Kathy Geller, PhD
EdD Educational Leadership and Management
On September 1, 2010 Kathy D. Geller, Ph.D. joined the faculty of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management at Drexel's Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies as Assistant Clinical Professor. Bringing breadth and depth as a scholar - practitioner in adult learning, human resource development and leadership, Dr. Geller leaves her role as Associate Vice President for Learning and Organizational Effectiveness at Stanford University to join the Drexel faculty team. At Stanford she provided strategic direction and initiated transformative leadership programs designed to build the talent capacity of leaders and managers across the university with a goal to further enhancing the organization's effectiveness.
From 2005 - 2008 Dr. Geller served as an instructor with the Columbia University - Teachers' College Summer Principals' Academy teaching Organizational Behavior and Conflict Mediation in this transformative Master's level program for K-12 educators seeking leaderhip certification. Dr. Geller has also been on faculty at Nova Southeastern University working as an Adjunct Professor in their Doctoral program in education from 2004 - 2010 teaching both classroom and hybrid courses for their international programs in Asia.
Dr. Geller resided and worked in Asia from 1998 to 2008. She is the former Global Head of Management Development and Chief Curriculum Architect for Personal and Managerial Effectiveness at Standard Chartered Bank -- a British financial services corporation with 70,000 employees across the world. Dr. Geller is the founding principal and Managing Director of her own consulting firm specializing in learning design and facilitation of leadership and team effectiveness for multinational organizations. Her clients have included the United Nations ESCAP (Thailand), UBS, Microsoft Asia, the Hong Kong Securities Institute, Standard Chartered Bank and others.
With two recent books, Dr. Geller's research offers insights into developing leaders and managers through applications of adult learning theory. Dr. Geller authored "Transnational Leadership Development: Preparing tomorrow's leaders for the borderless business world" published by the AMA. She is also one of the editors of "Innovations in Transformative Learning: Space, Culture and the Arts" (Lang) a volume of research bridging transformative learning theory with practice and bringing its tenets of adult learning into organizations and communities. She will be presenting a half-day action research program at the 9th International Conference on Human Resource Development in Shanghai, China in November 2010 on developing leaders for transnational assignments.
Dr Geller received her Ph.D. and Masters in Human and Organization Systems from the Fielding Graduate University; she earned an Advanced Graduate Specialist in Counseling and College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, her Masters in Human Development from George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland.