The members of the Organizational Leadership faculty bring a combination of leadership, teaching ability, and scholarly experience to the classroom and dissertation process. You will learn from professors who have been leaders in business, industry, entrepreneurial companies, higher education, public schools, and nongovernmental organizations. Your experience here will take you far beyond basic leadership theory to implement innovative best practices in your own life and work.

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R. Boyd Johnson; MA, PhD Chair/Professor, Grad Studies Leadership boyd.johnson@indwes.edu Department - Organiz Ldrshp Doctorate Division - Graduate Studies Leadership


Educational Background:

  • B.A., 1974, University of California
  • M.A., 1976, California State University
  • M.A. in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary 1985
  • Ph.D., 1998, Oxford, England

Dr. Boyd Johnson, Chair of Graduate Studies in Leadership, has written a book on global issues and change, and edited three others on international business and Intercultural ministry. Dr. Johnson has over 35 years of experience in international development and education, has lived in seven countries, and has carried out teaching, training, consulting, and research in over 50 nations. He teaches research methods in the doctoral program in organizational leadership.

Research Interests

Dr. Johnson’s research interests include cross-cultural leadership and communication – with particular focus on the cross-cultural transferability of leadership theories. He also has studied and published on global development, third-world poverty , and the role of ideologies in societies.

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