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Christopher
Howard, Ph.D.

Academic, VP

From: United States

At LCC Since: 2023

Key Areas

  • leadership formation: hardships, resilience, and character, followership, group dynamics

Bio

Christopher Howard, PhD, is currently the Academic Vice President at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Chris has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, followership, and group dynamics. He has conducted a line of research on leadership formation that includes hardships, resilience, and character. This follows extensive experience and service with youth and young adults through Acquire the Fire, Passion One Day, Lay Renewal Ministry, HIS Life Ministry and Young Life International where he served as a US Army Civilian contractor for four years in Germany. 
Christopher holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University, a master's degree in business administration from Saint Louis University, and a bachelor's degree in management with a minor in marketing from Carson-Newman University.
Chris has led international leadership workshops for four German Universities (Hochschule Mainz, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Hochschule Webersgland, and the FOM). He has conducted leadership seminars for several non-government organizations over the years in the education, humanitarian, arts, and religious sectors. Chris has also engaged in leadership development activities in 49 countries including many in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. His areas of expertise include building effective cross-cultural teams, strategic thinking, dealing with complexity, and resilient leadership.

Publications

Be Surrendered: Finding the Maturity to Lead (Resilience to Lead)

LCC author(s): Christopher Howard, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Rev. Andrew Gross

Independently published, 2022.

A cross-cultural study of the role of obstacles on resilience in leadership formation

LCC author(s): Christopher Howard, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Justin A. Irving

Management Research Review, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2021.

Be Different: Finding the Resilience to Lead

LCC author(s): Christopher Howard, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Andrew Gross

KDP Publishing , 2020.

The Impact of Obstacles Defined by Developmental Antecedents on Resilience in Leadership Formation

LCC author(s): Christopher Howard, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Justin Irving

Management Research Review, 2014.

The Impact of Obstacles and Developmental Experiences on Resilience in Leadership Formation

LCC author(s): Christopher Howard, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Justin Irving

Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 2013.

The Role of Obstacles in Leadership Formation

LCC author(s): Christopher Howard, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Justin Irving

Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 2012.

Transference of efficacy beliefs from leaders to followers and it's link to perceptions of leaders being transformational

LCC author(s): Christopher Howard, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Justin Irving

Regent University Library , 2009.