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Bramwell Osula, Ph.D.
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Bramwell Osula, Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Bramwell Osula first came to Regent University in 2002 as professional-in-residence and served in the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship until 2014. A global traveler, Osula brings 30+ years international experience to Regent University. He currently serves as principal lecturer in the School of Business & Leadership with an interest in consulting, cross-cultural leadership, coaching, and organizational design.

Osula has worked across four contents, trained thousands of students, taught master classes, and inspired a generation of business and thought leaders. Career highlights include keynote speaker engagements; Dollar Tree (logistics) focus group and human resource consultant; Power of Change conference consultant (Cardiff, Wales); Chinese University of Political Science visiting professor (Beijing, China); HITS seminary visiting professor (Jakarta, Indonesia); Jessup (international law) debate team associate coach (1st place winners, 2018); Eastern University Board of Fellows member for Ph.D. Organizational Leadership; Medical Assistance Project (MAP) lead researcher and consultant (Cochabamba, Bolivia); Cybersecurity & Counterterrorism Certificate co-lead presenter; Metropolitan Police Critical Incident Leadership Training – Scenarios (London, UK).

Prior to joining Regent University Osula served as director, business development for an IT consulting firm in New Jersey and performance consultant with Interim Technology (Spherion) in Chicago. He has taught at the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey, Oakwood College, and the City University of New York.

CREDENTIALS

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

M.A., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

B.A., University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Osula, B. (2012). Rethinking Leadership: A Values-Based Approach. New York, NY: Freshwater Publishing.

Okpanachi, J., & Osula, B. (2012). Ethe Journey of Hope: Exploring The Law of Hope in Life and Leadership. Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing.

Osula, B., & Ideboen R. (2011). Value Mining: 10 Winning Strategies for Leaders—A Transformational Approach. New Delhi, India: SAGE Publications India.

Upadhyay, S., & Osula, B. (2011) Values & Ethics. New Delhi, India: Asian Books.

Osula, B. (2009). Liderazgo Transformador: Centrado en Principios. Lima, Peru: Puma Publishers.

Book Chapters:

Osula, B. & Bocarnea M. C. (2011). "Edifying the New Man: The Creation of Myth under Romanian Communist Leadership." In F. Gandolfi (Ed.) Foundations of Contemporary Leadership (pp. 127-143). LAP Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrücken, Germany.

Book Reviews:

Osula, B. (2009, Fall). Asonzeh Ukah, (2009). A new paradigm of Pentecostal power: A study of the redeemed Christian Church of God in Nigeria. Africa World Press. PNEUMA.

Osula, B. (2009). Ranger, Terence O., (Ed.) (2008). Evangelical Christianity and democracy in Africa. Oxford University Press. Religious Studies Review 35(1), pp. 65-66.

Osula, B. (2007). Falola, T., (2005). Christianity and social change in Africa: Essays in honor of J. D. Y. Peel. PNEUMA 29(2).

Articles:

Osula, B., & Ng, E. C. (2013). Toward a Collaborative, Transformative Model of Non-Profit Leadership: Some Conceptual Building Blocks. Administrative Sciences Vol. 4, No.2 April, 87- 104.

Foley, Hyun Sook & Osula, B. (2012). Why Ethics Has No Place in 21st Century Organizations: How Transparency and the Internet Have Sent Watchdogs to the Pound. Journal of Strategic Leadership. (JSL). Volume 4. Issue 1.

Crowther, S. & Osula, B. (2012). A Contextual Leadership Model for Indigenous Churches in Northern Brazil. Journal of Virtues & Leadership (JVL) Vol. 1, Issue 3.

Rohm, R. & Osula, B. (2012). “Scouting and Servant Leadership in Cross-Cultural Perspective: An Exploratory Study.” Journal of Virtues & Leadership (JVL) Vol. 1, Issue 3.

Burkus, D. & Osula, B. (2011). Faulty Intel in the War for Talent: Replacing the Assumptions of Talent Management with Evidence-based Strategies. Journal of Business Studies Quarterly (JBSQ), December 2011, Volume 3, Number 2 (pp.1-9).

Ma, A. & Osula, B. (2011). The Tao of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS). In, Chinese Management Studies (Issue 5.1).

Osula, B. (2009). Consulting 101 - Top 10 strategies for effective consulting. In E-journal resources of the Engstrom Institute in the Executive Leadership theme section engstrominstitute.com.

Osula, B., (2009). Understanding Where the Race is Headed: Diversity and Executive Leadership. In, E-journal resources of the Engstrom Institute in the Executive Leadership theme section engstrominstitute.com.

Irvin, S., & Osula, B. (2009). Cultural awareness in intercultural mentoring: A model for enhancing mentoring relationships. International Journal of Leadership Studies, 5(1).

Osula, B., & Upadhyay, S. (2009). Compassion, culture, and business development: Exploring divergent dimensions of corporate values in India. Survey, Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, 48(3-4).

Osula, B. (2009, March). Rediscovering markets while singing in perfect harmony: Revaluing the customer as community. Regent Global Business Review, 3(1).

Osula, B. (2008, August). Leaning forward: Developing transformational leaders in today’s organizations. Foundational Leadership. Published by HITS, Jakarta, Indonesia Magazine, Edition 19.

Bocarnea, M. C., & Osula, B. (2008). Edifying the new man: Romanian communist leadership’s mythopoeia. International Journal of Leadership Studies, 3(2).

Osula, B., & Upadhyay, S. (2008, February). Exploring the multiple dimensions of corporate values: The story of Indian corporations. The Vision: Journal of Management and Allied Sciences, 3(3). School of Management Sciences, Bengal Engineering and Science University.

Osula, B. (2007, Fall). Toward a more inclusive view of leadership. The Christian Sociologist.

Grace-Odeleye, B., & Osula. B. (2007, Spring). The role of forgiveness in the leadership practices of women leaders in higher education. Advancing Women in Leadership.

Osula, B., & Glenn, S. (2003). Bringing space down to earth: Diversity and the entrepreneurial spirit. redhotcurry.com; redhotcurry.com/money/luton_entrepreneurs.htm

Additional Papers & Presentations:

Osula, B. (2013). Developing the Vanguard! Revisiting the Mandate of Transformational Leadership. Project Bridges Seminar. Washington, DC. July 13, 2013. Washington, D.C.

Osula, B. (2013). Leading in the Modern World. Third Annual International Collegiate Leadership Institute, Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA. July 16. Division of Professional & Continuing Education.

Osula, B. (2013). “Between the Balcony and the Distant Horizon: In Search of Fresh, Values-Based Global Perspectives in Leadership.” Keynote Speaker. Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Residency. Eastern University, Philadelphia, PA. May 15, 2013.

Osula, B. (2013). “Adding Value to Leadership: Strategies in Coaching and Consulting.” Eastern University. Philadelphia, PA. May 15, 2013.

Osula, B. (2013). ‘Making the Right Moves’: Going in Search of New Principles. Keynote. MOL Residency. Regent University. Friday May 10, 2013.

Osula, B. (2013). “Leadership Regeneration.” Lead Out Leadership Conference. Round Rock Church, Austin, TX. April 20, 2013.

Osula, B. (2012). Child Well-Being. Keynote Speaker, Africa Forum. World Vision, Johannesburg, South Africa. December 11 – 13, 2012.

Osula, B. (2012). Developing a Framework for the Social Integration of Contemporary Migrant Peasant Workers and their Families in Cities: Questions of Method and Content. 3rd China Youth Forum: Symposium on Social Integration of Contemporary Migrant Peasant Workers and their Families in Cities. Peking University. Beijing, China. November 15 – 18, 2012.

Osula, B. (2012). National identity, Global Insecurity, and the American Future. Faith & Law Lecture series. Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. Friday, October 5, 2012.

Osula, B. (2012). Transformational Leadership and the 21st century Church. Pentecostal Association of West Indies (PAWI). Coconut Bay Resort & Spa, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. September 25 – 27, 2012

Osula, B. (2012). ‘Global Turbulence, The Summer Olympics, and the Discipline of Contentment.’ Regent University, Chapel. Virginia Beach, VA USA. July 25, 2012.

Osula, B. – ‘Leading in the Modern World.’ International Youth Leadership Institute. Professional and Continuing Education (PCE). Regent University. July 20, 2012.

Osula, B. (2012). Strategic Development and Values-Based Leadership. Advisory Session. Presidential Elections (Latin America). Thursday May 24, 2012.

Osula, B. (2012). National Security and Counter Terrorism - Homeland Security Certificate. May 18 – June 5, 2012.

Osula, B (2012). “‘Pursuing Excellence’: Building a World-Class Church for the 21st Century.” A Leadership Development Seminar, Clarion Hotel. College Park, MD. April 21, 2012.

Osula, B. (2012). “Dreaming with Open Eyes: Reflections on African Leadership.” QEP Roundtable Presentation. Regent University. February 9, 2012.

Osula, B. (2012). Cybersecurity and the Role of Cyberpolitics. Homeland Security. PCE. Regent University. January 23 - February 10, 2012.

Osula, B. (2011). Culture, Terrorism, and the Philosophy of Extremism. Homeland Security Certificate Course. PCE. Regent University. October 24, 2011.

Osula, B. (2011). The Art of Conversation: Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring. Webinar. Hatfield, South Africa Mentoring and Coaching Program. August 6, 2011.

Osula (2011). Developing Effective Leaders Through Mentoring - Skills development workshop. Gee’s Bon Manje. Soufriere, St. Lucia. August 20, 2011.

Osula (2011). The Global call for Emerging Leaders - Lanzhou University of Finance & Economics (China) - Presentation to Faculty. August 3, 2011.

Osula (2011) Deconstructing Leadership - Summer Leadership Program for students from China Youth University for Political Science. July 3 - July 19. Regent University, Professional and Continuing Education.

Osula (2011). The Future of Work and Leisure: A Sociological Perspective - Summer Leadership Program for students from China Youth University for Political Science. July 3 - July 19. Regent University, Professional and Continuing Education.

Osula, B. (2011). Leadership Regeneration: The Future is Now. Exploring the Urgent Need for Development. National Conference Center. Castries, St. Lucia. May 31, 2011.

Osula, B. (2011). Effective Coaching/Mentoring Principles. Differences Between Coaching, Mentoring and Discipleship. Webinar. Hatfield, South Africa Mentoring and Coaching Program. May 26, 2011.

Osula, B. (2011) - The Psychology of Extremism - Homeland Security Certificate Program, March 11 - April 16, 2011. Professional & Continuing Education. Regent University.

Osula, B. (2011) - Exploring the Cultural and Social Foundations of Terrorism and Extremism - Homeland Security Certificate Program, March 11 - April 16, 2011. Professional & Continuing Education. Regent University.

Osula, B. (2010). ‘Moving the Earth’ - Toward a Collective Entrepreneurial Future: Some Thoughts on Entrepreneurship Education in 21st-century China. China Youth Forum: Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in the Current Economic Environment. China Youth University for Political Sciences (CYUPS). Beijing, China. November 20, 2010.

Osula, B. (2010). Radio Interview. Wave Radio, Swansea Wales. October 19, 2010.

Osula, B. (2010). Keynote Speaker. The Power of Change Conference. Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff, Wales. Wednesday October 20, 2010.

Osula, B. (2010). The Role of the Entrepreneur in the Community. The Power of Change Conference. Cardiff, Wales. October 20, 2010.

Rohm, R. & Osula, B. (2010). Scouting and Servant Leadership: A Conceptual Study. Presented at Research Roundtable of Servant Leadership, Virginia Beach, VA May 13-14, 2010.

Osula, B. (2010). Respondent. Renewal and Encounter with the Other: Meeting Islam in Ghana and Nigeria. A Paper presented by Professor Cephas Omenyo. Many Faiths Symposium. Regent University, School of Divinity Spring Colloquium. February 27, 2010.

Osula, B. (2010). Grassroots Leadership Development. Vieux Fort School. Vieux Fort, St. Lucia. Wednesday February 17, 2010.

Osula, B. (2009). Things Fall Apart. Presenter, Book Club Discussion. Regent University Library. November 17, 2009.

Osula, B. (2009). Leadership in the New Europe: Emerging Themes. Birmingham, UK. Thursday - Friday August 27 - 28, 2009.

Osula, B. (2009). The power of critical thinking. Faculty Workshop. Regent University School of Undergraduate Studies, Virginia Beach, VA, August 8.

Osula, B. (2009). Creating a world-class organization. Impact Series 2009. Center for Effective Organizations. Virginia Beach, VA, June 11.

Osula, B. (2009). Critical Thinking. Doctoral Residency. School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship. Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, May.

Osula, B. (2009). Consulting practice: Issues and perspectives. School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship. Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, May.

Osula, B. (2009). Global issues in leadership: Poverty. Doctoral Residency. School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship. Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, May.

Osula, B. (2009). Whose life are you living?: The urgency of leadership. Redeemer Christian Church of God, Bowie, MD, April 18.

Osula, B. (2009). How now shall we teach & learn? Roundtable Discussion. RUGlobal, Global Learning for Leadership Initiative. Virginia Beach, VA, February 26.

Osula, B. (2009). The fierce urgency of now!: Leadership, diversity, and new possibilities for the nation. Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA, January 29.

Osula, B. (2008). The forest and the trees: Moving from “what” to “who” in search of authentic leadership. Roundtable presentation. International Leadership Association (ILA), Los Angeles, CA, November 12-15.

Osula, B. (2008). Which way Africa?: Charting a forward leadership course- Nigeria at the crossroads. Panel Presentation. International Leadership Association (ILA), Los Angeles, CA, November 12-15.

Osula, B. (2008). First steps. Transformational Leadership and Team Development. Department of Court Services, Government of Bermuda, June 10.

Osula, B. (2008). Interview. Special Correspondent. The Royal Gazette. Bermuda, June 9.

Osula, B. (2008). Crossroads. Sermon at Midland Heights Church, Bermuda, June 7.

Osula, B. (2008) Bolivia Presentations, May 2008.

Osula, B. (2008). Crossroads! 1st Service Sermon IES Church, Jakarta, Indonesia, April 26.

Osula, B. (2008). Contentment: The gift of being reborn. Sermon IES Church, Jakarta, Indonesia, April 26.

Osula, B. (2008). The final frontier: The call of teaching. Keynote Address at “Teaching with Style” Seminar for 1200 Jakarta Teachers and Leaders. Jakarta, Indonesia, April 26.

Osula, B. (2008). Leadership measurement. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April 26.

Osula, B. (2008). Building strength from within: Transformational leadership and team development. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April.

Osula, B. (2008). Leading effective change. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April 26.

Osula, B. (2008). Inspiring followers. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April 25.

Osula, B. (2008). Developing followers: The fine art of follower development. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April 25.

Osula, B. (2008). Discovering authentic leadership. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April 25.

Osula, B. (2008). The components of transformational leadership. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April 25.

Osula, B. (2008). Mapping the course: The art of transformational Leadership. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24.

Osula, B. (2008). The significance of power, trust, and communication in leadership. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24.

Osula, B. (2008). The heart of the matter: Finding your leadership center. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24.

Osula, B. (2008). Unveiling leadership: Principles and questions. Transformational Leadership Module for graduate students. HITS Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24.

Osula, B. (2008). Globalization and popular culture: Cross-cultural lessons. Society for CrossCultural Research (SCCR) 2008. Le Pavillon Hotel, New Orleans, LA, February.

Osula, B. (2007). Panel Participant. El Lider que el Peru Necesita III, A Leadership Conference. Lima, Peru, November.

Osula, B. (2007). Esuchando el Seguidor - Listening and Followership. El Lider que el Peru Necesita III, A Leadership Conference. Lima, Peru, November.

Osula, B. (2007). Teniendo Conversaciones. El Lider que el Peru Necesita III, A Leadership Conference. Lima, Peru, November.

Osula, B. (2007). Sanctified saints-impure prophetesses: A cross-cultural reflection on gender and power in two Afro-Christian spirit-privileging churches. Paper Presented by Deidre Crumbley. Respondent. Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Leadership Colloquium. Spring Series. Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, June.

Osula, B. (2007). Issues in leadership: The poverty challenge. DSL Residency. The Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach, VA, May.

Osula, B. (2007). Roots, rock, rebel: Exploring Biblical leadership, reclaiming the barricade. Biblical Perspectives in Leadership Research Roundtable. The Founders Inn and Spa. Virginia Beach, VA, May.

Osula, B. (2007). Performance measurement: Leading from where you are and helping people get where the ministry wants them to be. Regent-Project Bridges Seminar. Glenarden, Landover, MD, April 2007.

Osula, B. (2007). Reciprocity in ethical behavior. 11th European Business Ethics Network – UK Conference & 9th Ethics and Human Resource Management Conference. Ain’t Misbehaving?: Organizations, Ethics and Misbehaviour. The Business School, Cheltenham, UK, Aril 12-13.

Osula, B. (2007). Radio Interview. BBC Radio Nightwaves London, UK, March.

Osula, B. (2007). Making the right moves: Leadership in a multicultural society. Keynote Speaker, Speech on Leadership, Culture, and Diversity at London Metropolitan University, London, UK, March.

Osula, B. (2007). Board Development. Consultant Presentations. TSN. The Founders Inn & Spa, Virginia Beach, VA, February 2007.

Osula, B. (2007). Our exploding future. Mailer Education Day 2007. Keynote Speaker, Hampton Roads Postal Customer Council. Hilton Norfolk Airport, Norfolk, VA, February.

Osula, B. (2007). You’ve got a right to the tree of life: The foundations of an empowered attitude. Respondent. Paper Presented by Cheryl Townsend Gilkes. Women in Leadership Colloquium. Spring Series. Regent University, Virginia, VA, February.

Osula, B. (2007). Give me a place to stand and I will move the world. Keynote Speaker, LEAP Academy University Charter High School. Camden, NJ, February.

Osula, B. (2006). Board development and fundraising strategies. Consultant Presentations. TSN. Founders Inn & Conference Center, Virginia Beach, VA, November.

Osula, B. (2006). African Leadership Panel. Respondent. International Leadership Association Conference. Chicago, IL, November.

Osula, B. (2006). Qualitative-quantitative designs in research projects. Guest Presenter. Virginia Beach, VA, October 2006.

Osula, B. (2006, October). Women and leadership: Redefining the vanguard. Paper presented by Karen Kossie-Chernyshev. Respondent, Fall Symposium: Historical Perspectives. Regent University, School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, VA.

Osula, B. (2006). Communications and effective leadership and leadership audit. Presenter-Facilitator Senior Leadership Team Staff Development Retreat. Part of “Vision Quest” Virginia State University Office of Development, Staff Retreat. Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Center, Portsmouth, VA, June.

Osula, B. (2006). Leadership in a multi-ethnic society: Issues of content and design. Conference on Higher Learning, Montego Bay, Jamaica, June.

Osula, B. (2006). My career as a sociologist. Career Presentation, Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute. Guelph, Ontario, Canada, April.

Osula, B. (2005). Open your mind: Learning to think critically. Food for Thought Lunch Series. Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA, January 24.

Osula, B. (2004). Shared meanings: Going in search of effective communication. Staff Development Workshop, Regent Student Housing, Virginia Beach, VA, September.

Osula, B. (2004). Walking through life blindly: A meditation on our times. Keynote Speaker, DuPont Hotel, Wilmington, DE, June 2004.

Osula, B. (2004). The role of creativity in problem-based learning. 15th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, FL.

Osula, B. (2004). Moving forward: Supplementary education, participation, and action. Keynote Speaker, Education Conference, Birmingham, UK, February.

Osula, B. (2004). Workshop Facilitator, Partnerships - National Conference: Supplementary Schools – The Way Forward. Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, UK, February.

Osula, B. (2004) Keynote Address, National Conference: Supplementary Schools – The Way Forward. Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, UK, February.

Osula, B. (2003). People, diversity, and society: Creating a balance. MCCE Conference, Luton University, England.

Osula, B. (2002). Rebel with a cause: The making and unmaking of true leadership. Leadership Forum Series, Alexandria, VA.

AWARDS

Associate Coach, Jessup (International Law) Moot Court Competition, Chinese Youth University for Political Science, Beijing, China, 2017

Faculty Member of the Year Award, Professional and Continuing Education (PCE), February 28, 2013

Certificate of Achievement - Regent University, Center for Teaching and Learning - Blackboard Certification Program, 2009

Faculty of the Year, School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Regent University, 2008

Distinctive Service Award, Regent University, 2007

Invited Judge, Public Forum Debate, ICC Forensics Society (ICFS) Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006

Master Instructor Program (MIP), Regent University, 2003

Honorary Charter Membership, Phi Eta Sigma 1998 Minority Leadership Award, 1995, 1996, 1997

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Fellowship Nominee, 1993