Master of Science in Leadership

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Program Director

Stacie Morgan, PhD

Welcome to Norwich University's Leadership Program

If your focus is on getting results through people, you are in the right place. Norwich’s Master of Science in Leadership program will help you develop the essential skills needed to inspire enhanced performance, to strategically communicate, and to lead change in your organization. Our master’s program can help you mobilize those around you to increase productivity, effectiveness, innovation, and leverage untapped resources in your organization – the people!

Norwich University understands leadership in a way few other universities can claim. A critical part of our mission is reflected in our nearly 200-year legacy of developing leaders to serve the business, military, government, and non-profit sectors. Our expertise is in translating theory into practice to obtain immediate results. We are out in the world solving leadership challenges, both online and on the fly in the virtual think-tank environment of our graduate classrooms and in-person with our International Leadership Summit events, which occur throughout the year.

A Norwich master’s degree in leadership can help you rise above your peers with your ability to unlock the capacity of those around you to achieve a higher level of results. I am excited to share with you how our master’s degree program can help you stand out in your organization. Please feel free to contact me anytime; my virtual door is always open.

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Stacie Morgan teaches in Norwich’s Master of Science in Executive Leadership, Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Business Administration programs. An international strategy consultant, speaker, author, and columnist, she is the founder and president of the strategy consulting firm Balanced Management Inc. For over 30 years, she has worked with multinational corporations, small businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the U.S. military to help individuals and organizations define and achieve success.

She holds a doctoral degree in strategic management with a subspecialty in leadership and a master’s degree in education in organizational development and training.

Rex Marks
Acting Program Director
Rex Marks, ABD

Rex Marks is the Acting Program Director and a faculty member in Norwich’s Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Science in Executive Leadership programs. He specializes in leadership development and team building, problem solving, project/fiscal management, emergency management, and organizational development. He has over 28 years’ experience as an accomplished and professional law enforcement leader. He earned his master’s degree in organizational leadership and a certificate in teaching and learning from Norwich University. He also holds an MPA with a concentration in disaster management from American Military University. He is currently completing his doctoral degree in public policy administration with a concentration in leadership, community sustainability, and terrorism with Walden University.

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Associate Program Director
Kelli Sutton-Bosley, MAH, MMH

Kelli Sutton-Bosley was named the Associate Program Director for several graduate programs at Norwich in January 2018. She has over 15 years of experience with client services and customer support ranging from small retail to utilities business offices to individualized software client support and project management for large utility corporations. She holds two graduate degrees from Norwich University, Master of Arts in History (2013) and Master of Arts in Military History (2016).

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Academic Associate Program Director
Jeremy Hodges, PhD

Jeremy Hodges, PhD, is the Academic Associate Program Director for the Master of Science in Executive Leadership and Master of Science in Leadership programs. He has over 12 years of higher education administration and teaching experience, primarily focused in leadership, faculty development and evaluation, knowledge management, space science, research methods, and statistics. He has also been a member of the United States Air Force for over 20 years, serving in various leadership positions in maintenance, munitions, education, and on the Headquarters Air Force staff. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration degree from Northcentral University in 2010, and holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force’s Air War College and Air Command and Staff College, and is a graduate of the Canadian Armed Force’s Joint Command and Staff Program. Dr. Hodges is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Mu Delta, the Air Force Association, and the Society for American Baseball Research. 

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Student Services Advisor
Iphy Tanguay, MJA

Iphagainia (Iphy) Tanguay will be joined Norwich's Student Service Advisor team in November 2017. Iphy graduated with a Master of Justice Administration from Norwich and earned her bachelor’s degree is in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Trinity College of Vermont. She has also recently completed our Teaching and Learning Certificate. Prior to this role, Iphy has the Director of Residency Life & Student Housing at Norwich for 17 years.

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Featured Faculty

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Katherine McQuade, PhD

Katherine (Kat) McQuade currently teaches leadership courses as part of the Master of Science in Leadership program at Norwich University. In addition, she taught as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and she is about to start as a full-time professor at Southern New Hampshire University, teaching in the organizational leadership program. Her career has included over 25 years in business, working at both large corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Philips, and Agilent Technologies, and small privately-held companies such as Hypertherm and GCC Technologies. Her most recent experience was as Director of Marketing at Renewable NRG Systems, where she led a rebranding and change effort for the organization as part of their executive management team. Through extensive global travel, her specialties include both marketing and leadership, and she has just completed her PhD from Capella University, with her research focused on the style of leadership needed for a sustainable future. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Boston University and an MBA from Rivier College. Outside of work and teaching, her interests include running, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and gardening, having recently run a small organic farm and orchard in Vermont with her husband.

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William Shirey, PhD

William "Joe" Shirey is an adjunct faculty member at Norwich University. His career includes 15 years of senior level leadership and consulting experience in strategic planning, leadership development, program management, organizational analysis, metrics development, executive coaching, and process and product improvement. He is currently an independent consultant, and founder of ISE Consulting, a veteran-owned small business that provides consulting to commercial, government, and non-profit organizations. He previously was a senior strategic planning analyst for Lockheed Martin Corporation, providing direct support to the Director of Operations for the USAF Air Combat Command. Prior to consulting, Shirey served in the United States Air Force for 26 years as a fighter pilot. He commanded a fighter squadron and led organizations with responsibilities in operations, strategic planning, change management, and project management. Shirey has published several articles including "Sink or Swim: Surviving the Leadership and Organizational Challenges Caused by the Rapid Advances in Information Technology" and "The Frustration Phenomenon: Exploring Leader–Follower Relationships in the Information Age." He holds a PhD in organizational leadership from Regent University, a master of science in strategic studies from the U.S. Air War College, a master of aeronautical science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Lowell Doringo, MS

Lowell A. Doringo has held a wide variety of roles focused on leadership and talent development, beginning with his work at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL, as a business programs facilitator with the Disney Institute, a Project Consultant with Global Operations Training, Training Manager for Park Operations. In 2007, he was selected among Disney's 62,000 employees to serve as the Walt Disney World Ambassador, a role originally created by Walt Disney to serve as Disney's official spokesperson and goodwill emissary to all nations. Following his ambassadorship, he created the Emerging Leaders Program, an intensive eight-week training program designed for newly promoted Disney Operations Managers, and was recognized with the highest honor for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts – the Walt Disney Legacy Award. Outside of work, he remains involved in various non-profit work, most notably with HOSA-Future Health Professionals, where he served as Chairman and CEO of its board of directors. Today, Lowell resides in Irvine, CA, where he leads Global Talent Development for the world-renowned video game and entertainment publishing company, Blizzard Entertainment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s of science in organizational leadership from Norwich University.

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Vanita Varma, ABD

Vanita Varma is an adjunct professor at Norwich University. In addition, she works as a consultant in organizational strategy and leadership development. Her key focus is to enable leaders of non-profit organizations to build their capacity through innovative and well-planned strategies, while continuing to build strong relationships with diverse teams and stakeholders. Her areas of expertise also include initiating and successfully managing change initiatives, such as re-alignment of programs, business planning, leadership transition, and mergers and acquisitions. Her career has included more than two decades of organizational development work as a consultant, program manager, and director at locations around the world. Through this experience, she has become proficient in developing and building effective communication strategies between multi-cultural, diverse and dynamic teams. She holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Norwich University, a master’s degree in economics, and professional certifications in counseling, mediation and executive leadership development. Vanita is currently working on her PhD at the University of Toronto.

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Faculty

Darrell Aubrey, PhD
Brandy Blount, PhD
Robert Bisking, PhD

Dr. Robert Bisking is a retired Naval Officer. After retiring from the military, he held several executive-level corporate positions before starting a management consulting practice in Organizational Development (OD), in 1994. From 2005-2013, he was the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership at Our Lady of the Lake University. His interests include strategic management, change management, organizational development, and leadership.

He is currently enjoying a semi-retired life with his wife, four children and eight grandchildren. He continues to consult on a limited basis, assisting clients in areas such as strategic planning, business process improvement, change management, and leadership development.  He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering, and a PhD in leadership studies.

Matthew Boyne, PhD

Matthew Boyne is a pilot and educator by background, serving as a Naval Aviator flying F/A-18s, commanding squadrons and training commands. While on active duty, he flew world-wide and deployed to multiple combat operations in the Persian Gulf and North Arabian Sea. He was trained as a Master Instructor, Operational and Strategic Planner, as well as to work with the development of the Navy's command leadership course. He has been teaching online at Norwich University and onsite at Point Loma Nazarene University since 2007 when he left active service. He has a doctorate in adult education and learning technologies from Pepperdine University. His research focuses upon Clayton Christensen's Disruptive Innovation, and the use of Action Learning for online learning and leadership development. When not flying or teaching he works with schools and universities integrating online methods into traditional classes to give students 24/7 access.

Christopher Eberle, DM
Sean Flynn
Shalaina Harlan-Yuya, EdD

Shalaina Harlan-Yuya is a faculty member in Norwich's Master of Science in Leadership program. She is experienced in non-profit management, professional and leadership development, strategic planning, program evaluation, development and implementation, and building collaborative learning environments. After working in several senior leadership positions over the last decade, she now works as an internal analyst and consultant, helping to lead a team of directors in improving organizational impact through the development of processes, programs and people. she holds a business degree, a master's degree in diplomacy from Norwich University, and has completed all coursework for a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Development; she is currently working to complete her dissertation.

Jeremy Hodges, PhD

Jeremy Hodges, PhD, is the Academic Associate Program Director for the Master of Science in Executive Leadership and Master of Science in Leadership programs. He has over 12 years of higher education administration and teaching experience, primarily focused in leadership, faculty development and evaluation, knowledge management, space science, research methods, and statistics. He has also been a member of the United States Air Force for over 20 years, serving in various leadership positions in maintenance, munitions, education, and on the Headquarters Air Force staff. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration degree from Northcentral University in 2010, and holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force’s Air War College and Air Command and Staff College, and is a graduate of the Canadian Armed Force’s Joint Command and Staff Program. Dr. Hodges is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Mu Delta, the Air Force Association, and the Society for American Baseball Research. 

Paul Katsampes, DPA

Paul Katsampes teaches leadership, public administration, and criminal justice management courses at Norwich University. He is also a professor emeritus of criminal justice and criminology at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. As a consultant and trainer, he has specialized in the practice of management and organizational behavior of public organizations, especially criminal justice agencies. He assists organizations in solving problems in the areas of team building, human resources, and management. He also has extensive experience training at all levels in the field of management and leadership. He has facilitated city and county level planning groups and has assisted public administrators in making important decisions. He had led workshops on management team building, jail administration, police and corrections budgeting, and situational leadership with the National Institute of Corrections, the American Correctional Association, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the American Jail Association, and the National Academy of Corrections. He has served as a sheriff’s office administrator, deputy director of a community corrections program, police officer, and detective. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, a master’s degree in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany, and a bachelor’s degree in criminology/psychology from Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Brent Kay, PhD

Brent is an adjunct faculty member in Norwich's Master of Science in Leadership program. He is currently a Superintendent of Schools/CEO in Vermont and has senior administrative experience in higher education and the private sector. For over two decades, he has consulted extensively with boards and executive leaders in the areas of governance, instituting purposeful change, strategic communication, leadership for sustainable development, budget development and financial management, and systems development. He earned a PhD in ethics and leadership from the University of Saskatchewan, a master's degree in administration (finance) from the University of New Brunswick, and holds bachelor's degrees in science and education.

Angela Kiniry, MS, SPHR
Jill Long, ABD
Michelle Manganaro, DM

Michelle Manganaro specializes in leadership development, team development, and organizational development as well as emotional intelligence, ethics, and communications. She earned a  master’s degree in teaching/education from Simmons College in 1999 and a doctorate of management with a concentration in organizational leadership in 2009. Since 1995, she has served as a school administrator and has presented at national conferences nationwide, including representing Norwich University in 2015 at the 23rd Annual Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences (ASBBS). Since 2000, Michelle she also served as a faculty member and course writer in various degree programs including Massachusetts State Colleges and several online graduate and doctoral programs, including doctoral chair work with published doctoral students. She has been published in professional journals and has co-authored a white paper about female leadership development in the 21st century.

Rex Marks, ABD

Rex Marks is the Acting Program Director and a faculty member in Norwich’s Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Science in Executive Leadership programs. He specializes in leadership development and team building, problem solving, project/fiscal management, emergency management, and organizational development. He has over 28 years’ experience as an accomplished and professional law enforcement leader. He earned his master’s degree in organizational leadership and a certificate in teaching and learning from Norwich University. He also holds an MPA with a concentration in disaster management from American Military University. He is currently completing his doctoral degree in public policy administration with a concentration in leadership, community sustainability, and terrorism with Walden University.

Warren Martin, PhD

Warren Martin is an adjunct faculty member and teaches leadership courses at Norwich University. During a 21-year career in the United States Army, he served in a variety of assignments in the Infantry, Military Police, and the majority of his career in Special Forces. Upon retiring from the Army he transitioned to corporate business operations with Domino’s Pizza as a Regional Manager for the corporate owned stores in the Seattle market, and later the same position in the Philadelphia market. He later owned and operated a multi-store franchise. He has since pursued educational goals, teaching, writing, and support of fraternal, charitable and other organizations. He serves as President on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA), President of his area chapter of the Special Forces Association, and is on the Advisory Board for the Green Beret Foundation. He earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and a PhD. in Business and Organizational Leadership at North Central University.

Michael Miller, PhD

Dr. Michael Miller specializes in curriculum and instruction, online teaching and learning, organizational behavior, and educational, public sector, and change leadership. He has a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Development, an Educational Specialist Certification in Educational Leadership (K-12), and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Higher Education). His background includes elementary school teaching and administration, mentoring/training new teachers, curriculum development, online course design, and higher education administration. Currently, he is conducting research related to teacher preparation, critical thinking in higher education, online collaborative learning tools and processes, and effective online teaching practices through student engagement, stimulating intellectual development, and building rapport.

Stacie Morgan, PhD

Stacie Morgan teaches in Norwich’s Master of Science in Executive Leadership, Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Business Administration programs. An international strategy consultant, speaker, author, and columnist, she is the founder and president of the strategy consulting firm Balanced Management Inc. For over 30 years, she has worked with multinational corporations, small businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and the U.S. military to help individuals and organizations define and achieve success.

She holds a doctoral degree in strategic management with a subspecialty in leadership and a master’s degree in education in organizational development and training.

Charles Owen, PhD
Sydney Parlour, MA
Audrey Rabas, PhD

Audrey Rabas has been an adjunct faculty member at Norwich since 2014. Her specializations are leadership, psychology, and research methods/data analysis. She earned her doctorate degree in organizational leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also holds a master’s degree from California State, Long Beach in psychology research. She works exclusively in higher education, but also serves on a committee geared toward promoting health and wellness at the local elementary school where she resides in Sacramento, California.

Lance Raymond, PhD

Lance Raymond's research and experience includes team leadership, middle management, government financial management and project management. He is a former Marine Corps Financial Management Officer and currently serves as the Director Resource Management/Comptroller for the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA) aboard Camp Pendleton, CA. He is responsible for ensuring the success of the MCTSSA financial management and workforce management missions. Dr. Raymond holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and sociology from the University of Arkansas, an MBA from National University, and a PhD in organizational leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  

Robert Raynor