What Are You Looking For (in a Doctoral Program)?

Amber Johnson Doctoral Program

Students in Benedictine University’s Ph.D./D.B.A. program in Values-Driven Leadership come from a variety of backgrounds, but share a common interest in leading their organizations profitably, strategically, and ethically. Our executive students commute to campus one weekend a month and for an annual 8-day intensive, enabling them to stay fully engaged in their full-time leadership roles within their companies. Many are CEOs and other C-suite leaders.

Read about a few of the doctoral students below, then follow the link to read full bios on the remaining members of Cohort 1. Does the program sound like a fit for you? Learn more at www.cvdl.org.

Anna Amato – CEO of edtech central; Ferndale, MI
Anna Amato is the CEO and President of edtec central, an educational consulting firm that helps individuals, organizations, and communities implement transformational educational programs in the K-12 sector. Her firm also specializes in designing and implementing highly customized programs for delinquent, neglected and abused youth. Anna began her career as a teacher and later went on to lead and manage major projects in the office furniture industry before returning to education reform pursuits in 1990.

Anna is a graduate of the southeast Michigan’s Leadership Detroit program, class of XXVIII. She earned her bachelors of science in education from Central Michigan University and a master’s in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University.
Read Anna’s take on the failure of Enron, and lessons learned, on the CVDL blog. 
Lee DeRemer – Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Colonel (retired), US Airforce; York, PA
Lee is an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C., and a former professor of Ethics and Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He has taught leadership and management courses at York College of Pennsylvania and serves on a variety of advisory boards. He retired from the Air Force after 26 years of flying, command, and staff assignments. He holds an M.P.A. in public administration from Central Michigan University, an M.A. in strategic studies from the Naval War College, and an M.S. in national security strategy from the National Defense University.
Lee wrote about the legacy of Steve Jobs on the CVDL blog. 
Jacquelyn (Jackie) Woodard, Senior Vice President, RBS Citizens Financial; Boston, MA
Jackie is a senior vice president with RBS Citizens, N.A. Jackie joined Citizens Bank in 2002 focusing primarily on operations management and program/project management. Prior to joining Citizens, Jackie spent several years as a principal consultant within the Management Consulting Services Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers, concentrating on strategy and process improvement within the financial services industry. She began her career as a large corporate lender at Bank of Boston.
Jackie has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in business administration (magna cum laude) from Florida A&M University.
Jackie wrote about the challenges and opportunities of training a transient workforce on sustainability – and other initiatives – on the CVDL blog. 
Read the bios of other cohort members and learn more about the Ph.D./D.B.A. Program in Values-Driven Leadership at www.cvdl.org/doctorate