Dr. Gabrielle M. Wood


I am a psychologist, who specializes is leadership studies. I completed my doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University.

Since January 2008, I have been teaching leadership studies at Christopher Newport University. CNU has a great leadership minor, and I have had the pleasure of working with faculty and students who strive to make a positive difference in the world. I have also continued my research in the areas of positive leadership approaches.

I am particularly interested in authentic leadership and spiritual leadership. I also find mindfulness, spiritual development, leader development, and related topics intriguing. My most recent research has explored the role of spiritual leadership in the "privatization of enlightenment."