C. Leilani Carver

Dr. Carver teaches courses in Maryville's Masters Program in Organizational Leadership and undergraduate courses in Communication. Before entering academia, Professor Carver worked as a Training Manager, a Project Manager, and as a Performance Improvement Consultant for organizations such as Jack Henry & Associates, Sprint Telecommunications, and the American Public Works Association. Additionally, Professor Carver spent a year working abroad in Jilin City, China, teaching and creating the curriculum for the New Horizon International Institute. After returning to the states, Carver earned her Master's and PhD at the University of Kansas where she taught university courses for five years and served as Assistant Basic Course Director for the Communication Studies department. In reward for her outstanding teaching, Dr. Carver was awarded the prestigious Buehler Teaching Fellowship. Additionally, Leilani enjoys traveling and has visited 34 countries and 47 of our 50 states. Last summer Professor Carver taught on behalf of Maryville University in a study abroad program in Sydney, Australia. Her areas of research expertise include generational differences in the workplace, career selection processes, professionalism, cross-cultural communication competencies and persuasive health communication campaigns.