Doctoral Programs

The Doctoral Programs Member Community promotes an exchange of research and practices among those who work at established doctoral programs in leadership. It also welcomes those working to establish new doctoral programs as well as doctoral students enrolled in leadership programs.

The community was developed with the understanding that teaching, advising, and guiding research at the doctoral level has unique challenges.

In addition to bringing together faculty and staff of doctoral programs, the community aims to collaboratively foster the growth of the leadership field, and support the needs of doctoral students.

Priorities & Projects

  • Launching an ILA Intersections group to foster networking, share knowledge and experiences, build a resource library, and address questions and concerns.
  • Organizing the annual Doctoral Student Consortium full day pre-conference at the Global Conference 
  • Developing a plan to identify and meet the needs of the members of this community
  • Encouraging doctoral students to submit their work to the Jablin Dissertation Award and the Clark Award.

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Contact the Community Leaders

Community Leaders

Yulia Mast Rich Whitney

Yulia Tolstikov-Mast
Global Leadership Scholar and Doctoral Education Innovator; former Associate Professor, PhD in Global Leadership Program, Indiana Tech

Rich Whitney
Program Chair, Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne

Sample Resources

Leadership Perspectives Webinars


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. ×