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Kathy Geller

Kathy D. Geller, Ph.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor
Sacramento
kathygeller@drexel.edu
916-213-2790

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Human Resource Development
Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Management


Education:

Ph.D., Fielding Graduate University
M.A., George Washington University
B.S., University of Maryland, College Park
Certificate in Online Facilitation, Fielding Graduate University

Areas of Expertise:

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Transnational Leadership Development
  • Adult Learning
  • Management Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Higher Education—College Student Personnel
  • Counseling

Research Interests:

  • Transnational leadership
  • Adult learning
  • Career development

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University Sacramento (2010–present)
  • Stanford University, Human Resources (2008–2010)
  • Associate Vice President for Learning and Organizational Effectiveness Areté Leadership International, Asia, Global Consulting (2004–2008) Founding Principal (Key clients: United Nations, MicroSoft Asia, UBS Bank, Standard Chartered Bank)
  • Columbia University, Teachers’ College Summer Principal’s Academy Master’s Program (2004–2008) Instructor, Courses Taught: Conflict Management Seminar; Team Building.
  • Nova Southeastern University Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (2004–2010)
  • Adjunct Professor, Courses Taught: Leadership and Change; Leadership Communication. Standard Chartered Bank (Asia, Africa, Middle East), (1998–2004)
  • Learning and Organizational Development, Global Head Management Development and Chief Curriculum Architect Ryder System, Human Resources Development (1993–1997)
  • Director, Organizational Effectiveness Right Management Associates, Organizational Consulting (1988–1993)
  • Director of Consulting for Florida and the Caribbean Kislak Mortgage Company, Human Resources Development (1986–1988)
  • Director, Human Resources and Manager, Management Development American Express, Human Resources Development (1983–1986)
  • Project Manager, Management Development and Change University of Miami, Residence Hall Programs (1980–1983)
  • Assistant Director, Staffing and Staff Development University of Maryland, Residence Halls (1975–1980)
  • Assistant Director, Staffing and Development for Hill Residential Community (3,000 students)

Presentations:

  • Lily Conference on Teaching (June, 2012) Applying principles of transformative learning to foster rapid development of an effective community of practice.
  • Teaching Professor Conference (June, 2012) Using Instructional Technology for Bi-Coastal Communication.
  • 23rd International Conference on College Teaching & Learning (April 2012) The Use of Social Media to Enhance Communication in Graduate Program Virtual Group Projects.
  • 9th Annual SLOAN-Consortium Blended Learning Conference (April, 2012) Bi-Coastal Group Projects: Integration of Social Media.
  • CUPA—Human Resources Conference—West Region (March 2011); Developing the next generation of leadership talent at Stanford University: A systems perspective.
  • Fielding Graduate University, (January, 2011); Who Am I After I’m Dr. Me: A social identity and career development perspective. Half day workshop
  • AHRD Asia (November, 2010); Transformative Education and Learning: A framework for developing transnational leaders. Pre-conference half-day workshop.
  • Fielding Graduate University, (January, 2010); Knowing Yourself and Honoring the Other - the basis for working effectively across transnational difference.
  • Transformative Learning Conference, (2007) Appreciating Self & Other through Mask Making. Experiential Session, NM.
  • Academy of Management, (2007), Praxis, Inquiry & the Performative Arts: A crucible for Transformative Education and Learning, Chair/Presenter, Professional Development Workshop MED, AOM Conference, Philadelphia, Aug. 2007.
  • Academy of Management, (2005) Flexible, Fluid and Responsive Management: A Model for Working Across Cultural Differences in the 21st Century, Professional Development Workshop,
  • AOM 2005 Conference, Hawaii, August.

Other:

  • Fisher-Yoshida, B & Geller, K. D. , (March 2009) PODCAST: Transnational Leadership Development: Preparing the Next Generation for the Borderless Business World http://podcast.amanet.org/edgewise/, AMANET.

Publications:

Articles:

  • Geller, K. & Fisher-Yoshida, B. (January 2008) Developing Transnational Leaders: Five Paradoxes for Success, Journal of Industrial and Commercial Training, Emerald Press.
  • Geller, K. Schapiro, S. and Fisher-Yoshida B. (June 2007) Diverse Applications of Transformative Learning, Transformative Learning Conference Proceedings, Alberquerque, NM.
  • Geller, K. & Fisher—Yoshida, B., (June 2007) The Transnational Leader: 8 practices for developing leaders for multi-national corporations. Transformative Learning Conference proceedings, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Geller, K., (August 2005) Educating Leaders for the 21st Century: A Transformative Learning Process, Interactive Paper Presentation, Academy of Management Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Geller, K. Wasserman, I & Fisher-Yoshida, B., (February 2005) Transformative Learning in Human Resource Development: Successes in Scholarly Practitioner Applications, Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings, Estes Colorado.
  • Geller, K, (October 2005) Transformative Learning Theory: Five Dynamics for Developing Leaders, Transformative Learning Conference Proceedings, Lansing, Michigan.
  • Geller, K & Fisher-Yoshida, B., (June 2003) First Global Forum, Leadership Development in Multi-national Corporations in the 21st Century, Society for Organization Learning Conference Proceedings, Helsinki.
Books: (authors listed alphabetically)
  • Fisher-Yoshida, B & Geller, K. D., (2009) Transnational leadership development: Preparing the next generation for the borderless business world, Innovations in Adult Learning Series: Theory to Practice, American Management Association (AMACOM).
  • Fisher-Yoshida, B, Geller, K. D. & Schapiro, S. (Eds.) (2008) Transformative learning: Space, culture and the arts. Counterpoints Series: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education, Peter Lang Publishers. Note: In November 2009 this book was recognized by transformativelearning.org as one of the six essential books in the field
  • Geller, K. D. (2004) Doctoral Dissertation: A New Model of Relational Leadership Development for Multinational Corporations in the 21st Century, Fielding Graduate University, UMI AAT 3158283.