Genea Stephens

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Genea Stephens, EdD



Dr. Genea Stephens is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, and Master of Public Administration programs in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. She earned her EdD in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Development from Grand Canyon University, Master’s of Public Administration from Wayland Baptist University, Master’s in Criminal Justice from Ashford University, and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies in the area of Public Agency Service from Northern Arizona University. Her research interests are focused on topics related to public employee development and welfare. Before joining Ashford University in 2015, she served in law enforcement holding the rank of sergeant for 14 of her 20-plus years. Her experience included a variety of specialty assignments. She was also responsible for initiating and managing several large grant projects, and was heavily involved in new officer and supervisor training, as well as other employee development programs. Dr. Stephens' teaching experience includes classes at the Regional Police Academy, employee development programs within her agency, and as adjunct faculty at Maricopa County Community College District. Her teaching experience includes campus, hybrid, and on-line environments. Dr. Stephens lives in Arizona, where she has two Australian Cattle Dogs (Riley & Jasper), and she enjoys spending spare time stretching her DIY skills around the house.


Recent Publications & Presentations

Stephens, G. (2017, March) The Impact of Generational Factors on LEO Learning Styles. ILEETA Journal, Conference Edition.

Stephens, G. (2017, March) Generational Impact of Learning Styles on Law Enforcement. Paper Presented at International Law Enforcement Trainers & Educator’s Association Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Stephens, G., (2017, May) Millennial Learning Styles. Presented at International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training Conference. Nashville, TN.


Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership
Grand Canyon University
Master of Public Administration
Wayland Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts in Public Service Agency Management
Northern Arizona University
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Ashford University

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