Liz Cavallaro, Ed.D.

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Assistant Professor Leadership & Ethics
Liz Cavallaro Faculty Profile

Biography

Dr. Cavallaro is an educator and professional coach who earned her doctorate from The George Washington University. She contributes to Navy-wide efforts to operationalize Navy Leader Development, builds Navy leader self-awareness through executive coaching and assessment instruments, conducts research, and teaches elective courses in the leadership and ethics area of study. Her research interests include a range of topics, such as employee well-being, eudaimonia, adult development, and meaningful work.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership

Professional Highlights

2017

Assistant Professor, Leader Development at the U.S. Naval War College (USNWC), College of Operational and Strategic Leadership in Newport, RI

Teaching: "Self Awareness for Leaders," "Navy Senior Leader Development"
Assessment: Leadership Effectiveness Analysis, Leadership Agility 360, Energy Leadership Index
Facilitation: Immunity to Change Workshop, Subject-Object Interview
Present: Ethnographic & Qualitative Researchers Conference
2016

Assistant Professor, Leader Development at the U.S. Naval War College (USNWC), College of Operational and Strategic Leadership, Newport, RI

Assessment: Hogan Leadership Forecast, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Emotional Quotient Inventory, Pearman Personality Integrator
Facilitation: SpeedReading People Seminar
Coursework: iPEC Certified Professional Coach, ICF Accredited Program
Present: International Leadership Association Conference
2015

Adjunct Professor, Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders Program, Bay Path University, Burlington, MA

Teaching: "Career and Personal Development," "Leadership in Practice," Bay Path University
Degree: Ed.D., Human and Organizational Learning, George Washington University
Dissertation: Compassion Fatigue and Employee Wellbeing
Present: APA Work, Stress and Health Conference
2013

Teaching Assistant, Human & Organizational Learning, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Teaching: "Leadership Theory, Practice & Research," Executive Leadership Doctoral Program, George Washington University
Publish: Academy of Human Resource Development Advances
Present: Academy of Human Resource Development Conference
2012

Doctoral Student, Human & Organizational Learning, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Position: Advanced Degree Program Coordinator, Executive Leadership Doctoral Program, George Washington University
Published: South Asian Journal of Global Business Research
Presented: University Forum for Human Resource Development Conference, Educational Symposium for Research & Innovations
2010

Graduate Student, Organizational Management, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Degree: M.A., Organizational Management, George Washington University
Position: Manager, American Road & Transportation Builders Association -business development, project management, marketing, sales, advertising, fundraising, membership development, program coordination
2006

Student, Organizational Communication, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

Degree: B.A., Organizational Communication and Public Relations, SUNY New Paltz.

Education

Ed.D., The George Washington University, 2015, Human and Organizational Learning

M.A., The George Washington University, 2010, Organizational Management

B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz, 2006, Public Relations and Organizational Communication

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Related Credentials

Certified Professional Coach (CPC), iPEC Coaching

Research Contributions

Learning Approaches of Entrepreneurs: Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Organizations
Paper presentation, Educational Symposium for Research and Innovations, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University, March, 2012, Washington, DC
Cavallaro, L., Kumar, S., Williamson, D.R. and Gaybrick, A.

Learning within and across Cultures: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the New Age of Organizing
Paper presentation, University Forum for Human Resource Development Conference, May, 2012, University of Famalicão, Portugal
Cseh, M., Kumar, S. and Cavallaro, L.

The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities are Reshaping the World
Book review, South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, August, 2012, Vol. 1 Iss: 2, pp.318 – 321
Cavallaro, L.

Fostering the Development of Engaged Social Citizens: The Role of Human Resource Development Professionals
Roundtable Session, Academy of Human Resource Development Conference, January, 2013, Washington, DC
Cavallaro, L.

A Good Living versus a Good Life: Meaning, Purpose and HRD
Published paper, Academy of Human Resource Development Advances, August, 2013, Vol. 15 Iss: 4, pp. 331-340
Chalofsky, N. and Cavallaro, L.

Employee Wellbeing and Compassion Fatigue among Animal Caregivers
Poster presentation, American Psychological Association, Work, Stress and Health Conference, May, 2015, Atlanta, GA
Cavallaro, L.

Navy Leader Development through the lens of Eudaimonic Wellbeing
Paper presentation, International Leadership Association Conference, November, 2016, Atlanta, GA
Cavallaro, L.

Researcher Self-Care in Emotionally Demanding Studies
Paper presentation, Ethnographic and Qualitative Researchers Conference, January, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada
Cavallaro L. and Kumar, S.

Bracketing of Bridling in Hermeneutic Phenomenology
Poster presentation, Ethnographic and Qualitative Researchers Conference, January, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada
Cavallaro L.

The intersection of meaningful work and eudaimonic wellbeing
Oxford Handbook of Meaningful Work
Chalofsky, N. and Cavallaro, L. (Under review)

External Memberships and Associations

International Coach Federation

News, Media, & Events

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Naval War College Kicks off Lecture Series

Jan. 10, 2018
News Publication
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Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Jun. 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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