Leila Sopko, Ph.D. Applied Management and Decision Sciences

Full Professor, School of Business

Leila Sopko, PhD photo

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Management
  • Business
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Ethics
  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • eCommerce


  • ​Ph.D. - Walden University, Maryland
  • MBA - Walden University, Maryland
  • BA - St. Leo University, Florida


  • ​The Great Data Dump: An Exploratory Case Study of the Transfer of Tacit and 'Know-how' knowledge from a Retiring Workforce

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Theory
  • Change
  • Process Improvement
  • Leadership
  • Employee Engagement

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • ​Project Management Certificate
  • Quality Management Certificate
  • Customer Satisfaction Certificate
  • Realestate License (In active)
  • Medical Coding Certificate

Selected Publications:

  • ​Dissertation
  • Variety of articles in 'How to do it' e-journal
  • Retail Certificate for Community College


Selected Professional Experience:

  • ​Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
  • Assistant Dean of School of Business
  • Department Chair of Graduate Business
  • Department Chair of Undergraduate Business
  • Full Professor
  • Academic Reviewer of Dissertations
  • Dissertation Chair and SME
  • Curriculum writer
  • Assistant Professor
  • Consultant for Malculm Baldrige Applications
  • Financial Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Variety of classes as faculty
  • Editor for pre-published articles
  • Reviewer for Academy of Management Conference articles
  • Reviewer for The International Journal (Delta Mu Delta)
  • Honor Society Sigma Beta Delta
  • Honor Society Delta Mu Delta
  • Membership in Academy of Management
  • Member of Board of Executives
  • Previous work in Entreprenuer, Corporate, Government, Medical