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Rodney Luster Ph.D.


Rodney Luster, Ph.D., is a higher education administrator, entrepreneur, and healthcare practitioner who maintains a private practice as a licensed professional counselor with his own company called Inspirethought, as well as Senior Director of Research Strategy, Innovation, and Development for the College of Doctoral Studies at the University of Phoenix where he also leads the Center for Leadership Studies and Organizational Research.

Rodney is a published researcher with his most recent article in 2021 for the Journal for Leadership Studies entitled, Relational Leadership Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education.

He has recently presented for the American Psychological Association's 2021 National Conference on the following topic: "Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic Symptomology."

Rodney also presented in 2021 at the ILA-International Leadership Association Geneva Conference on the following topics: Improving Higher Education's Role in Diversity and Social Equity Through Relational Leadership in the New Era, Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology, The Stress Arc in Leadership and Three Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Stress in a New Era.

He is currently conducting research on the potentials of polyphonic discourse for helping navigate hard conversations, as well as exploring more publishing and presenting potentials.

His exploration of emotion through art has long been a source of inspiration across the fields of his professional career using sculpting and painting to convey the complexity behind the intricate psychology of feelings. His love of artistic expression is translated throughout his current emerging medium and work as a songwriter, with a growing compilation of songs under the name Moody Priest.

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