Christopher "Doc" Howard, PhD, is a Professor of Business Management and Leadership at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. In addition to his teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, followership, and group dynamics, he has conducted a line of research on leadership formation that includes hardships, resilience, and character. This follows extensive experience and service with youth and young adults through Acquire the Fire, Passion One Day, Lay Renewal Ministry, HIS Life Ministry and Young Life International where he served as a US Army Civilian contractor for four years in Germany.
Christopher holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from Regent University, a master's degree in business administration from Saint Louis University, and a bachelor's degree in management with a minor in marketing from Carson-Newman University.
Doc has led international leadership workshops for four German Universities (Hochschule Mainz, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen, Hochschule Webersgland, and the FOM). He has conducted leadership seminars for several non-government organizations over the years in the education, humanitarian, arts, and religious sectors. Doc has also engaged in leadership development activities in 36 countries including many in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. His areas of expertise include building effective cross-cultural teams, strategic thinking, implementing change, and resilient leadership.