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Doris Gomez, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business & LeadershipDirector, M.S. in Business AnalyticsAssociate Professor757.352.4686

Doris Gomez, Ph.D.


Originally from Austria, Dr. Doris Gomez earned her MBA at the University of Economics & Business Administration in Vienna. After several years in the global business world and years of experience in global trade, retail, manufacturing and consulting, she completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership at Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership.

Upon completion of her Ph.D., she moved into the role of director for the M.A. in Organizational Leadership program. In October 2014, the Board of Trustees unanimously appointed her as dean of the School of Business & Leadership. She teaches in the school’s master’s and doctoral programs, serves on several dissertation committees and is also co-editor for Inner Resources for Leaders.

Her research interests include leadership development in the online environment, online education and student retention, cross-cultural leadership issues, leadership formation, character formation in leaders and the inner life of leaders. Her studies and work at Regent University brought her all the way from Austria to the United States. She now resides with her family in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.


Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Regent University

MBA, Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration, Austria


Gomez, D. (2013, August). "Ethical Leadership: An Invitation to Spiritual Formation and Transformation for the Christian Professional". Christian Business Review.

Gomez, D. (2013). "The Global Church: A Journey Toward the Other." Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 49(3).

Gomez, D. (2013). "Leadership Behavior and its Impact On Student Success and Retention in Online Graduate Education." Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (AELJ), 17(2), pp. 13-38.

Gomez, D. (2012). "Organizational and Employee Well-Being." Column; Chamber Voice,

Gomez, D. (2012) "Work-Life Balance." Column; Chamber Voice,

Kohm, L.M., Chandler, D., Gomez, D. (2011, Fall). "Christianity, Feminism, and the Paradox of Female Happiness." Trinity Law Review.

Gomez, D. (2011). "The Centrality of Ethics in Leadership." In F. Gandolfi (Ed.) Foundations of Contemporary Leadership (pp. 242-253). Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrücken, Germany.

Gomez, D. & Bocarnea, M. C. (2009). "Student-Specific Characteristics as Predictors of Retention and Attrition in an Online Doctoral Leadership Program." In P. Rogers, G. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, & K. Schenk (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (2nd ed.), Volume IV, pp. 1957-1965. Hershey,PA: Information Science Reference.

Patterson, K., & Gomez, D. (2009). "Tips for Success in the Workplace: A Human Resources Perspective on Leading Others with Love." Women’s Initiative Network [ ]

Gomez, D. (2008). "The Heart of a Leader: Connecting Leading and the Inner Life." Inner Resources for Leaders, 1(1).

Gomez, D. (2007, Spring) "The Leader as Learner." International Journal of Leadership Studies, 2(3), 280-284.


Regent University Spiritual Development Task Force Committee [SU-FA2010]

GLE Curriculum Audit Committee, M.A. in Organizational Leadership [Standing Committee]

QEP [Standing Committee]

QEP Roundtable 2011 [Recurring Ad Hoc Committee, since 2009]

RU Women Faculty [Standing Committee, since 2010]

Spiritual Vitality [Standing Committee, since Spring 2011]

MOL Admissions Committee [Standing Committee, since 2006]

DSL Admissions Committee [Standing Committee, since 2009]


Distinguished Research Award, The Academy of Educational Leadership Journal