School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

705 Libermann Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5600
Fax: 412.396.5072

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Leadership Faculty

Bernie BehrendBernhard Behrend, J.D., Professional Mediator and Adjunct Instructor

Bernie has mediated disputes for over 25 years.  He is trained in all models of mediation, and trains mediators in basic and advanced skill building. He is the President of the Mediation Council of Western Pennsylvania, and a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders.  He is a member of the panels of the federal court, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Postal Service, the Realtors’ Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, and the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.  He is also a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, and the ADR committee of the Allegheny County Bar Associations.  Bernie teaches “Conflict Resolution,” and “Mediating Organizational Disputes,” for the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

GK CunninghamG. K. Cunningham, MLLS, Adjunct Instructor of Leadership and Ethics

G.K. Cunningham is an adjunct instructor with the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement. He is also Professor of Theater Planning, U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where he teaches core curriculum and electives on campaign design and planning. Dr. Cunningham has an extensive background as a commander and staff officer in Marine Corps and joint commands, worldwide. His research focuses on joint and multinational campaign analysis, strategic leadership, and multinational implications of leadership and ethics. He also served as U.S. military delegate to the Ottawa Convention for the prohibition of antipersonnel landmines. He has presented and published papers on humanitarian demining for the Department of State, as well as acting as a doctrinal reviewer for numerous joint publications, and he is a contributing author to the U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues.

David GaricDavid Garic, MA, Professional Consultant, Adjunct Instructor of Leadership

David has been developing leaders in organizations for almost three decades.  His organization, Garic Management Consulting, LLC, is one of the premier leader development firms in the nation.  David is a popular speaker, trainer, executive coach and consultant.  He has trained, coached, and worked with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to large municipal police departments.  A former corporate chief operating officer and career Army officer, David has over 20 years experience leading soldiers in combat units. David was a member of the staff and faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he also holds an M.A. in Leader Development.  David has published several books on leadership.

Carol Griffith Davies, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor of Sociology

Carol received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has taught for the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement and the department of Sociology for over 6 years.  Carol developed and currently teaches “Valuing a Diverse Workforce: The Leader’s Role”.  She has also taught nearly every course offered by the Sociology department over her career.  She is an active member of the American Sociological Association (ASA), The Eastern Sociological Society (ESS), and The Pennsylvania Sociological Society (PSS), of which she has served as a board member. In addition, Carol has given presentations at numerous professional conferences.  She is currently working on her first book.

Kathryn HollywoodKathryn Hollywood, PhD, Adjunct Instructor of Leadership

Kathy received her Ph.D. in Administration and Supervision with a concentration in Church/Organizational Leadership, from the School of Education, Fordham University, New York City.  She holds a Specialist degree in Counseling and two Master’s degrees (Clinical Psychology and Theology).  Kathy has taught and worked as an administrator in the K-12, undergraduate, and graduate education settings. Kathy is a faculty member of Concordia University Chicago where she serves as an Associate Professor of Leadership. She has been an adjunct instructor in The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement for nearly 5 years.  Dr. Hollywood has served as a consultant with various school administrative teams throughout the country as well as diverse corporations and business organizations. She was also a national consultant for the Panasonic Foundation.

Lynn Hertrick Leavitt, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor of Leadership

Lynn instructs online graduate leadership courses for The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement. Lynn also serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Management for George Mason University.  Previously, Lynn served as Director of the Center for Service-Learning and Leadership (CSL) at George Mason University where she supervised professional and student staff as they designed and facilitated leadership workshops and community service-learning opportunities for students.  Lynn has designed and facilitates several workshops/seminars including: leadership strategies, cross-cultural communication, and community building. She facilitates the workshops/seminars for universities, businesses, government and nonprofit agencies within the DC Metro Area and nationally.

Robert W. KubackiRobert W. Kubacki, J.D., Adjunct Instructor

Robert is a facilitator, conflict coach and mediator who has taught online courses at Duquesne University for over 6 years.  He is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution.  He trained with Dr. Mitchell Hammer, renowned author of the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory.  Robert’s career spans the legal profession, nonprofit and public sectors, corporate financial and high-tech sectors, as well as academia.  He facilitated a strategic planning session in England and training workshops by teleconference to Pakistan.

Noel A. MazadeNoel A. Mazade, Ph.D

Dr. Mazade is Executive Director, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Inc. in Alexandria, VA. Prior positions include program director of a local mental health clinic; full-time and adjunct faculty in psychiatry, social work, and public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins, University of South Carolina, and Harvard University; director of the first North Carolina Mental Health Legislative Study Commission; program director at the National Institute of Mental Health; private consultant  to local, state, and federal mental health organizations; and mediator at the District of Columbia Superior Court and in a family (separation and divorce) mediation practice. He is also a managing partner at Advanced Dispute Resolution Systems, LLC, a Maryland-based firm that provides mediation, conflict resolution training, and evaluation of ADR interventions.

Ms. Monica Shields, MSL, Adjunct Instructor

Monica is the Organizational Director for the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education (PAACE). PAACE is an educational association that advocates for lifelong learning through all aspects of adult education.  Monica teaches a variety of Leadership courses both online and in the classroom at off-site military locations.  She holds a Masters degree in Leadership and Liberal Studies and is currently working toward a doctorate in the School of Education here at Duquesne.

Kelleen Stine-CheyneKelleen Stine-Cheyne, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor of Leadership

Kelleen is the Assistant Director of Employee & Organizational Development at Texas A&M University where she oversees the Employee Development unit.  Kelleen has over twenty years of teaching and training and development experience in both university and industry settings.  She provides customized programs and consulting services to organizations regarding leadership, supervision, and program evaluation and assessment.  She has served on the Leadership faculty at Texas A&M University and Fort Hays State University.  Additionally, Kelleen has experience in human resources, as an academic and student organization advisor, and in academic and career counseling roles.  Kelleen has a Ph.D. in Leadership Education from the Department of Agricultural Leadership Education and Communications from Texas A&M University.  She is also on the editorial board for the Journal of Leadership Education.

Shand H. StringhamShand H. Stringham, MA, Adjunct Instructor

Shand was selected as an Olmsted Scholar by the Department of Defense and earned an MA in Latin American History at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico.  He later earned a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) and is currently completing his Ph.D. (ABD) in Public Administration.  Shand completed a 26-year career as an officer in the United States Army retiring in the rank of Colonel.  He served his last five years on active duty as Director of Americas Studies and Professor of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA.  Following retirement from active duty, he served as the Chief Learning Officer of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  Shand currently works as a management consultant and adjunct instructor of leadership and management.

Lenny Sweeney, M.Ed., Adjunct Instructor of Leadership

Lenny works for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) on programs that build technological and leadership capacity for public schools.  He is focused on developing strategies and providing resources for schools to be effective in preparing students with critical skills for the 21st Century workforce.  Lenny has held positions within PDE that focused on the establishment of statewide educational partnerships with business and industry, trade/manufacturing associations, workforce development entities, governmental agencies, and corporations.  Lenny has industry experience, working as the Human Resource Development Specialist for AMP Incorporated (now part of Tyco Electronics), specializing in curriculum development for engineering, manufacturing, and computer skills training.  He currently serves at the national level as Pennsylvania’s representative for the State Educational Technology Director’s Association (SETDA).

Calvin L. Troup, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication & Rhetorical Studies

Calvin serves as Director of the Rhetoric Ph.D. Program in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University. He earned his Ph.D. (1994) from The Pennsylvania State University.  His published work includes Temporality, Eternity, and Wisdom: The Rhetoric of Augustine’s Confessions, scholarly book chapters including entries in the Encyclopedia of Identity, and articles in journals such as Communication Quarterly, The Journal of Communication and Religion, and The Journal of Business Ethics. He received the Donald H. Ecroyd Research and Scholarship Award from the Pennsylvania Communication Association.  Troup has served as editor of the Pennsylvania Communication Association Annual and has edited a number of volumes as well as contributing to the association’s Pennsylvania Scholars Series. He has also served as President of the Religious Communication Association and is the current editor of the Journal of Communication and Religion.

Barbara VittitoeBarbara Vittitoe, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor of Leadership

Barb is a retired naval officer who held numerous leadership positions and led large units in a variety of areas including corrections, base operations, and facilities. Barb also had several education and training assignments and served on the faculty at the US Naval Academy and at Iowa State University, as Associate Professor of Naval Science.  After her 24-year naval career, Barb worked for Harley-Davidson Motor Company in an organizational development and training role. She coached leaders at all levels of the organization and designed and delivered training and organization development initiatives during a fast-growing period for the company.  Barb has also worked as an internal organization development consultant before starting her own consulting business. Barb recently joined the Global Leadership Development Group of Amazon.  She has a strong interest in interpretive and qualitative research, human-animal relationships, and personality styles.

Jim Wolford-UlrichJim Wolford-Ulrich, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, School of Leadership and Professional Advancement

In his role as Team Leader of the Leadership Faculty, Dr. Ulrich is responsible for all core and elective leadership courses in the School. He completed the Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education from Michigan State University. With over 25 years as an adult educator, Dr. Ulrich has worked in industry as a Manager of Executive Development and Succession Planning for a telecom company and as Director of Organizational Development in healthcare. He has also lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa where he was active in leading rural community development and adult education initiatives.

Janet ZellmannJanet Zellmann, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Zellmann earned her Ph.D. in British Literature at Duquesne University and has been teaching in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement for over five years.  She teaches writing courses and introductory graduate courses, often for a military audience.