Nicole Rayfield Profile

Nicole Rayfield, BA, MS

  • Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Education

  • PhD, Organizational Leadership (Pending 2022)
    Eastern University (PA)
  • MS, Human Resource Development (2007)
    Drexel University (PA)
  • BA, English and Communication, minor in Philosophy (1997)
    La Salle University (PA)

About Me

I am a firm believer that you can not solve a problem from a bystander position. Rather, in order to support the developmental, educational, social and personal needs of an individual, one must work deeply and closely with that person. Thus, I have dedicated my professional career to working with people from a disadvantaged background whose needs may often go unmet due to lack of education, exposure or empathy. Having produced several self-help guides and presentations addressing issues such as self-esteem, career development and entrepreneurship, I enjoy the challenge of designing custom solutions for a broad and diverse audience. My true passion lies in working with multicultural students within the realm of higher education.

Research Interests

Power dynamics, organizational citizenship behaviors, female minorities in higher education, women in leadership

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Member, International Leadership Association

Awards

2018 Emerging Scholar - International Leadership Association 20th Annual Conference