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Almarie Munley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Business, Leadership, and Information Systems


  • Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Regent University, School of Global Leadership and Entreprenuership, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Organizational Leadership, Regent University, Center for Leadership Studies, Virginia Beach, VA
  • M.A., Education, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • B.A., Psychology, Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar- appointed to lecture and research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Management, 2010-2011
  • Master Instructor Program Regent University, 2005-2006
  • Outstanding Faculty of the Year, School of Undergraduate Studies, Regent University, 2004-2005
  • Honorary Member, Asociaci´┐Żn de Graduados, Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala, 2005
  • Nominated for Best Paper ILA Conference, Washington D.C., 2004

Classes Taught

  • Survey of Leadership
  • Global Leadership and Cross Cultural Issues
  • Ethics
  • Leadership: Creating a Shared Vision
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methods- management track
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Decision Making Techniques
  • Principles of Management
  • Senior Culminating Experience- research
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Planning and Management
  • Organizational Design (Ph.D. level)

Research Interests

Cross-cultural leadership/global leadership competencies, women in leadership roles, CEO and top management teams.

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching happens as a collaborative process that requires intellectual discussions and clear direction. I believe that teaching, training and developing individuals are my gifts and that God has called me to Regent University for this purpose. In my teachings and research I make certain that students know how academic scholarship is important while integrating a strong Christian Worldview. My teachings direct students to support and review research and writing through Scripture and to always consider the word of God in support of research and concepts studied.

Through ongoing research, study and the word of God, I encourage each individual to produce quality work which will deepen their experience as a student of Leadership in our programs. I challenge every individual in that their life and testimony will present opportunities for promoting change and delivering quality work wherever their profession or careers takes them.


Dr. Muley is an invited scholar and guest lecturer for leadership programs across the globe. In recent years, she has provided training and courses in global leadership competencies, organizational design, and cross-cultural issues in leadership.

As a country principal investigator with the very high profile leadership GLOBE project (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) from the Wharton School of Business and Thunderbird School of Management, she managed the research and research teams in Central America. This is a multiphase project giving emphasis to the study of CEO's and their top management teams. She currently serves as the 2013 Co-Chair of the Leadership Development Group for the International Leadership Association (ILA).

Born and raised in Guatemala, she has quantified innumerable leadership and management behaviors that filter through organizations, yielding results that may represent a broad mix of positive and negative outcomes. The results of her studies have helped explain many behaviors among organizations around the world.

She is a classically trained pianist, plays the flute and is a singer, leading worship and worship teams across the globe. Mostly, she enjoys traveling and serving people from many parts of the world. Her husband Jack and two beautiful daughters adopted from China live in Chesapeake, VA.

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