Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management, Capella University

Master of Arts in Applied Sociology, Norwich University

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Lora Reed, PhD
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"Learning is a privilege and an honor."

Lora Reed is an Assistant Professor with Ashford University, where she teaches courses in organizational management. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management with a certificate in Training and Development from Capella University. She also earned a Master of Arts in Applied Sociology from Vermont College of Norwich University. In addition to teaching at the college level for about 20 years, Dr. Reed has consulted with businesses, non-profit organizations, and public safety organizations. She has been the president of a small, family-owned consulting firm, Peace Offerings, Inc., since its inception in the 1990s. In 2009, Dr. Reed was honored to be named one of the first three Greenleaf Scholars for her research on 911 emergency dispatchers and servant leadership. Most recently, she co-wrote an inspirational novel with her husband, who served as the novel’s photographer. “Learning is a privilege and an honor,” she tells her students. “It is a skill we can continue to develop for a lifetime.” Dr. Reed lives in Bradenton, FL with her husband and their bird. She and her husband have two daughters and four grandchildren.


Drs. Lora Reed and Andree Swanson, Assistant Professors, and Bill Davis, Instructor, Forbes School of Business will present A review of current literature on transformational and servant leadership as applies to distance education, speed session, 30th Annual Distance Learning Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI in August.