other levels of higher education. Thus, the community collaboratively explores ways in which we can support the development of doctoral students who serve as stewards of the leadership discipline and subsequently advance leadership development at all levels. Members consist of faculty and leaders currently engaged with leadership doctoral programs.

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John R. Shoup serves as the Dean of the School of Education at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. John has a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of California, Riverside. He also has a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. ×


Daryl R. Smith serves as full professor at Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He previously served as the Chair of the Organizational Leadership Department at Mount St. Joseph University and as the Head of Academics in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Air Force Academy. His primary teaching areas are leadership, research methods and statistics and organizational behavior. He has considerable expertise in the field of aviation having served as a pilot in the United States Air Force as well as a faculty member at the Air Force Academy. He is currently teaches aviation through his educational website, He has authored two books as well as several journal articles. He earned his PhD at the University of Washington Business School. ×