Lorri Sulpizio, Ph.D.
Lorri Sulpizio has dedicated her career to advancing the science and art of leadership development through research, education, training and consulting. Lorri is a founder and the principle consultant for Lotus Leadership Institute- a leadership development company that helps both individuals and organizations to increase their leadership effectiveness and become more productive. She is a published author having written several articles and book chapters, and is an international presenter on leadership. Lorri's expertise include girls and women's leadership, as well as group and team dynamics. Her research focus is on women's leadership, specifically on voice, power, and authority. Her current research projects are on the topics of the lived experience of motherhood, as well as women, voice and leadership.
Lorri was an executive board member for New Children’s Museum of San Diego, the California Community College Women’s Basketball Association and the Fitness Advisory Council for San Diego Mesa College. She served as head women’s basketball coach at San Diego Mesa College from 2001-2007 and coached at Cuyamaca College from 2008-2010. She is an adjunct professor, teaching business and leadership courses at several institutions of higher learning, including the University of San Diego and Cal State San Marcos.
Lorri's accomplishments include designing and implementing an empowerment program for female addicts and victims of domestic violence and she is the co-founder for WeLead, a program dedicated to girls and young women's leadership. Lorri has her PhD in leadership from the University of San Diego, her MA in Sports Psychology from SDSU, and her BA in English from Cal Poly SLO.
Cheryl Getz, Ed.D.
Cheryl Getz, Ed.D., is Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies. Her research interests include 1) using action research methodology to enhance the teaching of leadership; 2) the exploration of college student social identity; 3) the application of group relations theory to higher education administration and student affairs; 4) the development of inclusive and integrated leadership development; and 5) strengthening cultural competence through international travel and exchanges. She has held a variety of administration positions in SOLES, including Associate Dean, Director of Graduate and Credential Programs, and Assistant Dean. She teaches courses for master's and doctoral students in the Higher Education Leadership Program, while teaching an undergraduate course in the leadership minor. She supervises Student Affairs graduate interns and teaches the accompanying seminar.
Dr. Getz earned her doctorate in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, her MA in Athletic Administration from Central Michigan University and her BA in Education from the University of Cincinnati.
Robin McCoy, PhD
Robin McCoy has spent over twenty years using her leadership skills to advance organizations through periods of anticipating organizational growth and expansion while in transition. McCoy's expertise includes women's leadership development, strategic planning for organizations, and marketing.
McCoy’s current research involves leadership development and assessment of leadership programs. She understands that the pace of change facing organizations requires multiple approaches to leadership development and requires more adaptive, flexible leadership. These approaches include the traditional components of leadership development: formal education, mentoring, on the job experience, and executive seminar training programs. Some non-traditional approaches that McCoy is researching include behavioral simulations and the art of influencing others through role-playing exercises.
McCoy is committed to her on-going development and believes that leadership requires continual progress toward growth and self-awareness. She understands the pressures of balancing home life with a career and has successfully mentored and taught thousands of students over her life as a professor teaching business strategy and marketing.