Sam brings a wealth of knowledge from 12 years in corporate America and 14 years in the non-profit sector combined with over 8 years of academic research. Her varied work includes organizational design and development, client relationship management, project/program/portfolio management, human performance improvement, motivation, leadership development, learning & development, strategic & business planning, and effective communication.
Sam is a doctoral candidate at Walden University and is actively writing her dissertation with graduation on the horizon in 2019. Her dissertation examines the use of language in research on gender and leadership and how that language can influence the reader’s perception of their ability to lead. She also holds her Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Walden University, Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies from Indiana University and Bachelors of Continuing Studies from Indiana University. She served as senior editor of the Indiana University Southeast Graduate Review Journal from 2012-2013. She has twice presented as guest speaker at the Midwest MIS Conference. Her presentations include the impact of media on men and masculinity and effects of psychosocial support on goal attainment of men in impoverished communities.